ISTELive 21: How to Create Memorable Online Professional Development for Educators
Creating online professional development courses has made training more accessible to teachers. School leaders should consider keeping online PD even after the pandemic, to allow teachers to learn on their own schedule. We spoke with Manny Curiel, ed tech specialist at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, about the logistical needs of professional development videos and how he makes them memorable.
Manny Curiel, Ed Tech Specialist, Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
Online PD allows educators to learn on their own schedule, without having to give up office hours or Saturdays.
Districts should make sure they have a system where educators can register and track their online PD hours.
Training videos don’t need to look professional; they should be eclectic and fun to make the biggest impact.