From The International Literacy Association
"The Professional Learning and Leadership Standard is based on a commitment by all reading professionals to lifelong learning. Professionals learn in many different ways, for example, individual learning through activities such as reading, pursuing advanced degrees, and attending professional meetings. The elements featured in this standard include an emphasis on positive dispositions, individual and collaborative learning, the ability to design and evaluate professional learning experiences, the importance of advocacy, and a need for knowledge about adult learning and school leadership. Also, learning is often collaborative and occurs in the workplace through grade-level meetings, academic team meetings, workshops, study groups, and so forth." (ILA)
Professional development is such an important aspect of being an educator. Delivering quality instruction requires practice, time and the desire to improve. Attending seminars, taking classes and participating in peer reviews are just some ways educators can improve their craft. I have been incredibly fortunate and have attended some professional development conferences through my employment at Blue Ridge Community College and through my college, James Madison University.
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Virginia Mathematic Association for Two Year Colleges
VMATYC is an organization that focuses on mathematics education across the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). They host professional development workshops and offer an annual scholarship to VCCS students.
New Horizons is an amazing three day conference and meeting. They host workshops and talks from various VCCS employees as well as educational vendors. It is an incredible networking and learning experience.
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