Professional Development Meme 2009

I’ve been tagged by Greg Cruey, who came across this at Clif’s Notes recently.


Summer can be a great time for professional development. It is an opportunity to learn more about a topic, read a particular work or the works of a particular author, beef up an existing unit of instruction, advance one’s technical skills, work on that advanced degree or certification, pick up a new hobby, and finish many of the other items on our ever-growing To Do Lists. Let’s make Summer 2009 a time when we actually get to accomplish a few of those things and enjoy the thrill of marking them off our lists.

The Rules

NOTE: You do NOT have to wait to be tagged to participate in this meme.

* Pick 1-3 professional development goals and commit to achieving them this summer.
* For the purposes of this activity the end of summer will be Labor Day (09/07/09).
* Post the above directions along with your 1-3 goals on your blog.
* Title your post Professional Development Meme 2009 and link back/trackback to
* Use the following tag/ keyword/ category on your post: pdmeme09.
* Tag 5-8 others to participate in the meme.
* Achieve your goals and “develop professionally.”
* Commit to sharing your results on your blog during early or mid-September.

My Goals

  • Read the book Why Students Don’t Like School and participate in the book club conversation around it over at Dangerously Irrelevant
  • Become more familiar with the new courses I will be teaching come September, including understanding the learning evaluation situations that go along with them

Ethics and Religous Culture,  Current World Events,  the new History program,  and Visual Arts

  • Develop a personal website to house my blogs and class pages in one space

My Tags

David Fordee

Jose Vilson

Siobhan Curious

Elona Hartjes

Micheal Doyle






3 responses to “Professional Development Meme 2009”

  1. David Avatar

    Well, i bought the book and really like it. been through 2 chapters.

    But, I didn’t get signed up for the book club fast enough. Shame.

  2. Tracy Rosen Avatar

    Looks like I posted this too late to allow you to sign up – I’m sorry! But, since you are reading the book why don’t you participate anyways? Go here and find all the details:

    I’m in Group 2 (orange)

    Also, if there is something you’d like to post as a post rather than a comment I’d happily lend you my login and you can be my guest blogger – Nowhere in the rules is that disallowed 🙂
    .-= Tracy Rosen´s last blog ..Professional Development Meme 2009 =-.

  3. Clif Mims Avatar

    Thanks for participating in the 2009 pdmeme. I look forward to hearing about your successes in September.

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