Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The school year is almost over. What will you become world-class at this summer?

Check out this video from Tim Ferriss about mastering any skill. Also join the RRISD PD G+ community to discuss this video and anything else related to professional development in RRISD. Bookmark this site and follow us on Twitter @rrisdpd as we will be sharing resources and putting out interesting content all summer long. And since it is summer, we will be focusing on personal and professional development ideas and discussion.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Free ASCD Webinar with Dr. Robyn Jackson

Never Underestimate Your Teachers free Webinar 5/16 at 2:00 p.m.

Comment below if you or someone you know will take part.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Guest Post from Gifted & Advanced Academic Services

Many of you are familiar with TED Talks.  Here is an upcoming opportunity featuring some amazing speakers, but two speakers of particular interest - Sir Ken Robinson (who speaks on the need for creativity in the classroom and leadership) and Angela Duckworth (who speaks on grit and determination as essential skills in the 21st century).  Both will be concepts featured in our summer RRISD PreAP/AP Conference scheduled August 6 & 7 at SPHS.  I highly recommend you set your DVR...and register for the Conference...

TED Talks Education, hosted by John Legend, premieres May 7, 2013 at 10/9 c on PBS. Public television and TED, the non-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, share a deep commitment to addressing the high school dropout crisis. The TED Talks Education one-hour program brings together a diverse group of teachers and education advocates delivering short, high-impact talks on the theme of teaching and learning. 
Speakers include John Legend, Sir Ken Robinson, Dr. Angela Duckworth, Bill Gates, and more. 

Please consider tuning in.