As I mentioned in a previous post, a co-worker and I are going to teach a Professional Learning Course to other teachers. The way it works in our school is that each semester you fill out the application and topic and then the AP decides on some and the teachers have to sigh up for the one they want to join.
I had been thinking about a blogging one of sorts. Especially as I was putting centers and games together and fellow co-workers would constantly comment on my creativity, telling me I should work with curriculum or be 1st grade's professional blogger. At the time I was having a hard enough time finding a real job - so we even joked that we would give it a more "professional" title - Professional Resources Manager.
Before I knew it, co-workers were finding my blog through Pinterest (they recognized my rocking chair) and I was recognizing activities they were doing with their kids from all of YOUR blogs. We started comparing notes. We decided why not?!
We gave our PLU course a classier name - Creative Teaching and Technology Resources. It begins on Tuesday, January 23rd. What we would like to do is put together a packet/powerpoint for them (we limited the class size to 20 - and mainly K, 1, ELL teachers) of blogs, freebies, fonts we like, ideas for organizing and using, etc). The teaching I am doing this actually has no idea I am making this post, but I kind of thought it would be fun (she searches on blogs and I blog) about another different way you can use blogs to reach out to all different teachers and get ideas and resources. If you are willing to contribute - anything, in any way - be it a printable, a freebie, math, science, social studies, word work, daily 5, organization - I would love to include you all in our presentations and give you some shout outs! And of course, in appreciation I will be more than happy to share the entire organized compilation that my co-workers receive with any and all who contribute when all is said and done! If there are any questions please let me know.