I work in a district with next to no funding for professional development. As a result, I’ve had to aggressively pursue my own learning to stay current with the changes happening in education. I follow interesting people on Twitter, read popular education blogs, and attend as many sessions as possible at the conferences where I speak.
For teachers who are looking for an alternative to traditional conferences, which can be expensive to attend if your school doesn’t pay your registration, travel, room, and board, SimpleK12 offers a convenient alternative…professional development in your PJs.
I’ve had the pleasure of presenting over 70 webinars for SimpleK12 over the last four years! As a presenter I love rolling out of bed in my pajamas, slipping on my SimpleK12 bunny slippers, and presenting from the comfort of my own home. I’ve presented topics ranging from blended learning to Google Apps to Common Core.
SimpleK12 has an impressive collection of presenters who cover a wide range of topics. There are events throughout the year that are free and open to the public, which anyone can attend. Teachers with a membership can search the archive of webinars and watch any of them on demand. They can also earn Certificates of Completion (CEUs) for attending webinars.
I love the on-demand option! When I’m interested in exploring a new Edtech topic or trend, I stop by SimpleK12 to see what is available on demand. It’s a great resource and the cost of the membership is about the same as you pay to register for one conference.
I recently participated in a conference call with the SimpleK12 about ways to improve on their current offerings. In exchange for my time, they offered me a 6-month full membership to give away to one of my readers. Click here to fill out the form to enter the giveaway! I will select a winner on July 25th in time for the lucky winner to gear up for the new school year with some free PD in their PJs!
Congratulations, Lynn O’Connell!