Oh my goodness….. I can remember the exact feeling my heart was making when TPT announced to a small Beta group that they were going to launch video on TPT. This is huge news for all of us!
The love of teaching has become such an open community, and this is the icing on the cake! The team over at TPT wants to bring great teaching right into our own computer screens and classrooms. You know, I’m definitely a visual learner and I need to see it over and over again until it makes sense. Any one else??? Well, watching a fellow teacher give strong professional development right in my own home through my own computer screen already takes anxiety away from learning in a large group PD session.
Top 5 Great Takeaways from TPT Video:
- Teachers can target their own PD needs to grow in their craft
I don’t know about you, but what can possibly be worse than sitting through a school wide PD that doesn’t target what you need as a teacher???? I know I’ve been there and all my mind does is think….. waste of time…. I could be making copies…. I could be planning.
Thanks TPT for coming to the rescue. Now you can search for PD that you need and what you’re interested in to grow your teaching craft! I suggest building a list of PD needs for yourself and slowly moving through the list and setting your own growth goals.
2. Teachers can learn at their own pace
Y’all… I… just… can’t…. be…. rushed! I don’t know about you, but after PD, I definitely need time to perfect the new learning I just took on, make it work in my classroom, feel comfortable with it, revisit my notes time after time.(Cyndi Lauper just popped in my head)
TPT video makes this possible, because you own the PD video. We’ll be able to watch it over and over, pause at certain parts, revisit a specific portion of the PD. Wow that would be cool if we could do that for all PDs… thanks TPT for making this possible!
3. Quality Professional Development is Affordable
Often times, PD presenter quotes are out of your district or personal budgets reach….. I hear that! Well TPT makes it affordable for ALL! Now anyone can pay a small fee to get personalized PD. We know the sellers at TPT are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G….. that’s why we keep going back to their stores….. we’ll now you can keep going back for PD and get live ideas to put right back into your OWN classroom!
No, I’m not above TPT video wishlist on my Christmas list to Santa……
4. Learn from Trusted Teachers
I know we all have our go to “people” on TPT. For me, my list is quite long…. there are so many teachers who are strong in different areas. It’s exciting to think now, we’ll be able to learn from them and the great learning that happens in their classrooms on a daily basis. PD is great….. BUT it’s even better when you know it comes from someone with a proven track record and a successful classroom! TPT video offers us in your face learning from our “favorite” sellers!
5. Feel Confident In Your Classroom Practices
As teachers, I think we’re all looking for the same thing…… Is what I’m doing in my classroom an effective practice??? This question mark hovering over your head 24/7 can take a back seat!
Now, we can all feel confident in our classroom practice…. knowing that we’re learning from the BEST! After watching your own personalized PD videos, you’ll have the confidence to shine brightly in all areas of teaching!
For more information about the PD videos and searching for the perfect video match for you, check out TPT here
Check out my PD videos and other sellers to grow in your practice as we continue to grow together for our students!