The summer just started and many educators are already preparing for the fall. There's no shortage of professional development options for teachers during the summer months, but it's important to take time to catch your breath over the break too – some of you still might be having nightmares about report cards. To make the most of it, try a self-paced approach at professional development with some new resources for educators on DIY.
• Join the Conversation - I've received lots of requests from parents, educators and mentors eager to exchange ideas and share their experiences using DIY in the real world. So we created DIY Forums as a place where you can connect with others and ask questions. If you prefer your conversation via video chat, then join us for the DIY Clubs Hangout. Each week we cover a new theme and share best practices.
• Hone Your Skills - Playoffs are special events that give kids a chance to flex their skills. Take the creative constraints of the Playoff format and blend in your core curriculum for a project-based-learning alternative to any class. Need some new material? Use ours!
• Start a Club - A DIY Club is a group that works together to practice skills, do creative projects and take epic adventures. Many educators have started supporting clubs in their classroom as a way to combine the skills of a diverse set of students, and it's a great way to try out a student learning group format.
Looking for more for educators from DIY? I'd love to hear about it!