The post found here at Free Technology for Teachers is a good one.
After attending two conferences in my first two years of my mandate, I decided to take a step back and see what could be offered in terms of online Professional Development; FREE professional development.
It’s been an amazing year in learning. And the cost? Well, I have spent a lot of time on it, so a lot has been invested from me, but in straight dollars to the school board?
So – I am very comfortable at this stage voting against any and all conferences unless it can be shown that:
#1 – PD has been fully exploited online
#2 – The offer at X Y or Z conference cannot be equalled anywhere but said conference.
Check out the post and see if there is value in it for you.