g theory that fits this professional development activity is one that addresses particular needs for the adults based on the significant differences between children and adults in learning characteristics (Cercone, 2008). According to Archibald, Coggshall, Croft & Goe (2011), the model allows teachers design the activity by the organization or on an individual basis. When based on the organization, the resulting activity will be of high quality, allow for learning from others and the designed activity can be uses by the entire school. My chosen professional development is individual based because it can be accessed online at any place, and an individual can develop by him/herself based on his or her personal preference.
The content of this professional development activity has helped me develop professionally in the area of standard-based systems for learning activities. I have learned that the “lifeless content” (Garet, Porter, Desimone, Birman, & Yoon, 2001, p. 920) is the normal curriculum can be translated into meaningful learning objectives, as well as strong standards, for the authentic assessment and engagement of the learning activities.
The activity allows the users to have access to information and search for materials since it provides associated links on a certain search item. It gives users an opportunity to learn about a certain topic where a user is presented with an option of navigating further on a certain issue. For example, the activity guides teachers on appropriate teaching, enhances a better alignment of currently dissociated systems, and is extremely crucial for students living far or who are constantly moving (Archibald, Coggshall, Croft & Goe, 2011).
This professional development activity I chose relates to the culture of my school. Based on the school culture of the graduate programs in the College, students are supposed to cover the syllabus within the required time. Nevertheless, the traditional methods of teaching emphasize on ...Show more