Professional Development Meme 2010

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A couple of weeks ago, Clif Mims posted a professional development challenge for the summer months. His goals were to encourage goal setting and inspire learning to continue over the summer months. I’ve never participated in a meme before, but I thought this was a good one to try since I do have some goals for this summer. So here are the guidelines set by Clif for this meme:


Summer can be a great time for professional development. It is an opportunity to learn more about a topic, read a particular work or the works of a particular author, beef up an existing unit of instruction, advance one’s technical skills, work on that advanced degree or certification, pick up a new hobby, and finish many of the other items on our ever-growing To Do Lists. Let’s make Summer 2010 a time when we actually get to accomplish a few of those things and enjoy the thrill of marking them off our lists.

The Rules

NOTE: You do NOT have to wait to be tagged to participate in this meme.

  1. Pick 1-3 professional development goals and commit to achieving them this summer.
  2. For the purposes of this activity the end of summer will be Labor Day (09/06/2010).
  3. Post the above directions along with your 1-3 goals on your blog.
  4. Link back/trackback to
  5. Use the following tag/ keyword/ category on your post: pdmeme2010.
  6. Tag 5 or more bloggers to participate in the meme.
  7. Achieve your goals and “develop professionally.”
  8. Commit to sharing your results on your blog during early or mid-September.

So here we go…

My goals:

  1. Read Disrupting Class by Clayton Christensen
  2. Successfully host a Google workshop for teachers in my school district
  3. Successfully complete my summer grad course (LS529) – first summer course I’ve ever taken

I Tag:

Jimbo Lamb

Michelle Krill

Chris Champion

Kristen Hokanson

Jim Gates

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One response to “Professional Development Meme 2010

  1. Congratulations on participating in your first meme, Chris. I look forward to learning how successful you are with these 3 pdmeme2010 goals.

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