On December 8, 2017 we convened 30 leaders in the out-of-school time (OST) community of Cambridge to participate in a professional development planning day. The day was designed to support OST leaders to reflect on, and plan for, their meaningful engagement in professional development.
Leaders participated in a range of activities, including:
Envisioning what professional development, learning and growth could look like within their roles and organizations.
Reflecting on constraints and identifying practices to help bridge the gap between aspirations and current realities.
You can download the professional development planning tool that we created to help OST leaders map their organization's overall professional development below. This template provides some common categories to begin to identify what organizations may be doing, or what they wish you were doing, with professional development.