Many might ask "why should I bother with professional development, I already have my job?"
Part of the value of the PD-SIG is discussing this very question. As new and interesting options are brought forward, they will be added to this page.
Here is a short starting list.
- Qualifications can help you get the next job. (hopefully, a better job.) See PD-SIG member Lindsay Herron's article for one perspective - http://www.profsabroad.com/celta-is-it-worth-it/
- Qualifications can help you keep your job in a time where many schools are increasing requirements for various teaching positions.
- Demonstrating continuing professional development activities can motivate you through what might otherwise be less exciting times ("teaching freshman English conversation yet Again!?!?!)