Why??? (Options)

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.

  1. Qualifications can help you get the next job. (hopefully, a better job.)  See PD-SIG member Lindsay Herron's article for one perspective -
  2. Qualifications can help you keep your job in a time where many schools are increasing requirements for various teaching positions.
  3. Demonstrating continuing professional development activities can motivate you through what might otherwise be less exciting times ("teaching freshman English conversation yet Again!?!?!)