Top Chef professional development experience

Top Chef: Cooking Up Instructional Greatness with Fun PD

Allison Starling has an awesome idea for teacher professional development! She creates two “PD Events” at different times during the year and creates a game to encourage learning at her school.

I loved this idea so much that I'm using it at my school. Right now, we're doing the “Christmas Three” PD Event and teachers are challenged to try three new things before Christmas. So many are trying things and we're having fun. Over half the teachers are now in Google Classroom and sharing with one another using video and photographs of what they are doing. If you work with instructional coaching, this is a definite idea to share and adapt. What will be your PD event?Top Chef professional development experience

Allison Starling's Bio as Submitted

Allison Starling is the Director of Innovative Learning at St. Gabriel's Catholic School in Austin, Texas. Allison's work is driven by the idea learning should be authentic and engaging for all students with the most progressive pedagogical approaches used.

Allison likes dogs and breakfast tacos and is not good at volleyball.






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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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Tara Link December 16, 2018 - 1:04 pm

How might we contact Allison to learn more?

Vicki Davis January 16, 2019 - 6:17 pm

I believe I Have her information in the show notes there – just use that!


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