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I am very new to this "educational blog" concept but I think it's pretty cool so far! I am in my second year as a Kindergarten teacher and I am looking to get some feedback on Professional Development strategies and ideas from others. What are some ways that new teachers grow and continue to learn outside of their everyday classroom?

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Lisa Dabbs
Edu Consultant. Blogger & Social Media Marketing at Edutopia

Hi Amanda!
I love that you asked that question. It's so important to drive our own learning and not rely on others to provide it.
This summer I coordinated a PD called New Teacher Boot Camp. I don't know if you participated, but in case you missed it here is a link to the wiki http://edutopia-ntbootcamp.wikispaces.com/
In addition, I strongly recommend that new teachers take advantage of on-line free webinars, like the kind offered by Simple K12 or The Reform Symposium. I can send you links to that too.Let me know.
I also recommend that if you are on Twitter that you participate in New Teacher Chat!http://teachingwithsoul.wordpress.com/ntchat/
Reading educational literature is also key. Do you need some suggestions?
Lastly here is a link to an ASCD webinar I presented for new teachers. http://www.ascd.org/professional-development/webinars/lisa-dabbs-webinar... You may want to take some time to view it.
Let me know how else I can support you!

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