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In a discussion this afternoon, we started to discuss how we could best institute personalized learning plans for professional development, and whether grade level teachers should consider a project based learning environment, where they would set goals, such as develop three unit lesson plans using Notebook, the smart board and Elmo, so there would be more tangible results from PD along with measurable goals. What do you think? If we know differentiation works for kids, shouldn't we ply the same rules to professional development as well?