Last summer, I wrote about “Professional Organizations: Friends or Fees”. Well, I caved. During the fall, I took a one-hour graduate class about educational readings. When the time came to find professional articles to read, I, admidingly, went to my principal and asked for copies of her professional journals. And before I knew it, I was stretched out on my couch with a stack of ASCD’s “Educational Leadership” magazines.
So when the time came to write my letter to Santa, I added “ASCD membership” to the list. I figured it was easy for the elves to make in the workshop. Low and behold, I was a good boy, and my girlfriend purchased a membership on my behalf.
February is a fairly edtechy month for me, as it brings Ohio’s eTech Conference. Even better, my first Educational Leadership magazine (of my own!) is titled “Teaching Screenagers” and focuses on edtech issues!
Okay, so there is some value in professional organizations. I certainly won’t let it replace my PLN on Twitter, but it definitely makes a lovely compliment to it.