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Patio PD / Fireside PD

International #patiopd Day July 11!

This is not your usual Professional Development, but it should be. It’s on my Patio (and maybe yours). Read about it here: Blog by Adrianne Burns

Principles of PatioPD:
1. We like learning together
2. We like our families
3. Breaking bread and camaraderie enhance creativity
4. Informal, personalized, low-stress professional development is useful, powerful, and energizing.
5. Sharing and learning exactly what we need honors professionals and learners
6. Learning collectively builds community right near us, while connecting us world-wide

Let’s get together on my patio to make this happen (e-mail me for the address jbretzmann AT bretzmanngroup.com). Then again, let’s get together on EVERYONE’S patio to make it happen.

The Setup:
We will schedule at least six in-person patio sessions that participants can choose from (July 11 is International #patiopd Day!). Additional and impromptu sessions could happen upon request.

PATIO PD DATES and TIMES 2017 (New Berlin, WI —SURVEY)
June 21,    9-noon, Wednesday [gone forever]
June 27,    9-noon, Tuesday [gone forever]
July 11,     9-noon (International Patio PD Day), Tuesday [gone forever]
July 19,     9-noon, Wednesday [gone forever]
July 25,     9-noon, Tuesday [gone forever]
August 9,  9-noon, Wednesday [It’s on!]

  • This is gonna’ be great! (please contact @jbretzmann or jbretzmann @ bretzmanngroup.com for more information and/or the address for the New Berlin, WI location)
  • Participants for graduate credit will be required to show up for at least three of the sessions. Everybody else is welcome at any time for any amount of time.
  • Participants for graduate credit will choose from one of three strands
  • Participants will learn what they need within their strand with Jason Bretzmann, Kenny Bosch, and/or other experts as their guides (bring a friend!).
  • Participants for graduate credit will create a blog or micro-blog account (e.g. Twitter) to share what they learn, reflect and connect to learn more with others.
  • 3 Graduate Credits come from fully accredited Calumet College in Indiana
  • Bringing families and sharing meals will be encouraged as they will allow for more participation and create a more collaborative atmosphere (kids playing, adults learning, snacks right there when you need them).
  • Live tweeting will be optional at #personalizedPD & #PatioPD
  • Other ideas will be added, subtracted or enhanced as better ideas emerge

If you’re searching for PatioPD on location for D158 educators with Gerry Marchand near Huntley, IL  please CLICK HERE
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f you’re searching for PatioPD on location with Jarod Bormann near Elkader, IA please CLICK HERE
If you’re searching for PatioPD on location with Dan Winkeler near St. Louis, MO please CLICK HERE
If you’re searching for PatioPD on location with Mandy Taylor near Machaca, TX please CLICK HERE
If you’re searching for PatioPD on location with Mandy Froehlich near Oshkosh, WI please CLICK HERE
If you’re searching for PatioPD on location with Josh Gauthier and Rebecca Gauthier near DePere, WI please CLICK HERE
If you’re searching for PatioPD on location with Sean Scanlon near Orland Park, IL please CLICK HERE

If you’re searching for opportunities to run your own PatioPD with Graduate Credit please contact @jbretzmann with a DM or email jbretzmann @ bretzmangroup.com


The Story Behind Patio PD & Fireside PD

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