Many people expect teachers to give up their time for professional development willingly. Unfortunately, we do take advantage of the little time a teacher has. If we can offer some incentives for participation in professional development, it can often go a long way.
Some of the ideas I've come up with include:
- Offering any training sessions for credit
- Door prizes to be given away at the end of the workshop
- USB key drive
- Digital camera
- Gift certificates
- Laser pointer
- Conference fees
- CD case
- palmOne handheld
Most of these items come with a price: You can ask teachers for their time so they can demonstrate their learning and integrate technology with their students.
Submitted by:Christine Archer
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