Q: How long are the conference workshops?
A: Teachers and staff will attend one 50 minute workshop and one 60 minute keynote presentation.
Q: How much will I be compensated if I lead a workshop?
A: You will be compensated for 3 hours of prep time. Note that presenters are required to submit a product (i.e. presentation file, outline, handouts or other) in order to receive compensation. Co-presenters will share the stipend for facilitating a workshop.
Q: Will I receive PDPs for attending Sharin' Innovation?
A: Attendees will receive a certificate for their own records indicating that they have received one PDP for each workshop attended. According to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education PD website:
Educators may "bundle" several activities together when reporting their PDPs, provided they can demonstrate that these activities are related/similar in topic. To use PDPs for license renewal, an educator must accrue at least 10 hours of professional development about that topic. The easiest way is to do this is to select PD offerings that are at least 10 hours in length. (Note: You cannot receive PDPs via bundling unless you complete an additional follow-up activity demonstrating proficiency.)