"If those are the standards described in http://www.projectaero.org/standards.htm, I'm sorry but I'm not a big fan of standards that start with a verb, because they introduce an element of subjectivity and bring up assessment issues. For…"
Is anyone working with AERO Standards? If so, are you standards-based, or standards-referenced? What's your opinion of the standards? Do you have any difficulty in interpreting them? What's your opinion when they're compared with State standards?
"Hi, I'm Nigel, Social HOD at New Generation International School, Cairo. Came across this site whilst looking for professional development ideas for my staff. Would love to hear thoughts and suggestions about PD regarding curriculum development…"
Originally From Belfast, Northern Ireland, I am pursuing my teaching career in Egypt. Currently, I am the Social Studies Head of Department. I'm studying Educational Leadership at the American University of Cairo with the hope of moving to an admin position in the near future.
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With your interest in Professional Development and Technology, I recommend you take a look at Wiziq's virtual classroom and authorstream's power point presentation platform. Both are web based platforms, have a bunch of features and free basic service. Here’s a public class recording conducted by Nellie Deutsch on Technology Integration.