Professional development: Getting over the hump!

David Bar-Tzur

Created 8/15/2001, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

Sisyphus pushing a stone up the mountain and it rolling down again

stained glass ballAudiotapes
stained glass ballCDs, DVDs, and videotapes
stained glass ballDeaf events
stained glass ballDo-it-yourself
stained glass ballEducation
stained glass ballMailing lists, user groups & chat rooms
stained glass ballMentoring
stained glass ballOnline teaching and learning
stained glass ballOrganizations
stained glass ballOutside assessment and certification
stained glass ballPeople
stained glass ballPeriodicals and articles
stained glass ballWeb sites
stained glass ballWorkshops and conferences

an apple with a sparkleThe word 'teach' with the word 'learn' as a reflectionan apple with a sparkle


There's a reason why you can get CEU's (Continuing Education Units) from RID for teaching a class. It's because in teaching you yourself learn. It channels your thinking when you try to express ideas you believe you already have clear in your head. The questions that your students will ask will also make you think about matters that have lain dormant or undeveloped in your mind. Below are some workshops that I have taught in the past (and am available to teach in the future, wink, wink). You are welcome to use them to teach your own workshops as long as you leave my name on the materials. It goes without saying, developing your own will also be beneficial for you.

Information on teaching classes

an apple with a sparkleBar-Tzur, D.

an apple with a sparkleEighinger, L. Keeping PACE: Performance Assessment for Career Enhancement. A general article on the proper design of in-service trainings.

Information on teaching workshops

an apple with a sparkleSimon, J. H. (2003). Manual: How to coordinate and host a successful workshop OR How not to get lost in the details. This is a downloadable .pdf file.

Master's Degree in Interpreting Pedagogy

an apple with a sparkleMaster's in Interpreting Pedagogy.