Looking at professional development with 25 other educators was stimulating, fun, and rewarding and at the same time challenging and like being on a journey where you weren't sure where it was going to end. During the closing, though, we were able to reflect on what we did accomplish over our 48 hours together.
After dissecting all of the professional development services NYSAIS offered, we put together those that we felt still work and added activities that were missing, e.g. support for aspiring leaders and an annual gathering for heads of school new to New York.
With so many energetic, bright people in the same room, you could not help but be professionally developed within the Tank itself. I know I learned so much. I will leave you with these excellent, short Derek Sivers TED Talks that were introduced during the session:
Derek Sivers: How to Start a Movement
Derek Sivers: Weird, or just different?