Convention 101. Getting the Most from Your Convention Experience Jeff Jacobs Methacton School District PSAHPERD Convention, 2011. Convention Attendance costs $$. With the economy the way it is, many school districts are cutting back on budgets for professional development.
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Getting the Most from Your Convention Experience
Methacton School District
PSAHPERD Convention, 2011
that have helped me in the past.
intense and stressful time!
It’s well worth the time to do some planning and get yourself organized as to how best approach the convention.
take the time to look through
the convention booklet.
the PSAHPERD website
to the convention.
Are there topics I would like
to learn about?
Is there information that I
would like to gather?
Are there certain presenters or colleagues with
whom I would like to meet or speak?
and descriptions of the
interest you most.
should read in more
interests you listed within a specific time
frame, prioritize them.
need a backup.
want so, again, you have a backup.
If there are two or more workshops you really
want to attend during a specific time frame:
- See if any of them are also offered at another
- If attending with colleague(s), you can each
attend a different one and share the information
- Ask presenter(s) for notes and handouts
These are highlighted in gray.
“Asking questions is
a sign of intelligent
the details before you forget.
note of it and do it as soon as possible.
their presentations and
handouts on their website.
As you try to follow your plan
Mix it up. Try to alternate between active and passive workshops so you’re not always sitting.
Set some time aside to rest
Keep your receipts in one place.
As a member of PSAHPERD, please consider getting more involved.
For additional membership benefits consider joining AAHPERD
By taking the time to organize
and plan you will hopefully get
the most out of your
Woooo Hoooo! What a great convention!