Elementary teachers assign an average of 2.9 hours of homework per week, middle school teachers assign 3.2 hours and high school teachers expect 3.5 hours, according to a Harris poll for University of Phoenix.
Technology is transforming several key educational concepts and least of which is the concept of professional development.
Now with a device connected to Internet, you have a whole bastions of PD sessions at your fingertips and right from the comfort of your couch.
There are a wide variety of ways to leverage the power of connected web to your PD needs and one important way is to attend, better regularly, educational webinars hosted online. Besides discovering new insights and enriching your repertoire of pedagogy, you also get to connect with other like minded teachers and educators whose addition to your own PLN can add value to your PD efforts.