I witnessed something awesome a few days ago in a WhatsApp group. This group is comprised of teachers who are keen about e-learning. One day, one of the members, Ha Sir, a leading figure in Flipped Classroom in Hong Kong, polled members on their interest in presenting something in a sharing session on various LMSs (Learning Management System). Immediately, one member after another volunteered to take part. Within 24 hours, Ha Sir had got a full line-up of presenters for the event, which would take place on November 26, at CUHK.
This is the professional spirit that I’ve been dreaming to see in decades. PD events conducted by teachers for other teachers have an indispensable role to play in teachers’ professional development. The sharing teachers, and the teachers attending, will both benefit enormously from such exchanges. It will strengthen a culture of professionalism in our field. This vignette has also confirmed again my observation that e-learning teachers are generous in sharing.