Sep 5, 2022
Alex T. Valencic is an
educator, former small business owner, Boy Scout leader, volunteer
drug prevention specialist, and geek of all things. Alex has worked
as a substitute teacher, fourth grade teacher, and curriculum
coordinator Since July 2021, he has been serving as the
Professional Learning Coordinator in Freeport, Illinois, organizing
summer institutes, new teacher academies, and supporting ongoing
professional learning for all staff through a variety of
differentiated learning pathways.
- Professional development needs
to change from one size fits none to one size fits all.
- Opportunities to educate others
are all around us every day.
- Professional learning needs to
be all encompassing because education is about so much more than
just a teacher in the classroom.
- The branch and growth model and
method for individualized professional learning.
- Leaders need to be in
classrooms as often as possible on a consistent basis.
- Find a way to get out of your
office and be among your teachers and students as much as
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