I just got back from a two-day conference in Albuquerque. We don get many opportunities like this in Corrections education, so I am extremely grateful for them when they come along.
The final activity of the conference was to come up with our own professional development plans. Actually, we have until right after Thanksgiving to give our boss the final document. I find I am really looking forward to this task. I have been missing professional development! What is nice about this is that we are free to pretty much do whatever we want to do, I want to do some research as one of my goals — with the aim of better serving the needs of a segment of our student population. We have to have two projects, so I have to come up with at least one more. I am not sure what else I want to do — at least not yet. I´ll be working on that over the next few days, I guess.