Discover what teachers “took away” from the workshop using these quick and effective exit ticket ideas for professional development.

Gather the feedback you need to make informed decisions about future workshops.

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Exit Ticket Ideas for Professional Development

Parking Lot

At the close of the professional development session, each teacher writes on a post-it 1 to 2 lingering questions or comments he/she has about the day’s topic.

Before exiting the workshop, they place their sticky note(s) on a “Park Your Questions Here.” anchor chart.

Tweet Exit Ticket Idea

Have teachers dive a bit deeper into their thoughts with this tweet professional development exit ticket idea.

They’ll simply sum up their thoughts about the workshop on one of these tweet exit tickets.

3-2-1

Teachers respond to the following prompts…

3 ideas you’ll try in your instruction

2 positive comments about the overall presentation

1 lingering question about the material presented

Red, Yellow, Green

This professional development exit ticket idea does a fantastic job of guiding teachers in responding to the actual material presented.

Present these 3 color-coded prompts to participants…

  • Red: I need a lot more clarity about…
  • Yellow: I’m a little hesitant or feel unsure about…
  • Green: I’m 100% onboard with…

K-W-L Anchor Chart

The K-W-L anchor chart graphic organizer prompts teachers to activate prior knowledge along with synthesize concepts.

Here’s how it works…

Create a simple K-W-L anchor chart graphic organizer.

Before the workshop (or at the very start of it), ask teachers about their prior knowledge of the topic.

Jot responses in the “K” section of the chart. (What They Already Know)

Also gather their questions regarding what questions they’d like answered.

Record these questions in the “W” section of the anchor chart. (What They Want to Know)

Finally, at the conclusion of the workshop, teachers record on a sticky note any new information learned.

Passport Out

Before teachers “take off” at the conclusion of the professional development workshop, ask teachers to write 2 to 3 questions, concerns, or comments that they have about the day’s topic.

Have them record their comments on a sticky note, or provide a simple template similar to the one below.

Prompts

Prompts are arguably one of the easiest exit ticket ideas to implement during a professional development workshop.

Simply provide teachers with a sentence stem or question.

Following are a few professional development exit ticket prompts to consider.

For more, tweak these exit ticket questions and prompts to fit your professional development learning objectives.

  • A “aha” moment I had…
  • Something new I learned today…
  • Regarding the workshop topic, one idea that gives me pause is…
  • I have a slight issue with…
  • I’m most excited to try out..
  • One strategy I’m ready to implement in my instruction soon is…
  • I’m a little confused about…
  • Two questions I still have about ___________ are ….
  • I’m a little concerned about…
  • What surprised me the most about _______ was…
  • Please provide clarification about…
  • Before implementing _____ strategy in my classroom, I’d like to research more about…
  • When it comes to the main ideas of the workshop, I’d maximize my results when implementing the strategies if …
  • Respectfully, the point about __________doesn’t resonate with me because…
  • I’m very excited to learn more about…
  • It would be nice to revisit the subject of …
  • I didn’t understand…
  • My biggest desire regarding this matter…
  • One thing I need the principal to consider or understand is …
  • I’m open to implementing these new ideas, but I’d need support and feedback with/from…

Thought Bubbles

Encourage teachers to connect ideas among previous and current professional development workshops using “thought bubbles” exit tickets.

During the workshop, teachers will jot down any meaningful connections they have about the material.

To guide their thinking, consider providing questions such as…

  • How do the concepts from this workshop connect to a previous one?
  • What research is repeated over time to support mentioned learning theories?
  • Any similarities/differences observed in the teaching strategies presented across workshops?

Exit Ticket Ideas for Professional Development Made Easy

Conclude your workshop with a bang using this list of easy exit ticket ideas for professional development.

Collect the essential feedback you need to modify upcoming workshops so that you can meet the needs and desires of your dedicated teachers.

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