Teachers are people.
Therefore, teachers do not like being micromanaged.
That goes for our professional development - at least for the self-conscious teacher who genuinely cares about improving lesson delivery and student relationships. George Couros, in his book The Innovator's Mindset, he does not mince words about allowing teachers to be in control of their own professional development.
Truth be told, teachers should be responsible for their own PD (professional development) now.
When people are learning something about which they are passionate, the challenge is worth the effort.
Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.
If you look at the promise of Professional Learning Communities (PLC) that our schools have invested thousands, more likely millions, to achieve, blogs accomplish much of the same things.
Couros suggests that reflective journals and blogs are more effective than the expensive PLCs. I know this is true. Since developing my old website into this more dynamic "blog" and collection of ideas, my teaching has leaped forward in its effectiveness. In the last seven years, my teaching has taken new directions because of it. I think The Alchemist author, Paul Coelho comprehends human nature:
People never learn anything by being told; they have to find out for themselves."
My advise is for you to get in the sandbox with those materials and build something creative and new. That is where you, as an educator, will become less of a pattern and more the exception - an exceptional exception at that.