I'll write more tomorrow on the nature of my sessions (and how they go), but preparing for them has been interesting. When preparing to speak at conferences, you have to go in with a healthy dose of confidence. You want these strangers to take you seriously and be (mildly) in awe of your ideas. When presenting to your friends and co-workers, you have to take a different approach. This isn't about trying to impress them, or prove you're "better" or "more enlightened", this is about delineating your own journey and struggles and showing how you've made steps to solve them. It's less about sales, and more about building a connection because, if things go well, you'll be able to work with these people on their project for years to come. In a conference setting, you likely will never see these people again, so you have to be as memorable as possible with your one shot. In a school PD session, it's more about the long game.
That being said, I think my presentations are coming together nicely. I'm hoping for a fair turnout (7-10 people per session?) and hopefully some solid questions. Not everyone may embrace the ideas, but hopefully it'll help them think critically about their own methods.