The goal of the BSU Professional Development School Initiative is to create a continuous cycle of preservice and inservice educator professional development based upon the College of Education and Allied Studies' Growth of the Professional Educator Model. In order to build successful learning communities in their classrooms, preservice teachers must learn to collaborate with each other and with their future colleagues to practice effectively in order to further student learning. Therefore, each Professional Development school will include early field experience teacher candidates (i.e. prepractica students), full practicum student teachers (5 days a week), supervising practitioners (cooperating teachers), and embedded program supervisor (university faculty supervisor), teachers leaders and a school liaison (the principal or his/her designee). We base our model on the concept that teachers learn from each other, and beginning teachers learn in supportive environments with other beginning and experienced teachers.
National PDS Conference Presentation
April 6-8, 2016
BSU/PDS Partners - 2016
Data Literacy Survey Results
The vision of the Association is to serve as an advocate for the educational community that is dedicated to promoting the continuous development of collaborative school/higher education/ community relationships and to create and sustain genuine collaborative partnerships between P-12 and higher education.
Professional development schools (PDSs) are innovative institutions formed through partnerships between professional education programs and P–12 schools. PDS partnerships have a four-fold mission:
What is a Professional Development School?
Penn State University describes the Professional Development School relationship
Partnerships, Technology, Standards and Assessment in K-16 Education Reform: The history and lessons from the Virtual PDS Consortium
Editors: W. Bumper White and Christy Hammer, USM:L/A Contributing Editor: Robert McLaughlin, NICI
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