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Collaboration is all processes wherein people work together —applying both to the work of individuals as well as larger collectives and societies .
The Benedum Collaborative is a collection of PDS teachers , PDS administrators , and WVU faculty who work together to improve the education process through teacher preparation and professional development.
provides students with more than 1000 hours of experience in public school classrooms
The 5 year teacher education program:
Program Component Timeline Time Frame Volunteer Experience 60 hours in educational setting Years 1 & 2 Tutor Experience 2 hrs/week in PDS Year 3 Participant Experience 5 hrs/week fall; 14 hrs/week spring in PDS Year 4 Internship Entire fall semester engaged in teaching responsibilities in PDS Year 5 Professional Development Semester Spring semester-135 hours professional service to PDS Year 5
Focus of the work: the simultaneous renewal of schools and teacher education
Goal Two: To establish professional development schools (PDS)