Pds intro 2_14_121

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Pds intro 2_14_121

  1. 1. Professional Development School A Partnership between the USC Aiken and Aiken High School
  2. 3. <ul><li>A Professional Development School can “offer perhaps the strongest bridge between teacher education and classroom outcomes, academics and clinical education, theory and practice, and schools and colleges </li></ul><ul><li>(Levine, 2006, P. 105). </li></ul>
  3. 4. What is a PDS? <ul><li>A collaborative partnership </li></ul><ul><li>between the school and the university </li></ul>
  4. 5. PDS ’s were designed to accomplish the following: <ul><li>Prepare future educators </li></ul><ul><li>Provide current (in-service) educators with ongoing professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage joint school-university faculty investigation of education-related issues </li></ul><ul><li>Promote the learning of K-12 students </li></ul>
  5. 6. How is this different from what we are currently doing?
  6. 7. Expectations for USCA Faculty: <ul><li>Maintain communication with school personnel and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Be available to provide professional development experiences for faculty if requested </li></ul>
  7. 8. Expectations for USCA Students (pre-service educators): <ul><li>Exhibit professionalism at all times </li></ul><ul><li>Assist and teach under the supervision of the classroom teacher </li></ul>
  8. 9. Expectations for AHS Faculty: <ul><li>Allow pre-service educators to assist and teach in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Provide constructive feedback to pre-service educators </li></ul>
  9. 10. Path Forward <ul><li>Why do we want to do this? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the benefits? </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot </li></ul>
  10. 11. A candidate working with students in a PDS setting (Elem.)

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