What is a PDS?
A Professional Development School (PDS) is a collaboratively planned and implemented partnership for the academic and clinical preparation of interns and the continuous professional development of both school system and institution of higher education (IHE) faculty. The focus of the PDS partnership is improved student performance through research-based teaching and learning. A PDS may involve a single or multiple schools, school systems and IHEs and may take many forms to reflect specific partnership activities and approaches to improving both teacher education and PreK-12 schools.
About Our Partnership
Laurel Woods has started an Early Childhood and Elementary Education Professional Development School partnership with UMBC. Our University Coordinator (IHE) is Marloe Lippert. Julie Wehrmeister will serve as the PDS site liaison facilitating communication and professional development opportunities between the university and school partners. As a part of this partnership Laurel Woods will host student interns completing their early childhood and/or elementary field experiences.
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