Presentation on theme: "USA High Meets Notre Dame of Maryland University…and a PDS Partnership is Born… _______________, Site Coordinator, USA High ____________, Liaison, Notre."— Presentation transcript:
USA High Meets Notre Dame of Maryland University…and a PDS Partnership is Born… _______________, Site Coordinator, USA High ____________, Liaison, Notre Dame of MD University
Goals for Today Introduce the concept of PDS and where our partnership is in the process of ‘partnering’ Introduce charge of the coordinating council as governing body and encourage membership Collect needs-based assessment data for future planning
What is a PDS? Defined by MSDE, a Professional Development School (PDS) is a collaboratively planned and implemented partnership for the academic preparation of interns and the continuous development of both school system and institution of higher education faculty. The focus of the PDS partnership is improved student performance through research-based teaching and learning.
Best Practices in PDS Implementation Establishing a Coordinating Council Promoting Faculty Involvement Participating in Strategic Planning Identifying Roles and Responsibilities Promoting Equitable Opportunities for all Stakeholders For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/divisions/certification/pr ogapproval/Professional_Development.htm PDS Manual and Implementation Guide PDS Assessment Framework http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/divisions/certification/pr ogapproval/Professional_Development.htm
What Has Occurred Thus Far in Our Partnering Efforts? MOU has been signed Liaison and Site Coordinator have been appointed and trained Five interns will be placed at USA High this fall An estimated 5 interns will join ranks of faculty in the spring Strategies to support school improvement efforts have been identified
What’s Next? Distribution and analysis of needs- based assessment data to support teacher development and school improvement efforts Establishment of a Coordinating Council as governing body
What is the Charge of the Coordinating Council? To plan and evaluate the quality of the internship experience for interns and mentors at WHS To plan and evaluate the reciprocal professional development that occurs within the partnership To connect PDS goals to school improvement efforts Who’s in????
Questions or Comments for the Good of the Group???