7 + 5 > 12: A Complex of Seven PK-12 Schools Partner With Five University Teacher Preparation Programs to Create PDS Synergy
A complex-wide PK-20 Professional Development School (PDS) may serve as a model for next generation school-university partnerships. Such partnerships provide opportunities for 1) all stakeholders to better understand and articulate the breadth of the PK-12 student experience, 2) a variety of teacher candidate PK-12 experiences, 3) more collaboration across preparation programs, 4) PK-12 curricular/student/candidate/teacher collaboration, 5) collaborative research opportunities across the PK-12 context, 6) more flexible and sustainable participation, 7) more grow-your-own teacher hiring options, and 8) more PK-12 faculty/administrator professional development.
Levine, A. J., Matsumoto, V. S., Fulton, L. A., Yoshioka, J., Fukuhara, A., Meggs, J., White, J., & Brown, J. (2018). 7 + 5 > 12: A Complex of Seven PK-12 Schools Partner With Five University Teacher Preparation Programs to Create PDS Synergy. Presented at the meeting of the National Association of Professional Development Schools (NAPDS), Jacksonville, Florida.