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ERIC Number: EJ1014159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7125
From Good to Great: Designing a PDS Partnership that Increases Student Achievement by Preparing Better Educators
Hill, Gloria; Lee, Valarie; Leftwich, Stacey
School-University Partnerships, v6 n2 p97-103 2013
The College of Education at Rowan University has held a long and continuing commitment to the tenets of the Professional Development School (PDS) movement. Two schools in the Rowan's network--Holly Glen Elementary and Edward R. Johnstone Elementary Schools--have a long history of exceptional commitment to continuous growth by all P-12 faculty and university members. The vision for these partners encompasses a fierce dedication to an essential question that goes to the heart of the Rowan PDSNetwork's mission: How can universities and school districts align their concurrent and mutual goals to increase student achievement by preparing and developing better teachers in their K-12 schools? The work conducted as PDS partners has answered this essential question. This was evident when the partners applied and were awarded the 2013 National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) Award for ExemplaryProfessional Development School Achievement. This article focuses on the partnership of Holly Glen Elementary and Edward R. Johnstone Elementary Schools. It begins with a description of the resources available from theAssociation and how these resources were used to guide the writing of the proposal. This description is then followed by a summary of how each of the application's elements were completed. The article concludes with a discussion on how this process helped to reflect on the partners' future goals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
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