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ERIC Number: EJ1147245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7125
George Mason University's Elementary PDS Program: Embracing Innovation
Groth, Lois A.; Parker, Audra; Parsons, Seth A.; Sprague, Deborah; Levine Brown, Elizabeth; Baker, Courtney; Suh, Jennifer
School-University Partnerships, v10 n1 p3-5 Spr 2017
This article describes the Mason Elementary PDS Network (PDS Network), a multi-district network of clinical field sites, embracing collaboration with key stakeholders as a means to broaden its impact on the education profession and the larger community. The Mason Elementary PDS Network includes 30 elementary school sites with a shared commitment to improving K-6 education and impacting teacher preparation. Specifically, the mission of this PDS Network is to take joint responsibility for teacher preparation, faculty development, enhanced student learning, and inquiry directed at improvement of practice. By growing and nurturing a reciprocal relationship among K-6 educators, school and district leaders, and university faculty, it is believed there can be an improved and informed knowledge base in teacher education, the professional development of practicing teachers, and the learning of students.
National Association for Professional Development Schools. College of Education University of South Carolina, Wardlaw 252, Columbia, SC 29208. Tel: 803-777-1515; Fax: 803-777-3035; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia
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