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ERIC Number: EJ1008700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7125
Timbercrest Elementary and the University of Central Florida: From Theory into Practice--A School's Story
Banta, Sarah; Cool, Mary; Hansen, Mary; Heckler, Jessica; Masker, Trish; Plavchan, Krista; Sobol, Michele; Blessing, Lew; Starzynski, Mary; Carr, Melissa
School-University Partnerships, v6 n1 p92-99 Spr 2013
From an informal discussion to being awarded the National Association for Professional Development School's Award for Exemplary Professional Development School Achievement, this article presents the story of the Timbercrest Elementary/University of Central Florida Professional Development School Partnership's journey. As the authors shared their journey with other stakeholders, the Timbercrest/UCF model became a guide for other partnerships within Central Florida by bringing higher education classes to an elementary school campus, along with recognizing the needs of future teachers. The dialogue that began between two individuals evolved into a successful Professional Development School (PDS) through the hard work and dedication of teachers and students at both institutions and continues to grow and thrive today. Innovative collaboration between new and supervising teachers has energized the Timbercrest staff and UCF faculty. The cooperation between the two groups has generated daily opportunities to solve problems and create solutions to face the challenges of teaching in the 21st century. (Contains 1 figure.)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida