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Pds the simultaneous renewal of school university defining a vision shirley lefever davis

PDS

The Simultaneous Renewal

of School & University

Defining a vision

Shirley Lefever-Davis

Janice Ewing

Wichita State University


Goodlad s vision of simultaneous renewal is the creation of a new institution

Goodlad’s vision of Simultaneous Renewal is the creation of a new “institution”


Tomorrow s schools principles for the design of professional development schools holmes group 1990

Tomorrow’s Schools: Principles for the Design of Professional Development Schools. (Holmes Group, 1990)

  • Response to realization that fundamental changes in conditions of teaching and learning seldom occur outside “isolated islands of exemplary practice”.

  • PDSs are an attempt to “institutionalize” the development of new knowledge and practice.

    • PDS as a center for the study of teaching and learning.


Institutionalize not homogenize pds is not a one size fits all

Institutionalize not HomogenizePDS is NOT a one size fits all.

However, there are common functions of successful PDS partnerships.


Four functions of a professional development school

Four functions of a Professional Development School

  • Support P-12 student learning

  • Prepare future educators

  • Support Professional Development of university and school faculty

  • Engage in inquiry about practice

What It Means to Be a Professional Development School (2008) A Statement by the Executive Council and Board of Directors of the National Association for Professional Development Schools


What it means to be a pds 9 essentials what it means to be a pds napds 2008

What it means to be a PDS: 9 Essentials(What it means to be a PDS: NAPDS, 2008)

Essentials 1 through 5 establish the philosophical underpinnings for PDSs

1. A comprehensive mission that is broader in its outreach and scope than the mission of any partner and that furthers the education profession and its responsibility to advance equity within schools and, by potential extension, the broader community

2. A school–university culture committed to the preparation of future educators that embraces their active engagement in the school community


Essentials 1 through 5 establish the philosophical underpinnings for pdss

Essentials 1 through 5 establish the philosophical underpinnings for PDSs

3. Ongoing and reciprocal professional development for all participants guided by need

4. A shared commitment to innovative and reflective practice by all participants

5. Engagement in and public sharing of the results of deliberate investigations of practice by respective participants


Essentials 6 through 9 describe the logistical requirements of a pds relationship

Essentials 6 through 9 describe the logistical requirements of a PDS relationship:

6. An articulation agreement developed by the respective participants delineating the roles and responsibilities of all involved.

7. A structure that allows all participants a forum for ongoing governance, reflection, and collaboration

8. Work by college/university faculty and P–12 faculty in formal roles across institutional settings

9. Dedicated and shared resources and formal rewards and recognition structures


Participant roles in a pds reflect the work of the pds

Participant roles in a PDS reflect the work of the PDS

Emphasis is on shared understanding and commitment to lifelong learning of all participants/stakeholders.


Kansas and ncate definitions of pds

Kansas and NCATE definitions of PDS

Group activity:

At your table skim and scan the two documents: Kansas Model PDS Standards and the NCATE PDS Standards.

List the three most salient ideas/concepts from both documents.

NCATE Definition

  • “innovative institutions formed through partnerships between professional education programs and P-12 schools”

  • Real schools with distinct characteristics

  • Learning environments where individuals posses a shared responsibility for candidate and faculty development in the context of meeting P-12 student needs.

  • Kansas Definition

  • Innovative institutions formed through partnerships between professional education training programs and preK-12 schools.

  • PDS have distinct characteristics.

  • Learning environments that support the training of preservice teachers, the professional development of PDS and university faculty and committed to improving student achievement.


Ncate and kansas standards for professional development schools

NCATE and Kansas Standards forProfessional Development Schools

Kansas standards developed based on the work of the NCATE Standards. NCATE Standards development by a working group of universities representing a wide range of geographic regions and type of institution. Kansas Sate University was one of the institutions involved in the process.

  • Learning community

  • Accountability & quality assurance

  • Collaboration

  • Diversity and equity

  • Structures, resources, and roles


Characteristics of successful pds collaborations

Characteristics of successfulPDS collaborations

  • Mutual trust and respect

  • Mutual self-interest and common goals

  • Shared decision-making

  • Commitment from top leadership

  • Clear focus

  • Long-term commitment

  • Dynamic nature

  • Information sharing and communication

Robinson, S. & Darling-Hammond, L. (1994). Professional Development Schools: Schools for Developing a Profession.


The power of collaboration

The Power of Collaboration

  • “PDS are organizations that cannot be created by either public schools or universities acting alone. The grow out of and depend upon collaboration for their very existence.”

  • Robinson, S. & Darling-Hammond, L. (1994). Professional Development Schools: Schools for Developing a Profession.


Citations

Citations

  • Darling-Hammond, L., (1994). Professional Development Schools: Schools for developing a profession. New York: Teachers College Press.

  • Holmes Group, (1986). Tomorrow’s teachers: A report of the Holmes Group. East Lansing, MI.

  • Holmes Group, (1990). Tomorrow’s schools: Principles for the design of professional development schools. East Lansing, MI.

  • Goodlad, J. (1990). Teachers for our nation’s schools. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, Inc.

  • Teitel, L. (1992). The impact of professional development school partnerships on the preparation of teachers. Teaching Education 4 (Spring), 77-85.


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