Professional Development Schools (PDS) create a partnership between your school and the University. A Professor-In-Residence (PIR) is on-site once a week providing in class support whether by modeling lessons, co-teaching or leading lunch and learns. These relationships promote a professional learning community, collaborative learning and insightful teaching practices to continuously improve student achievement.
A Professional Development School:
- Provides a PIR who brings University resources to a school
- Assists schools in meeting school professional development goals
- Creates a strong professional community, which promotes collaboration among teachers and administrators
- Supports innovative, dynamic teaching practices and promotes school leaders
- Encourages thoughtful inquiry about teaching and learning which fosters a reflective teaching process that promotes student achievement.
- Benefits students because pre-service students (practicum and student teachers) and cooperating teachers use a co-teaching model.
- Includes free workshops offered on campus and a 10% discount on all other WPUNJ workshops and conferences
For additional information on Professional Development Schools
Director of Field Experiences and School Partnerships