Professional Development & School-Community Partnerships

The William Paterson University Professional Development School Network is a partnership that shares research, resources, and innovative practices to optimize learning for all.

This mission statement embodies the commitment both the university and school partners have to the learning of both the K-12 students and the pre-service candidates as well as the faculty, staff and administrators in each of our institutions.  It also speaks to the striving for excellence inherent in conducting and utilizing research and implementing and modeling innovative practice.  Finally, the mission statement reflects the willingness of all members to share available resources to benefit all parties.

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Dear PDS Workshop Participant(s),

First, we would like to thank you for attending our workshops, as we value your attendance, participation and feedback.

Today, 3/11/2020, William Paterson has announced the campus will be closed from from March 14th to April 14th.

This closure will cancel the following workshops (To possibly be rescheduled in fall of 2020):


Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale – 3 (ECERS-3) Part 1                                                                                                                Date:  March 19, 2020 (Thursday)                                                                                                                                                                      Time:  8:30 am -2:30 pm ALL DAY                                                             

Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale – 3 (ECERS-3) Part 2                                                                                                                Date:  March 20, 2020 (Friday)                                                                                                                                                                            Time:  8:30 am -2:30 pm

Streamline your Professional Life with Google and other Digital Resources

Date:  March 24, 2020 (Tuesday)

Time: 4:00-7:00 pm

 African American History for Educators

Date:  March 27, 2020 (Friday)

Time: 8:30-3:00 (ALL DAY / Continental Lunch included)

 Cultural Sensitivity: Improving Cross-Culture Communication and Broaching Difficult Topics                                                 

Date:  March 31, 2020 (Tuesday)                                                                                                                                                                 

Time:  9am-noon        

Social Emotional Learning: Caring for Yourself & Your Students

Date:  March 31, 2020 (Tuesday)                                                                                                                                                                  Time:  1-4pm                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Earth Counts: Hands-on Human Ecology Across the Curriculum                                                                         

 Date:  April 1, 2020   (Wednesday)                                                                                                                                                              

 Time:  9am-noon     

Science Education for the Next Generation: People, Food, Energy, and Sustainability                                            

 Target Audience:  Secondary Educators                       

 Date:  April 1, 2020 (Wednesday)                                                                                                                                                                    

 Time:  1-4:00 pm   

Inspire Your Students with a "Cafe"

 Date:  April 1, 2020 (Wednesday)                                                                                                                                                               

 Time:  4-7:00 pm

Let’s Talk! Strategies for Language Stimulation in the Classroom

 Date:  April 2, 2020 (Thursday)                                                                                                                                                                    

 Time:  1-4:00 pm    

Perspective: Finding a Balanced Approach

Date:  April 30, 2020 (Thursday)

Time:  9am-12 pm

Perspective: Finding a Balanced Approach

Date:  April 30, 2020 (Thursday)

Time:  12:30-3:30 pm

The status of the University’s closure may change daily, please continue to follow William Paterson’s closure status here. Our PDS team will send out emails to you all as we learn more information (this will regard longevity of the closure, workshop cancellations and rescheduling). Please follow up via email for other PDS events, meetings, etc and their status during William Paterson's closure.

We apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused.


The PDS Workshop Team

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   Nancy Norris-Bauer
   Program Director

   Office: V4023  
   Susan Stansfield
   Program Assistant

   Office: V4025
   Cindy Gennarelli
   Director of Early Childhood Innovation

   Office: V3018

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