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    • Professional Development Schools (PDS)

    What are Professional Development Schools?

    Professional Development Schools (PDS) are innovative institutions dedicated to promoting partnerships between colleges of schools of education and K-12 schools. Their mission is professional preparation of teacher candidates, faculty development, inquiry directed at the improvement of practice, and enhanced student learning.
    PDS schools are more than sites for field placement for teacher candidates. A PDS is an environment in which the university studies, faculty liaisons, the classroom teachers, and the children in the schools can engage in long-term, on-going research-based initiatives that benefit all members in the learning community.

    PDS Partnerships

    Bethune Cookman University
    Westside Elementary
    Daytona State College
    Holly Hill K-8
    Stetson University
    Blue Lake Elementary
    Citrus Grove Elementary
    Edith I. Starke Elementary
    Woodward Elementary
    University of Central Florida
    Friendship Elementary
    Timbercrest Elementary

    National Association for Professional Development Schools

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