February 23, 2010 Partner Meeting
Partner meeting to define the range of Professional Development
School (PDS) partnerships
Tuesday, February 23 from 10-12pm, in Forest Lake
This meeting first reiterated the larger goals of providing high quality clinical experiences to Teaching Candidates. The assumptions of PDSs as discussed during a TERI retreat in January were reviewed, and new assumptions were put forth for discussion. While TERI Partnerships represent one model of for clinical experiences that is wrapped around the school context, some Teaching Candidates will be placed in PDS schools, while others will be placed in existing partnership schools.
At this meeting, participants discussed the five standards that characterize PDSs and varying degrees of commitments from partnership schools. These degrees are classified as beginning, developing, at standard, and leading levels