February 15, 2011 TERI Partner Network Night: Focus on Secondary School Partnerships
On February 15, 2011, 50 representatives from 6 metro-area districts and the University of Minnesota were hosted by Crosswinds School in Woodbury, Minnesota, part of the East Metro Integration District. This evening was focused on the particular opportunities and challenges of developing professional development schools in the secondary context. Two mentor teachers from Crosswinds, who also serve as the schools TERI liaisons, gave an overview of their long-term partnerships with the University with science and language arts teacher candidates. Discussions in small groups included how the University can support schools in their engagement with partnerships, benefits of PDSs in participants' particular settings, and ways to move the process forward.