ACS/BSU Professional Development Schools Partnership
Professional Development Schools are collaborative planning partnerships between professional education programs and P-12 schools for the professional development of teachers and the training of future educators.
~Preservice Teacher Education
~Inservice Professional Development
Our Current PDS Schools: AHS & HMS
~Teachers mentor preservice teachers.
~AHS and HMS maintain a site council.
~Schools identify school-wide PDS goals in alignment with school initiatives.
~Collaboration with PDS Liaison.
Ball State University: Professional Development links
PDS Partneship Benefits
~Cohorts of preservice teachers.
~Consistent Liaison/University Field Supervisor provides on-site support of preservice and inservice teachers.
~Opportunities to shape BSU's preservice education program.
~Professional Development opportunities for ACS staff through BSU.
`Access and assistance with grant writing in support of ACS initiatives.
`National academic exposure through presentations and publications.
`Reciprocal connections to resources.