2022 NAPDS Conference Chicago

#NAPDS2022 Chicago is in the books.

Check back soon for #NAPDS2023 info, slated for Jacksonville, FL, March 23-25, 2023.

Welcome Reception & Networking
Finish the first day with a welcome reception and enjoy visiting colleagues both old and new!  All are invited to mingle at the Hilton Chicago, enjoy sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar.

Antiracism Summit
The NAPDS Antiracism Committee is hosting a
Hybrid Pre Conference Antiracism Summit on February 9, 2022. The theme this year is “One Bridge at a Time: Navigating Antiracism in the Nine Essentials.”

The summit will have a dynamic panel of award-winning educators and scholars who are centering antiracism work within schools and university partnerships/professional development schools. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the panelists in a variety of formats, including intimate break-out rooms/groups, Q & A, and whole group discussion.

Attendees will walk away with ideas and an opportunity to center or recenter antiracism within their current partnerships. Those who attend the summit will be invited to virtual follow-up sessions where they will be joined by members of the antiracism committee to help support them as they either recenter or center antiracism within their partnership/PDS work. 

Summit Time: 4:00pm-7:00pm Central Time

Pricing: In-person, $99; Virtual Attendance, $49

Register for Antiracism Summit

Breakfast Collaboration Groups
Collaboration Groups are informal groups held in conjunction with breakfast. Attendees will gather around tables to eat, network, and collaborate with other professionals who hold similar interests. Ideas for groups are welcome!  A call will go out for volunteers to facilitate these groups, or e-mail skhamar@ccis.edu  for more information.

Keynote Symposium Luncheon
As educators, we love sharing and learning new ideas that can be applied in our own educational settings.  This year, three School-University Partnerships will share their successes and highlight a specific area of their PDS work.  The partnerships will also have follow-up sessions where you have conversations and ask further questions. 

This year’s Keynote Symposium School-University Partnerships are:

Bowie State
California Lutheran University

Awards Luncheon
Public celebration of our successes is a part of our 9 Essentials.  You won’t want to miss this time of honoring exemplary partnerships, an outstanding dissertation, and the Jason Kinsey Friend of NAPDS. And, your conference registration includes membership in the Association.  This luncheon will give you the opportunity to meet your elected and appointed leaders as well as to learn more about the Association’s strategic plan, member benefits, financial position, and planned initiatives.

Members’ Meeting:  The Knowledge Cafe
Join our NAPDS leadership and participate in important conversation regarding:

  1. Financial sustainability and revenue generation
  2. Membership benefits
  3. Changing the name of the association

SPECIAL SESSION: Endorsed Book Forum
The 2022 Book Forum is a special session taking place at the Chicago Conference on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, from 3:00-5:00 PM.  This special session features six books that have been endorsed by the National Association for Professional Development Schools.  Participants may register by purchasing one or two books that will appear in a menu on our conference registration link.

How it will work:

  • The book(s) you purchase will be waiting for you at the special session
  • The author/editor of each book will be at a roundtable to present the book, answer questions, and engage in dialogue.  Authors/editors will sign the book upon request.
  • The first round of discussions will be from 3:00 – 4:00
  • The second round of discussions will be from 4:00-5:00 (all six books will be repeated in second round)
  • Each attendee may participate in one or both rounds (this means you may purchase one or two books).

For more information about each book title, please click the links below:

Exploring Cultural Competence in Professional Development Schools  $35
The Impact of PDS Partnerships in Challenging Times $35
A Pathway to PDS Partnership: Using the PDSEA Protocol $35
(Re)Designing Programs: A Vision for Equity-Centered, Clinically Based Teacher Preparation $35
Clinically Based Teacher Education in Action $35
Leadership for Learning (second edition) How to Bring Out THE BEST in Every Teacher $25