Third Call for Scholarly Contributions: 2019-2020 SUP Online, Themed Issues

 

Dear NAPDS Members and Friends:

 

School-University Partnerships is committed to advocating for collaborative ventures across the P-12 and college/university communities as vehicles for the discovery and sharing of knowledge that shapes educator leadership and best practice.

 

Online thematic issues of the journal are published twice a year to supplement the bi-annual print editions. Toward this end, scholarly contributions are currently being accepted for two different online, themed issues:

 

Winter 2020 Issue:

  • Theme: “The Impact of Teacher Leadership on Student Learning in Professional Development Schools”
  • Guest editors: Jana Hunzicker, Rhonda Jeffries, and Suzanna Nelson
  • Research proposal deadline extended: January 4, 2019

 

Summer 2019 Issue:

  • Theme: “Goodlad’s Legacy: A Deliberation of Simultaneous Renewal”
  • Guest editors: Bernard Badiali and Megan E. Lynch
  • Article submission deadline: January 30, 2019

 

For detailed information, please see the linked calls. We hope you will consider contributing to one or both of these online, themed issues.

 

Sincerely,

 

Seth Parsons and Mandy Bean, Senior Editors

School-University Partnerships

National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS)

 

Two Calls for Scholarly Contributions: 2019-2020 SUP Online, Themed Issues

Dear NAPDS Members and Friends:

School-University Partnerships is committed to advocating for collaborative ventures across the P-12 and college/university communities as vehicles for the discovery and sharing of knowledge that shapes educator leadership and best practice.

Online thematic issues of the journal are published twice a year to supplement the bi-annual print editions. Toward this end, scholarly contributions are currently being accepted for two different online, themed issues:

Winter 2020 Issue:

 

Summer 2019 Issue:

 

For detailed information, please see the linked calls. We hope you will consider contributing to one or both of these online, themed issues.

 

Sincerely,

 

Seth Parsons and Mandy Bean, Senior Editors

School-University Partnerships

National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS)

Become a 2019 Clinical Practice Fellow

 

Dear NAPDS Members and Friends:

 

NAPDS and the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) have teamed up over the past few years to create a national symposium on clinical practice. In 2019, NAPDS and ATE will have back-to-back conferences in Atlanta, Georgia, and the 2019 Clinical Practice Fellow Symposium will take place during the weekend between the two conferences.

 

Clinical Practice Fellows are a group of school- and university- teacher educators who have a strong interest in clinical practice. We especially encourage mentor teachers, principals, teacher leaders, doctoral students, early career faculty members, and PDS directors, liaisons, and coordinators to apply. Clinical Practice Fellows are strongly encouraged to come in pairs of P-12 and university partners or in teams of similar representation, with each team member submitting an individual application.

 

Clinical Practice Fellows are selected through a competitive application process. Please visit the 2019 Clinical Practice Fellow Symposium webpage for more information about Clinical Practice Fellows and how to apply. The deadline for application is October 1, 2018. We invite you to submit an application!

 

Sincerely,

 

Rebecca West Burns, Chair

Policy, Advocacy, and External Relations Committee

National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS)

Call for Cases

 

Dear NAPDS Members and Friends:

 

Ten years ago, the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) outlined nine essentials of what distinguishes professional development schools (PDS) as intentional, deep school-university partnerships in their publication What it Means to be a Professional Development School. Since their publication, PDS stakeholders have used the Nine Essentials to guide their work.

 

The purpose of this book, The NAPDS Nine Essentials in Action: Cases of Professional Development Schools, will be to extend the current knowledge about PDSs by providing cases that illustrate how the NAPDS Nine Essentials can be and have been implemented and how their implementation looks at varying levels of partnership development.

 

We invite you to submit cases that document your PDS work using the Nine Essentials as a backdrop. Please review the attached Call for Cases and refer any questions to either of us. Cases are due by September 15th.

 

Sincerely,

 

Eva Garin, Professor

Bowie State University

egarin@bowiestate.edu

 

Rebecca West Burns, Associate Professor

University of South Florida

rebeccaburns@usf.edu

 

2018 PDS SERVE Conference

 

Dear NAPDS Members and Friends:

 

PDS South East Regional Vision for Education (PDS SERVE), one of the newest regional affiliates of NAPDS, will host its second annual conference on September 22, 2018. This year’s theme, “Building Momentum in the Southeast,” honors the work of PDS partnerships and pushes us forward to make strides in PDS work throughout the Southeast. We invite you to join us in Columbia, South Carolina for a day of innovation and inspiration!

Please see the PDS SERVE Conference Flyer for further pre-conference and conference details. We look forward to seeing you in September!

 

Sincerely,

 

The 2018 PDS SERVE Conference Planning Committee

 

NAPDS President’s Update: July 2018

 

July 24, 2018

 

Dear NAPDS Members:

 

Over the past several weeks the Association Leadership has solidified more information for the 2019 NAPDS Conference, “The Essentials of PDS: Implementation, Innovation, Impact.” The

conference will take place February 14th-16th in Atlanta, Georgia. In preparation, our Conference Committee has scheduled the following events and opportunities for our members:

 

Pre-Conference Workshop and Site Visit

This exciting new conference feature is a ticketed event to be held during the afternoon of Wednesday, February 13th. Members who participate in this workshop will travel to a Georgia State University PDS partnership school to observe in classrooms and meet with administrators, collaborating teachers, and pre-service teachers to discuss PDS work. Watch for more information soon!

 

Meals

Enjoy the following meals during the conference, included as part of your registration:

 

  • Thursday morning coffee/pastries and buffet lunch
  • Friday continental breakfast and plated lunch
  • Saturday continental breakfast

 

Welcome Reception and Networking

Finish the first day of the conference with a welcome reception and enjoy visiting colleagues both old and new!  All are invited to mingle on the Garden Courtyard at the Sheraton Atlanta, enjoy sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and smooth sounds from a local university jazz band.

 

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!  Look for a call for volunteers to facilitate these groups, or e-mail skhamar@ccis.edu  for more information.

 

Membership and Awards Luncheon

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

 

Job and Grad Fair

NAPDS invites you to participate in the 2019 conference’s Job and Grad Fair. We believe this conference presents a tremendous recruiting opportunity for school districts and grad schools. In past years as many as 150 pre-service teachers and 150 in-service teachers have attended the NAPDS Conference. You will have access to the best and brightest future teachers—to meet and chat with them and perhaps view and discuss their action research.

 

The 2019 NAPDS Conference Call for Proposals is now available on our website. The deadline for proposal submissions is September 28, 2018. We encourage you to submit a proposal, and we look forward to seeing you at the conference next February!

 

Sincerely,

 

Wendy Baker, President

National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS

NAPDS Honors Three Emerging PDS Leaders

 

 

Photo caption: Congratulations to our NAPDS 2018 Emerging PDS Leaders: Shelby Ennis, Salisbury University; Ashley Nylin, University of Georgia; and Erin Morgart, Pennsylvania State University!

 

 NAPDS Honors Three Emerging PDS Leaders

At the 2018 NAPDS Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, three student members were honored as “Emerging PDS Leaders.” Shelby Ennis, Salisbury University; Ashley Nylin, University of Georgia; and Erin Morgart, Pennsylvania State University, were each recognized for their contributions to the Association through scholarly research presentations at its annual conferences and through service to their respective local PDS partnerships. The 2018 NAPDS Conference was attended by more than 800 educators from the United States and several foreign countries.

 

NAPDS is the pre-eminent national organization supporting and advancing school-university collaboration. The vision of the Association is to serve as an advocate for the educational community in promoting the continuous development of PreK-12/higher education/community relationships.  NAPDS sponsors two refereed journals for scholarly research: PDS Partners and School-University Partnerships.

 

The Emerging PDS Leader award is sponsored by Information Age Publishing. For more information about NAPDS awards, please visit the NAPDS Awards webpage or contact Keith Conners, NAPDS Awards Committee Chair, at 410-430-8794 or via e-mail at kjconners@salisbury.edu.

2018 NAPDS Conference App Now Available

 

2018 NAPDS Program APP Anouncement

We’ve gone mobile! NAPDS is excited to announce that the 2018 NAPDS Conference has a brand new mobile guide for you to use on Guidebook! To access the most up-to-date information about our event, including schedules, maps, and much more, get our guide here: https://guidebook.com/g/napds2018/

Android and iOS users can:

  1. Visit the URL above.
  2. Tap the Download button to download the free Guidebook app.
  3. Open Guidebook and search for National Association for Professional Development Schools.

We know you will enjoy this new feature for our conference. Be sure to check out the My Schedule option, where you can plan your conference schedule from start to finish. A pdf of the conference schedule will be posted the week of the conference.