Stories from the Field features videos, photographic essays and brief descriptions of unique activities/experiences currently taking place in school-university and PDS partnerships. For submission information, please CLICK HERE or contact the SFTF Co-Editors Geraldine Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org and Barbara Terracciano at email@example.com.
My colleagues and I had a compelling thought we deemed was worth exploring, “What exactly happens in a PDS room and how can it help future educators?”
“I did not know it was possible to make technology dizzy!”: An example of the interdisciplinary partnership work that supported early childhood teacher preparation during the pandemic
The computer screen flashed “incoming call” at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 10. It was time for university faculty and the lab school to plan for fall 2020.
Professional Development Museums (PDMs): Expanding Partnerships to Include Community-Based Assets to Prepare Teachers
With the recent stress and demands placed on public schools as a result of the pandemic, an opportunity has emerged for Educator Preparation Programs to reimagine and redefine clinical experiences to include museums.
Leveraging PDS Partnerships to Provide Specially Designed Instruction for Students with Disabilities
For the past two years, professors Tricia Strickland and Kristine Calo have worked with local schools to support teacher candidates as they provide specially designed instruction (SDI) to students with disabilities.
In our experience, a collaborative PDS partnership begins with a PD goal in which the complementary expertise of the partners in P-12 school and higher education are united. In the PD collaboration described in this paper, the underlying PD goal was focused upon exploring ways for all middle grades learners to participate during their mathematics classroom experience.
Around the country school districts are facing shortages of math and science teachers (Sutcher, Darling-Hammond, & Carver-Thomas, 2017). In the Norfolk Public Schools-Old Dominion University partnership, we decided to utilize the assets that existed in our own schools and university to address the shortage in our region. This effort is called STEMPower.
Using the Schoolgrounds and Drones to Stimulate Second-Graders’ Understanding of Maps and the Map-Making Process
Scientists use models to represent phenomena and communicate information about the world. Elementary students can engage in the same process of scientific modeling when provided appropriate structure, context, and practice.
Curtis P. Nielsen, University of Northern Iowa, firstname.lastname@example.org Erin Becker, Lincoln Elementary School, email@example.com Jodie Bonwell, Lincoln Elementary...
During a William Paterson University field based-literacy course held at a PDS, Paterson School 12, teacher candidates supported third-graders to write about a personal Small Moment.
Igniting Readers’ Imaginations: How Non-fiction Texts Spark Confidence and Comprehension among Fourth & Fifth Graders
Our elementary PDS partner school is nestled among homes, small businesses, churches, and a neighborhood park on the southwest side of the state’s second largest metropolitan city. Over 43% of the school’s student body identifies as minority. According to the state’s website, approximately 50% of the school’s students are proficient in both Math and Reading as indicated by state test scores. With this reality come unique opportunities.