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Professional Development Schools and Transformative Partnerships

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School-university partnerships have the potential to greatly benefit teaching and learning in PK-12 environments, as well as educator preparation programs. This collaboration is advantageous to teachers, counselors, and administrators. Professional Development Schools and Transformative Partnerships provides a comprehensive look at the design, implementation, and impact of educational initiatives between schools and universities. Including cases and research on existing collaborations, this publication addresses barriers and trends in order to provide direction for successful partnerships in the future. This book is an essential reference source for educational leaders in colleges, schools, and departments of education, as well as leaders of PK-12 schools.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Foreword
    1. REFERENCES
  7. Preface
    1. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS
    2. MY FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH PDS PARTNERSHIPS
    3. OVERVIEW OF CHAPTERS
    4. REFERENCES
  8. Section 1: Examples of Professional Development School Partnerships
    1. Chapter 1: The Benedum Collaborative
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. TRANSFORMATIVE EDUCATION AS SIMULTANEOUS SCHOOL-UNIVERSITY RENEWAL
      3. PROGRAM STRUCTURE
      4. EVALUATION OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN
      5. GOAL ANALYSIS AND STRATEGIC RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. DISCUSSANT
      7. RECOMMENDATIONS ON EVALUATING A SCHOOL: UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Developing a More Systematic Approach to Professional Development School Partnerships
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. OVERVIEW
      3. THE NINE ESSENTIALS OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOLS
      4. DESCRIPTION OF PDS NETWORK
      5. HISTORICAL CONTEXT
      6. IMPLICATIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUDING THOUGHTS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Creating Connections across the PDS Network
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REFERENCES
      4. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Commitment to Change and Action
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND FOCUS
      3. PURPOSE
      4. SECTIONS OF THE CHAPTER: SETTING THE STAGE
      5. THE NATURE AND ESSENTIALS OF A HOLISTIC PARTNERSHIP
      6. SIX ESSENTIAL TRANSFORMATIVE LEADERSHIP AND EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES
      7. A NEW PRINCIPAL’S JOURNEY AND INITIAL CHALLENGE TO ADVANCE A HOLISTIC PARTNERSHIP
      8. FUTURE DIRECTION: INNOVATIVE CAREER LADDERS FOR EDUCATORS OF A HOLISTIC PDS PARTNERSHIP
      9. CAREER LADDER INNOVATOR PROGRAMS AND SYSTEM (CLIPS) FOR TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS
      10. NEW DIRECTION AND LENS FOR POLICY RESEARCH IN A HOLISTIC PDS PARTNERSHIP
      11. FINAL COMMENT
      12. REFERENCES
      13. ADDITIONAL READING
      14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      15. ENDNOTES
    5. Chapter 5: Transformative Partnerships
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONNECTING SIMULTANEOUS RENEWAL, THE TRANSFORMATIVE APPROACH, AND BOUNDARY CROSSING
      4. TEACHER KNOWLEDGE AND REFLECTION
      5. REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
      6. DIGITAL STORIES PROJECT OVERVIEW
      7. DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES ON REFLECTIVE PRACTICE AND KNOWLEDGE IN, FOR, AND PRACTICE
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 6: Transformative Partnerships
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR PARTNERSHIPS
      3. PARTNERSHIP EVOLUTION
      4. DEVELOPMENT OF RELATIONSHIPS
      5. OUR PDS STORY
      6. LEAPING FORWARD TEN YEARS
      7. DRAWING CLOSURE
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Section 2: Leveraging Professional Development School Partnerships to Meet Needs of Specific Populations
    1. Chapter 7: Designing Authentic Field-Based Experiences with Immigrant Students through One University and Urban School Partnership
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. FINDINGS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 8: Hard to Believe It All Started on a Napkin!
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DESCRIPTION OF THE PARTNERSHIP
      4. LONG TERM PARTNERS AND NEXT GENERATION
      5. BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES OF THE SCHOOL-UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LONG-TERM COLLABORATIONS
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS ON STUDYING LONG-TERM COLLABORATIONS
      9. SUMMARY
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 9: Collaborating with Urban Professional Development Schools to Effectively Prepare Elementary Urban Teachers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHY THE URBAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS DEVELOPED
      4. HOW WERE THE PARTNERSHIPS FORMALIZED?
      5. CLINICALS (ACADEMIC ASPECT)
      6. RELATIONSHIP BUILDING (SOCIAL ASPECT)
      7. URBAN CLASS IN SCHOOL SETTING (EXPERIENTIAL ASPECT)
      8. PRE-SERVICE TEACHER LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCES AT URBAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
      9. CHALLENGES FACED
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 10: Sharing PDS Teacher Expertise with Pre-Service Teachers through Videos
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. SHARING PDS TEACHER EXPERTISE WITH PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS THROUGH VIDEOS
      3. VIGNETTES
      4. EXPERIENCED TEACHERS RESPONSE PANEL
      5. PARTICIPANTS’ PERSPECTIVES ON THEIR INVOLVEMENT WITH THE PROJECT
      6. THE PILOT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DVD WITH UNDERGRADUATE PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS
      7. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. APPENDIX 1: PARTICIPANT CONSENT FORMS
      11. APPENDIX 2
    5. Chapter 11: Early Childhood Programs as Professional Development Schools
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
      3. ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING EARLY CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOLS
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 12: Removing Barriers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EFFECTIVE AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMMING
      4. SCHOOL-COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
      5. THE INTENTIONAL TEACHING PROJECT
      6. METHODOLOGY
      7. RESULTS
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 3: Designing Professional Development School Partnerships on Specific Pedagogies
    1. Chapter 13: Co-Development of Professional Practice at a Professional Development School through Instructional Rounds and Lesson Study
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE STUDY
      5. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
      6. RESULTS
      7. LEVERAGING THE TRANSFORMATIVE PARTNERSHIP AT THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL THROUGH THE CO-DEVELOPMENT MODEL FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      8. IMPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOLS
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 14: The Professional Development School
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SERVICE-LEARNING AND THE CONNECTION WITH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOLS
      4. BACKGROUND
      5. LITERACY FOR DEMOCRACY: SERVICE-LEARNING MODELS FOR CHANGE IN PDS
      6. FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 15: The University Partnerships for Critical Reflection by Teacher Trainers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 16: Integrated Methods Block
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. APPENDIX A: IMB SCHOOL CONTRACT
      10. APPENDIX B: CANDIDATE EVALUATION QUESTIONNAIRE (COMPLETED BY CLASSROOM TEACHER)
      11. APPENDIX C: CANDIDATE EVALUATION QUESTIONNAIRE RESULTS
    5. Chapter 17: Leveraging a Professional Development School Project to Address Students' Learning in Elementary School Mathematics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONTEXT OF THE PARTNERSHIP
      4. FRAMEWORK FOR THE PROJECT
      5. ASPECTS OF THE PROJECT
      6. EXAMINING THE INFLUENCE OF THE PROJECT
      7. IMPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Section 4: Focusing Professional Development School Partnerships on Specific Content Areas
    1. Chapter 18: Transformative Professional Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. OUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TEAMS OVER THE YEARS
      3. THE SPECIFICS OF ONE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TEAM
      4. OUR TEAM WITHIN THE RESEARCH ON PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TEAMS
      5. SNAPSHOTS OF THREE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TEAM MEETINGS
      6. WHAT JANE LEARNED: THE IMPORTANCE OF STUDYING STUDENT WRITERS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 19: The Necessity of Shared Vision to Achieve Coherence
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. OVERVIEW
      3. DESCRIPTION OF THE PARTNERSHIP AND PARTICIPANTS
      4. THE IMPORTANCE OF INCLUDING DISTRICT LEADERS IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      5. CONFOUNDING FACTORS
      6. OUR FRAMEWORK FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      7. EXAMPLE OF AN ACTIVITY
      8. DIFFERENCES AND SIMILARITIES BETWEEN GROUPS
      9. CONCLUSION/IMPLICATIONS
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 20: Socrates and the Search for Meaning at His Academy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
      5. PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES
      6. WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?
      7. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      8. EPILOGUE
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 21: Viewing the Implementation of the CCSS through the Lens of One Transformative District-University Partnership
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A BRIEF HISTORY
      4. COGNITIVE DEMAND
      5. THE STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICAL PRACTICE: MP4: MODEL WITH MATHEMATICS AND MP5: USE APPROPRIATE TOOLS STRATEGICALLY
      6. LEADERSHIP
      7. TRANSITIONING TO THE COMMON CORE
      8. THE FUTURE
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 22: Nurturing Teacher Development and Promoting Student Academic Achievement through a Reciprocal Learning Experience
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      4. METHOD
      5. FINDINGS AND INTERPRETATIONS
      6. IMPLICATIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors