Call for Presentation Proposals (NOW CLOSED)

We are calling for proposals for paper presentations, workshops and panel sessions that align with our theme or are related to teacher education, clinical practice, co-teaching, or other related PDS partnership work.  Proposals will be peer reviewed by an SCPDS committee.  Concurrent sessions will likely be 45-60 minutes depending on final conference schedule.

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For Registering Groups:

Email a list of names including each person's email address,

institution name, phone number and the number of days attending to:

Fifth Annual

Professional Development Schools Conference

"School-University Partnerships: A New Hope"

California Lutheran University

Friday and Saturday, February 5-6, 2016

This conference is especially suited for:

 K-12 cooperating teachers, Teaching credential program directors and faculty,  Deans and Assistant Deans,  District Administrators and Principals, University field supervisors

And Teacher Candidates

Hotel Accomodations:

Courtyard By Marriott Thousand Oaks

Rate $119.00

Contact: Tony Conte (805-262-4126)

Date for Block Rate Has Passed

Lundring Events Center - Gilbert Building (in between pool and football stadium)

Friday 2/5/16 (9am-4:30pm) will consist of visits to PDS school sites in partnership with Cal State Channel Islands and California Lutheran University ending with a debrief session and networking meeting at the Cal Lutheran Commons. Light breakfast in morning and snacks at afternoon networking session are included.  Lunch on your own.

Lundring Events Center - Gilbert Building (in between pool and football stadium)

Saturday 2/6/16 (9am-3:30pm) will be a full day conference with Presentations and Speakers with focus on partnerships between universities and K-12 schools, strategies for mentoring teacher candidates, co-teaching strategies, strategies for Common Core and how cooperating teachers and teacher candidates can better use their partnership to improve K-12 student learning outcomes. Light breakfast and luncheon included.

Saturday Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Hallie Yopp Slowik
Professor, Author and Co-Director of CSU's Center for

the Advancement of Reading


Call for Award Nominations (NOW CLOSED)

We are calling for nominations for two awards that will be given during our SCPDS Annual Conference

Beginning Teacher Award
This award is given to a beginning teacher in their first or second year who was prepared in a program using a residency or PDS model.  The narrative for nomination should include strong rationale for receiving the award.  Focus can be on any of the following: leadership skills, lesson creativity, use of research based effective teaching strategies, collaboration skills, technology integration skills and/or overall professionalism. 

School-University Partnership Award
This award may be given to any P-12 school and its university partner.  The narrative for nomination should include strong rationale regarding the richness and strength of the partnership.  Focus can be on the nominee’s innovation in any of the following:  preparing teacher candidates, sharing resources, reciprocal professional development, impact on P-12 students and action research. One or more of the Nine PDS essentials should be described.