​​​Call for Presentation Proposals (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 45-55 minutes depending on final conference schedule.​

                                           CLICK HERE FOR PROPOSAL FORM

Theme:  Educator Development Through School University Partnerships 

This theme includes the professional development all educators including but not limited to: P-12 teachers, P-12 special educators,  P-12 administrators, P-12 counselors, teacher candidates, university faculty and university administrators.

 Theme Strands:

 Teaching Strategies


 P-12 partnership models


Send proposals for peer review to:

Dr. Michael Cosenza:

Wendy W. Murawski, PhD, is the Michael D. Eisner Endowed Chair and Executive Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning at California State University, Northridge (CSUN).She has authored numerous books, chapters, articles, and handbooks in the areas of co-teaching, collaboration, inclusion, differentiation, and teaching. Wendy owns her own educational consulting company (2 TEACH LLC), loves to travel and speak nationally and internationally, and is a frequently requested keynote speaker.


This conference is especially suited for:
 P-12  teachers, teaching credential program directors and faculty,  Deans and Assistant Deans,  District Administrators and Principals, University field supervisors and Teacher Candidates

The Program
Friday 2/9/18 (8:30am-2:30pm) will consist of visits to MATES Charter School and Los Cerritos Middle School.  MATES is a PDS providing fieldwork experiences for undergraduate students majoring in Liberal Studies or Interdisciplinary Educational Studies.  This partner for early experiences hosts up to 40 university students per year.  Los Cerritos is a PDS for Single Subject Credential Candidates who prepare to become teachers in a full year residency program.  In this program several courses are taught onsite by university professors and multiple collaborations take place to provide both candidates and veteran teachers with professional development experiences.  The morning will begin with a light breakfast and end with a debrief session to discuss best practices and answer questions (lunch provided)


Saturday 2/10/18  (8:30am-3:30pm) will be a full day conference with Presentations and Speakers with focus on, partnerships between universities and P-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 P-12 student learning outcomes. Light breakfast and awards luncheon included

Conference Attendees will receive a complementary copy of Dr. Murawski's book courtesy of our sponsor

​​Keynote Speaker

Dr. Wendy Murawski

Last Day To Register Online is Monday Feb. 5

Registration at the Door will be $15 additional


​Seventh Annual
Professional Development Schools Conference
Educator Development Through School University Partnerships
Ullman Conference Center at
California Lutheran University

60 W. Olsen Rd

Thousand Oaks CA  91360​

Friday and Saturday, February 9-10, 2018

Call for Awards Nominations  (CLOSED)

SCPDS Exemplary Teacher Award
This award is designed to honor an exemplary teacher.   The narrative for nomination should include strong rationale for receiving the award. Focus can be on any of the following: leadership skills, product-development, lesson creativity, use of research based effective teaching strategies, collaboration skills, technology integration skills and/or overall professionalism. The teacher must be connected to a Professional Development School or school/university partnership in some way (i.e. as a student teacher, resident teacher, intern, beginning teacher, cooperative teacher, or  veteran teacher).  Explain why this person is exemplary. If they assist the school where employed in one or more of the Nine PDS Essentials, please describe.

 SCPDS Exemplary School-University Partnership Award
This award is given to a P-12 school and university partner currently involved in a Professional Development School partnership. 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, mentoring, and/or school reform. One or more of the Nine PDS essentials should be described.

Submission Process
 To submit an application for any of these awards, complete the application by clicking the link below.  A letter of recommendation for the teacher award and an narrative for the partnership award must be included.  Please submit the nomination by email to Dr. Belinda Karge at 
and Dr. Michael Cosenza at  

You will receive confirmation of application within 48 hours of submission.  Awards must be submitted by December 15, 2017 to be considered.  The announcement of awards is formally made at the Southern California Professional Development Schools conference February 10, 2018 at California Lutheran University.  Award winners will be notified by January 10, 2018.  Award winners receive two free registrations to the conference; winners must fund their own transportation and lodging. 
Any questions may be sent to Dr. Belinda Karge