AERA Annual Meeting 2015:  PDS Sessions

Saturday, April 18th:
46.067 – Team/Design Professional Development School: Critical Common Commitments for Teacher Development
Sat, April 18, 8:15 to 9:45am, Sheraton, Second Level, Huron
Session Type: Symposium
Teacher preparation is called to integrate more in-depth clinical experience in schools (CAEP, 2013; Darling-Hammond, 2008). Does “more” mean more time or a qualitative difference in what candidates do? Does “in-depth” imply working with more students? in more subject matter domains? across disciplines? with multiple teachers and teacher leaders? Does “clinical” demand working with individual students? small groups? whole classes? In this symposium, educators from two university-based programs with long histories in the field share their answers to these questions from both a practice and a research perspective. They articulate (and investigate) three common commitments: 1) to teaming; 2) to building a design-based culture of practice; and 3) to implementing design synergies solving multiple problems at once.52.084-4 – Looking Inward: Reflection, Self-Study, and Self-Efficacy in Professional Development School Contexts
Sat, April 18, 2:45 to 4:15pm, Hyatt, East Tower – Purple Level, Riverside West
Session Type: Roundtable Session
56.039 – Professional Development School Research SIG Business Meeting: The Role of Supervision of Instruction in Professional Development Schools, from Preservice to Retirement
Sat, April 18, 6:30 to 8:30pm, Sheraton, Second Level, Superior A
Session Type: Business Meeting
This business meeting represents a collaboration between the Supervision and Instructional Leadership SIG and the Professional Development Schools Research SIG to examine the concept of supervision and instructional leadership in robust school-university partnerships. Presenters will speak to supervision in regard to preservice teachers, inservice teachers, principals, and policymakers.
Sunday, April 19th
61.077 – Examining and Evaluating the Work of Professional Development Schools
Sun, April 19, 10:35am to 12:05pm, Sheraton, Second Level, Superior B