A Pathway to PDS Partnership

Using the PDSEA Protocol

Emily Shoemaker, University of La Verne (retired)
Michael Cosenza, California Lutheran University
Thierry Kolpin, Brandman University
Jacquelyn May Allen, University of La Verne

A volume in the series: Research in Professional Development Schools and School-University Partnerships. Editor(s): JoAnne Ferrara, Manhattanville College. Ronald Beebe, University of Houston -Downtown. Drew Polly, UNC Charlotte. Jennifer K. McCorvey, University of South Florida.

Published 2020

Professional Development Schools offer P-12 schools and universities the opportunity to create rich learning environments for students, teacher candidates, teachers, university professors and administrators. The creation of Professional Development Schools requires careful thought and planning by leaders from both institutions who understand the importance of a systemic approach to gathering information that will allow them to build strong, sustainable partnerships.

This book is a practical, hands-on guide to exploring and assessing school and university readiness and compatibility to pursue a PDS partnership. The Professional Development School Exploration and Assessment (PDSEA) Protocol provides surveys and focus group interview questions that facilitate the identification of P-12 school and teacher preparation program qualities, characteristics and perceptions to determine institutional compatibility. Collaborative discussion and PDS planning templates provide guidelines for planning new PDSs. Assessment instruments used with the PDSEA Protocol are available online.

The authors offer unique insights into Professional Development Schools based on their experiences as educators in elementary, middle school, high school and as university professors who have been active in Professional Development Schools for 13 years. In this book, they share their insights and practical ideas about what it takes to develop viable and sustainable Professional Development Schools. Developed over a period of 8 years in a study that involved three universities and 13 partner schools, the PDSEA Protocol will assist teacher preparation programs, P-12 school districts and individual school sites as they explore, assess and plan school-university partnerships.

Series Foreword: A Pathway to Partnership: Using the PDSEA Protocol. Acknowledgments. Introduction. LEARNING ABOUT PDS CHAPTER 1: The Imperative for Partnerships in PDS. CHAPTER 2: Overview of the PDSEA Protocol. CHAPTER 3: Stage I - Learning About PDS. ASSESSING COMPATIBILITY FOR PARTNERSHIPS CHAPTER 4: Stage II - Selecting a PDS Partner. CHAPTER 5: Stage III - Assessing Qualities, Characteristics, and Perceptions. CHAPTER 6: Stage III - Step 1: PDS Partnership Awareness Survey. CHAPTER 7: Stage III - Step 2: Focus Group Interview. CHAPTER 8: Stage III - Step 3: Institutional Profile Surveys. CHAPTER 9: Stage III - Step 4: Collaborative Discussion. CHAPTER 10: Stage III - Step 5: PDSEA Summary Report. CHAPTER 11: Stage IV - Planning the New PDS. CHAPTER 12: Using PDSEA in Established Partnerships. COMPLEMENTARY COLLABORATIONS CHAPTER 13: Multidisciplinary Approach in Developing PDSs. Appendices A-E. References. Glossary. About the Authors. About the Contributing Author.

"This book is a must-read for anyone involved in developing and/or furthering their PDSwork. The author’s practical and meaningful tools help PDS stakeholders navigate thecomplexities of PDS work and ensure that readers will benefit from the insight on how tobest engage, maintain, and/or advance PDSs. Those involved in PDS work understandthe need for clear direction and will find it in the structure the PDSEA Protocol provides. It is what the field has needed to update our thinking about PDS structure and process." Jennifer K. McCorvey and Jennifer I. Perez University of South Florida in NAPDS (Read full review)