About the PDP
The Professional Development Partnership is a cross-disciplinary program designed to improve the success of pre-service teachers. The PDP utilizes roundtable discussions, presentations, and lectures in order to create a supportive and reflective, local learning community where student teachers and educators alike feel comfortable and confident in the classroom. Participants in the PDP explore strategies for examinations, different approaches for teaching at-risk students, and ways to apply new technology to the classroom. Through this system up-and-coming teachers are exposed to more ideas and theories than most would be able to get from regular classes alone.