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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Blue Ribbon Day for Professional Development Schools Consortium

Thursday, November 15, was another blue-ribbon day for the Buffalo State Professional Development Schools Consortium (PDS). The Buffalo State PDS team was chosen to present its model of clinically rich partnerships at a kickoff convention of over 200 faculty members, school partners, and administrators from across the state, convened in Albany by SUNY chancellor Nancy Zimpher to engage participants in envisioning the future of teacher and school leader education in New York State.

At one of six afternoon breakout sessions, School of Education dean Wendy Paterson introduced PDS directors Leslie Day and Pixita del Prado Hill and PDS liaison faculty members David Henry and Theresa Harris-Tigg. Their session description read, “The Buffalo State PDS typifies the recommendation of the Blue Ribbon Panel that teacher education must shift from largely campus-based management of field experiences toward a clinically rich school-located and school-created model of teacher preparation.” The team presented an overview of the many facets of clinical practice and collaborative school-university partnerships exemplified in the PDS Consortium for the SUNY audience.

To learn more about Buffalo State's award-winning PDS Consortium, visit www.buffalostate.edu/pds.

Submitted by: Tamara H. Horstman-Riphahn