Professional Development

Professional Development University-School Partnership

Partners in the Watson College's Professional Development System work collaboratively to define appropriate and effective preparation needs. Extensive dialogue with colleagues across partnership districts and charter schools affords opportunities to make important connections to learning and teaching. Because we believe that a strong learning community is built upon a model of life-long professional growth, we have made professional development for all partners an integral component of our PDS.

PDS offers many professional development opportunities throughout the year for it's partners and the community. Please check the PDS website for a full schedule of upcoming events and training.

WCE Public Speaker Series

Each semester the Watson College of Education brings nationally known scholars to campus to share knowledge and ideas. The events are free and open to the community. For information visit

Sharing Success: Effective Practices in Dropout Prevention

Materials produced for the March 2, 2011 Dropout Prevention conference at UNCW