Professional Learning Day
Fall 2009 Site Coordinator Forms
Due November 24, 2009
Upcoming PDS Events
Site Seminar Tips
Reminder! 10/16/09 Professional Learning Day Conference
(For Site Coordinators to share with teachers currently
hosting fall interns in their school.)
Follow-up assignment to earn
Due December 18, 2009...see
Fall 2009 Site Coordinator Forms Due November 24, 2009
Fax (910-962-7400) Thinking Framework for
Reflective Site Seminars forms for two reflective seminars
and PDS Site Seminar Survey forms
by Tuesday, November 24.
Forms available at Current
Participants, Site Coordinators on PDS web site.
Upcoming PDS Events
3:45pm 5:00pm @ Town Creek Elem
(Belville, VA Williamson, Leland MS)
12/3/09 Pender Middle School Extended Training,
3:45pm 5:00pm @ Topsail Middle
12/7/09 Onslow Extended Training
3:30pm-5:30pm @ Central Office
(Carolina Forest, Richlands, Southwest El, Parkwood El)
12/10/09 Camp Lejeune Extended Training,
3:45pm 5:30pm @ Central Office
(Brewster Middle, Johnson, TT II)
Site Seminar Tips
Looking for great ideas for Site Seminars to encourage
interns to make classrooms more student-centered utilizing higher
thinking skills? Here are a series of fantastic ideas from Inspiring
Teachers columnist Jeri Asaro for you to help interns and teachers add to
their tool box of classroom activities!
Use a Jigsaw strategy to have interns pair up and discuss
2-3 Great Active
Learning Strategies from the below site and then teach their
strategies to the rest of the interns. Reflect on how these strategies
Great Active Learning Strategies
Watson College of Education
601 South college Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5991
Connections& Just For You!
We are very excited about Coaching Connections,
our newly designed email newsletter for Site Coordinators! We feel that
this regular communication will strengthen our partnership and provide
you with important information that will make your role easier. We
welcome your feedback. If you have any suggestions or information that
needs to be shared, please let us know. We want this to be a way to
support you and say thank you for all you do!
Mintz, PDS Professional Support
Diana Mintz will be joining the PDS department in the role
of PDS Professional Support. She has many years of experience in the
field of education as teacher, curriculum supervisor, administrator, and
university supervisor for teacher interns. As a principal, she worked
closely with the Watson College and PDS to encourage her teachers to
embrace the coaching model and become highly trained in the coaching
process through graduate level courses. She is very familiar with the
process and how to work with site coordinators, partnership teachers and
interns through her years of supervising interns.
Diana will be working with site coordinators in a support role. She will
be your contact person, provider of information and sounding board. She
will provide site coordinators quick and easy ways to discuss seminar
ideas and suggestions for solving problems and also provide gentle
reminders of upcoming due dates and events.
We are hoping that this position will give you the outlet
you need to gain information that will make your job less stressful and
more successful. Diana can be reached via email, firstname.lastname@example.org. She and I will work closely
together as a support team for your role. WELCOME Diana!
Site& Your On-line Connection!
The PDS web site can be a great asset to your role as site
coordinator! Let us know if there is more that we might include. The link
to our PDS web site: http://www.uncw.edu/ed/pds/index.html.
Section Highlights: Click on links going down the left
side of main page to be directed to that section of information.
* Current Participants: Access materials
relating specifically to a PDS role (partnership teacher, site
coordinator, administrator, supervisor & WCE faculty, system key
contact). Select a role and enter User name: pds; Password: participants.
* News & Events: Listing of upcoming
PDS events including training dates, professional learning days, and
awards as well as various calendars (PDS events calendar, university and
school system combined calendar, school calendars, testing calendars).
* PDS Partners: Directions to partner sites (schools & central
offices) and listing of districts and schools, key contacts, principals
and site coordinators, and district superintendents.
* Resources & Links: Source of professional learning
event materials, PDS preparation materials & tools, and links to
back to top
Snapshots& Site Coordinators at Work!
Primary site coordinator, Katie McLam, pictured on left with
partnership teachers and principal, Mr. Lynn Spaulding, at the
September 21st PDS Extended Partnership Preparation.
site coordinator, Gloria Foss, and partnership teachers benefited from
Dr. Ertzberger's "Teaching with Digital Games" and
"Virtual Worlds" at the October 16th PDS conference.