Betty Holden Stike Education Laboratory
October 2010, Volume 5 


·         Professional Learning Day Conference

·         Site Coordinator Forms

·         PDS Partner Applications

·         Library Privileges

·         Teacher-in-Residence

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Mark Your Calendar! Professional Learning Day Conference Participants

A PDS Professional Learning Day for partnership teachers hosting Fall 2010 interns, site coordinators with interns in school, and university supervisors.

Date: Friday, October 22, 2010
Time: 8:00am - 3:30pm
Location: EB 162

With district approval, interns substitute for teachers at no cost!

Site Coordinator Forms

Information about site seminars and access to the site seminar survey form can be found on the PDS Web site under Current Participants - Site Coordinator section (User name: pds; Password: participants).

Fall 2010 Submission Due Date: E-mail completed site seminars survey form on or before Friday, December 3, 2010, to


PDS Partner Applications

Site coordinators; please remind all of your PDS partnership teachers to once again complete their online PDS Partnership Application in order to update their record in our database with their information current to the new academic year. If they do not remember their user name and password to login to the application, please e-mail 

Link to PDS Partnership Application


Library Privileges

PDS site coordinators and partnerships teachers hosting an intern for the current academic year are extended library privileges at the UNCW Randall Library for the entire year.  You will be issued a "Library Privilege Card" the first time you use the services at the library!

All public teachers may come to the WCE Library and sign up for an "Area Teacher Card."  This card gives teachers access to their resources.



Your experience is needed!  Register today as an eMentor!

Interested in National Board Certification?  Attend a FREE information session on Tuesday, October 5th at 5pm in the WCE, room 162.

Eligible to RENEW your National Board Certification?  Find out more information by clicking here.

For more details about any of these programs, contact Somer Lewis, Teacher-In-Residence, at 910-962-7669 or


Dr. Susan Catapano, PDS Director
UNC Wilmington
Watson College of Education
601 South college Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5991
Tel: 910-962-7244
Fax: 910-962-7400



A Message from Dr. Susan Catapano, PDS Director...

We are very excited about Coaching Connections, our newly designed e-mail newsletter for Site Coordinators!  We feel 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!

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Fall PDS Site Coordinator Meeting ~ 9/10/10

We had six partnership districts represented, with 46 participants in attendance on Friday, September 10th!  This meeting afforded the opportunity for us to discuss the Watson College of Education resources that are available to our partners (Betty Holden Stike Educational Laboratory, Curriculum Materials Center, Assistive Technology Demonstration and Lending Site, National Board Certification) and discuss school professional development needs. 

Participants completed the following survey to give us feedback on how we can support you.  If you did not make the meeting, click below to complete the survey:

Link: PDS Partner Survey

The agenda and handouts from the meeting can be found on the PDS Web site under Current Participants - Site Coordinator/ Administrators sections (User name: pds; Password: participants).

PDS Orientation Online Training Module - Now Available!

Training to become a PDS partner will now be done through our NEW online "PDS Orientation Training."  This training consists of five modules that can be completed at one sitting or done over a period of time convenient to the participant.  Modules include: Introduction, Adult Learning and Cognitive Coaching, Supporting Interns, and Wrapping it Up.  The final step in the training process is completing the PDS Partnership Application.  A certificate for 10 hours (1 CEU) of professional development will be issued upon completion.

Administrators may e-mail throughout the year the name and e-mail address of teachers/administrators at their school that want to enter our partnership.  A user name and password to access the training program will be created and e-mailed directly to the person.  The training program will be available throughout the year.

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PDS Web 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:

Section Highlights: Click on links going down the left side of the 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 educational resources.

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