PDS Executive Council

Spring 2023 | May 8, 2023 | Zoom

Agenda

  • Flexible Friday Draft
  • Innovators’ Compass

KU PDS Ceremony

  • PDS Ceremony

    • May 4, 2023 at the Burge Union 

Mapping PDS Flexible Friday?

  • Experiences student teachers should have
    • Extra support during placements
    • Professional development that’s relevant
    • Become leaders
    • Experts in the building
    • Time to process
    • Identify a problem/issue/concern with skills to approach it
    • Teamwork in cohort
    • Mental health/self care

Flexible Friday Objectives

  • A perk of being in the PDS program
  • Used to address school-level, community, and student teacher issues
  • Shadow instructional coach, SPED, principal, other staff
  • Professional growth
  • Cohort time
  • Engagement
  • Action research
  • Solution to problems identified

Flexible Friday Ideas

  • Tell me what you are thinking
    • Restorative practices/justice
    • Project-based learning
    • Start in the beginning of the semester with other clinical supervisors
    • Scheduled time to see morning meetings of different grade levels
    • Transition times
    • Debriefing afterwards with clinical supervisors they are observing and get feedback (why/justification)
    • Purposeful scheduling
  • Time
  • Students teachers get to shadow the person/situation of their choice

FF-Fall Workshops

  • ESSDACK (9/1) 
    • Trauma training
    • Resilience
    • Crisis management
    • Poverty Paradigm
  • KPIRC (KS Parent Information Resource Center) (9/29)
    • Family engagement
    • DEIB
  • Full day event simulations
    • Student teachers
    • KU faculty/staff
    • University supervisors
    • P-12 partners

August

8th
Topeka
15th
SMSD
16th
KCK
17th
Lawrence

September

1st
FF- KU ESSD
ACK TRAUMA
WORKSHOP

8th
FF-1/2 PDSs Shadow/Interviews AM

29th
FF- KU KPIRC FAMILY ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOP
15th
Ff- ½ PDSs
Shadow PM

October

6th
Last day
12th
ELPS 537 PDS
23
Spring visits begin
24th
Oct 23-Dec 1

Next Steps for Flexible Fridays

  • Volunteers for feedback on design 
    • March meeting
  • Areas of concern
    • Building
    • Student teachers
    • Students
    • March meeting
  • How often
    • Decide together
    • April meeting
  • Who
    • Decide together
    • Blue print for pilot
    • May meeting

Innovators' Compass

Postponed until Spring

  • Understand what it is
  • Application
    • Volunteers to share
    • Work through it
  • Framework
  • Professional Development on 8/1 (Student Teacher Orientation)

Next Meetings

  • March 31 (9am-10am)
  • April 14 (10am-11am)
  • May 8 (10am-11am)

For the future- Schedule for the fall semester in advance