April 28, 2016
Dr. Robinson and Dr. Ochieng-Sande presented two sessions about their work at SSU.
Dr. Tryphina Robinson and Dr. Beverly Ochieng-Sande, Assistant Professors of the Department of Teacher Education (DTE) at Shawnee State University, attended the 2016 Professional Development Schools National Conference from Apr. 7-10 in Orlando, FL.
This year’s conference theme was “We’re All in This Together” and reflects the goals and commitment of PDS that emphasizes collaboration, shared responsibilities, shared rewards and shared concerns. This four-day conference has been recognized as the most important annual gathering for educators committed to school-university partnerships.
“I definitely learned several ideas for strengthening our partnership with local districts in a session where they talked about a university recruiting high school students by allowing them to receive three credit hours for an introduction to teaching course,” said Dr. Robinson.
At the conference, Dr. Robinson and Dr. Ochieng-Sande presented two sessions about their work at SSU with their students and their partner schools.
“It was such a great opportunity to be able to attend and present our work at the conference,” said Dr. Ochieng-Sande. “I can honestly say that SSU’s clinical model used in the Teacher Education program for teacher candidate field experience can be equated to the Professional Development School’s Model.”
The Department of Teacher Education at SSU is nationally accredited and offers teaching licensure programs in Early Childhood (Grades PK-3), Middle Childhood (Grades 4-9), Young Adolescent to Young Adults (Grades 7-12), and Intervention Specialist (PK-12) and Visual Arts Education (K-12).