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Professional Development School Network (PDSN)

The PDSN is a dynamic partnership between and among The College of New Jersey and 17 school districts located within a 30-mile radius of The College. TCNJ is an institution of higher education that is strongly grounded in the preparation of educators.  We have developed long-lasting relationships with school districts and agencies in the professional community.  Based on these existing relationships and always striving to achieve best practices in teaching and learning, TCNJ invited school districts to establish a professional development school network which is based on the work of the Holmes Partnership and the literature of the reform movement in public education.  This early stage of what would become the current PDSN began in 1994.  The College has been an invited member of the Holmes Partnership.

Announcement! 2019-2020 Teachers as Scholars (TAS) Schedule

The TAS Program was created 12 years ago through the collaborative effort of TCNJ’s Professional Development School Network, The College of New Jersey, and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation for the purpose of providing a selection of content-related seminars geared toward the particular interests of K–12 educators.

The goals of the PDSN seminars are:
1. To foster and promote teachers as academic and intellectual leaders by giving them time to reflect and
discuss new ideas and recent scholarship with colleagues;
2. To give (over time) equal opportunity to all teachers in a district to examine and learn cutting-edge scholarship
as part of their work day; and
3. To encourage professional relationships between arts and science faculty and classroom teachers, while
improving articulation between K–12 schools and higher education.

2019-2020 Teachers as Scholars Brochure

2019-2020 Teachers as Scholar Application

2019-2020 TAS Poster

Current Members of the Professional Development School Network: