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  • Professional Development Schools

    Professional Development Schools (PDS) are schools that have joined with a university to accomplish educational goals that are mutually beneficial to each. A PDS is a collaboratively planned and implemented partnership for the academic and clinical preparation of teacher candidates and the continuous professional development of teachers. The design of a PDS partnership is based on outcomes for the PreK-12 students in the school with collaborative staff development and pre-service teacher preparation centered on those outcomes.  At a PDS, University courses are held within the school context.  These schools are clinical sites where cohorts of teacher candidates participate in structured learning experiences as part of their professional education programs.

    There is a formal agreement between the University of Wisconsin La Crosse and the School District of La Crosse and the School District of Onalaska.  These agreements include the following purposes:

    • Exemplary instruction and other educational experiences for PK-12 students
    • Preparation of teachers and other school based educators
    • Professional development of teachers and other school based educators
    • Applied inquiry designed to improve practice


    Professional Development Schools

    Holmen

    Prairie View Elementary
    UWL Liaison: Ann Epstein
    Program: EC-MC
    Field Level: I

    Viking Elementary
    UWL Liaison: Ann Epstein
    Program: EC-MC
    Field Level: I

    La Crosse

    Central High School
    UWL Liaison: Megan Litster
    Program: EA-A
    Field Level: II

    Emerson Elementary
    UWL Liaison: Jenni McCool
    Program: EC-MC, MC-EA
    Field Level: II

    Logan High School
    UWL Liaison: Megan Litster
    Program: EA-A
    Field Level: II

    Longfellow Middle School / La Crosse Design Institute (LDI)
    UWL Liaison: Ann Yehle
    Program: MC-EA
    Field Level: II

    North Woods International Elementary
    UWL Liaison: Joyce Shanks
    Program: MC-EA, EC-A 


    Southern Bluffs Elementary
    UWL Liaison: Heidi Masters 
    Program: EC-MC, MC-EA
    Field Level: II

    Onalaska

    Onalaska Middle School
    UWL Liaison: Jim Carlson
    Program: EA-A
    Field Experience: I

    West Salem

    West Salem Middle School
    UWL Liaison: Jim Carlson
    Program: EA-A
    Field Level: I