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 participating school district. 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: Jenn Kosiak 
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: Jenn Kosiak 
Program: EA-A 
Field Level: II 

Logan Middle School
UWL Liaison: Leslie Rogers 
Program: MC-EA
Field Level: II 

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

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

Hintgen 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