Southern Delaware Professional Development Center Staff
specialists support partner school districts by providing on-site teacher
professional development, coaching and mentorship. The specialists strive to provide teachers
with research based teaching strategies that translate to effective practice in
the classroom. In turn, this teacher
practice impacts student learning.
Professional Development Center's goal is to assist teachers and administrators
in improving student learning.
Therefore, students will graduate from high school prepared for college
and/or careers in Delaware and other states." - Tracy Hudson, Program Coordinator
Established by the University of Delaware, the Southern Delaware
Professional Development Center is dedicated to providing school
districts and current/future educators with research-based exemplary
practices that have the highest impact on student achievement. In
addition, we provide support in curriculum development and alignment to
Common Core State Standards, pedagogical support, and responsive
professional development based on individualized district needs.
Connecting educators with University of Delaware resources.
Assisting current teachers on best practices in curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
Providing support to future educators through the student teaching process.
Coordinating and sustaining long term professional development and reform.
Kathryn Scantlebury is aprofessor
the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of
Delaware and Director of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Center for
Teacher Education and Southern Delaware Professional Development Center.
high school chemistry, science and mathematics in Australia before
her doctorate at Purdue University. Her research interests focus on
gender issues in various aspects of science education such as teachers’
professional development, preservice teacher education, English Language
Learners, and academic
career paths. Scantlebury was the Research Director for the National Science Teachers Association (2011-2014)
and is a Fellow of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science.
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