Each year, teacher candidates are able to apply for a PDS undergraduate student representative position at Buffalo State. Serving as a PDS Student Representative (PDS Rep) is a rewarding, collaborative, and educational experience through which students build their resumes, develop their teacher candidate voice, and take advantage of opportunities for professional development and networking.
PDS Reps organize monthly meetings, prepare for special events such as the annual PDS conference, and assist with orientation. PDS Reps also conduct and present educational research of their choice at the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) conference in the spring - research that can then be presented at future conferences as students continue to build their resumes and professional portfolios. Representatives selected through the application and interview process serve a 1.5 year term.
Submit the following materials to Pixita del Prado Hill
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Upon returning from our International PDS teach and study abroad programs, teacher candidates often become the most effective “unintentional” ambassadors for IPDS. Peer-to-peer discussions about past program experiences have proven to be the most constructive method for attracting and engaging new participants. IPDS Student Ambassadors are able to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about international travel and recruit their peers by facilitating class presentations, hosting open house events, and using social media to share the experiences of former participants as well as opportunities and pathways for engaging future participants. Ambassadors also serve on the IPDS committee and attend monthly meetings to provide student input to program leaders and supporting faculty
The Future Teachers Club is a teacher candidate/student led club that allows members to direct what they want to do and what is important for them to experience within the educational community. The FTC brings all of the education departments together (Early Childhood, Elementary, Exceptional, Art, CTE, Music, and all Secondary programs) to create a community of education students that can come together in a fun and assistive way.
Join an informational meeting for:
September 5 | 3 PM | Bacon 202
September 12 | 3 PM | SAMC 173
September 19 | 3 PM | Bacon 202
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