Notre Dame of Maryland University – School of Education – 2018-2019 Professional Development School (PDS) Accomplishments
NDMU formally partners with 19 public PDS schools across 4 different school systems to develop teacher interns, provide professional development to school-based faculty and support school improvement goals.
As you can see our students accomplished a lot at these schools:
Arnold Elementary School – Anne Arundel County Public Schools
6 CAUS and 1 ACT intern. All interns learned about effective planning, behavior management, and assessment techniques from their mentors. In addition, NDMU helped develop a professional library for interns and mentors.
Belvedere Elementary School –Anne Arundel Elementary School
5 CAUS, 1 ACT and 2 GEI. Intern teaching assignments included Grade 4, Special Education, Grade 3, Music, and Pre-K classes. The NDMU funds were used to obtain substitutes in order to release mentors to do in-depth planning with their interns on the Maryland Common Core Standards, the AACPS curriculum, and the F&P Assessments.
Western High School, Baltimore City Public Schools
1 GEI, 1 ACT and 1 MAT intern. Their content areas included Special Education, Social Studies, and Science. NDMU and Western also partnered to offer a professional book study to teachers at Western. The partnership also offered a school-wide professional development session to Western faculty, led by Associate Professor, Ryan Schaff.
Woodlawn High School, Baltimore County Public Schools
1 GEI and 1 ACT intern. Their content areas included ESOL and Social Studies. Needs assessment results from Woodlawn faculty indicated a strong desire to gain more information about the use of technology in teaching and learning. As a result, the partnership offered a school-wide professional development session to Woodlawn faculty, led by Associate Professor, Ryan Schaff.
Lansdowne Elementary School – Baltimore County Public Schools
3 GEI and 1 undergraduate intern. Interns participated in Chat and Chew sessions that targeted topics including behavior management strategies and interpretation of school data to support research projects.
Johnnycake Elementary School – Baltimore County Public Schools
3 undergraduate interns. All interns completed EdTPA and worked closely with mentor teachers and NDMU supervisors to successfully complete the process. Interns developed skills and strategies during their stay at JES to support the establishment of reading skills for students.
Hillcrest Elementary School – Baltimore County Public Schools
3 undergraduate and 3 GEI interns. Three of the interns participated in EdTPA process. All interns participated in monthly grade level meetings that provided them with a valuable professional growth opportunity.
Lothian Elementary School – Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Lothian had a large group of interns this year, meaning a number of our mentors worked with students for the first time. One of the interns won the “Educator of Promise” award at Notre Dame. She also accepted a contract with Anne Arundel County Schools for next year.
John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School – Baltimore City Public Schools
John Ruhrah had a remarkable group of student interns this year. Mentors praised their strength and preparedness to teach. One of the interns was hired by Baltimore City Public School, and was placed at John Ruhrah Elementary!
Aberdeen Middle School – Harford County Public Schools
AMS hosted two interns this school year, one in the second fall placement and one in the second spring placement. The biggest achievement was certainly the immediate hiring of both teacher interns!
Aberdeen High School – Harford County Public Schools
Aberdeen High School hosted one intern.
Broadneck High School – Anne Arundel Public Schools
Broadneck High School had two very strong interns this year, one of whom was hired as a long term sub in Baltimore County. The interns were able to attend many valuable professional development sessions hosted by both the school and the county.
Severn River Middle School – Anne Arundel Public Schools
Severn River Middle school hosted five interns. These interns were able to participate in a variety of professional developments focused on AVID strategies, restorative practices and community circles.
Oakleigh Elementary School, Baltimore County Public Schools
Oakleigh hosted nine interns. In addition to interning, several of these interns volunteered for a before school tutoring program to help increase student achievement in reading and mathematics.
Medfield Heights Elementary School, Baltimore City Public Schools
At Medfield Heights Elementary, six teacher candidates successfully completed their internship experience.
Kenwood High School, Baltimore County Public Schools
Throughout fall and spring semesters, interns attended early morning Chew & Chat sessions hosted by Kenwood teachers. Conversations focused on building relationships with students, classroom management, differentiating instruction, understanding IEPs and restorative practices. online book study of Teaching with Poverty in Mind.
Stemmers Run Middle School
Interns in math, social studies, special education, English and music enjoyed their placements at Stemmers Run Middle School. Each intern received strong support and encouragement from their mentors and the site coordinator.
Forest Hill Elementary School, Harford County Public Schools
1 undergraduate, 1 MAT and 1 ACT intern. The interns engaged in school-wide professional development, and participated on team level and school improvement level meetings with their mentor teachers.
Church Creek Elementary School, Harford County Public Schools
1 undergraduate, 1 MAT and 1 ACT intern in Elementary and Special Education. Interns participated in faculty meetings, professional development activities, team planning sessions, IEP meetings, a Family Reading Night, and school improvement committee meetings.