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2013 Professional





february 14-17

new orleans, la

back to the basics:

examining the

unique contributions



DeveloPment schools

“Our program would not be off the ground if it were not for this conference.”

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Development Schools

“The plethora of conference topics was both inspiring and

“This is truly an excellent conference. Our PDS has gotten so many insightful.” wonderful ideas from it.”

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. . . great mix


of sessions.”

invite “I love the conference. It is wonderful to feel the energy

you to participate in the 2013 PDS National Conference in and the potential for advocacy at the national level.”

New Orleans, Louisiana. This annual gathering of educators

has served for fourteen years as a source of invaluable “It was so inspiring to be with colleagues sharing what

networking for P-12 and college/university faculty and we’ve learned and discussing how to grow in our practice.”

administrators interested in sharing with each other their

efforts in building and sustaining PDS relationships across “This is my absolute favorite conference of the year and I

the school-university continuum. The Planning Team for can’t wait for the next opportunity to come together and

the 2013 event is building on that legacy by designing a discuss this very important work.”

four-day schedule that will include multiple opportunities

for formal and informal conversations, presentations “I was really pleased to hear about the many new things

from nationally recognized keynote speakers, hands-on other networks are doing. I had two of my administrative

workshops addressing such topics as how to get started

team to attend and they brought back ideas that we are

with a PDS and how to most effectively disseminate your

PDS work to the broader public, and sessions specifically

talking about.”

designed to encourage teacher candidates to take leadership

“This is truly an excellent conference. Our PDS has gotten

roles in the national PDS initiative. Specific details about

conference events will be shared as they are finalized by

so many wonderful ideas from it.”

the Conference Planning Team.

“I always take home ideas that I want to implement at my

The conference has grown throughout the years and

now typically attracts 1000 educators from nearly every

PDS site.”

state in the United States as well as a handful of foreign

“This is my favorite conference . . . great mix of

nations. In previous years, the conference has focused on

strands which have encouraged presenters to share their


experiences with a wide variety of very specific PDSrelated

topics. These topics have included, for example,

implementing the recommendations of the NCATE Blue

Ribbon Panel Report, identifying funding and other

resources, creating and managing a PDS, succeeding in

a challenging political climate, and encouraging arts and

sciences faculty to work in PDSs. For the 2013 conference,

the Planning Team has decided to go Back to the Basics of

PDS work by asking concurrent session presenters to address

one of the four broadly-recognized purposes of Professional

Development School work: preparing the next generation

of educators, providing professional development to

sustain current educators, engaging in collaborative inquiry

designed to further the profession, and making a positive

difference in the learning of P-12 students and in the lives

of all stakeholders in the educational community.


The Sheraton New Orleans welcomes the PDS National Conference!

Located on Canal Street just steps away from famous Bourbon Street and so much

else! For those of you arriving early to immerse yourself in all that Mardi Gras has to

offer, you can walk right outside the hotel to see the exciting parades and festivities.

You’ll find your new favorite Big Easy restaurant at our own Roux Bistro, where

it’s strictly New Orleans cuisine for lunch and breakfast. Using only the freshest local

ingredients, our talented chefs create a culinary experience second to none in a city

famous for dining.

Let loose with the locals at the Pelican Bar, reminiscent of a French Quarter courtyard,

with its magnificent tiered fountain, lavish landscaping, and hand-detailed wrought iron.

Relax in its casual atmosphere with your favorite libation or sample a splendid selection

from our light fare menu. Unwind and embrace the ambience of New Orleans in the

Pelican Bar.

To make your reservation, call (504) 525-2500. To receive the special group rate of

$152.00 ask for the “PDS Conference Rate.” Be sure to call and secure your room before

January 25, 2013; after this date the rooms and rate will be based on availability.

c o n f e r e n c e

f e e s

is very important work.”

tend and they brought back ideas that we are talking about.”

all registration fees

incluDe 2013-2014 membershiP

in the national association

for Professional

DeveloPment schools


$425.00 each

Full Time Student - $150.00

(Presenter or Participant)

The student rate is reserved for full-time college/university students

enrolled in at least 9 credit (semester) hours – most typically, teacher

candidates. It is NOT intended for use by employed educators

enrolled in graduate programs.

Late Registration

$475.00 each

(After February 1, 2013)

conference scheDule-at-a-glance

This is an outline of the actual conference schedule, and

it may be adjusted as necessary.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

7:00 am - 7:00 pm Registration

9:00 am - Noon Pre-Conference Workshops

& Facilitated Discussions

1:00 - 4:45 pm Concurrent Sessions

5:00 - 6:00 pm General Session

6:00 - 7:30 pm Meet & Greet Reception

Friday, February 15, 2013

7:00 am - 4:15 pm Registration

7:00 - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 9:00 am General Session

9:15 am - Noon Concurrent Sessions

Noon - 1:00 pm Luncheon

1:30 - 4:15 pm Concurrent Sessions

5:30 - 7:00 pm Gala Reception

Saturday, February 16, 2013

7:00 am - 4:15 pm Registration

7:00 - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 9:00 am General Session

9:15 am - Noon Concurrent

Noon - 1:00 pm Luncheon

1:30 - 4:15 pm Concurrent Sessions

Sunday, February 17, 2013

7:00 - 11:00 am Registration

7:00 - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 9:45 am Concurrent Sessions

10:00 -11:00 am NAPDS Business Meeting

11:00 am Conference Adjourns

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What will you do in

New Orleans?

A note on your trip to New Orleans...

The conference has intentionally been scheduled

so that is begins just after Mardi Gras 2013. If you

plan to come early (or stay late) to enjoy all the

“Big Easy” has to offer, please make your hotel

reservation as soon as possible. We have arranged

for the group rate to be in effect for your extended

stay; however, this rate is based on room availabilty.

Don’t wait - make your reservations now!

Most airlines provide service directly to Louis Armstrong New

Orleans International Airport. Various shuttle services are available

for ground transportation. For more information on exciting

things to do, please contact the New Orleans Convention and

Visitors Bureau at 1-800-672-6124 or

Remember to book your flight early as the conference falls near

Mardis Gras, the busiest season in New Orleans.

The University of South Carolina provides equal opportunity and affirmative

action in education and employment for all qualified persons

regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability,

sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Pre-Registration deadline: February 1, 2013!

If you are registering as a participant (not submitting a proposal) please complete the Participant Registration Form

(below) and mail with payment to: 2013 Professional Development Schools National Conference, USC College of Education,

Wardlaw 252, Columbia, S.C., 29208. Payment may be made by check or credit card only. For your convenience,

you may pay by Discover, VISA, MasterCard or American Express. Credit card registrations can be completed by fax transmission.

Cardholder signature is required on the registration form in order to process

the credit card payment. The conference fax number is (803) 777-4807. Be sure to

send a completed registration form if you register by fax. Our Federal Tax ID number

is 57-6001153. Please make checks payable to the University of South Carolina.

No refunds can be made on paid conference registrations. Please contact the Conference

Office at (803) 777-1515 to alert us of substitutions. In the unlikely event that

we cancel the conference or a workshop, we will notify you if we have received your

registration in advance. The University of South Carolina is not responsible for any

change/cancellation charges assessed by airlines, travel agents, hotels or other similar

vendors. By registering for the conference, you give permission for your likeness to

be used in future promotional materials.

2013 Professional DeveloPment schools national conference

ParticiPant registration form

Submit this form ONLY if you are NOT submitting a proposal.

Please print or type information as you would like it to appear on conference materials. Contact information must be that of the individual

participant to insure proper delivery of NAPDS benefits.

Dr. mr. ms. name____________________________________________ first name (for name baDge)____________________________

my Primary emPloyer: P-12 College/University Student Other

title__________________________________________________ DePt./District___________________________________________________


institution aDDress_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

city___________________________________ _______________________________ state___________________ ZiP___________________

Daytime Phone ( )__________________________________________ email aDDress________________________________________________

Pre-Registered Participant $425.00

Full Time Student $150.00 [Requires verified current enrollment in at least 9 (credit) semester hours, must accompany registration.]

Late Registration $475.00 (After February 1, 2013)

Pre-Conference Excursion $25.00

Registration fee includes conference sessions (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday), continental breakfasts, receptions, Friday

and Saturday lunches, conference materials, and 2013/2014 NAPDS membership.


Check Enclosed (Make checks payable to USC.) Amount Enclosed:________________

VISA MasterCard DiscoverCard American Express

Acct. #:_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Name on Credit Card: ______________________________________________________________ Expiration Date:______________________

Cardholder’s Signature (Required):___________________________________________________ Date:_______________________________

Credit card registrations may be completed by fax transmission. Please transmit completed registration form with method of

payment to (803) 777-4807. Our Federal Tax I.D. number is 57-6001153.

I have read and agree with the policies stated in this brochure.


Pre-Registration deadline: February 1, 2013!

I am disabled and may require assistance from conference staff.

Complete registration form and mail to:

2013 PDS National Conference

University of South Carolina • College of Education

Wardlaw 113B • Columbia, SC 29208

Phone (803) 777-1515 • Fax (803) 777-4807

ENRL _________ LOG#_____________ MTH_____________ APPVL________________ RECP#______________ RFDATE_____________

keynote sPeakers

Thursday: Matt Seimears is Associate Chair of the Department of Elementary, Early Childhood, and Special Education at

The Teachers College of Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas, where he has taught since 2004. Dr. Seimears earned

undergraduate degrees at Pittsburg State University and Newman University, a master’s degree in education at Wichita

State University, and his Ph.D at Kansas State University, with a concentration on English Language Learners and Science

Education. He has presented at numerous PDS National Conferences in the last six years and most recently has begun

examining new forms of technology which he believes will greatly enhance Professional Development School experiences

for all stakeholders and help us more effectively connect teacher candidates, mentors, and building administrators. We

are pleased to have Dr. Seimears share his ideas on the subject of “Where are Professional Development Schools Headed

in the Digital Age?” with this year’s conference attendees.

Friday: Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. The latest of his twelve

books are Feel-Bad Education . . . and Other Contrarian Essays on Children and Schooling (2011), The Homework Myth:

Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing (2006), and Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments

to Love and Reason (2005). Of his earlier titles, the best known are Punished By Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars,

Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise, and Other Bribes (1993); No Contest: The Case Against Competition (1986); and The Schools

Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and “Tougher Standards” (1999).

Kohn has been described in Time magazine as “perhaps the country’s most outspoken critic of education’s fixation on

grades [and] test scores.” His criticisms of competition and rewards have helped to shape the thinking of educators - as

well as parents and managers - across the country and abroad. Kohn has been featured on hundreds of TV and radio

programs, including the “Today” show and “Oprah”; he has been profiled in the Washington Post and the Los Angeles

Times, and his work has been described and debated in many other leading publications.

Kohn lectures widely at universities and to school faculties, parent groups, and corporations. In addition to speaking

at staff development seminars and keynoting national education conferences on a regular basis, he conducts workshops

for teachers and administrators on various topics, including “The (Progressive) Schools Our Children Deserve,” the subject

of his presentation at the 2013 PDS National Conference.

Saturday: Cynthia Lowen, who received her BA at Colorado College and her MFA in creative writing at Sarah Lawrence

College, is the co-filmmaker of Bully, a feature documentary following a “year in the life” of America’s bullying crisis,

which she developed, produced, and wrote in partnership with Emmy and Sundance Award-winning director Lee Hirsch.

Filmed over the course of the 2009-2010 school year, Bully opens a window onto the pained and often endangered lives

of bullied kids, revealing a problem that transcends geographic, racial, ethnic, and economic borders. It documents the

responses of teachers and administrators to aggressive behaviors that defy “kids will be kids” clichés, and it captures a

growing movement among parents, youth, and educators to change how bullying is handled in schools, in communities,

and in society as a whole.

Drawing from Bully’s success, Lowen and her team of filmmakers created The Bully Project Social Action Campaign,

a collaborative effort in partnership with multiple organizations, foundations, brands, and corporate sponsors that aims

to equip parents, kids, educators, and advocates with the tools to transform their communities. Lowen has lectured

extensively on bullying and school climate, as well as the social impact of documentary films and the future of trans-media

projects, speaking at The Open Society Foundations, the International Conference on Human Values, the Producers Guild

of America, New York Women in Film and Television, Colorado College, the University of Northern Iowa, the Tribeca

Film Festival’s Tribeca Talks series, and Silverdocs, in addition to numerous Q&A’s for groups such as the National Center

for Learning Disabilities, the United Federation of Teachers, student groups, and many others. We are pleased to have her

at the 2013 PDS National Conference to share her thoughts on “Understanding Bullying: How, Where, Why & What We

Can Do About It.”

Wednesday Excursion

New Orleans Cemetery History Tour

February 13, 2013

Noon to 4:00 p.m.

$25.00 each

The New Orleans Cemetery History Tour is an extremely popular daytime adventure into the legendary

St. Louis Cemetery #1, New Orleans’ oldest City of the Dead. We’ll explore the cemetery and visit the

tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. Step back in time with this historically accurate and educational

tour. This is a daytime walking tour that combines some of the most fascinating elements in New Orleans

- the history of the French Quarter, our oldest and most historic cemetery and the history of New Orleans’

Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau! Plan to arrive at the conference early to be a part of this fun event.

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