As a school administrator, you probably have a different set
of questions about PDC than your teachers do. That's why this
page was designed just for administrators like you! Read on
to find out a little bit about who we are, why PDC was created,
and what we do.
If you still have questions when you are finished, please visit
our FAQs page or Contact
What is the PDC?
The SDSU Professional Development Collaborative was formed in
2000 to provide a variety of professional education programs
to mathematics and science teachers in San Diego County. We
offer teachers the opportunity to reexamine and develop a deeper
understanding of the mathematics and science concepts they teach
at their various levels, and to enhance their teaching of these
concepts. We are also conduct research on teacher change, student
learning, effects of curricula, and the interrelations among
these three elements, and sharing our findings with the research
community and with other professional developers.
Who is the PDC?
PDC staff include outstanding instructors, Teachers in Residence,
researchers, SDSU faculty, and professional development leaders.
All PDC Instructional Staff have K-12
classroom teaching experience.
Why should teachers attend your programs?
Teachers who complete PDC programs learn more about mathematics
and/or science teaching, deepen their content knowledge, enhance
their teaching effectiveness, and often provide leadership at
their school and/or district.
What's in it for them?
PDC programs help teachers become mathematics and/or science
leaders at their sites and districts.
What's in it for the school?
- Effective math teachers
- Professional development driven by state standards
- Focus on mathematics
- Teachers who are leaders in the area of mathematics
- Improved strategies for teaching and assessment of students
What programs can I send my teachers to?
Check out our programs on the Current Programs page.
Who to contact for custom workshops?
Contact Dr. Nadine Bezuk at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 619-594-3971.
What are the costs?
Fees are subject to change from year to year as evaluated by the University's College of Extended Studies.
Will teachers be off the job if they attend a PDC program?
No. Classes meet in the summer and late afternoon/evenings during
the school year.
What are the measurable results of this program?
Program participants have shown significant increases in their
mathematics content knowledge and knowledge of mathematics pedagogy.
Schools with large numbers of program participants have shown
higher gains in mathematics achievement than other schools.
For more detail go to our Program Results
What programs has PDC offered in the past?
In mathematics, weve offered programs for elementary and
middle school teachers. In science, weve offered programs
for physics teachers.