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Institute for Learning Partnership

Professional Development Certificate

The PDC program has been a learning and growing process for me. I can honestly say that each of my Learning Experiences stretched me in one way or another, which helped me become a better teacher. I have never embarked on such an intense learning experience, one that is self-driven with discovery, failure, and success. — Tammy Vann, Elementary ESL Program Support Teacher/English Language Learner Curriculum Coordinator

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Answers to your PDC questions

What is PDC and who is the PDC for?

The Accomplished Educator Professional Development Certificate (PDC) program is a component of the Institute for Learning Partnership at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The program is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for teacher and pupil services re-licensure. It is designed to meet a demand from teachers, pupil services personnel, and districts to provide a responsive and practical structure for continuing professional growth and improved student learning. The program utilizes a constructivist learning theory of professional development in which candidates work in collegial groups to develop and master their own individual learning plans, action research projects, and portfolio submissions. It is also guided by the National Teaching Standards. The PDC program, which started during the summer of 1999, is suitable for experienced educators at any stage of their career- before or after completion of master's degree studies.

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How will PDC benefit me?

How is the PDC unique?

The PDC is unique and different from other professional development programs in that it is self-paced and individualized. The focus of the experience is based on student learning in your classroom with your children. Action research is conducted in your classroom or your school. You document your research in a portfolio that will include the planning, results, and learning of your action research throughout your journey. The school districts involved are confident that through this program you will transform the way you teach.

What districts in Wisconsin currently compensate for PDC?

(Consult with your district first)

  • Green Bay Area Schools
  • De Pere Area Schools
  • West De Pere Area Schools
  • Pulaski Community School
  • Manitowoc Area Schools
  • Sheboygan Area Schools
  • Two Rivers Area Schools
  • Kiel Area Schools

Who do I contact with questions or for more information?

Juliet Cole
Interim Director
Professional Development Certificate Program
Office - Wood Hall 410
Phone - 920-465-5094
Fax - 920-465-5070
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