Professional Development

In 2001 the Department of Education established the Professional Educators Partnership (PEP) with twenty five schools. Today there are fourteen elementary, ten middle schools and ten high schools from across the region were invited to participate.

The mission of the partnership is to establish mutually beneficial relationships between Valparaiso University and community educators. The partnership has evolved into many new professional relationships with administrators, professors, principals, teachers and teacher candidates. The partnership sponsors several professional development opportunities for the community including the Autumn Harvest Middle School Conference, IASP Regional Workshop, and a spring Literacy Workshop. See upcoming events for more information.

Mission Statement

The Professional Educators Partnership (PEP) seeks to establish mutually beneficial relationships between Valparaiso University and community educators for the purpose of more effectively preparing teacher candidates while benefiting area schools with access to Valparaiso University resources.

 

SAVE THE DATE

Be sure to mark you calendar and plan to attend one or all of this year's workshops sponsored through PEP.  

 

2013 Literacy Workshop (K-8)

Theme:  Dynamic Vocabulary Instruction

Keynote Speaker:  Anita Archer

October 7, 2013

Registration materials available August 28th.

 

2013 PLC Workshop (Secondary, 5- 12)

Engaging in Powerful Learning

Crafting Digital Writing, Author Troy Hicks

December 4, 2013

Regisatration materials available October 17th

 

Middle School Conference

Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8

Debbie Silver, award winning author

Theme:  Intrinsic motivation

February 6, 2014

Registration materials available January 3, 2014