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.
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.
Be sure to mark you calendar and plan to attend one or all of this year's workshops sponsored through PEP.
Theme: Dynamic Vocabulary Instruction
Keynote Speaker: Anita Archer
October 7, 2013
Registration materials available August 28th.
Engaging in Powerful Learning
Crafting Digital Writing, Author Troy Hicks
December 4, 2013
Regisatration materials available October 17th
Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8
Debbie Silver, award winning author
Theme: Intrinsic motivation
February 6, 2014
Registration materials available January 3, 2014