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PDS 2.0


Defining Our Work
for the Next Generation


MARCH 15-17


Thursday, March 15 - Saturday, March 17, 2018


Hyatt Regency Jacksonville
225 East Coastline Drive Jacksonville, FL 32202



  • Next Gen Students: How do our school-university partnerships address the changing demographics and individual characteristics of PK-12 learners in our schools now and the students coming to us in the next 5-10 years?
  • Next Gen Candidates: How are our school-university partnerships recruiting and preparing teacher candidates for the PK-12 students, classrooms, and school environments they will inherit in the next 5-10 years?
  • Next Gen Partnerships: What have we learned from our first decade of work, that should inform the development of new school-university partnerships and the evolution of school-university partnerships over the next 5-10 years?
  • Next Gen Faculty: What are the characteristics of faculty in both our PK-12 environments and in our teacher preparation programs that have been successful in our work to-date, and what kind of faculty do we need for our shared environments in the next 5-10 years?
  • Next Gen Pedagogy: Innovative Practices & Tools: What successful pedagogies, innovative practices, and tools from our PK-12 and teacher education work should be carried forward and what new pedagogies and tools should we implement in the next 5-10 years?
  • Next Gen Questions: What are the questions that have remained unanswered across the first decade of NAPDS and what are the new questions that NAPDS (and its members) will confront and must try to answer in the next 5-10 years? Proposals should frame their question in two ways: 1) What is the specific question to which the partnership wants feedback, suggestions, possible solutions, etc.; and 2) How will gaining insight about this question serve other members’ partnerships?


NAPDS values the contributions of pre-service teachers and their research which serves to enhance our profession. Our student poster sessions allow full-time students to present their research and gain valuable experience and knowledge from their in-service peers.

We will accept student proposals through February 15, 2018.  They must include a 500 word abstract with:

  • Objective
  • Abstract
  • Presentation Description
Student Proposal Form


We have four presentation formats, one of which is sure to meet the needs of your partnership.

  • Concurrent Sessions
    • Option 1:  a traditional, single 45 minute presentation session
    • Option 2:  single 30 minute presentation session that will be paired with presenters sharing a similar topic. Total combined session time will be 80 minutes – two 30 minute presentations and 10 minutes for dialogue.
  • Next Gen Questions
    • Option 1:   This non-traditional presentation format repositions questions at the center of the session. Presenters will share their questions and participants in the session will be asked to provide possible responses to the focal question that was posed. The role of the association membership is to provide as many solutions and/or suggestions as possible to the partnership that has raised the question. A Discussant, assigned by the association, will provide a brief summary at the conclusion of the session.
    • Option 2:  This option is similar to the first, but the discussion will take on the format of a Twitter Chat!  Your question will be shared and then solutions and/or suggestions generated all via Twitter!
  • Roundtable Discussion: 30 minute roundtable discussion. Attendees can attend two roundtables during the 60 minute time block.



Proposals will be evaluated with a rubric. Components include:

  • Alignment to conference strands and NAPDS mission
  • Collaboration between college/university and PK-12 partners
  • Alignment to research-based practices
  • Alignment to the NAPDS 9 Essentials, and
  • Interest to NAPDS members