Professional Development Center for Educators

Mathematics

The PDCE Mathematics department members recognize that mathematics is a critical language for making sense of our world. Our team of experienced mathematics educators and researchers in mathematics education incorporate principles of adult learning theory and an adaptive in-classroom coaching model to support K-12 teachers and school leaders in identifying, facilitating, and sustaining high quality learning in mathematics. Educators and students emerge better prepared to persevere in making sense of essential mathematical concepts and procedures aligned to the Delaware mathematics content and practice standards.

Science

The PDCE science team has comprehensive K-12 experience in supporting teachers align instruction to content standards, develop student-centered curriculum, and examine practice using data on student outcomes. Our team is dedicated to serving the needs of teachers and students in diverse classrooms.

Literacy

Our team of experienced literacy educators and researchers incorporates principles of adult learning theory and evidence-based coaching models to support K-12 teachers and school leaders in identifying, facilitating, and sustaining high quality learning in literacy. Educators and students emerge better prepared to persevere in making sense of essential literacy concepts and procedures aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The center is committed to coaching, mentoring, and instruction of K-12 teachers and administrators, providing them with effective tools designed to meet the challenges of educating 21st century learners.

Social Studies

The Social Studies department offers a range of curriculum development services that include professional learning around curriculum theory and approaches, aligning curriculum and assessments to standards, guiding partners in the development of standards-based learning progressions, pacing guides, units, lessons and assessments. PDCE communicates and remains constantly engaged with those who lead education reform at the state and national levels to insure that the guidance it offers partners aligns closely with the most current reforms and policies.