Professional Development Center for Educators

Our Approach

Our Mission

Our mission is to facilitate ongoing professional learning opportunities for educators that maximize student learning opportunities through the use of evidence-based practices.

To accomplish this, we

  1. Facilitate evidence-based professional learning services and provide ongoing support to schools and districts.  
  2. Provide customized, capacity-building services by taking an active role in planning, implementing, and/or monitoring instructional improvement initiatives.
  3. Design, conduct, and disseminate research on contemporary educational issues that impact student learning and educator practice.
  4. Participate in policy initiatives within state and national organizations.

We provide high-quality professional learning experiences for educators in the state of Delaware and serve as a model for the nation.

Our goal is to positively impact schools by:

  • Providing customized, capacity-building services in planning, implementing, and monitoring instructional improvement initiatives.
  • Providing research-based professional learning services and ongoing support in core content areas of literacy, math, and social studies.
  • Working collaboratively on research and policy initiatives in state and national organizations.


The PDCE does not deliver one-size-fits-all training for educators. We partner with schools and districts to provide customized professional learning and support. When you partner with PDCE, you can expect that we will:

  • meet with you to discuss your goals;
  • help you to assess your capacity for growth and change;
  • develop a comprehensive plan for professional learning that meets your needs;
  • facilitate professional learning for large groups, small groups, and individual teachers based on your goals;
  • regularly communicate with you about our progress


Interested in learning more about how we can help you achieve your goals?

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