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Student Learns and Grows through Puerto Rico Service-Learning Trip

When Buffalo State College junior Alex Bianchi applied to go on a service-learning trip to Puerto Rico through SUNY last spring, he didn’t think he’d be picked. After all, thousands of students had applied to go.

“I didn’t really expect a whole lot,” Bianchi, a


IPDS Featured in SUNY Newsletter

The International Professional Development Schools Consortium was featured prominently in The SUNY Applied Learning Newsletter, The Umbrella Issue 5. Check it out!

New PDS Faculty Publication!

Doing PDS: Stories and Strategies from Successful Clinically Rich Practice was recently published as a volume in the Information Age Publishing (IAP) book series, Research in Professional Development Schools. The book, which is a compilation of articles meant to share the skills, knowledge, and examples of evidence-based practice of Buffalo State’s PDS, offers ideas for how teacher education and professional development might be re-conceptualized and re-energized. Doing PDS was edited by Elementary Education and Reading faculty Keli Garas-York, associate professor, Pixita del Prado Hill, professor, Leslie Day, former assistant chair for undergraduate programs, Kim Truesdell, professor emeritus, and associate professor of Creative Studies, Susan Keller-Mathers. Doing PDS can be purchased online.

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