• Embedding Learning in the Professional Community

  • This series highlights the work of the George Mason University (GMU) College of Education and Human Development in partnership with local schools in Fairfax County, Virginia, to create practical learning experiences for teacher candidates. The GMU program is a professional development school (PDS) model in which candidates are fully embedded as members of schools’ teaching community. In this first segment, GMU faculty and students are featured along with Principal Adam Erbrecht of Daniels Run Elementary School and his staff and Principal Linda Ferguson of Westlawn Elementary School and her staff. They all share insights on what makes their partnership successful and why the results of the PDS model are worth [more]