Goals and Activities for Interns, Mentors, and Associates


Inquiry Strategies

Triad Meeting

Building Inquiry Group


PDS Web Sites

Associate-Intern group meetings


-discuss class-room experineces

-journals, emails, growth portfolio

-explore issues of student literacy and learning, school pedagogy & practice

-share experiences about students, literacy, and curriculum

-read materials/postings to explore similarities and differences in experiences

-discuss observations and readings


-find ways to support co-learning and co-teching activity

-regular goal setting

-plan an inquiries on literacy and pedagogy

-focus issues for mentor and associate presentations

-post ideas on specific issues

-construct shared experiences and issues

-highlight needs


-contribute multiple perspectives to co-planning

-share readings to inform practice

-analyze data from classroom inquiries

-authroing circle to share work in progress

-discuss readings on issues to reflect on presentations

-respond to posts

-share significant ideas from readings

-share resources & ideas

-share observations in other classrooms and buildings

-construct large picture of teaching English


-reflect on best practice through co-reflection and co-response to readings

-evaluate goals

-present knowledge constructed in a Seminar

- inquiry groups and interns present ideas and issues about literacy and pedagogy

-theorize best practice by connecting ideas to students' literacy and learning

-value difference in teaching style

-seek to name student literacy and learning practices/pedagogies


-share successes and strengths through co-authoring and professional portfolios

- support members' projects as published papers and presentation proposals

-formulate joing projects and papers

-respond to colleagues projects and papers

-publish a PDS book of papers

-generate curricular ideas

-share through websites

- strengthen learning and literacy (own and students)

-collaborate on curriculum ideas