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The PDI program supports the professional development needs of educators through collaborative planning with teachers, schools, and school districts in the design and delivery of on-site professional development. We can also align graduate credit with the professional development you already provide in your school or district.

Get the benefits of developing a collaborative partnership in your school. As an educator, you will benefit by connecting your learning to your classroom practice and receive graduate credits. As a school, educators will work together on important school initiatives in a timeframe that meets your school's needs.

Please email pdi@smumn.edu for more information about any of these opportunities.

Professional Book Study

Professional book studies provide the structure for purposeful dialogue that richly connects a text to the participants' work in schools. Such a collaborative structure promotes needed collegiality and professionalism among colleagues. Implementation discussions allow participants to share what works and what doesn't, and bring forth recommendations to impact instruction for promoting student achievement. If you would like to lead a Book Study in your school this year, please contact the PDI program office at 1-877-218-4755 and we will help you get started!