NYS/NYC Professional Development Resource Center for Religious and Independent Schools

The Professional Development Resource Center (PDRC) for Religious and Independent Schools offers administrators and teachers access to the many benefits of in-person and virtual learning opportunities that are aligned to Fordham’s standards for rigorous academic endeavors, reflective pedagogy, and a commitment to social justice, personal responsibility, and equity for all learners.

It provides:

  • Current, interactive, and personalized opportunities on instructional practices that educate the whole child, from Pre-K to adolescence, and help them master challenging academic content, develop social responsibility, and foster intercultural communication.
  • Chat & Network events: School and organizational leaders have the opportunity to meet monthly to share successes, challenges, and problem-solve immediate and long-term concerns while building a professional community among non-public school educators.

PDRC Fall Program 2021

The landscape of this school year requires mindful and strategic planning and action. To support you in this process, the Fordham PDRC has engaged with current educational experts to offer research-based and practical professional development with a focus on 1) Cultivating Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education for All Students; 2) Listening to Student Voice for a Stronger School Community; 3) Differentiation: Addressing the Unique Needs of Every Student, and 4) Rapid Learning Gains with Proven Instructional & Assessment Practices. Participants in these webinars will gain rigorous and practical tools to engage their students in a rewarding school experience. CTLE credits will be provided for participants.

Professional Development Opportunities

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