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Seattle Pacific University's Center for Professional Education partners with many school districts to develop customized class offerings for their teachers and district-level employees.

School District Partners

If you are a district administrator and are interested in creating a partnership for your district employees, contact Dan Bishop, director of the Center for Professional Education, at 206-281-2593, or bishod@spu.edu.

Educational Partners

If you are interested in proposing a professional development course, Seattle Pacific University works with a variety of partners to extend professional development opportunities. Courses offered have been approved for SPU continuing education credits. Discover how you can propose a course.

Review SPU's Educational Partners to discover which has the program you want.

Developing Professional Learning Communities

Leaders and teachers from seven private Christian schools participated in developing Professional Learning Communities through the support of Murdock Charitable Trust's professional development grant. Through development of a Professional Learning Community (PLC) in their schools, these educators' collective commitment is ensuring success for every student. SPU has synthesized the PLC approach into a process called Learner Centered Collaboration. Currently the Center for Professional Education is piloting a distance learning course on developing a Learner Centered Collaboration with a small cohort of leaders and teachers from three private Christian schools in Washington. Successful implementation will open the door to equip more schools to develop a Learner Centered Collaboration. If you're interested in Learner Centered Collaboration you can find out more or contact cpeinfo@spu.edu.

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