Kajder gives conference presentation on CCSD/UGA partnership

Sara Kajder, clinical associate professor and director of clinical practice in the Department of Language and Literacy Education and Office of Clinical Practice, recently gave a presentation on the partnership between UGA and the Clarke County School District (CCSD) at the Georgia Professional Standards Commission 28th Annual Certification and Program Officials Conference.

The presentation, “(Re)imagining Our Practice: How School/University Partnerships Evolve with Intention and Purpose,” was developed by Kajder and Christopher Pendley, director of employee development at CCSD.

“Our presentation centered on unpacking the history of our partnership over the past decade and a half in an attempt to illustrate how school-university partnerships shift responsively over time to meet the needs of K-12 learners and the teachers who learn alongside them,” Kajder said. “Where that requires necessary moments of struggle and unlearning, it also has led to abundant opportunities to do better things, not just ‘things’ better.”

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