Buffalo State PDS

Buffalo State PDS Professional Development for Teacher Candidates, Teachers, and Adminstrators Welcome, future teachers! Buffalo State PDS is an organization that provides Elementary & Exceptional Education majors with a unique opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience.

The Buffalo State PDS page is designed to give teacher candidates the ability to discuss and ask questions about field placements and certification requirements. In addition, members of the Buffalo State PDS page will receive invitations and information related to upcoming PDS Events. Check out our photos for certification information!

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Congratulations to our Graduate Assistant Christine Garas! We will miss you!!
09/26/2020

Congratulations to our Graduate Assistant Christine Garas! We will miss you!!

The Graduate School is pleased to recognize Christine Garas. recipient of the President's Medal for Outstanding Graduate Student at the virtual 148th Commencement Celebration tomorrow.

Garas has earned a master of science in education in the literacy specialist (birth–grade 12) program, attaining a 4.0 GPA. She has distinguished herself throughout her undergraduate and graduate studies at Buffalo State College through her relentless pursuit of excellence, her unmatched devotion to education and literacy-related service, and her success as a leader at the local and national levels.

Congratulations to our President’s Medal and Chancellor’s Award Winners! Buffalo State College is pleased to recognize s...
09/24/2020
President’s Medal, Chancellor’s Award Winners to Be Honored at 148th Commencement

Congratulations to our President’s Medal and Chancellor’s Award Winners! Buffalo State College is pleased to recognize six of its most exemplary student leaders during the college’s virtual 148th Commencement celebration on Saturday, September 26.

President’s Medal, Chancellor’s Award Winners to Be Honored at 148th Commencement September 22, 2020 By Brian Kantz Buffalo State College is pleased to recognize six of its most exemplary student leaders during the college’s virtual 148th Commencement celebration on Saturday, September 26. Van...

Shout out to the Elementary Education, Literacy, and Educational Leadership Department for showing their incoming freshm...
08/29/2020

Shout out to the Elementary Education, Literacy, and Educational Leadership Department for showing their incoming freshmen some love! We can’t wait to meet all of you in a few days.

The Elementary Education, Literacy, and Educational Leadership Department found a unique way to welcome incoming students to Buffalo State College this summer. Faculty members distributed “A Future Bengal Teacher Lives Here” lawn signs to students along with a welcome letter inviting them to several kick-start activities over the summer. The lawn sign idea was an offshoot of an initiative the department has had for a while where they send “A Bengal Teacher Lives Here” posters to graduates to post in their classrooms. Welcome future Bengal teachers!

Congratulations to one of our past PDS Student Representatives!
05/14/2020
Four Buffalo State Students Receive SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence

Congratulations to one of our past PDS Student Representatives!

Buffalo State College is proud to recognize four exemplary students who have been awarded the 2020 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence (PDF, 560 KB). The highest student honor bestowed by SUNY, the Chancellor’s Award recognizes students who have integrated academic excellence with dis...

PDS and EELEL are proud to announce that the Future Teachers Club has received the Outstanding Community Service by a Se...
05/05/2020
Celebration of Community Engagement | Civic and Community Engagement | SUNY Buffalo State College

PDS and EELEL are proud to announce that the Future Teachers Club has received the Outstanding Community Service by a Service Organization, honoring the organization’s outreach to the community, extending its mission and influence beyond the Buffalo State campus. Congratulations to our newest and quickly growing club! https://cce.buffalostate.edu/celebration-community-engagement

Presented to the faculty member and community partner who best demonstrated the principles of reciprocal, collaborative, and mutually beneficial partnerships. This may include the identification and recognition of each partner’s needs, issues, and challenges or assessment and reflection around th....

Congratulations to our PDS Student Representative, Alex Bianchi, who is a recipient of a Celebration of Community Engage...
05/05/2020

Congratulations to our PDS Student Representative, Alex Bianchi, who is a recipient of a Celebration of Community Engagement award! Alex is receiving the Presidential Award of Neighborhood Advocate (400 hours of service). We are very proud of you!

The video message announcing award recipients can be viewed here: https://cce.buffalostate.edu/celebration-community-engagement

03/10/2020
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
RSVP Deadline Extended!

Teacher Candidates: This is your last opportunity to RSVP and reserve your spot at our Interview for Success Event next Wednesday from 4:30-6:30. You will have the chance to sit down with administrators from schools and gain real interview practice, as well as ask any questions you may have. It is never too early to start practicing!

Check-in and refreshments will begin at 4:00.

Register here: https://buffalostate.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d6ecD04pv4LGwAZ

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These are pictures from Professor Brachmann's 311 class last Wednesday. A retired Literacy Specialist from the West Sene...
02/29/2020

These are pictures from Professor Brachmann's 311 class last Wednesday. A retired Literacy Specialist from the West Seneca School District, Judy Sipior, came in and spoke to the students about early foundational skills and how to incorporate music into learning. You will see that many of the students had great "moves". Judy also explained about Orton Gillingham and the Literacy Lab program that she developed over the years to help beginning readers. The students also spent time learning about administering and analyzing running records!

Pictured below are students from Professor Brachmann's 311 class! They all visited School 18 last week and met with thei...
02/17/2020

Pictured below are students from Professor Brachmann's 311 class! They all visited School 18 last week and met with their mentor teachers in preparation for their field experience starting on February 24th. Mrs. Folts, the Assistant Principal at School 18, met with the students, answered questions and then took students on a tour of the building. They are all excited for this next experience in their educational journey as educators!

Buffalo State PDS's cover photo
02/17/2020

Buffalo State PDS's cover photo

Wrapping up our time here in Atlantic City and reflecting on how proud we are of these exceptional students. They repres...
02/15/2020

Wrapping up our time here in Atlantic City and reflecting on how proud we are of these exceptional students. They represented Buffalo State with confidence and dignity, and they can’t wait to share all they’ve learned! #NAPDS2020

MANY congratulations to our outstanding student, Kelly Glowny, who was awarded the undergraduate Emerging PDS Leader awa...
02/14/2020

MANY congratulations to our outstanding student, Kelly Glowny, who was awarded the undergraduate Emerging PDS Leader award at the national conference! Her involvement and dedication as a leader among her peers at both a local and national level is unmatched. We are so proud of you, Kelly!!

NAPDS 2020, Day 1! Learned a lot; shared a lot 😊📚
02/13/2020

NAPDS 2020, Day 1! Learned a lot; shared a lot 😊📚

Our Graduate Assistant, Undergraduate Student Reps, Dr. del Prado (Co-PDS Director), and Liza Bair (EELEL math professor...
02/12/2020

Our Graduate Assistant, Undergraduate Student Reps, Dr. del Prado (Co-PDS Director), and Liza Bair (EELEL math professor) are off to Atlantic City, NJ for the National PDS Conference! #NAPDS2020 #FamilyRoadTrip

Are you looking for more ways to get involved on campus? Well look no further! The Future Teachers Club, Student Council...
02/10/2020

Are you looking for more ways to get involved on campus? Well look no further! The Future Teachers Club, Student Council for Exceptional Children, Best Buddies, and Kappa Delta Pi will all be at the Welcome Back Event tonight from 4:30-6 in the Assembly Hall!

Our first event of the semester is TODAY! It's our second annual Welcome Back event with the Student Council for Exceptional Children, Best Buddies, and Kappa Delta Pi. Learn more about each organization, meet other teacher candidates, eat pizza, and get the chance to win a basket filled with teacher supplies and Buffalo State swag! We hope to see you there!

Looking for a paid student leadership position or to boost your resume? The United Students Government is looking for qu...
02/05/2020
Tell Students: Looking for a Paid Student Leadership Position or to Boost Your Resume? | Daily Bulletin | SUNY Buffalo State College

Looking for a paid student leadership position or to boost your resume? The United Students Government is looking for qualified students like you for the Executive Board!

You can find all of the available positions to which you can apply here: https://dailybulletin.buffalostate.edu/tell-students-looking-paid-student-leadership-position-or-boost-your-resume?month=2020-01&var=2020-01-27.

The Daily Bulletin is Buffalo State’s official newsletter and contains announcements, curricular items, faculty and staff achievements, news and events, and other information of importance to the campus community.

Back by popular demand! Be sure to pre-register for this outstanding event by March 1st!
01/18/2020

Back by popular demand! Be sure to pre-register for this outstanding event by March 1st!

Elementary Education, Literacy, and Educational Leadership
01/15/2020

Elementary Education, Literacy, and Educational Leadership

The IPDS Italy cohort is having a blast over in Torremaggiore! After starting in Rome, the group traveled over to the small, authentic Italian town, where they are gaining real cultural and educational experiences!

Be sure to be continuously checking out their blogs! https://buffalostateipdsitaly.weebly.com/blogs.html

The Future Teachers Club officers are working on a great schedule for next semester! Join their email list and don't mis...
12/28/2019
Buffalo State Future Teachers Club

The Future Teachers Club officers are working on a great schedule for next semester! Join their email list and don't miss out.

Are you a teacher candidate looking for opportunities to volunteer, network, and participate in professional development? Look no further because the Future Teachers Club has it all! Join our email list by taking 30 seconds to fill out this Google Form. https://forms.gle/pmULRrh6wucjYpXx9

And now to celebrate our other fabulous PDS Co-Director, Dr. Keli Garas-York! She received an award from Dean Paterson w...
11/22/2019

And now to celebrate our other fabulous PDS Co-Director, Dr. Keli Garas-York! She received an award from Dean Paterson which recognizes her "extraordinary faculty leadership." Dr. Garas-York has an impact on everyone with whom she works -- faculty, students, teachers, administrators -- and truly is a driving force. We are very lucky to have her leadership in PDS!! Congratulations!

On November 7th, Dr. del Prado was recognized at the Faculty and Staff Recognition Ceremony as the recipient of SUNY Cha...
11/19/2019

On November 7th, Dr. del Prado was recognized at the Faculty and Staff Recognition Ceremony as the recipient of SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service. She was nominated by Dean Paterson for her passionate and continuous commitment to the cultivation and enrichment of our school-university partnerships. This is long and well deserved!

You are the glue that holds us together, Dr. del Prado! Congratulations again!

Elementary Education, Literacy, and Educational Leadership
11/15/2019

Elementary Education, Literacy, and Educational Leadership

Faculty and students are enjoying the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State (AMTNYS) Conference in Rochester!

Please join us at Tapestry Charter School this Friday for our Fall PDS Consortium Meeting!
11/12/2019

Please join us at Tapestry Charter School this Friday for our Fall PDS Consortium Meeting!

Au-some Evenings and its new downtown location at Explore & More made the Buffalo News! Check out the hand print our ver...
11/08/2019
Kids with autism 'can completely be themselves' at Explore & More's Au-Some Evenings

Au-some Evenings and its new downtown location at Explore & More made the Buffalo News! Check out the hand print our very own Dr. Kathy Doody has left on the community of those with autism and their families.

The event presents a place where children can play freely and safely under the watchful eyes of staff, while parents compare notes on how be

Become the teacher your future students need... apply for IPDS Zambia TODAY!
11/06/2019

Become the teacher your future students need... apply for IPDS Zambia TODAY!

Elementary Education, Literacy, and Educational Leadership
11/05/2019

Elementary Education, Literacy, and Educational Leadership

Have you taken your Mathematics Content Specialty Test (CST) yet?

Dr. McCarthy will be holding a review session THIS THURSDAY for the math section of the CST. Complete practice problems, ask questions, and learn which areas to focus on for the exam!

Email [email protected] to reserve your spot.

DEADLINE EXTENDED!IPDS Zambia has extended its application deadline until Friday, November 15th. Don't miss out on a tru...
11/05/2019

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

IPDS Zambia has extended its application deadline until Friday, November 15th. Don't miss out on a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience in which you will be able to teach in local schools, enjoy cultural excursions to Victoria Falls (one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World), Mukambi Safari Lodge in Kafue National Park, and more!

There are plenty of scholarships available that can greatly reduce the cost of the trip. The application for IPDS Zambia is available here: https://schoolofeducation.buffalostate.edu/zambia

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of the program leaders (Dr. Shandomo [email protected], Dr. Hashey [email protected], or Ms. McLeish [email protected]).

YOUR ZAMBIAN ADVENTURE AWAITS!

Please consider submitting a proposal for our Reimagining Civics Education Summit on January 13th at Buffalo State!
10/29/2019

Please consider submitting a proposal for our Reimagining Civics Education Summit on January 13th at Buffalo State!

SUNY Buffalo State - International Education
10/08/2019

SUNY Buffalo State - International Education

Join the School of Education next week to learn how you can go abroad with IPDS Zambia!

Current and past Student Representatives and Graduate Assistants with the 2019 NYS Teacher of the Year at our 25th Anniv...
10/01/2019

Current and past Student Representatives and Graduate Assistants with the 2019 NYS Teacher of the Year at our 25th Anniversary PDS Conference!

09/17/2019

Thanks to everyone who came to the Teacher Tailgate today! We had a blast and we hope you did too!

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Welcome, teacher candidates, faculty, practicing teachers, and administrators! Buffalo State PDS is an organization that provides secondary, K-12, exceptional, childhood, early childhood education majors with a unique opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience. The Buffalo State PDS page is designed to give teacher candidates the ability to discuss and ask questions about field placements and certification requirements, highlight student achievements, and learn more about upcoming events and opportunities. Check out our posts for more information!

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