Professional Development Schools combine the best teaching practices with the best of professional development to enhance learning opportunities for children. In essence, PDS is a collaboration of public schools and the university partnering in an effort to “grow” together. The focus of the PDS partnership is improved student performance through research-based teaching and learning.
Currently, Fairmont State University works collaboratively with 40 schools in six counties. The counties and schools are as follows, each county heading is a link to the county's website with information about each of the schools.
Barnes Learning Center
Cheat Lake Elementary
Big Elm Elementary
Taylor County Middle