Colleges and universities are under increasing pressure to have students complete programs of study ready to enter the work force. Historically, while students have had exposure to work-related experiences, there has not been a systematic approach to measuring student improvement in the skills needed within a profession to achieve success.
Pre-Service Differently (PSD) ensures that pre-service and novice teachers attain the skills and knowledge needed to increase PK-12 student achievement. Deeper understanding combined with the PSD tool can help improve instructional pedagogical practices by enabling cooperating teachers, college mentors and principals to identify areas in need of growth and monitor individual pre-service/novice teacher progress. Once these areas are identified instruction in provided, through a blended learning approach, that supports improved pedagogical practice within the classroom.