PDK is an educational organization which started over a hundred years ago as Phi Delta Kappa, a fraternity. Over 35000 members worldwide provide a powerful network for its members through research, leadership and service - globally and locally...
Education Matters - And that's why PDK!
PDK develops a sense of belonging to the exciting endeavour of education – locally, nationally, internationally. PDK is the only organization dedicated to publicly funded education which reaches out to the great variety of roles, levels and jobs in education.
Benefits flow both ways: to and from the society, the educator, and the students from the areas of Research, Service and Leadership.
Educators at each stage in their career will benefit from membership in PDK. (Membership Benefits)
The Prospective Educator and the Susan Seidman Excellence in Student Teaching Award 2014
We are currently accepting applications to the 2014 Prospective Educator Award and the 2014 Susan Seidman Excellence in Student Teaching Award. The Prospective Educator Award ($100) is open to any student graduating from high school and is an aspiring teacher. The Excellence in Student Teaching Award ($500) is awarded to students in a consecutive B. Ed. Degree or in their last year of their concurrent B. Ed. Degree. The deadline for these two Awards is Tuesday, February 25, 2014.
Please access futher details through our Awards Page.
The Henry Jackman Award 2014
We are currently accepting applications to the 2014 Henry Jackman Award. This award is open to any student currently studying at a Faculty of Education in Ontario. The winning entry at the chapter level will receive $500 and a one-year membership in PDK. The deadline for the Jackman Award is Monday, March 3, 2014. Please download click the following link for the application instructions: Application
If you have any questions, contact the Chair, Jackman Award: Linda Massey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Series # 3: 21st Century Teaching and Learning
This session is a panel discussion about the world of technology today and tomorrow. There will be 4 panelists that evening. Rita Gravina is the Department Head for Canadian, Business and World Studies at Bishop Strachan School. Stephen Hurley is a curriculum consultant and OISE instructor. His colleague John Myers, OISE instructor and Director of the PDK Research Series and Dr. Camille Rutherford, Associate Professor of Education at Brock University will also be amongst the panelists.
This event is free
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Place: OISE - 252 Bloor Street West, Room 2-211
Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm
Information about our third Research Series can be found by downloading our Session 3 Flyer.
WHY JOIN PDK?
- Beginning teachers get assistance through the myriad of activities that are new to them.
- Learning skills critical to new teachers
- Mid-Career teachers and administrators are rejuvenated by interacting with other colleagues in their field, while pursuing their own development.
- Access to research to inform practice
- Capacity building aligned to the classroom and school
- Veterans deepen their own understanding while mentoring newer colleagues and enjoying the exchange.
- Opportunities for mentoring
- Capacity building
- Interaction with other professional organizations
- Students benefit in various ways.
- Scholarships and awards
- Community and volunteer hours
- Build leadership skills
- Explore educational and career opportunities through mentoring
As it has for the past century, PDK strives to prepare the next generation of educators as well as to serve practicing teachers, administrators, college educators, and those concerned about public education through a wide range of innovative initiatives based on visionary leadership, relevant research, and dedicated service.
For more information about our chapter, please contact the Chapter President, Tim Rudan at: TRudan@edu.yorku.ca