• As a part of this PDS partnership for the 2017-2018 school year, the professors-in-residence continue collaborating on innovated, research-based programs at Passaic Valley High Schoo.

    Co-Teaching Program:

    Teachers in the content areas partner with teachers trained as special education educators to design differentiated instructional approaches for meeting the needs of all student populations.


    The creation of a Makerspace area, which is a part of the redesign of the school library, brings hands-on, interest-based involvement opportunities for all student populations. Here, students can explore interests in several ways, supporting and encouraging discovery and creation.

    Literature Connections:

    The research-based reading intervention program, 'Literature Connections,' aims to improve the reading skills of selected students, in a literature-rich environment that encourages a genuine interest and curiosity in reading.

    In addition to the new programs, this PDS partnership supports the training of WPU education students, on-site, by matching them with PV's best educators who have a history of success in the classroom:

    WPU 20 Hour Observation Placements:

    WPU students in the education program are matched with the most effective Passaic Valley High School teachers in order to learn through observation and involvement during the school day.

    WPU Student Teacher Placements:

    WPU student teachers are matched with the most effective mentor teachers at Passaic Valley High School, some who are WPU education graduates trained at Passaic Valley in previous years. These exceptional mentor teachers are considered 'clinical educators,' preparing the new generation of teachers for the challenging and rewarding experiences in differentiated classrooms.

    Please contact Passaic Valley High School's WPU Professors-in-Residence for more information.