The PDK Family of Associations offers programs and resources that engage stakeholders and practitioners in education from preservice teachers in Educators Rising, through the honor society of the university years with Pi Lambda Theta (PLT), and on through the current and emeritus education professionals with PDK International.
PDK International engages in work that supports teaching and learning by encouraging education professionals to network with each other and to use research-based practices in their work. Some programs and resources offered are discounted for members while others are offered as benefits of membership. PDK International supports a handful of programs to serve the public and aid the complex conversation that is public education today.
Programs and resources available to education professionals and the public:
Examines the public’s attitudes toward the public schools every year for nearly 50 years.
Conversations That Matter
Brings thought leaders into conversation with education professionals to share ideas about what works in schools today.
Encourages practitioners to write about their work implementing the Common Core State Standards.
Programs and resources free to PDK members:
Serves as a knowledge broker, making discoveries from scholars and practitioners accessible for school and system leaders.
Programs and resources discounted for PDK members:
Scalable Systems Solutions (S3)
Assists schools and districts in improving student learning through curriculum, social emotional learning, and technology audits, surveying their communities to uncover their beliefs about students and learning, and working to adapt implementation to the central office and district culture.
Enables educators exclusive access to frameworks and cultural understandings of education systems around the globe. Unlike study tours geared toward students, attending educators join these delegations to learn first-hand about education in other nations, to better understand the why behind the successes or failures of systems in other countries.
Supports the ongoing learning of education professionals by selecting books with them in mind and delivering them to their door
Enables education professionals to protect themselves with group rates and member discounts on professional liability, term life, auto, and health insurance from Forrest T. Jones & Company
Provides discounted access to influential research and ideas by partnering with JSTOR
Recognizes and supports aspiring and practicing educators
Encourages education professionals to brag about their affiliation with PDK International — because it’s fun!