Lake Erie College Partners with IDS | to enhance professional development

Starting July 1st, 2024, Lake Erie College's Education Department will collaborate with Instructional Delivery Services (IDS) to elevate its Professional Development programs. IDS will take over as the service provider for professional coursework, offering a broader range of courses and instructors to meet the needs of educators across the region. IDS, established 25 years ago in partnership with Notre Dame College, is committed to delivering high-quality professional coursework tailored to the needs of practicing teachers. The partnership between Lake Erie College and IDS represents a significant expansion in scope and reach for professional development opportunities, aiming to serve a larger audience of educators seeking graduate credit and licensure renewal.

"We look forward to serving the educational needs of Ohio's educators in partnership with Lake Erie College," said Sandra Weaver, Co-Founder of IDS.

Under the new partnership, IDS will provide a diverse array of instructor-led courses designed to meet the evolving demands of teachers for reality-based coursework at an affordable cost. Lake Erie College will continue to award graduate credit to participants, ensuring the coursework aligns with the highest educational standards.

"We are very excited to partner with IDS,” stated Director of the Center for Professional Development, Jenn Miller. "With such high-quality Professional Development offerings and a wide-reaching audience, we look forward to expanding our Professional Development experiences for current and new students alike."

The collaboration underscores Lake Erie College's commitment to advancing educational excellence through innovative partnerships and responsive programming. Together with IDS, the institution aims to provide educators throughout Ohio with the necessary tools and knowledge to thrive in their professional roles.

For more information about Lake Erie College's Professional Development programs, please visit professional-development/