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Thursday, September 17

4:00 p.m.–4:15 p.m.

Welcome Remarks

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Opening Plenary Panel: Progress, Process, and Partnership
Elizabeth Vilky, Moderator, CAEP; Kim Walters-Parker, Teacher, Reading Specialist, and outgoing Director, Educator Preparation Division, Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board; Maria del Carmen Salazar, Program Coordinator, Teacher Education Program, and Associate Professor, University of Denver; Blake West, National Education Association, former Teacher and Technology Integration Specialist; Christopher Koch, CAEP, former Illinois State Superintendent

This panel is ready to discuss key issues, share insights on CAEP, partnerships for quality teachers, and continued progress in positively impacting K-12 student learning.

Friday, September 18

8:00–9:00 a.m.

Breakout I <>

Identifying and Assessing Characteristics of Effective Clinical Partnerships
Dorothy Erb, Marietta College; William Bauer, Marietta College; Carole Hancock, Marietta College; Cathy Mowrer, Marietta College; Amanda Knapp-Witt, Marietta College
Assessing and Evaluating Teacher Preparation Programs: APA Task Force Report
Frank C. Worrell, University of California, Berkeley

CAEP Application Process - First Steps to Achieving Accreditation
Stevie Chepko, CAEP; Richard Rice, CAEP

Workshop Handout

Navigating a Data-Driven Landscape: Let Your Mission Be Your Guide
Diane Newman, Bank Street Graduate School of Education; Amy Kline, Bank Street Graduate School of Education; Gretchen Adams, Bank Street Graduate School of Education

Preparing Early Childhood Education Reports
Pamela Ehrenberg, National Association for the Education of Young Children

Preparing Special Education Program Reports
Deb Ziegler, Council for Exceptional Children

The Heart of Transforming P-12 Education:  Preparing Teacher Leaders
Ann Nutter Coffman, National Education Association; Blake West, National Education Association

Utilizing Licensure Performance Data to Increase Teacher Diversity and Improve Educator Preparation Programs
Jonathan Steinberg, Educational Testing Service; Seth Weiner, Educational Testing Service

9:15–10:15 a.m.

Breakout II
Educator Disposition Assessment: A Research-Based Measure of Teacher Dispositional Behaviors
Adrianne Wilson, The University of Tampa; Pattie Johnston, The University of Tampa; Gina M. Almerico, The University of Tampa

LCAS: A Window into Program Impact (CAEP Standards 2 and 4)
Douglas Smith, Coastal Carolina University; Patricia L. Jones, Coastal Carolina University; Tonya Kram, Coastal Carolina University

Making Your Case for Accreditation
Glenda Breaux, CAEP


Measuring the Clinical Practice Component of Traditional Teacher Preparation Programs
Stephen J. Meyer, REL Central; Emma Espel, REL Central

Preparing Educational Leadership Program Reports
Honor Fede, Educational Leadership Constituent Council

Preparing Foreign Language Education Program Reports
Judith Shrum, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Shared Needs: Partnering with Urban High Poverty Schools
Annie Bauer, University of Cincinnati

Using Video Evidence to Support Teacher Learning Throughout the Teacher Education Program
Kenna Colley, Radford University; Sharon L. Gilbert, Radford University; Daniel Moore, Edthena

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Breakout III
Draft National Elementary Education Standards
John Johnston, University of Memphis; Ava Belisle-Chatterjee, Columbia College Chicago

Implementing a High Quality Clinical Model: Year One Reflections
Peggy C. Petrilli, Eastern Kentucky University; Nola Faye Deters, Eastern Kentucky University; April Blakely, Eastern Kentucky University; Ann Burns, Eastern Kentucky University; Ginni Fair, Eastern Kentucky University

Meeting the Challenges for Advanced Program Standards
Stevie Chepko, CAEP

Preparing and Assessing Educators in Ethical Understanding
Anne Marie Fenton, Georgia Professional Standards Commission; Jessica Stern, Educational Testing Service; Troy Hutchings, Educational Testing Service

Preparing School Psychologist Program Reports
Enedina Garcia Vazquez, National Association of School Psychologists

Preparing Technology Coaches, Technology Directors, and Computer Science Program Reports
Christopher Johnson, University of Arizona

Quantitative Analysis of Licensure Assessment Suite Utilized in Missouri Educator Preparation Programs, 2013-2015
Timothy Wall, Northwest Missouri State University; Daryl Fridley, Southeast Missouri State University; Alex Cuenca, Saint Louis University; Mike McBride, Northwest Missouri State University

Utilizing P-20 Partnerships to Maximize the Transition from Pre-Service Candidacy to In-Service Teaching
Angie Gant, Georgia Professional Standards Commission; Paige Tompkins, Mercer University

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Product Theater
Progress Over Time: All the Time
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Six Phases for Transitioning to Taskstream
Leslie Ward, The George Washington University

Learn how one institution transitioned their education programs into Taskstream to manage a wide-range of educator preparation needs and streamline the process for accreditation visits. This presentation focuses on a 6-phase rollout for the transition that not only allows for transparency, it clarifies the process and expectations, reduces anxiety, and promotes faculty collaboration.
The Critical Role of High Quality Assessment in CAEP Accreditation - A Personal Perspective
Lance Tomei, Live Text

Topics will include context for the CAEP standards, a quick comparison of NCATE and CAEP standards, a closer look at the CAEP Standards and Components along with the implications for assessment, some thoughts about high quality assessment/evidence, and some suggested strategies and resources for transitioning from NCATE to CAEP.

The Little Unit That Could: The Story of Mississippi College's Successful Accreditation Visit
Rachel Peeples; Hilda White; Cindy Melton, Mississippi College; Austen Adair, Tk20; Alicia Villarreal, Tk20

During the Fall of 2013, our Teacher Education unit at Mississippi College underwent (survived) an NCATE accreditation visit. Due to the extensive data collection and reports gathered from our Tk20 system, we were able to provide the team with ample information in order to pass and even exceed expectations. We want to share our story with others who are on the brink of an accreditation review. We will share how we set up our system to collect, assess, and report data that met accreditation standards, as well as address the changes we are implementing in preparation for our next visit. Tk20 will also be on hand to showcase their accreditation management module with a focus on alignment to CAEP’s continuous improvement expectations.

Using Video and Observation Data for Coaching and Developing Aspiring Educators
Mitchell Welch, Teachscape; Kelly Clark, Gardner-Webb University

Discover how many educator preparation programs are embracing technology for professional growth, reflective coaching, and instructional improvement.  Join us to discuss strategies, best practices, and how to create a culture using video.

Rich Ideas and a Shoestring Budget: Developing a Home-Grown Assessment System for Key College
Lillian Poats, Texas Southern University; Ingrid Haynes, Texas Southern University; Jones Mays, Texas Southern University

This session will examine how a University chose to develop an in-house assessment system versus purchasing one out-of-the box. Emphasis will be placed on the pros and cons of in-house development, including the substantial cost savings and the ability to get 100% unit buy in.

1:15–2:15 p.m.

Breakout IV
Bringing the Margins to the Center of Teacher Preparation: Portrait of a TPP Weaving Diversity Across the CAEP Standards
Maria Salazar, University of Denver

Community-Engaged Clinical Field Experiences: Developing Culturally Responsive Teachers
John E. Jacobson, Ball State University; Patricia Clark, Ball State University; Eva Zygmunt, Ball State University

edTPA Local Evaluation: Involving our Partners and Improving Teacher Practice
John Seelke, University of Maryland College Park

On a Mission: Leveraging an Institutional Mission and Accreditation Standards to Transform Teacher Education
Todd Bates, Montclair State Univeristy; Nicole Barnes, Montclair State University; Charity M. Dacey, Montclair State University; Concetta E. Donvito, Montclair State University; Margaret J. Freedson, Montclair State University; Caroline C. Murray, Montclair State University

Preparing English/Language Arts Education Program Reports
Paul Yoder, National Council of Teachers of English

Preparing Mathematics Program Reports
Judy O'Neal, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Promoting Academic Achievement of Diverse Candidates: Using Evidence-Based Approach from a Dean’s Perspective
J. Michael Clyburn, Lincoln Memorial University; Edward L. Hill, Fort Valley State University; Scott Jackson Dantley, CAEP

Transitioning from NCATE to CAEP
Monique Lynch, Walden University; Debbie Bechtold, Walden University

2:30–3:30 p.m.

Breakout V
Common Metrics Surveys:  Use of Data to Improve Educator Preparation Programs
Daria Paul Dona, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Mark Baron, University of South Dakota; Jon Pedersen, Minnesota State University, Winona; Jo Matson, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Robin White, FHI 360

Ensuring High Quality School-Based Experiences: Cooperating Teacher Training
Ann Nutter Coffman, National Education Association; Blake West, National Education Association

Great to Influential: Exemplary Teachers’ Perspectives on the Impact of Teacher Leadership
Gretchen Weber, AIR; Catherine Jacques, AIR; Katherine Bassett, National Network of State Teachers of the Year

International Perspectives on Accreditation and Quality Assurance
Judith Scharager Goldenberg, Agencia Acreditadora Qualitas; Greg Maffet, NCAAA, Saudi Arabia; James Noble Rogers, UCET, United Kingdom

Preparing Physical Education Program Reports
Tab Uhrich, Towson University

Preparing Science Reports
Jeanelle Day, National Science Teachers Association

Report from AACTE: Professional Development Through Online Professional Seminars (OPS)
Trish Parrish, Saint Leo University; Linda McKee, AACTE;  Tim Finklea, AACTE; Deborah L. Rickey, Grand Canyon University

3:30–3:45 p.m.


3:45 –4:45 p.m.

Breakout VI
2:1 Co-Teaching: Conceptualizing a New Model for Today’s Teacher Education Programs
Christina M. Tschida, East Carolina University; Elizabeth Fogarty, East Carolina University

Preparing English as a Second Language Program Reports
Diane Staehr Fenner, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Report from AACTE: Professional Development Through Online Professional Seminars (OPS)
Trish Parrish, Saint Leo University; Linda McKee, AACTE;  Tim Finklea, AACTE; Deborah L. Rickey, Grand Canyon University

Seeking the Seal of Approval: How CEEDAR Center TA States are Leveraging Program Approval to Improve Professional Learning Systems
Erica McCray, CEEDAR

The Impact of Residency 1: Teacher Candidates' Perceptions of Field Experiences
Shannon Harmon, Middle Tennessee State University

Translating Student Perception Surveys from the K-12 to the Education Preparation Classroom: Lessons Learned from the Field Part 1
Presentation Part 2
Presentation Part 3
Presentation Part 4

Jessica Miranda, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Xan Tanner, Panorama Education; Jennifer Carinci, CAEP; Claire Jacobson, CAEP

Student Perception Survey Handout
UNC Teacher Quality Research Initiative:  Collaborating for Program Accountability and Improvement
Kevin Bastian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Alisa Chapman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Saturday, September 19

7:15 a.m.–8:15 a.m.

Product Theater
Becoming a Program that Uses Video Evidence to Support Teacher Learning
Audra Parker, George Mason University; Adam Geller, Edthena

Learn how GMU coaches teacher candidates utilizing video evidence. See why EPPs implement Edthena for collecting data that goes beyond just tracking and compliance. Hear examples of how this video collaboration platform is used to support candidate growth and foster strong partnerships with districts. edTPA support will also be discussed.

The Critical Role of High Quality Assessment in CAEP Accreditation: A Personal Perspective
Lance Tomei, Live Text

Topics will include context for the CAEP standards, a quick comparison of NCATE and CAEP standards, a closer look at the CAEP Standards and Components along with the implications for assessment, some thoughts about high quality assessment/evidence, and some suggested strategies and resources for transitioning from NCATE to CAEP.

8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

Morning Plenary
Keynote AddressAnthony Bryk, President, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Anthony Bryk, President, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

9:45–10:45 a.m.

Breakout VII
Breaking Barriers to Effective Data Use in Teacher Preparation
Jessica Miranda, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Joel Harris, UPD Consulting; Laura Weeldreyer, UPD Consulting

CAEP’s Information Management Tool: AIMS
Frank Huang, CAEP

Identifying the Content Knowledge Needed for Effective Teaching: Implications for Teacher Preparation, Accreditation, and Assessment
Geoffrey Phelps, Educational Testing Service; Heather Howell, Educational Testing Service; Jamie Mikesa, Educational Testing Service

Selectivity - A Moral and Ethical Responsibility for Our Nation's Children
Carrie A. Pottinger, Western Governors University; Reigan Knotts, Western Governors University

The Model Code of Ethics for Educators: Embedding Ethics Instruction in the Preservice Curriculum
Phillip S. Rogers, NASDTEC; Anne Marie Fenton, Georgia Professional Standards Commission; Troy Hutchings, Educational Testing Service; Katherine Bassett, National Network of State Teachers of the Year

Understanding CAEP Fees and Accreditation Costs
Thanh Tran, CAEP

Urban Teacher Center Theory of Action: Data Use and Feedback for Continuous Improvement
Cara Jackson, Urban Teacher Center

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Breakout VIII
A Reflective Practice Model for Examining the Validity of Performance Assessments
Cynthia Conn, Northern Arizona University; Suzanne Pieper, Northern Arizona University; Kathy Bohan, Northern Arizona University

Engaging Faculty in Data Rich Program Improvement: Strategies Tested a Transformation Initiative (TI)
Diana Lys, East Carolina University; Kristen Cuthrell, East Carolina University

Family and School Pedagogy: 3 Partners 2 Wards 1 Dream
Valeisha M. Ellis, Albany State University; Patricia Jenkins, Albany State University; Jennifer Johnson, Albany State University; Nekiela Wilson, Live Oak Elementary; Laytona Stephenson, Live Oak Elementary; Ruby Brown, Parent Facilitator; Claire Jacobson, CAEP, Moderator

Measuring Readiness to Teach: Critical Challenges and Innovative Solutions
Teresa Egan, Educational Testing Service; Michaela Krug-Oneill, TeachingWorks; Sally Gillespie, Educational Testing Service; Alistair Bomphray, TeachingWorks; Barbara Weren, Educational Testing Service; Jason Moore, TeachingWorks

Rethinking Recruitment with Educators Rising
Dan Brown, Educators Rising; Ashley Kincaid, Educators Rising

Standard 3.1: A Case Study of Past, Present and Future Efforts to Diversify the Teacher Workforce
Heather Herrera, New York University; Yiqun Wang, New York University