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2019 Spring CAEP Conference

Sheraton Denver Downtown 

Denver, CO 

 

PreCon Orientation Sessions:

March 18, 2019

Main Conference Programming:

March 19-20, 2019

PostCon Workshops: 

March 20-21, 2019


About the 2019 Spring CAEPCon

Twice a year, the educator preparation profession gathers at the CAEP Conference (CAEPCon). CAEPCon provides opportunities to interact directly with the CAEP team and learn about the CAEP Standards and the Accreditation Process.

Sessions focus on important topics such as quality assessments, data literacy, diverse clinical practices, demonstrating program impact, developing a quality assurance system, and more. 

CAEPCon gives educator preparation providers (EPPs) the chance to share innovative ideas, continuous improvement experiences, transformational practice, and evidence-supported successes with other EPPs. Educator preparation providers will have an opportunity to network and share best practices, while gaining new ideas.

CAEPCon Features

Whether this is your first time or you are a CAEPCon veteran, there is always something new to learn! From beginning to end, you will enjoy learning and networking opportunities that extend beyond the main conference programming. You will not want to miss these CAEPCon features:

The CAEPCon App: 

The CAEPCon app is back, and continues to get better each conference!  Get the most out of your CAEPCon experience.  Download the app and enjoy all the benefits it affords – including, building your own session schedule, accessing presentation slides and handouts (when applicable), chatting with speakers and other conference attendees, enjoying fun gaming opportunities for chances to win prizes, and much more!

 

PreCon Orientation Sessions:

These optional (free) sessions aim to guide attendees toward conference content best suited for their journey through the accreditation process. Plan to arrive by the afternoon of March 18th to participate in the orientation sessions and settle in. These PreCon sessions will help attendees:

 

  • Figure out which CAEPCon track to follow
  • Determine what key points will be covered within the CAEP Standards sessions
  • Learn about key CAEP resources, including: scope of accreditation, accreditation reports and requirements, assessment evaluation frameworks, evidence sufficiency criteria, etc.
  • Build a deeper understanding of the accreditation process, including: report timelines, the AIMS platform, tools for writing, etc.

 

Three (3) PreCon orientation sessions will be offered, based on your level of familiarity with the CAEP Accreditation Process.

 

  •   Novice Level PreCon | Monday, March 18; 2:00 p.m.

This PreCon session is perfect for anyone with little or no knowledge of the overall accreditation process. The session will give participants guidance on what to anticipate on the 'Novice Track.' Participants will get a basic understanding of the concepts behind each standard and associated component, and general guidelines on how to better meet standards.

 

  •   Experienced Level PreCon | Monday, March 18; 3:30 p.m.

This PreCon session is suited for anyone, with some prior CAEP knowledge, looking to deepen their understanding of the accreditation process. This orientation will outline what to anticipate on the 'Intermediate/Experienced Track,' such as focusing in on evidence sufficiency criteria, to demonstrate concepts of the standards and components. 

 

  •   Program Review PreCon | Monday, March 18; 5:00 p.m.

This PreCon session is suited for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of the accreditation process.  Participants will gain a basic understanding of the scope of CAEP Accreditation and program review, available program review options, purpose of conducting program-level review, and the state’s role in selecting program review options.  This orientation will serve well to prepare participants for later conference sessions on individual program review options, namely SPA Program Review with National Recognition and CAEP Program Review with Feedback.

 

Resource Center: 

Want to know more about the accreditation process? The Resource Center will feature concise information about the various steps in the accreditation process in a poster-style format. The Resource Center will be open, with CAEP staff present, for the full duration of CAEPCon – come by any time! 

PostCon Workshops: 

PostCon workshops offer a broad focus on essential topics. These workshops are held shortly after the conclusion of the main conference programming. Attending a workshop is an excellent opportunity to apply what you've learned at CAEPCon to your provider's unique circumstances. So, come ready to work!

Two (2) workshops will be offered at the 2019 Spring CAEP Conference:


Self-Study Report: A How-To Workshop 

Get ready to write! This workshop is for educator preparation providers (EPPs) preparing to write a self-study report (SSR). Participants will be given the opportunity to walk through the process, and learn the expectations for content and formatting on the Self-Study Report.  The workshop will focus on areas where past SSR authors have needed the most assistance. 

Does your EPP have an SSR in progress? Bring it to this workshop and use it during exercises. Although the workshop is geared toward EPPs preparing to write the SSR, the presented information is beneficial for anyone in the writing process.

A3: Accreditation, Accountability, and Assessment Workshop
This workshop will explore the latest information and methods to help educator preparation providers (EPPs) understand the expectations for addressing validity and reliability of EPP created-assessments.

Focusing on the areas where past EPPs have needed the most assistance, participants will gain a better understanding of validity and reliability in the context of the accreditation process. Attendees will be able to explain how to address the CAEP criteria for validity and reliability and describe the key steps for meeting the levels of sufficiency. EPPs in the process of gathering evidence or writing its self-study report are welcome to use their own key assessments during workshop exercises.

PostCon workshops are presented in two sequential parts – scheduled as follows:          

 

Part 1: Wednesday, March 20; 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Part 2: Thursday, March 21; 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

Please plan your travel and lodging accordingly.

PostCon workshop reminders:

  • Registration for main conference programming is required to participate in the PostCon workshops.
  • Only one workshop can be attended per participant, as workshops run concurrently.
  • Register for one workshop per attendee.
  • Seating is limited, so be sure to register early!



Registration

Registration

2019 Spring CAEP Conference

Sheraton Denver Downtown 

Denver, CO

PreCon Orientation Sessions:

March 18, 2019

Main Conference Programming:

March 19-20, 2019

PostCon Workshops: 

March 20-21, 2019


Online registration is now open!

Registration Guidelines


Conference Registration Costs

$650   Online registration, available until March 1, 2019
           (The optional PreCon Sessions are included with your registration at no additional charge.) 
$700   Onsite Registration
$200   PostCon Workshops ($225 Onsite Registration for PostCon Workshops)

 Attending with a group? Save even more when you register together!

Group Size

Discounted Rate

Group Savings

1 or 2 Attendee(s)

$650 per person

n/a

3 Attendees

$590 per person 

$180

4 Attendees

$535 per person

$460

5+ Attendees

$485 per person

$825














Note: These costs include PreCon orientation sessions and conference registration only. Hotel, travel, and PostCon workshops are separate.


 $635 per person
 $635 per person

CAEPCon Schedule

CAEPCon Schedule

2019 Spring CAEP Conference

Sheraton Denver Downtown 

Denver, CO

PreCon Orientation Sessions:

March 18, 2019

Main Conference Programming:

March 19-20, 2019

PostCon Workshops: 

March 20-21, 2019



Monday, March 18, 2019 | PreCon Orientation

11:00AM – 6:00PM              Check-in & Onsite Registration
2:00PM – 3:00PM                PreCon Orientation Session – Starter (Novice) Level*
3:30PM – 4:30PM                PreCon Orientation Session – Experienced Level*
5:00PM – 6:00PM                PreCon Orientation Session – Program Review*
                                            *free, optional sessions

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | CAEPCon: Day 1

7:00AM – 8:30AM               Continental Breakfast
7:00AM – 5:30PM               Check-in & Onsite Registration
7:00AM – 6:30PM               Exhibits Open
7:15AM – 8:15AM               Exhibitor Sessions
9:00AM – 10:00AM             CAEPCon Welcome & Opening Session
10:00AM – 5:30PM             CAEP Resource Center
10:15AM – 11:15AM           CAEPCon Session Block 1
11:30AM – 12:30PM           CAEPCon Session Block 2
12:30PM – 2:00PM             Lunch (on your own)
12:45PM – 1:45PM             Exhibitor Sessions
2:00PM – 3:00PM               CAEPCon Session Block 3
3:15PM – 4:15PM               CAEPCon Session Block 4
4:30PM – 5:30PM               CAEPCon Session Block 5
5:30PM – 6:30PM               Networking Reception 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | CAEPCon: Day 2

7:00AM – 8:30AM               Continental Breakfast
7:00AM – 12:00PM             Check-in & Onsite Registration
7:00AM – 12:00PM             Exhibits Open
7:15AM – 8:15AM               Exhibitor Sessions
8:15AM – 12:00PM             CAEP Resource Center
8:15AM – 9:30AM               CAEPCon Session Block 6 (75-minutes)
9:45AM – 11:00AM             CAEPCon Session Block 7 (75-minutes)
11:15AM – 12:15PM           CAEPCon Session Block 8
12:15PM                              CAEPCon Adjourns

PostCon Workshops* (Part 1):

1:00PM – 2:00PM                PostCon Information Desk
2:00PM – 5:30PM                PostCon Workshops: Part 1

Thursday, March 21, 2019 

Postcon Workshops*(Part 2):

7:00AM – 8:30AM               Continental Breakfast
7:30AM – 12:00PM              PostCon Information Desk
8:30AM – 12:00PM              PostCon Workshops: Part 2
12:00PM                               PostCon Adjourns

*Separate Registration Fee Required for PostCon Workshops



Hotel

Hotel

2019 Spring CAEP Conference

Sheraton Denver Downtown 

Denver, CO  

PreCon Orientation Sessions:

March 18, 2019

Main Conference Programming:

March 19-20, 2019

PostCon Workshops: 

March 20-21, 2019


The 2019 Spring CAEPCon will be hosted at the Sheraton Denver Downtown, located in Denver, Colorado.

 Note: The main conference programming ends on Wednesday, March 20th at 12:15 p.m. Workshop attendees are encouraged to stay until Thursday, March 21, 2019, as the second half of each workshop will take place the morning of Thursday, March 21st from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Hotel Information

Sheraton Denver Downtown

Book Now to secure CAEPCon Attendee Pricing!
(Last day to secure CAEPCon rate is February 14, 2019) 


1550 Court Place

Denver, CO 80202

Reservations by Phone: 877-627-8405 (reference CAEP Annual Spring Conference 2019)

Sponsorships

Sponsorships

2019 Spring CAEP Conference

Sheraton Denver Downtown 

Denver, CO 


PreCon Orientation Sessions:

March 18, 2019

Main Conference Programming:

March 19-20, 2019

PostCon Workshops: 

March 20-21, 2019

Network and introduce your products to conference attendees! There are several sponsorship options to help you reach hundreds of professionals from educator preparation providers across the country.

At the 2019 Spring CAEPCon, you’ll have the opportunity to…

  • Network with hundreds of supporters of improving teacher quality,
  • Build brand recognition;
  • Promote Products and Services,
  • Generate leads that result in partnerships, and
  • Demonstrate innovations in capacity-building technologies and strategies.

To obtain a sponsorship/exhibitor package:

Please contact Keisha Walker, Director of Finance & Events, by email or by phone {202.753.1648}.


Call for Presentations

Call for Presentations

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 CAEP Conferences 

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Call for Presentations

CAEP Conferences:
Fall 2019 in Washington DC
Spring 2020 - Location coming soon

Submit Proposal | Final Submission Due 12/30/2018

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) invites you to submit a conference presentation proposal based on work in the field of educator preparation accreditation.

The CAEP Conference (CAEPCon) is a forum to collaborate around the CAEP Accreditation process. CAEPCon presentations are an opportunity to:

  • Showcase continuous improvement and transformational practice efforts
  • Gain information on the CAEP Accreditation process

Why Present?

  • Bring your ideas, findings, and successes to your peers
  • Gain visibility for your work related to accreditation and program improvement
  • Share your knowledge and experience at an academic conference
  • Network with potential collaborators in educator preparation

Invitational Topics

CAEPCon attendees are working toward the continuous improvement of programs and building strategies for a positive accreditation experience. Presentation topics should be aligned to one of the CAEP Standards or the accreditation process generally. Ideas for topics are not limited to but may include:

  • Preparation of teacher candidates to develop discipline-specific practices and facilitate P-12 students’ achievement of college- and career-ready standards -- Standard 1
  • Mutually beneficial clinical experience effectiveness, especially those that facilitate shared expectations for, development of, and evaluation of candidates/clinical educators -- Standard 2
  • Recruiting increasingly diverse and able candidates; connecting candidate selection and progression factors to effectiveness in the field and monitoring candidate progression -- Standard 3
  • Strategies for tracking and assessing effectiveness of completers in service -- Standard 4
  • Program improvement: Data quality, data literacy, and data use -- Standard 5
  • Scholarship: Using accreditation data and educator preparation research to inform the field
  • Establishing validity and inter-rater reliability of assessments
  • Developing assessments for advanced-level programs

Submission Criteria

Strong proposals are grounded in evidence consistent with the CAEP Standards. Submissions are evaluated by CAEP’s program committee using the following four criteria:

  1. Content aligned to CAEP Standards or in support of the accreditation process
  2. Clearly stated, relevant goals
  3. Engaging program format that appropriately involves the audience
  4. Conceptually strong foundation with appropriate documented research and/or evidence

Preparing Proposal

All of the following information is required:

  • Primary Presenter’s Name and Affiliation*
  • Contact Information: Telephone number and email address
  • Names and Affiliations of Additional Presenters in order of appearance, including any educational titles*
  • Title of Presentation Maximum of 12 words* Session Description: Maximum of 50 words*
  • Session Goals:  Describe what participants will learn at your session by listing up to three learning goals (e.g., participants will learn practical applications for using data and evaluations to improve teacher preparation programs)
  • Session Focus: Choose a category (Evidence-Based Practice, Research, Other (please specify)) that best represents the overall focus of your presentation
  • Session Summary: A summary of your presentation and how it relates to the topic area described above. Include how participants might apply this to their practice, as well as citations of any research or evidential basis for the strategies or results presented. Note: If you selected the research focus category above, please make sure your summary includes research questions, methods, analysis, findings, and implications
  • Session Outline: Provide an outline of the main points your session will address and indicate how any activities that will actively engage participants will be used to support learning
  • Session Style: Describe the format or style of this session, e.g., small group, lecture, panel, etc.
  • Topic Area Identification: Select the topic area that best describes the focus of your submission
  • Conference Availability: Select the conference(s) for which you are both available to present and want your submission to be considered (2019 Fall CAEPCon only, 2020 Spring CAEPCon only, or either 2019 Fall CAEPCon or 2020 Spring CAEPCon). 
*as it would appear in the conference program.

Before Submitting Proposal: Presentation Policies


  • Incomplete proposals will not be considered
  • Due to the volume of submissions, CAEP will not follow up on incomplete proposals
  • Presentations should not rely on access to the web
  • Presenters may not use their presentations for product sales or demonstrations
  • Presenters may not sell or promote any commercial product
  • Proposals are subject to quality assurance review by CAEP staff
  • Presenters should refrain from explicitly claiming items "meet CAEP Standard(s)" or CAEP Policy
  • Presenters are responsible for ensuring that they own the copyrights to all materials or that they have obtained appropriate permissions for use
  • Should your presentation/paper be accepted, the lead presenter is responsible for contacting co-presenters, coordinating travel/hotel arrangements, and ensuring all have registered for the event in order to present

Proposal Timeline


  • December 30, 2018 | Submission deadline
  • January 31, 2019 | Notification of Acceptance
  • February 15, 2019 | Presenters accept their selection by
  • February 28, 2018 | All submissions are notified

CAEP Conference Dates

Spring 2019 - Location Sheraton, Denver CO

March 18, 2019 – March 21, 2019

Questions about your proposal?


Please contact Vince O’Neill  
by email or at 202-753-1658 if you have any questions or require additional information.