Call for Presentations

2018 Spring CAEP Conference

Submit Your Proposal | Final Submissions Due December 31, 2017

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

The CAEP Conference (CAEPCon) is an opportunity to share evidence of effective innovations, continuous improvement, and transformational practice, as well as to gain information on the CAEP accreditation process.

 Why Present?

  • Present 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 continuous improvement of programs and building cases for a positive accreditation outcome. These topics are of particular interest:

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

Submission Criteria

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

  1. Contribution to the invitational topics
  2. Stated, relevant goals
  3. Engaging program format that appropriately involves the audience
  4. Conceptually strong foundation with appropriate documented research and/or evidence

Preparing Your 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*
  • 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, i.e., small group, lecture, panel, etc.
  • Topic Area Identification: Select the topic area that best describes the focus of your submission.

Before Submitting Your 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.
  • Proposals are subject to quality assurance review by CAEP staff.
  • Presenters should refrain from explicitly claiming items "meet CAEP Standard(s)."
  • Presenters may not sell or promote any commercial product.
  • 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

  • November 7, 2017 | Submission for both 2018 Spring CAEPCon reopens
  • December 31, 2017 | Deadline for 2018 Spring CAEPCon submissions
  • January 1-30, 2018 | Review process
  • February 1, 2018 | Accepted presenters notified by email (NOTE: If you will have limited access to email during this time, please provide an email address for someone who can accept on your behalf.)
  • February 15, 2018 | Presenters accept their sessions

CAEP Conference Dates

2018 Spring CAEP Conference
March 13, 2018 - March 16, 2018

Kansas City, Missouri
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

Questions about your proposal?

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