CAEP Sessions at AACTE Annual Meeting

February 28-March 3, 2014
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

Pre-conference Sessions

Friday, February 28

7:30-8:00 a.m. Breakfast

Advancing Research, Innovation and Continuous Improvement

As CAEP releases the guidance for its standards, there are multiple perspectives on the work at hand. This preconference provides an opportunity to identify issues in implementing the CAEP standards to foster research, innovation and continuous improvement. Full program agenda appears below.

8:00–8:15 a.m.
Welcome, Overview of Pre-conference, Introductions
James Cibulka, President, CAEP

8:15–8:45 a.m.
Update on CAEP
James Cibulka, President, CAEP
Mary Brabeck, Board Chair, CAEP

8:45–9:00 a.m.
Update on CAEP Guidance and Timelines for Further Implementation
Hilda Tompkins, Vice President for Accreditation, CAEP

9:00–9:45 a.m.
Building Capacity for Continuous Improvement
Emerson Elliott, Director, Special Projects, CAEP
Randy Hitz, Dean of the Graduate School of Education, Portland State University

9:45–10:00 a.m. Break

10:00–11:00 a.m.
Interactive Session

11:00-11:30 a.m.
Panel on Innovation and Continuous Improvement
Building a Continuous Improvement Model for Missouri Educators
Hap Hairston, Director of Educator Preparation for MoDESE, Missouri State
Do the Right Thing
Scott Ridley, Dean, College of Education, Texas Tech University

11:30-11:50 a.m.
Closing the Feedback Loop
Emerson Elliott, Director, Special Projects, CAEP
Mary Brabeck, Board Chair, CAEP

11:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thank You and Final Remarks
James Cibulka, President, CAEP

Individual Sessions (included with full AACTE 66th Annual Meeting registration)

Sunday, March 2

2:00–3:15 p.m.
CAEP Tripod Project
Mark LaCelle-Peterson, Sr. Vice President, Engagement, Research, and Development, CAEP
Joe McEvoy, Product Manager, Cambridge Education
Rob Ramsdell, Vice President, School Improvement Services, Cambridge Education

Recent research from the Gates’ Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Project has highlighted the benefits of using student surveys to understand how we recognize effective teaching and enhance systems focused on teacher evaluation, growth, and professional learning. Of the multiple measures studied in the MET Project, student survey assessments were found to be the most reliable measures of effective teaching. Well-designed surveys provide teachers with detailed insights about their teaching practices and can provide administrators with data which enable leaders to focus priorities, track progress, and evaluate results.

3:45–5:00 p.m.
Annual Reporting for CAEP
Hilda Tompkins, Vice President for Accreditation, CAEP
Emerson Elliott, Director, Special Projects, CAEP

Is the goal and purpose of annual reporting unclear? Do you need to know more about the kinds of statements and evidence that are needed? This interactive session on CAEP’s educator preparation provider annual reporting process will describe and discuss the evidence needed on CAEP’s 8 measures of program impact and outcomes.

Monday, March 3

10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Data Display and Performance Transparency
Hilda Tompkins, Vice President of Accreditation, CAEP

Increasing pressure is being brought to bear on teacher preparation programs to “prove” their effectiveness in preparing teachers. This session will focus on data displays of candidate performance in the context of public accountability.

1:15–2:30 p.m.
Report on the State of Educator Preparation and Relevant Data
Pearson Education Group
Mark LaCelle-Peterson, Sr. Vice President, Engagement, Research, and Development, CAEP

Demands for answers to questions about the quality and effectiveness of educator preparation appear to be at an all-time high.  Can we answer them? While much data is gathered at the institutional level and some reported to state and federal entities, what big-picture questions does it answer?  CAEP commissioned a study, sponsored by Pearson, of the state of educator preparation and the state of data and data systems on educator preparation.  Research completed in fall of 2013 will be reported.

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