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Wednesday, March 27
 

8:00am

Board Meeting
Only members of the Board need to attend

Wednesday March 27, 2019 8:00am - 2:45pm

8:00am

Registration
Wednesday March 27, 2019 8:00am - 6:00pm
Regency Ballroom Foyer

9:00am

Grow Your Own Collective Preconference Workshop (Additional Fee $125)
Purpose:
To share learnings and best practices for developing Grow Your Own Programs.

Description:
There will be representatives from every phase/stage of the GYO continuum to discuss best practices and lessons learned from practitioners in the field. This will be an interactive session that will enable a community of like-minded practitioners interested in supporting each other the chance to develop plans to move this important work.

Agenda:
9:00 Introductions
9:45 Grounding the Work Through Text Rendering
10:20 Break
10:30 6 Elements of Successful GYO Programs
11:00 Building Your GYO Plan Part II- Small Group Break-Outs
12:15 Lunch (provided)
1:00 Building Your GYO Plan Part II - Small Group Break-Outs
2:15 Next Steps
2:40 Close

Speakers:
  • Dr. Rachelle Rogers Ard, Executive Director of Organizational Effectiveness and Culture at Oakland Unified School District
  • Dr. Kanoe Naone, President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Conejo Valley
  • D. Dabner, Strategy, Leadership, Program Development & Evaluation Consultant at Oakland Unified School District
  • Dr. Christopher Knaus, Professor of Education at the University of Washington at Tacoma
  • Sanoe Marfil, Chief Program Officer at The Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture (INPEACE)
  • Maile Keli‘ipio-Acoba, CEO at The Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture (INPEACE)
  • Alexandra Manual, Executive Director of the Washington Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB)
  • Victoria Moreland, Program Manager at the Washington Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB)
  • Robin Brandehoff, Doctoral Researcher at Pathways2Teaching

Speakers
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Kate Van Winkle

Executive Director, Grow Your Own Illinois


Wednesday March 27, 2019 9:00am - 3:00pm
Diplomat/Ambassador

3:00pm

Finance Committee
Lead Presenters

Wednesday March 27, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Cabinet Suite

3:00pm

Marketing Committee
Lead Presenters

Wednesday March 27, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Diplomat/Ambassador

3:00pm

Nominating and Elections Committee
Lead Presenters

Wednesday March 27, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Congressional

3:00pm

Policy Committee
Lead Presenters

Wednesday March 27, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Old Georgetown

3:00pm

Exhibits Open
Wednesday March 27, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Regency Ballroom Foyer

4:00pm

Membership Committee
Lead Presenters

Wednesday March 27, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Congressional

4:00pm

New Educator Awards Committee
Lead Presenters

Wednesday March 27, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Embassy/Patuxent

4:00pm

Research and Publications Committee
Lead Presenters
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Brian Evans

Pace University


Wednesday March 27, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Cabinet Suite

4:00pm

4:00pm

Listening Session Practice
Only those listed need to attend:
  • Sheila Allen 
  • Robert Grey
  • Tiffany Jackson
  • Pat Pernin
  • Kate Van Winkle
  • Ernest Black
  • Diann Huber
  • Alex Manuel

Wednesday March 27, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Diplomat/Ambassador

5:00pm

Opening General Session
Opening general session with Deborah Koolbeck

Lead Presenters

Wednesday March 27, 2019 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Regency Ballroom

6:00pm

President’s Reception
Wednesday March 27, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Rooftop
 
Thursday, March 28
 

7:30am

7:30am

Exhibits Open
Thursday March 28, 2019 7:30am - 12:30pm
Regency Ballroom Foyer

7:30am

Registration
Thursday March 28, 2019 7:30am - 5:00pm
Regency Ballroom Foyer

8:00am

National Teacher of the Year- Differentiating the Teaching Profession: A case for alternative certification
As educators we are expected to differentiate for the students in our classroom with the understanding that all students have a variety of needs. This is also the case for school systems in offering alternative programs for students who struggle in a traditional educational setting. We should extend this differentiation to potential educators. Via my personal journey to teaching, I offer a case for expanding options for alternative certification.

Lead Presenters

Thursday March 28, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Regency Ballroom

9:15am

10:30am

Region 1
*UP FOR VOTE*

Region 1: Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming

Director
Alexandra Manuel
Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB)
Olympia, WA

Lead Presenters

Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Regency Ballroom

10:30am

Region 2
Region 2:Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

Conference Representative
Rebecca M. Nelson

Director
Wendy McCarty
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE


Lead Presenters

Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Cabinet Suite

10:30am

Region 3
*UP FOR VOTE*

Region 3: Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas

Director
Tiffany Jackson
Grambling State University
Grambling, LA

Lead Presenters

Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Judiciary Suite

10:30am

Region 4
Region 4: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington DC, and West Virginia

Conference Representative
Julie Kunselman
 

Lead Presenters
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Cynthia Stephens

Leadership and Education Effectiveness Group (The LEEG)


Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Congressional

10:30am

Region 5
*UP FOR VOTE*

Region 5: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont

CONFERENCE REPRESENTATIVE
Brian Evans

Lead Presenters
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Brian Evans

Pace University


Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Diplomat/Ambassador

11:30am

Boxed Lunch
Thursday March 28, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Regency Ballroom Foyer

12:45pm

Metro to Capitol Hill
Participants who have made appointments to visit their legislators will be provided a Metro Card and directions to travel from the Hyatt Bethesda to the Metro stop nearest their appointment location. For full details, please attend  the General Session Continued: Policy Panel

Lead Presenters

Thursday March 28, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
N/A

1:30pm

Capitol Hill Visits
At this year’s conference, and for the first time, NAAC members are taking our collective mission to the people who make the decisions. Come with us as we walk through the halls of Congress to inform and educate our national leaders about Alternative Certification.


Thursday March 28, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
N/A

3:30pm

Listening Session at U.S. Department of Education
Join NAAC’s listening session hosted by Mia Howerton.

You may arrive at the Department of Education at 3 pm. Best entrance to use to the building is the one across for the Holiday Inn. BRING PHOTO ID!



Thursday March 28, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Dept of Ed Room W105-108

5:30pm

Dine-Arounds
Sign up for the dine-arounds in the Regency Foyer; courtesy of the Local Host Committee 

Thursday March 28, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Regency Ballroom Foyer
 
Friday, March 29
 

7:15am

Registration
Friday March 29, 2019 7:15am - 5:00pm
Regency Ballroom Foyer

7:30am

7:30am

Exhibits Open
Friday March 29, 2019 7:30am - 2:00pm
Regency Ballroom Foyer

8:00am

Membership Business Meeting
Friday March 29, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Regency Ballroom

9:00am

#1 Concurrent Breakout Session
Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am

9:00am

Best Practices for Recruiting Diverse Alternative Preparation Candidates
The purpose of our presentation is to share best practices used by the New York City Teaching Fellows and New York City Teaching Collaborative alternative teacher preparation programs to recruit diverse candidates to our programs. Members will gain insight from the strategies used by the nation's largest school district, New York City, to recruit men and people of color to the teaching profession.

Presenter(s): Jazmine Polite, Maureen Higgins, Lois Jenkins,  and Jason Acosta

Lead Presenters

Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Diplomat/Ambassador

9:00am

Expanding the Teacher Pipeline
Different teacher candidates approach licensure testing in different ways. While some approaches yield greater success than others, all teacher candidates can succeed by understanding their strengths and weaknesses as it relates to the test and developing a plan to addresses the amount of time they have to prepare. In collaboration with Khan Academy®, ETS is developing a free online tool that provides a smarter and more personalized preparation pathway for the Praxis Core® exam. With ETS research informing the developing of the preparation program, this tool can serve to broadening the teacher pipeline by leveling the playing field for all teacher candidates.



Sponsors

Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Judiciary Suite

9:00am

Special Education Teacher Alternative Licensure: State Policy Requirements
This presentation illustrates findings from a recent study examining differences in state policy requirements for alternative licensure of special education teachers. It was the goal of this research to provide perspective on the notable desperation of states and subsequently, their extent to supply the current special education workforce with high quality professionals through alternative licensure.

Presenter(s): Katherine Brendli, LaRon Scott, Evandra Catherine

Lead Presenters
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Katherine Brendli

Virginia Commonwealth University


Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Severn/Potomac

9:00am

The Grow Your Own Collective: A National Movement to Diversify the Teaching Workforce
Using a collaborative approach that combines efforts across the nation to focus on growing and developing educators, the national Grow Your Own Collaborative has developed a model for recruiting, preparing, placing, and retaining culturally responsive community-grounded teachers of color to improve educational outcomes for students. As Grow Your Own programs have proliferated across the country, the need for a clear definition, based on research and practice, has increased. This panel clarifies the design and implementation of the GYOC movement, lessons learned, and suggests critical issues to guide future work.

Presenter(s): Kate Van Winkle, Rochelle Rogers- Ard, Alexandra Manuel, Victoria Moreland, Kanoe Naone

Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Cabinet Suite

9:00am

Using Video Recording to Enhance Coaching Conversations
One of the most challenging areas in a large urban school district is providing the necessary support for new teachers and in particular for new special education teachers. In order to ensure that support is multi-dimensional and is cost effective, the special education Tier I and Tier II credentialing programs are based on peer collaboration, like-credentialed Lead Mentors, one-to-one support using video conferencing and recordings. This session will provide an opportunity to learn about the video recording model, distance coaching and the challenges and benefits of the program.

Presenter(s): Patricia Pernin

Lead Presenters
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Patricia Pernin

Los Angeles Unified


Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Embassy/Patuxent

9:00am

9:00am

Preparing Teachers to be Culturally Responsive in the Classroom
Preparing teachers for high need schools is an important emphasis of the Alternative Certification for Teachers (ACET) program, a partnership between Montgomery College and Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. Join us to learn about strategies used to help candidates actively engage in contemplating the role of cultural, linguistic, and ethnic diversity and its impact on school settings and classrooms, with an emphasis on positive social interaction and creating supportive learning environments for all students.

Presenter(s): Debra Poese and Glenda Hernandez Baca

Lead Presenters

Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Old Georgetown

9:00am

Put Me in Coach: Redefining Teacher Support to Minimize Turnover
Join us as we share how our highly successful coaching practices are redefining teacher support to minimize turnover! We all know that deliberate coaching strategies can help ACP students combat the disconnect between education and practice. Our support system is a big part of what sets us apart from other ACPs. We will share an overview of the program, provide required paperwork as well as survey results from all stakeholders.

Presenter(s): Laura Estes, Elizabeth Garcia

Lead Presenters
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Laura Estes

TMATE Director, Tarleton State University


Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Old Georgetown

9:00am

School Function Areas: Analysis for Use by Administrative/Teacher Leaders
The process of Leadership Effectiveness and Efficiency Analysis can enhance school performance and partnerships by reflecting on eight research-based School Function Areas (SFAs). Participants will learn to use SFAs to unlock and reveal core priorities for school improvement prioritizing, planning and implementation to enhance the PDS partnership. Those working in alternative administration programs will find the content useful.

Presenter(s): Belinda Karge, Cynthia Stephens

Lead Presenters
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Cynthia Stephens

Leadership and Education Effectiveness Group (The LEEG)


Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Old Georgetown

9:00am

Utilizing Postsecondary Partnerships to Address the Teacher Shortage Crisis
The teacher shortage problem is wrought with complexities. Issues involving classroom behaviors, school culture, building leadership, current preparation programs and teacher salaries add several layers to an already complex problem. This session will provide information on Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools approach to alleviating the critical shortage problem. By the end of the session, participants will:
  1. Examine how post-secondary partnerships can aid in identifying resource banks
  2. Examine how input on state laws can provide streams for resource banks
  3. Examine how In-District Alternative Certification programming can help to reduce Teacher Shortage
Presenter(s): Twianie Roberts, Sharon Pertiller

Lead Presenters
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Twianie Roberts

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools


Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Old Georgetown

9:00am

Video Coaching, Early Implementation Overview
National University offers the largest intern programs in the state of California. Internships are available in Multiple Subjects, Single Subjects and Special Education (Moderate/Severe, Mild/Moderate). In an effort to provide interns with the best support possible, online video coaching was implemented fall 2018. We will present our journey with implementing an online video coaching system in a large distributed intern program and answer questions.

Presenter(s): Brad Damon, Allison Smith

Lead Presenters
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Brad Damon

National University


Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Old Georgetown

10:15am

#2 Concurrent Breakout Session
Friday March 29, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am

10:15am

Addressing Educator Shortages and Teacher Diversity: Strategies for Workforce Development in a New Era
It in increasingly important for states to create and implement strategies to address educator diversity, particularly as they relate to teacher preparation, support and retention. In this session, presenters will first set the stage by sharing the national landscape, and then share concrete state strategies for addressing educator shortage and diversity, examining career connected learning, grow your own programs, potential equity indicators and the mentoring and retention of educators of color. All panelists will speak to the need to systematize outcomes in states and will highlight high-level and specific solutions for tackling these issues around the country, and will engage the audience to share their own strategies and challenges. Participants will leave with concrete takeaways that they can use in their states and programs.

Presenter(s): Alexandra Manuel, Darcy Pietryka, Cindy Stevens

Lead Presenters

Friday March 29, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Cabinet Suite

10:15am

Edthena: Four Key Questions for Becoming a Program that Uses Video Evidence to Support Teacher Learning
We'll share a technology adoption framework which has helped many alt cert programs select tools to achieve their vision for using video for teacher learning. Participants will share their experiences with video observation as well as hear examples of how our collaborative video platform supports candidate growth and fosters strong partnerships with districts.

Lead Presenters
RC

Rob Coplin

Edthena


Friday March 29, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Diplomat/Ambassador

10:15am

Intentionality in Recruitment: CA Center on Teaching Careers Best Practices Addressing the Teacher Shortage
Nearly half of California’s teaching force is over 46 years old and non-representative of California’s diverse student population. As we work to solve the teacher shortage crisis, we must be intentional in our outreach and advocacy for diversity in the classroom.

Presenter(s): Donna Glassman-Sommer, Marvin Lopez

Lead Presenters
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Donna Glassman-Sommer

Executive Director, California Center on Teaching Careers/TCOE
Donna Glassman-Sommer is the Executive Director for the new California Center on Teaching Careers , Tulare County Office of Education. The Center is a Statwide Center with The California Teacher Comission. Donna has formally held positions of Adminsitrator New Teacher Development... Read More →


Friday March 29, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Embassy/Patuxent

10:15am

Let's Publish an Article: Writing for the NAAC Journal
Lead Presenters
BE

Brian Evans

Pace University


Friday March 29, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Judiciary Suite

10:15am

Quality Indicators for Non-Traditional/Alternative Educator Preparation Pathways—Making Reciprocity Viable
No standards for Non-Traditional Educator Preparation Programs. No national guidelines for evaluating the quality of these programs or for self-assessment, goal setting or monitoring. NAAC, NASDTEC, The Ohio State University, and Troops to Education will present the proposed national standards for these programs, the materials to prepare programs going through the Recognition Process, and the materials for evaluator preparation. Come become a part of this important work.

Presenter(s): Belinda Gimbert, Rebecca Parker, George Ann Rice

Lead Presenters
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Belinda Gimbert

The Ohio State University


Friday March 29, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Severn/Potomac

10:15am

10:15am

A Case for Academic Dialect Instruction in Alternative Certification Programs
In an era of increasing cultural and gender diversity, knowing how to communicate between and among the varying groups that make up our classrooms is essential for educators. Those who have arrived to the field of education through alternative routes typically have been away from academia for quite some time. This presentation makes the case for including academic dialect instruction in alternative certification programs.

Presenter(s): Rebecca Nelson

Lead Presenters
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Rebecca Nelson

University of Nebraska at Kearney


Friday March 29, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Old Georgetown

10:15am

Alternative licensure teacher preparation strategies: Does theory align with practice?
This workshop presents the findings of a study conducted to explore best practices for preparing alternative licensure candidates for the classroom. During their coursework phase of training, participants were asked to identify the teaching strategies they perceived would be the most effective. After teaching in a K-12 classroom for five months participants reported on the measured effectiveness of these strategies. Conclusions, lessons learned and identified best practices will be presented and discussed.

Presenter(s): Mervyn Wighting, Rene Martinez

Lead Presenters
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Mervyn Wighting

Regent University


Friday March 29, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Old Georgetown

10:15am

Attracting Diverse Candidates and Supporting Their Persistence in the First Year and Beyond
Recruiting and retaining diverse teacher candidates is becoming critical to the work of serving our most underrepresented students and communities. Learn how one educator preparation program has developed a plan to attract, support the transition of, and retain high-quality teacher candidates of color. Through a multi-faceted scholarship program, this organization has developed layers of support around the scholarship program that includes more than just providing much needed funds to worthy candidates.

Presenter(s): Calvin Stocker, Katy Ryan, Gary Frazier

Lead Presenters
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Calvin Stocker

YES Prep Public Schools


Friday March 29, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Old Georgetown

10:15am

Supporting teacher resilience, student achievement and diversity: A framework to support early career teachers
Learn how a comprehensive university-based induction support program partners with K-12 public and charter schools providing instructional support to beginning teachers resulting in higher teacher retention, effectiveness and student achievement. Facing high rates of teacher turnover, school districts are increasingly hiring teachers seeking alternative pathways to certification. Learn how the North Carolina New Teacher Support Program uses
coaching to move teachers along the effectiveness continuum resulting in better instruction for all. Facilitators will share program details, outcomes and next steps to supporting non-traditionally prepared teachers.

Presenter(s): Patrick Conetta, Bryan Zugelder, Mark L'Esperance

Lead Presenters
PC

Patrick Conetta

North Carolina New Teacher Support Program


Friday March 29, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Old Georgetown

10:15am

Title II Reporting for Teacher Preparation Programs
Title II of the Higher Education Act (HEA) requires teacher preparation providers to submit annual Title II reports containing information about their program and participants. Most states collect these reports using Westat’s Institution and Program Report Card (IPRC) reporting system. This session will highlight key features of the reporting system and troubleshoot common reporting problems and questions, specifically highlighting issues that pertain to alternative programs. The presentation will include a live demo of the IPRC reporting system, as well as a question-and-answer session.

Presenter(s): Carrie Murthy

Lead Presenters

Friday March 29, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Old Georgetown

12:00pm

Luncheon and Award Presentation
2019 Award Winners: NAAC Awards for Outstanding New Educators Prepared Through Non-Traditional Teacher Preparation Programs

Rachel Cullen
English Language Arts Teacher
Air Academy High School, Colorado Springs, CO
Program: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Alternative Licensure Program

John Ezaki
9th Grade Math Teacher
YES Prep East End School, Houston, TX
Program: YES Prep Teaching Excellence

Sarah Khan
6th Grade English and Social Studies Teacher
YES Prep Northbrook Middle School
Program YES Prep Teaching Excellence

Honorable Mention
Courtney Howard
9th Grade English Teacher
Hope High School, Hope AR
Program: Arkansas Teacher Corps

Friday March 29, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Regency Ballroom

1:45pm

#3 Concurrent Breakout Session
Friday March 29, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm

1:45pm

1:45pm

Huge New Pool of Candidates for ARL Programs and Districts
Districts with vacant teaching, related service provider, support staff and school safety positions. ARL programs with decreasing interest and enrollment. Veterans and spouses with degrees, special skills and experience searching for a way to continue to serve. Community, government and professional organizations ready to help if asked. This session shows how all of these stakeholders, working together, have found an answer.

Presenter(s): George Ann Rice, Belinda Gimbert

Lead Presenters
GA

George Ann Rice

Troops to Education


Friday March 29, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Embassy/Patuxent

1:45pm

Partnerships to Strengthen Mentored Clinical Practice for Special Educators
Many states are faced with severe shortages of special education teachers. Through the CEEDAR Center, several states are building collaborative partnerships between the state education agency, local education agencies, and institutions of higher education to create alternative routes in special education that emphasize mentored clinical practice as a strategy to retain teachers. This workshop will provide concrete strategies and take-and-turnkey resources to strengthen both the content and the structure of mentored clinical practice.

Presenter(s): Lindsey Hayes, Amy Colpo

Lead Presenters
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Lindsey Hayes

CEEDAR Center


Friday March 29, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Diplomat/Ambassador

1:45pm

Reflections of Aspiring Leaders in A Principal Preparation Program
This purpose of this presentation is to provide laser focused feedback for principal preparation programs as they prepare and develop highly qualified candidates for leadership in the 21st century. A sample of (n=86) principal candidates over a three-year period of time beginning in 2015 responded to specific questions on their monthly seminar reflections and a final program evaluation. Aspiring leaders provided thoughtful insightful responses relevant to seminar topics and leadership learning experiences. Monthly facilitative leadership seminars, common authentic field experiences, online coursework, on-site observations with targeted feedback, action research presentations and test preparation were examined. The results from the aspiring leaders provided program administrators with data focused information on the necessary skills and experiences leaders need to possess and that preparation programs must provide in order to effectively build and manage safe, high-performing organizational systems and the skill-sets of a successful leader. Knowing that this kind of leadership matters is one thing, but developing it on a wide scale is quite another. What do we know about how to develop principals who can successfully transform schools? And what might leadership preparation programs do to systematically support the development of leaders who can develop and manage a new generation of schools that are increasingly successful in teaching all students well? The session provides informative and research based insight to the questions, “What are the necessary components of leadership preparation programs that provide effective initial preparation for principals? What are the qualities and design of the leadership preparation program? What are the perceptions and attitudes of participants in leadership programs regarding the components presented? As principal development and preparation continue to recruit and train leaders, drilling down on impact and success of the program is essential and critical. As a result of the implementation of monthly seminar reflections and end of the year program evaluation, 60% of candidates received leadership positions, with 98% passing rate on the state’s administrator exam. As a practitioner’s program, Harris County Department of Education Educator Certification & Advancement benefitted from the insights of the participants and used reflections to increase cohort member’s knowledge base, improve instructional practice, and prepare high-quality leaders to lead high-performing schools.

Presenter(s): Chaney Ledet

Lead Presenters
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Chaney Ledet

Harris County Department of Education


Friday March 29, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Severn/Potomac

1:45pm

Retaining Educators through Effective Preparation in Navigating Professional Risks
Participants will collaboratively explore how providers, working with their employing districts and states, can intentionally focus on instruction in mitigating professional risks to help retain the educators they prepare. Presenters will share models of best practice, tools, and resources that support professional decision-making, using the Model Code of Ethics for Educators (MCEE) as a guide.

Presenter(s): Phillip Rogers

Lead Presenters

Friday March 29, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Cabinet Suite

1:45pm

1:45pm

Beyond CAEP Accreditation: Lessons Learned from an Alternative Program Provider
For Metro RESA in Atlanta, Georgia, the CAEP self-study process extended beyond mere accountability. The process opened new doors for discovery and reflection while establishing a sustainable cycle for continuous improvement. Subsequent to the CAEP Accreditation process, ongoing analysis of CAEP-aligned program data continually allows Metro RESA to identify program trends, make targeted adjustments that improve candidate support, streamline its data gathering protocol, and promote a culture of data-driven decision-making.

Presenter(s): Mary Moseley, Chris Moersch

Lead Presenters
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Mary Moseley

Metro RESA


Friday March 29, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Old Georgetown

1:45pm

Creating a Diverse Workforce: Lessons from a First Year Program
Planning, recruitment, and implementation for the Transition to Teaching alternative route program will be discussed. The university, in collaboration with rural districts, designed the program to be extremely flexible with the intention to teacher diversity and improve district retention as well as increase program access for rural candidates. Overall outcomes and impacts will be discussed.

Presenter(s): Tara Haskins

Lead Presenters
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Tara Haskins

Eastern Washington University


Friday March 29, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Old Georgetown

1:45pm

Lived Experiences in Alternative Licensure from Kansans Can Redesign Gemini Schools
The purpose of this roundtable discussion is to evaluate Curriculum for alternative licensure program providers including faculty and administrators. Curricular designs, implemented by the providing institution, will take into consideration the experiences of those for whom they are designed. This not only impacts program completers, but the K-12 students under their care. How should curriculum be redesigned to better prepare alternative licensure teachers for teaching in participating Gemini redesign schools.

Presenter(s): Kevin Splichal

Lead Presenters
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Kevin Splichal

Fort Hays State University


Friday March 29, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Old Georgetown

1:45pm

Oh!! The Places You’ll Go - Guiding New Teacher Success
Participants will learn about the Lewis-Clark State College PACE model of elementary certification and the effectiveness of the mentoring students receive during the program. Insights into how instructors and supervisors serve as coaches to provide interns support, developing strong, classroom ready teachers will be discussed. An overview of ways that we meet the needs and demands of local districts will be presented, including an outline of our new teacher mentoring program to support teacher retention.

Presenter(s): Melinda Tompkins, Julia Rendall

Lead Presenters
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Melinda Tompkins

Elementary Ed Faculty - PACE director, Lewis Clark State College


Friday March 29, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Old Georgetown

1:45pm

Partnerships to Build K12 Instructional Capacity and to Address Teacher Shortages
The purpose of this presentation is to share educator preparation program (EPP) partnership practices and strategies focused on building K12 instructional capacity and staffing support. These strategies and practices have been over the past two years, resulting in three partnerships, one with an urban, K12 school district, and two institutions of higher education. Partnership outcomes will be shared, including early career success for teacher candidates and increased access for those in other partnerships.

Presenter(s): Sarah Miller

Lead Presenters
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Sarah Miller

University of West Florida TeacherReady


Friday March 29, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Old Georgetown

3:00pm

#4 Concurrent Breakout Session
Friday March 29, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm

3:00pm

Leading a Culture of Service Excellence Through Employee Engagement (AASPA)
American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA)

As school personnel administrators we strive to lead our teams in a culture of service excellence. Do we know and understand what drives our employees and increases their service of excellence? Learn what really works when it comes to motivation and employee engagement. Discover what some school districts have done and see how we can align our own systems to a culture of excellence.

Friday March 29, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cabinet Suite

3:00pm

National Accreditation: A Pathway to Quality Assurance and Improvement
Learn about the collaborative option for national accreditation in educator preparation! AAQEP
promotes the preparation of effective educators in outcome-focused programs that engage education’s
toughest challenges. Our quality assurance model supports innovation, values consistency, respects
local context, and is open to all providers. Come join the conversation!

Presenter(s): Linda McKee, Christine DeGregory

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Linda McKee

Chief Operations Officer, AAQEP
AAQEP is a new accrediting agency that offers national accreditation to all educator programs. The Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a quality assurance association founded in 2017 by professionals in educator preparation field, is dedicated to strengthening... Read More →


Friday March 29, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Diplomat/Ambassador

3:00pm

Perspectives from Teachers with Diverse Backgrounds
The purpose of this proposal is to provide the audience with the perspectives of five alternative certification teachers in their first and second year of teaching, and who all come from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Teacher reported classroom management, school resources, and teacher retention as issues that need more emphasis for them. Teachers indicated student growth and achievement as the most important aspects of their teaching.

Presenter(s): Brian Evans

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Brian Evans

Pace University


Friday March 29, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Severn/Potomac

3:00pm

Recruiting, Retaining, and Completing Educators to Support Effective School Staffing
The purpose of this presentation is to share one educator preparation program’s (EPP) continuous improvement strategies associated with recruiting, retaining, and completing teacher candidates to support effective school staffing. Continuous improvement processes are embedded in weekly meetings and reported on dashboard metrics associated with admissions, retention, and completion. Data are then discussed for follow-up actions. Data are also used to inform the establishment of measurable program goals that are owned by members of the team.

Presenter(s): Sarah Miller, Julie Kunselman, Richard Faessel

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Richard Faessel

University of West Florida TeacherReady


Friday March 29, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Embassy/Patuxent

3:00pm

Use Multiple Measures to Simplify Your EPP Self-Study Reporting
The conventional approach to completing a self-study for continuing state approval and/or national accreditation (e.g., CAEP) has typically required hundreds of man-hours for planning, data collection, and report preparation. This session highlights how to use multiple measures for EPP Self-Study Reporting and minimize the amount of time needed to complete the process while maximizing its benefits for all stakeholders. LoTi Connection’s suite of data collection tools provides EPP personnel with research-based metrics to collect, analyze, and report quality data customized to the needs of your EPP and aligned to state/national standards. The session will model how candidate survey and online observation data is captured and auto-populated into a formal report based on each state’s teacher preparation standards. Sample reports and login accounts will be available to all session participants.
Presenter: LoTi

Exhibitors
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LoTi Connection

LoTi Connection specializes in making better education simple through research-based solutions like the LoTi Digital Age Survey and the companion EPP Observation Tool. The LoTi Survey streamlines the process of collecting valid candidate data for EPP self-studies. The EPP Observation... Read More →



Friday March 29, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Judiciary Suite

3:00pm

3:00pm

ACE~Alternative Certification Florida Style
Polk County Schools in central Florida offers a unique program of teacher candidate support to assist teachers in training to “ACE” their professional certification requirements and become successful classroom teachers.

Presenter(s): Lauri Christopher

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Lauri Christopher

Polk County Schools


Friday March 29, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Old Georgetown

3:00pm

Bridging the Gap in Diversity and Staffing: One Institution’s Approach
This session will track efforts of an alternative certification cohort model at a comprehensive research institution. The presentation will showcase best practices in cohort model success, specifically related to the recruitment and retention of diverse candidates that reflect student communities and meet critical staffing needs within district partnerships. The session will provide educator preparation programs a framework for recruiting, retaining, and licensing diverse candidates for hard to staff areas by outlining the replicable “DICE” framework for alternative certification models.

Presenter(s): Clay Smith

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Clay Smith

East Carolina University


Friday March 29, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Old Georgetown

3:00pm

Exploring Teaching Course – Focus Group
NAAC’s course on Exploring Teaching provides information to career changers on what the profession of teaching entails, its culture, its major duties, and its everyday elements.  This course is currently being piloted.  Join this discussion to learn about the benefits of partnering with NAAC to deliver this course, how the course is distributed and used, and how programs may adopt it for their needs.

Presenter(s): Sheila Allen

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Sheila Allen

Professor, Harford Community College
I am a teacher education professor and the K-12 Liaison at Harford Community College in Bel Air, MD. I started attending NAAC conferences when I was working on my doctoral degree and researching what helps career changers acclimate to school culture and the profession of teaching... Read More →


Friday March 29, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Old Georgetown

3:00pm

Partnership, Policy and Options: Magnifying the Teaching Profession in Arkansas
Arkansas is no stranger to the issues that have become a constant in education, namely educator diversity and teacher shortage. State leaders see the current crisis as an opportunity to find innovative ways to attract highly-qualified candidates to the profession. The purpose of this presentation is to showcase how the Arkansas Department of Education is utilizing national, state and local partnerships to move forward in the recruitment and retention of a diverse teaching workforce.

Presenter(s): Ann Crosser and  Debbie Knowles

Lead Presenters
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Ann Crosser

APPEL Program Advisor, Arkansas Department of Education
I am totally entrenched in how to become a teacher in Arkansas through all alternate routes. If you have a bachelor's degree that is not in Education, but you want to become a teacher, then there's a way to that! Ask me! I'll be happy to help you!


Friday March 29, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Old Georgetown

3:00pm

Perception Is Everything: Using Program Evaluations to Combat Mediocrity
Join us as we share how our program evaluations help us to combat mediocrity! Our evaluation system drives program revisions that impact ACP student success in the classroom. We will share an overview of the program, example evaluations, as well as share recent program changes and transitions. You will not want to miss this chance to reach newer heights as an ACP!

Presenter(s): Laura Estes, Elizabeth Garcia

Lead Presenters
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Laura Estes

TMATE Director, Tarleton State University


Friday March 29, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Old Georgetown

4:15pm

California Teacher Corps
Friday March 29, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Embassy/Patuxent

4:15pm

4:15pm

7:00pm

Moonlight Site Seeing Tour (Optional - Additional Charge $45)
Immerse yourself in the sights and beauty of the nation’s capital at twilight. This night tour brings Washington DC to life with breathtaking, panoramic views on an open-top, double-decker bus, creating memories of a lifetime! As twilight settles over Washington DC, when the city is at its most beautiful, the capital comes alive as the monuments and memorials are the true stars of this tour. During your 2 hour night cruise through the city, the most iconic buildings and tributes to our nation’s capital will take on new meanings. Your guide will live narrate the stories and legends that have formed our nation’s heritage.

Friday March 29, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Hyatt Regency Lobby
 
Saturday, March 30
 

7:30am

Plated Breakfast
Saturday March 30, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am
Regency Ballroom

7:30am

Registration
Saturday March 30, 2019 7:30am - 11:30am
Regency Ballroom Foyer

8:45am

#5 Concurrent Breakout Session
Saturday March 30, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am

8:45am

Project DIRT: Digging into Rural Teaching
Project DIRT: Digging into Rural Teaching will share three alternative pathways into teacher education. The University of West Alabama’s (UWA) alternative teacher pathways include: the Rural Educator Cadet Academies, the Black Belt Teacher Corps, the A to T (Assistant-to-Teacher) Model, and an Alternative Education Program which leads to a master’s degree in education. UWA is rapidly recruiting high quality diverse candidates utilizing both on campus and online courses. Lastly, to ensure success, all teacher education candidates will be mentored for two years after program completion.

Presenter(s): Jan Miller, B.J. Kimbrough

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Jan Miller

Dean, College of Education, University of West Alabama


Saturday March 30, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
Diplomat/Ambassador

8:45am

Reinventing Online: Capturing the Media Generation
Online, asynchronous teacher preparation programs can be flat and disengaging, particularly to Millennials who have come to expect multi-media, relevant, personalized, and always-on features in virtual interactions. Come learn how to embed live chat sessions that breathe new excitement and engagement into programs and that are proven to bring higher rates of student success and satisfaction.

Presenter(s): Jonathan Lewis

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Jonathan Lewis

University of Phoenix


Saturday March 30, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
Cabinet Suite

8:45am

Using Video Across Programmatic Spaces to Support Teachers’ Learning
This session highlights a model for using video in a systematic way across an innovative program to better support teacher candidates’ opportunities to learn from their own and others’ practice. Session participants will consider how a video-centric model and a particular set of technologies can support both individual and collective learning for the participating teacher candidates given the context of hybrid learning structures to support teachers in both rural and urban settings.

Presenter(s): Megan Kelley-Petersen

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Megan Kelley-Petersen

University of Washington


Saturday March 30, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
Embassy/Patuxent

10:00am

#6 Concurrent Breakout Session
Saturday March 30, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am

10:00am

Demonstrating Candidate Performance with Evidence that Supports Early Career Success
The purpose of this presentation is to share the evidence-based experiences used to develop engaged and reflective early career professionals. Evidence-based experiences for teacher candidates are included throughout the program curriculum. Impact evidence to be shared in this presentation include 4 years of longitudinal results of clinical educator (mentor) feedback; TeacherReady instructor feedback; and candidate completer feedback; and employer feedback, including impact on student learning statement.

Presenter(s): Julie Kunselman, Richard Faessel, Sarah Miller

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Julie Kunselman

University of West Florida TeacherReady


Saturday March 30, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Embassy/Patuxent

10:00am

GYO Educators of Color: A Systems Thinking and Collective Impact Approach
By using the systems thinking approach and the collective impact action one can benefit and make more significant gains in their efforts at all boundary levels to grow their own educators. While systems thinking calls for looking at what is, collective impact asks what can be; one helps to identify the boundaries and the other encourages collaboration between and within. Both require individuals to have an open mind to the emergence of what might be; to see the importance of connecting with others in approaching complex problems; communicating on an ongoing basis, and encourage ongoing individual learning important.

Presenter(s): Victoria Moreland

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Victoria Moreland

Professional Educator Standards Board


Saturday March 30, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Cabinet Suite

10:00am

Supporting District Partnerships through Competency-Based Teacher Education
In this presentation, we highlight the components of a competency-based teacher education program and discuss the impact this shift has had on program outcomes and district partnerships. We will share the process our team went through in restructuring the program and we will provide examples of summative assessments, accompanying rubrics, and student work.

Presenter(s): Jessica Apgar, Michelle Jewett, Catron Allred

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Jessica Apgar

Central New Mexico Community College


Saturday March 30, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Judiciary Suite

10:00am

Title II: 2020
There are changes on the horizon! This session will walk through changes to the Title II, HEA data collection that will go live for the 2020 data collection cycle. Get an early sneak peek at the revised survey instruments, including new definitions and data collection procedures for reporting the teaching candidates enrolled in and completing your program, and revised clinical experience questions to better capture the clinical experiences offered through your program. Bring your questions—we’ll leave plenty of time for Q&A!

Presenter(s): Carrie Murthy

Lead Presenters

Saturday March 30, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Diplomat/Ambassador

10:00am

Utilizing Technology to Enhance Delivery of Service and Engage Stakeholders
Two years ago, like many alternative certification programs, our use of technology left a lot to be desired. We decided we needed to improve. In this session we’ll walk you through how you can use Microsoft SharePoint and Flow to improve your teachers’ and school administrators’ engagement. You’ll learn how to save your program weeks of time each year, leaving your team to focus on what they do best: supporting teachers. No technology background required!

Presenter(s):Gary Frazier, Katy Ryan, Calvin Stocker

Lead Presenters
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Gary Frazier

Systems Administrator, YES Prep Public Schools


Saturday March 30, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Severn/Potomac

11:15am

Closing General Session: Creating a Customized and Highly Effective Classroom Management Plan
Keynote Speaker: Chelonnda Seroyer

Lead Presenters
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Chelonnda Seroyer, M.ED.

English Teacher; Educational Consultant
Chelonnda Seroyer began her educational career as a high school English teacher in Madison, Alabama. Sheused Dr. Wong’s book, The First Days of School, as an “instruction manual” to set up her classroom. At theend of her first year of teaching she was awarded the “Bob Jones... Read More →


Saturday March 30, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Regency Ballroom