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We look forward to seeing you at CAEPCon!



Thursday, September 30, 2016 


  • Pathway Workshop, Joint Session 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Developing a Quality Assurance System, Building a Validity Argument for Locally Developed Performance Assessments, and Designing Strategies for Norming Instrument
  • SI Workshop Handouts: 1, 2
  • IB Workshop Handouts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Breakout I

  • Accountability in Teacher Preparation: Policies and Data in the 50 States & DC
  • CAEP Standard 1: Teacher Know their Content and Teach Effectively  Handouts: 1, 2
  • Developing Teacher Candidates' Data Literacy through Undergraduate Research
  • Preparing a Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Program Report
  • Preparing Early Childhood Education Program Reports (NAEYC)
Breakout II

  • CAEP Standard 2: Partnerships for Practice and CAEP Standard 3: Attracting and Retaining High Quality Candidates
  • Evaluating a Local Assessment for Measuring the quality of Teacher Candidates
  • Preparing Education Leadership Program Reports (NCTM)
  • Preparing Educational Leadership Program Reports (ELCC)
  • Survey Says: Creating a More Focused Approach to Student Surveys


Data and Educator Preparation Programs:  Data For Programmatic Continuous Improvement and Data Literacy for Teachers

Buy the book, Data Literacy for Educators: Making it Count in Teacher Preparation and Practice by Ellen Mandinach and Edith Gummer

Friday, September 30, 2016 

Breakout III

  • CAEP Standard 4: Measures of Teacher Impact on P-12 Students and CAEP Standard 5: Data-Driven Continuous Improvement  Handouts: 1, 2
  • Preparing a Successful Self-Study Report: Lessons from Spring 2016 Submissions
  • Preparing health and Physician Education Program Reports (SHAPE)
  • Reflecting on Reflective Inquiry: Meeting College and Career-Ready Standards and Teacher Evaluation in Preservice Preparation
  • Reliability and Validity of Instruments/ Rubrics - Handout
  • Transitions: Designing a Quality Assurance System for Advanced Programs Using New SPA and CAEP Standards  Handouts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Breakout IV

  • Completing the Self-Study Report- Selected Improvement Handouts: 1, 2
  • Overview of SPA Review Process and Timelines
  • Preparing American Association of School Librarians Program Reports (AASL)
  • Preparing Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Program Reports (TESOL)
  • Refining and Aligning Educator Preparation Systems: The CEEDAR Center's Technical Assistance to States
  • Scope of Advanced Standards
  • Selectivity -  A Moral & Ethical Imperative for EPPs & Our Nation's Children

Breakout V 

  • Improving the Reliability of Teacher Candidate Assessment: An Excel-Based Tool to Provide Feedback about Scoring
  • Incorporating Family Engagement Into the Educator Preparation Curriculum: An Introduction to CAEP's Free Online Family Engagement Modules
  • Practices for Teaching Content: Guiding Faculty Use of Performance Tasks in Teacher Preparation
  • Preparing Middle Level Education Program Reports (AMLE)
  • Preparing Reading Specialists Program Reports (ILA)
  • The CAEP Accreditation Experience - A Panel Discussion 
  • Update on Meeting CAEP's Requirements for EPP-Created Assessments: Putting It All Together Handouts: 1, 2

Breakout VI

  • Completing the Self-Study Report- Inquiry Brief    Handouts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Experience of Sultan Qaboos University in Oman to Gain Its International Accreditation
  • Instructional Strategies and Research Models to Prepare Teachers and Educational Leaders in Ethical understanding
  • Preparing English/Language Arts Education Program Reports (NCTE)
  • SPA Success Stories - A Panel Discussion 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Writing the Holistic Summary Statements for Selected Improvement/Transformation Initiative: Do's and Don'ts

 Breakout VII

  • Assessing and Advancing Professional Dispositions: Beyond the Rubric
  • Engaging Faculty in Quality Assurance through Online Professional Seminars (OPS)
  • Model Self-Study Reports: A Work in Progress
  • Navigating the CAEP Accreditation Process - A Panel Discussion
  • Preparing American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Program Reports (ACTFL)
  • Tracking Preservice Teachers' Experiences Working with Diverse Students in P-12 Schools

Breakout VIII

  • Beyond Academic Ability: Measuring Dispositions at Admission
  • Clinical Practice Commission: A Lever for Quality and Innovation
  • Data Conventions and Data Analysis
  • Preparing to Address the Advanced Standards
  • Revised Annual Report Preview and Feedback Session   Handout
  • Teacher Preparation Program Design for Impact: The Vision from P-12
  • CAEP in Partnership with States - A Panel Discussion

Saturday, October 1, 2016 

Breakout IX

  • Charting a New Course: Redesigning the Continuous Improvement Process for Advanced Programs
  • Navigating the Challenge of Scale: Building a Culture of Inquiry at Small and Minority Serving EPPs
  • Steps for Planning a Site Visit
  • The Study of the Impact of CAEP's Standards: An invitation to Learn What Works Together Part 1, Part 2

Breakout X

  • Assessing K-12 Student Motivation for Standards 2 and 4
  • Deans for Impact: Prototyping a new Leadership Academy for Deans
  • Engaging Faculty in Quality Assurance through Online Professional Seminars (OPS)
  • Federal Update
  • How to ROCK the CAEP: Having the Right Disposition, People, and Data

Breakout XI

  • Data Sharing in Clinical Partnerships: Lessons Learned in District and Educator Preparation Program Relationships
  • Micro-Credentials and Recruiting Rising Educators
  • Results from CAEP's Study of The Use of Student Perception Surveys: Data for Professional Development, Program Improvement, and Accreditation   
  • Understanding CAEP Fees and Accreditation Costs

Schedule at a Glance

Schedule at a Glance

**Schedule subject to change**

Thursday, September 29, 2016

7:00 AM - 4:30 PM Registration Desk Open

Preconference Workshops (separate registration required)

7:00 AM – 7:30 AM        Breakfast Provided (IB and SI Workshops)

7:30 AM – 1:30               PM Inquiry Brief Pathway (IB) Workshop (working lunch provided)

7:30 AM – 1:30 PM        Selected Improvement Pathway (SI) Workshop (working lunch provided)

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM      Developing a Quality Assurance System, Building a Validity Argument for Locally Developed Performance Assessments, and Designing Strategies for Norming Instruments

Conference Commences

1:00 PM - 6:30 PM Exhibits Open
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Consultations (by appointment)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Breakout I 
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Breakout II
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Welcome Remarks / Afternoon Plenary

Friday, September 30, 2016
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast Provided 
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Product Theaters
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Registration Desk Open 
7:00 AM - 4:45 PM Exhibits Open
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakout III
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Consultations (by appointment)
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Breakout IV  
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Breakout V
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Lunch On Your Own
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Breakout VI
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Breakout VII
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Breakout VIII
4:45 PM - 5:15 PM Networking

Saturday, October 1, 2016
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM Breakfast Provided
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Product Theaters
8:00 AM - 11:45 AM Consultations (by appointment)
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM Registration Desk Open
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Breakout IX
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Breakout X
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Breakout XI

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

Exhibitor Map
See where the exhibitions will be stationed at the Washington Hilton Hotel during the 2016 Fall CAEP Conference

Exhibitor Information 
CAEP invites you to participate and partner with the only national educator preparation accreditation body. Every year, CAEP hosts two conferences with teacher preparation professionals from colleges and universities, alternate pathway providers, state education representatives, and more. Learn more about the audience and sponsorship opportunities at the 2016 Spring CAEP Conference. 

Exhibitor Application 
Start here to showcase your company at the CAEPCon. Send completed forms electronically or by mail to Stacey Trey, Director of Meetings and Events.

Product Theater Rules and Regulations 
Considering hosting a live product theater at CAEPCon? This resource details the rules, fees, materials, and more for your planning.