ATLANTA PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
Workshops are listed on the registration form and the online registration page in the following order. Mark the workshops you wish to attend. Click here to download a pdf of the registration form which can be faxed or mailed to ATE. Click here to go to the online registration page. You do not have to register for ATE's Annual Meeting in order to attend the pre-conference workshops. On the online registration page, "member" is the default selection. If you want to register for one or more workshops only, scroll down and click on "Clear Payment Selections."
Friday and Saturday Workshops at the 2013 Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Annual Meeting, Friday, February 15, 2013, and Saturday, February 16, 2013
All-Day Workshops ($90)
1. Kagan Structures for Cooperative Learning & Active Engagement (Saturday, February 16, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)
This workshop has been canceled.
Half-Day Workshops ($50)
2. Technology Workshop (Friday, February 15, 1:00-4:00 p.m.)
This workshop has been canceled.
3. What is the Teacher Performance Assessment and what does it reveal about candidates' readiness to teach? (Friday, February 15, 1:00-4:00 p.m.)
Participants will learn about the architecture of the TPA, what gets measured and how candidates demonstrate what they have learned about their students' learning and their teaching practice. Presenters will engage participants in analyzing how the TPA contributes to a multiple measures assessment system, how its results can inform program renewal, as well as ways to maintain program mission and values. Lessons learned from the national field test with nearly 9000 candidate from over 180 campuses will be presented and discussed.
Presenters: Andrea Whittaker, Director, Teacher Performance Assessment, Stanford University School of Education, Stanford, CA and Saroja Barnes
4. AACTE Advocacy Workshop (Saturday, February 16, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon)
Jonathan Gentile, Federal Relations Representative for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, will lead this important workshop giving you information on status of legislation and policy initiatives from Washington that could affect teacher preparation and how you can help monitor and work to influence this action. In addition, he'll provide helpful tips to enable you to monitor legislation and policy actions in your own state .
Presenter: Jonathan Gentile, AACTE
5. Explore Great 21st Century Technology Tools for Face-to-Face and On-Line Teaching and Learning Environments (Saturday, February 16, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon)
Participants in this workshop will be provided with an overview of a variety of great 21st century technology tools and web 2.0 resources for teaching and learning. Participants will then establish free accounts, explore and utilize these diverse tools, and discuss how these tools can be employed into their present/future teaching learning responsibilities. Example of tools explored will include Stixy and Wallwisher which are Digital Bulletin Boards, Pinterest, Adobe Connect, Wikis, Google Docs (Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentations), Google Docs Forms for surveys and questionnaires, Social Bookmarking tools such as Delicious and Diigo, WordPress for blogging, creating a word cloud with Wordle, creating a glog with Glogster, Dropbox for digital storage and others.
Presenters: David A. McCarthy - Professor – University of Minnesota Duluth, and Stephanie Pepper – Assistant Professor – Arkansas Tech University
6. Accreditation, Assessment and Accountability in Educator Preparation (Saturday, February 16, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon)
Join NCATE staff for an overview of the latest development in the Council on Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP), as well as an in-depth discussion of current accreditation pathways and program review options. Examples of institutional strategies and promising practices leading to national accreditation and program recognition will be shared and discussed.
Presenter: Monique Lynch, Vice President for Accreditation and Program Review, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education/Council for the Acceditation of Educator Preparation
(Note: You must sign up for this workshop by January 15, 2013)