Pre-Conference Workshops at the 2012 Boston Summer Conference
Four half-day pre-conference workshops will be offered at ATE's 2012 Summer Conference in Boston on August 3 and 4.
1. Assessment and Accountability in the NCATE/CAEP System (Friday, 8/3, 1:00-4:00 p.m., $40)
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: Yi Huang, Vice President of Accreditation, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education/Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation
2. Technology (Smorgasbord for iTeaching and iLearning), John White (Friday, 8/3, 1:00-4:00 p.m., $40)
The iPad is the latest and perhaps most revolutionary new device impacting the ways teachers and students can access the web, share media, and teach and learn on the go. This workshop will cover the initial setup of the iPad, how to add content to the iPad, how to make the most of iTunes U, and how to find the best educational Apps available - including Apps for creating content and media, both as teachers and learners, on the iPad. We will also provide an overview of major aspects of the iPad’s role in interactive/mobile learning. Time will also be provided for fun hands-on activities and opportunities to explore new Apps. Participants should bring their own devices (laptops, iPads, tablets, smart phones) and ideas to this workshop.
3. What is the Teacher Performance Assessment and what does it reveal about candidates' readiness to teach?, Andrea Whittaker and Dan Conley (Saturday, 8/4, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon, $40)
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. (Andrea Whittaker, above).
4. Digital Literacy Skills for the 21st Century Classroom and Teacher – David McCarthy (Saturday, 8/4, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon, $40)
In the last decade, our society has experienced vast growth and development of powerful digital technologies that mandate new skill sets for our 21st century society. Teacher education programs must identify and facilitate effective frameworks to ensure that their faculty and programs will thrive in our competitive 21st century marketplace. This transition from 20th century literacy to 21st century digital literacy is a goal that all should possess if the students we teach are to be successful and thrive and prosper in our 21st century workplace. Participants will explore a variety of digital tools and their potential use in K-16 classrooms.