Atlantic City, NJ
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Two Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401
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Three workshops will be offered in Atlantic City on Saturday, February 15th and Sunday, February 16th in advance of
the 2020 Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel in Atlantic City.
Accreditation, Assessment, and Accountability in Educator Preparation (CAEP Workshop)
Workshop 1 is a Half Day Workshop on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 1:00pm-4:00pm, $50-.
Presenter: The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
In this workshop, examples of institutional strategies and promising practices leading to national accreditation and program recognition will be shared and discussed.
Digital Tools Used in High School Literature (Technology Workshop)
Workshop 2 is a Half Day Workshop on Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 9:00am-12:00pm, $50-.
Presenter: Christine Reyes, Las Cruces (NM) Schools, University of Texas - El Paso
How do we get students to use their laptops for learning, not just surfing the net and playing video games?
Christine Reyes will present a hands-on workshop on how to build technology beyond PowerPoint into the literature curriculum in a one-to-one school program where each student has a laptop. Digital storytelling elements will be covered to make literature a hands-on experience as well as how to utilize technology as a learning/assessment tool.
Cooperating Teacher/Student Teacher Dynamics: Building the Foundation for Career-Long Professional Learning (NEA Workshop)
Workshop 3 is a Half Day Workshop on Sunday, February 15, 2020 from 1:00pm-4:00pm, $50-.
Presenter: Blake West, NEA
This workshop is part of a NEA/ATE initiative to address the needs of the school-based mentor/cooperating teacher as well as the university adjunct supervisor who supervise and mentor teacher candidates in school contexts.
The activities provided in the workshop will:
Opening General Session Speaker: Paul Gorski
Sunday, February 16th at 6:30pm. Atlantic City Convention Center.
Paul is the founder of the Equity Literacy Institute and EdChange. He has 20 years of experience helping educators strengthen their equity efforts in classrooms, schools, and districts. He has worked with educators in 48 states and a dozen countries. Paul has published more than 70 articles and has written, co-written, or co-edited twelve books on various aspects of educational equity including Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap;and Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education (with Seema Pothini). He is the author of the Multicultural Pavilion, an online compendium of free resources for educators. Paul earned a PhD in Educational Evaluation at the University of Virginia. He was a teacher educator at several universities for 15 years.
Distinguished Educator Lecture: Carl A. Cohn
Monday, February 17th at 1:50pm - 2:50pm. Atlantic City Convention Center.
Carl A. Cohn is a clinical professor in the School of Educational Studies at Claremont Graduate University. Cohn’s distinguished career in education has spanned more than 30 years. Throughout this time, he has worked in a variety of educational capacities, including teacher, counselor, professor, superintendent and federal court monitor.
Cohn played a pivotal role during his career in the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD). Focusing on urban affairs and educational policy, he served as an administrative coordinator, director of attendance, and superintendent. In 2000, Cohn was America’s longest-serving urban superintendent, and during this tenure he made the school district a model for high academic standards and accountability. During his tenure as superintendent, the LBUSD achieved record attendance, the lowest rate of suspension in a decade, decreases in student failure and dropout rates, and an increase in the number of students taking college preparatory classes.
Through exemplifying this commitment to leadership and improved student achievement, he won the McGraw Prize in 2002 and the district won the Broad Prize in 2003. In 2002, Cohn served as clinical professor for the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California and went on to become an independent court monitor for the Los Angeles Federal District Court.
From 2005 to 2007, Cohn served as the superintendent of San Diego Unified School District and recently served as a leader in residence at the College of Education at San Diego State University before joining the Claremont Graduate University faculty. He serves on the boards of the American College Testing, Inc. (ACT), the Freedom Writers Foundation, the Western Governors University and EdSource.
Among his many publications and research projects, Cohn co-edited the 2004 Teachers College Press publication, Partnering to Lead Educational Renewal: High Quality Teachers, High Quality Schools.
Research General Session: Elena Aydarova
Tuesday, February 18th at 10:30am. Atlantic City Convention Center.
Many Faces of Policy Advocacy: Reclaiming Teacher Educators' Voice, Knowledge, and Authority in the Struggle for Equity and Justice
Elena Aydarova is an Assistant Professor of Social Foundations at Auburn University. Her research examines the transformations in teacher education policies and practices through the lens of equity, diversity, and social justice. This work comprises three strands: the exploration of how powerful actors redefine teacher preparation based on technocratic designs; the examination of how technocratic designs narrow teacher preparation practices to produce teachers as technicians and spectators; and the analysis of how teacher educators engage in resisting and reshaping policies that redefine their work.
Dr. Aydarova’s publications appeared in such journals as Teaching and Teacher Education, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, Education Policy Analysis Archives, among others. Her co-authored chapters were published in the AERA Handbook of Research on Teaching and the SAGE Handbook of Research on Teacher Education. Her new book Teacher Education Reform as Political Theater: Russian Policy Dramas (SUNY Press, 2019) examines how globally circulated scripts for teacher education reforms undermine the ability of teacher education to be a force for equity and social justice.
She has received the American Association of University Women American Fellowship, the Longview Global Teacher Educator Fellowship, as well as the Concha Delgado Gaitan Presidential Fellowship from the Council of Anthropology and Education. Dr. Aydarova’s scholarship is informed by her practice as a teacher educator in the U.S., the United Arab Emirates, and China.
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