Pre-Conference Workshops for Washington, D.C.
The National Association of
Professional Development Schools
QPR Suicide Prevention
Half Day Workshop Descriptions
Presenter: Vince O'Neill, 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.
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.
The activities provided in the workshop will:
Participants will be given a certificate of completion for the content of their professional development workshop and pathways to complete/earn micro-credentials with NEA in preparing for a student teacher and engaging in reflective practices as a cooperating teacher.
Blake West has been an educator for over 40 years, teaching mathematics, computer science, and helping teachers integrate 21st century skills into teaching. Dr. West has publications in the areas of computer science, teaching with technology and the development of leaders in our schools. From 2006-2012, he was President of Kansas National Education Association where he led the development of their Teacher Leadership Academy and fostered collaboration as chair of Kansas Learning First Alliance.
Blake returned to teaching in his Kansas classroom in 2012 until summer of 2015 when he extended his teacher leadership as Senior Policy Analyst in the National Education Association’s Center for Great Public Schools.