2021 Summer Conference Pre-Meeting Workshops
Four workshops will be offered on Thursday, July 29th & Friday, July 30th in advance of the ATE 2021 Summer Conference.
Registration Is Open!
Half Day Workshop Descriptions
Workshop #1 is being presented on Thursday July 29th, 2021 from 11:00am-1:00pm Eastern Time, $50.
Description: This interactive workshop will provide an overview of the AAQEP accreditation system and will engage participants in strengthening their own assessment systems with a particular focus on program completers and their employers. Engagement with P12 partners is central to the AAQEP system; participants will explore the multiple paths of engagement with partners for program renewal and innovation.
Presenter: Mark LaCelle-Peterson is the founding President of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), an accreditation agency founded in 2017 to strengthen P-20 education through excellent, innovative preparation of educators. He has worked in accreditation and educator preparation for three decades, serving on the faculty and in leadership roles for several educator preparation programs in New York State. He served as President of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and as Senior VP for Programs at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).
His teaching credits include assessment literacy, historical, social and cultural foundations of education, research methods, humanities, and Anglo Saxon and Old Norse literature (in translation). A native of Minnesota, he holds degrees from the University of Minnesota and from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. He lives in Rochester, New York, with his family and their canine companions.
Workshop #2 is being presented on Thursday July 29th, 2021 from 2:00pm-4:00pm Eastern Time, $50.
Description: This workshop helps you take a deeper dive into yourself for better understanding of self, people, systems, and experiences that have shaped our lives. You will explore ways we can use these understandings to foster positive cross-cultural communications, interactions, and actions.
Presenter: Dr. Angela Webster
Associate vice President for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion;
Associate Professor of Leadership Studies. University of Central Arkansas
Dr. Angela is a person of grace, grit, and gratitude. She is also positive and lighthearted.She is an educator, a licensed school administrator, and a PhD in educational psychology. The defining moment of witnessing the final speech of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. clinched her desire to lead in ways that contribute to human flourishing and alleviate human suffering. To those ends, she has served PK-12 as founding school principal, designer of a public charter school, consultant, executive coach, and school board member. She has served higher education at PWIs, an HBCU, an art college, and a college for women in the Middle East.
Currently, Dr. Angela serves as Associate Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Central Arkansas and maintains the academic rank of Associate Professor of Leadership Studies.She has children and grand candies who bring her great joy.
Workshop #3 is being presented on Friday July 30th, 2021 from 11:00am-1:00pm Eastern Time, $50.
Description: This workshop will provide guidance and support for EPPs as they prepare for CAEP accreditation. News, Updates, and Information on how to navigate accreditation with our evolving work environments.
Presenter: Vince O’Neill, Accreditation Director at the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). He manages the accreditation council meetings, the decision process, and supports the review process as a case manager and conference presenter. He works collaboratively with other members of Accreditation team at CAEP to ensure the quality and integrity of the accreditation process. Dr. O’Neill is also currently teaching Elementary Mathematics Methods at American University as an adjunct professorial lecturer. Previously, Dr. O’Neill was a professor in the areas of secondary mathematics education, assessment, and elementary education at The George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University. He recently worked as a curriculum designer for Opportunity Education Foundation and taught mathematics to high school students in Alexandria, Virginia. He graduated from The George Washington University with a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction and holds a Masters in Mathematics Instruction from Drexel University, and a Bachelors in Business Management from Chestnut Hill College.
Workshop #4 is being presented on Friday July 30th, 2021 from 2:00pm-4:00pm Eastern Time, $50.
Description: During this hands-on workshop, you will be guided through a variety of technology tools to advance your current practices with online teaching and learning. Recommendations to enhance your instructional design (and reassurance to bolster your confidence) will be shared as a group.
Presenter: Dr. Caroline Crawford
Professor of Instructional Design and Technology, University of Houston, Clear Lake
Caroline has enjoyed the world of instructional design and learning technologies since the early years of dial-up internet, when simple HTML scripting was considered to be a miraculous feat beyond all imagination. She was creating online instructional content before online learning was a “thing,” many times sharing the weird, wacky, and wildly wonderful instructionally relevant experiences that were possible to create in this new online realm. Her mantra is that the technology supports the instructional process, and if the technology isn’t both instructionally viable and easy to integrate into the instructional experience … then it’s just not worth using. She began her career as a secondary classroom teacher while earning her master’s degree, going on to earn her doctorate in curriculum theory and instructional technology specializations, and currently grounds herself in her University of Houston-Clear Lake home as Professor of Instructional Design and Technology.