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2021 Online Annual Meeting Pre-Meeting Workshops

Full Day & Half Day Workshop Descriptions

CAEP- Accreditation, Assessment and Accountability in Educator Preparation

Workshop #1 is an Online Workshop on Thursday, February 11, 2021, 9:00am-12:00pm Eastern Time, $50.


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. 

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.

AAQEP - Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation

Workshop #2 is an Online Workshop on Thursday, February 11,  2021, 1:00pm-4:00pm Eastern Time, $50.


Linda McKee, Chief Operations Officer for AAQEP, served as Senior Director for Quality Support Initiatives and Performance Measurement and Assessment Policy at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, as Director for Member and State Relations at the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and as Tulane University’s Director of Teacher Preparation and Certification. She has over three decades of teaching experience and implementing quality improvement and accreditation processes.

Christine DeGregory, AAQEP’s Director of Professional Learning, experiences in the field range from secondary teacher to post-secondary instructor and student teacher supervisor. While interning at AACTE, she focused on professional development school partnerships. Her research interests include teachers’ motivations to mentor first-year teachers and new teacher induction and support.

Description: This interactive workshop focuses on AAQEP’s foundation, expectations framework, process, and evidence requirements. Crosswalk your existing data systems with AAQEP standards and leave with action steps to consider applying the AAQEP quality assurance system to your programs.

This workshop is popular with providers looking to decide whether to pursue AAQEP accreditation and with new members developing initial plans with their teams.

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Mental Health First Aid Training for Adults

Workshop #3 is an Online Workshop on Friday, February 12, 2021, 8:00am-4:00pm Eastern Time, $50.


Dr. Daphne Johnson, Sam Houston State University is a Professor at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.  Dr. Johnson has co-published several books and multiple articles about critical thinking and pre-service teachers. She was certified as a Mental Health Instructor in October 2018.  Since that time, Dr. Johnson has trained over 200 Mental Health First Aiders

Mental Health First Aid teaches participants how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.  This 8-hour training gives participants the skills needed to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.  The course covers:

-        Common signs and symptoms of mental illness;

-        Common signs and symptoms of substance use;

-        How to interact with a person in crisis;

-        Suicide prevention; and,

-        How to connect the person with help.

Upon completion of the 8-hour course, participants will be awarded a three-year certification as a Mental Health First Aider.

Humanizing STEM Education: Strategies for Justice-Oriented and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies

Workshop #4 is an Online Workshop on Friday, February 12, 2021, 1:00pm-4:00pm Eastern Time, $50.


Description: In this workshop, we engage attendees in effective strategies and best practices for STEM teachers to promote equity and infuse criticality into their curriculum. We share how to integrate science into disciplinary content areas while embedding social justice and technology standards. Attendees will learn how to create inclusive spaces that promote transformative and culturally sustaining STEM curriculum.  

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Virtually Yours:  Acquiring Essential Strategies to be a Better Mentor Teacher in Times of Crisis and Change 

Special Session: is an Online Session, Half Day, EST.

Description: How can mentors work with their teacher candidates to build relationships that are inclusive and open to others' perspectives as we prepare for the "new normal"?  Participants will be engaged in perspective taking as it applies to learner engagement through application of culturally sustaining pedagogies and inclusive practices, especially in virtual clinical experiences.  We invite interaction with our mentor teacher community in learning, relearning, and unlearning through perspective taking. 


Shelia J. Conway, Ph.D.

Associate Chair of Department of Teaching, Learning & Leading

University of Pittsburgh


Thomas Conway, Ed.D.

Chairperson of Teacher Education

Cabrini University


Cecilia Hernandez, Ph.D.

Clinical Director of Alternative License
New Mexico State University


Vince O'Neill, Ed.D.

Accreditation Director

Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Greer M.  Richardson Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Programs in Education

La Salle University


Patricia S. Tate, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Office of Professional Preparation and Accreditation

George Washington University


Blake West, Ed.D.

Senior Policy Analyst

NEA Center for Great Public Schools - Teacher Quality 

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