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2023 Annual Meeting Pre-Conference Workshops

Five workshops will be offered on Saturday and Sunday, March 25th and 26th in advance of the ATE 2023 Annual Meeting.

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Half Day Workshop Descriptions

Culturally Relevant & Sustaining Competencies: Essentials of Instructional Coaching and Mentoring

Workshop #1 is being presented on Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 9:00am-12:00pm Eastern Time, $60.

Download the informational flyer for this cooperating/mentor teacher/instructional coach workshop.

Description: This workshop draws on how instructional mentors/coaches can build positive relationships which include culturally responsive understanding.  How does a mentor/coach lay the groundwork for a productive relationship making sure that communication is open and respectful?

Mentoring/coaching to foster professional growth begins with a productive professional relationship between coach and mentee.  The challenges faced by student teachers and early career educators make this particularly important.  So, how can we build that crucial connection - grounded in respectfulness, openness, trust, and sensitivity to culture and individual needs - a connection that leads to professional success?

When educators try to unpack the complexities of supervision/mentoring it all comes down to RELATIONSHIPS!  How teacher educators develop productive relationships with their teacher candidate/mentee is the focus of the workshop.  What "strategies" do mentors/coaches need for developing productive relationships with their novice teachers?  A vision of establishing positive, trusting, and respectful relationships requires attending to developmental needs of the novice teacher:

  • Teachers need to acquire an increasingly complex level of cognitive functioning as they learn teaching.
  • Teachers need to possess self-knowledge and the ability to recognize their own implicit biases that can influence their teaching and interactions with others. 
  • Teachers need to examine their beliefs about teaching and learning through research-based knowledge that connect content and pedagogy.

Mentors/Coaches can attend to a novice teacher's needs through intentional practices to: uncover developmental needs; set up communication processes that engage individuals in reflection and introspection on their practice; and connect their beliefs about teaching and learning to their practices. Participants will be engaged in defining what a productive relationship with a teacher mentee entails and will be engaged in trying out protocols and strategies to nurture productive relationships. 

Presenters: Amy Rogers, Cecilia Hernandez, Blake West, & Tom Conway

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    CAEP Accreditation: The 2022 Revised Standards, Updates, and Guidance

    Workshop #2 is being presented on Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 9:00am-12:00pm Eastern Time, $60.

    Description: This workshop will provide an overview of the revised Initial-Licensure Level and Advanced-Level Standards, updates on CAEP's continuous improvement efforts, and guidance for EPPs preparing for your accreditation review.

    Photo of Workshop Presenter Presenter: Dr. Malina Monaco is the Senior Vice President of Accreditation at the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation(CAEP). Having served as a site visitor and a lead site visitor, Dr. Monaco brings experience to her role ensuring that quality assurance policies, processes and procedures are designed and implemented with consistency and accountability.

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    Teaching Toward Solutions

    Workshop #3 is being presented on Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 1:00pm-4:00pm Eastern Time, $60.

    This workshop describes a new process where teachers guide students toward developing their own solutions to behavioral or academic concerns rather than focusing on the problems. Using a solution-focused mindset, an evidence-based approach, teachers learn how classroom management can become collaborative and less stressful. In RTI and team meetings, the presence of the student aids in developing new strategies, changing the relationship between students and teachers so respect and engagement occur. Additionally, ideas will be shared for administrators to use with students who have been disciplined, involving teachers. so that the students are more likely to avoid future expulsions.

    Presenter: Linda Metcalf, M.Ed., Ph.D.

    Photo of Workshop PresenterLinda Metcalf, M.Ed., PhD, LMFT is a Professor of Graduate Counseling Programs at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas. She is a former middle school teacher and certified school counselor. She is the author of eleven books including Counseling Toward Solutions 3rd Edition (Routledge, 2021) Teaching Toward Solutions, 2nd Edition (Crown House, 2003, 3rd edition at press) and Solution Focused RTI, (Josey Bass, 2010)

    She is the creator of the Solution Focused Schools Unlimited podcast and the Solution Focused Connection, created in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. She has presented extensively in the United States, Australia, Japan, Newfoundland, Germany, Scotland, England, Norway, Amsterdam, Singapore, UK,  Canada, Thailand, and more.

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    Recruitment for Educators throughout the Field: Creating Grow-Your-Own Programs, Residency Models, and More Workshop

    Workshop #4 is being presented on Sunday, March 26th, 2023 from 9:00am-12:00pm Eastern Time, $60.

    Description: Come to this interactive workshop to learn how Towson University’s College of Education is addressing recruitment efforts, from grow-your-own programs, to residency models, to recruitment plans and teams, and a myriad of other initiatives. Hear how these ideas are working, what data is collected to ensure success, and how to apply the information to your setting. Throughout this workshop, games, brainstorming prompts, and other interactive methods will be used to keep participants engaged in conversation and able to see how the initiatives might be applied in their setting.


    Dr. Gilda Martinez-Alba, Assistant Dean, Towson University

    Dr. Laila Richman, Associate Dean, Towson University

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    A Culture of Assessment: Bridging Accreditation Standards with a School of Education's Intercultural Learning Program Workshop

    Workshop #5 is being presented on Sunday, March 26, 2023 from 1:00pm-4:00pm Eastern Time, $60.

     Despite the pillars, rubrics, and standards provided by national education organizations and accrediting bodies, many educator preparation programs (EPPs) struggle to prepare teacher candidates to engage effectively with all children across differences in an intercultural context. The ability to engage across differences is especially important for teacher candidates as America’s public schools are more diverse than ever. To increase teacher candidates’ knowledge, skills, and dispositions, we present a theory-based Intercultural Learning Certificate Program (ILCP) focused on interculturality, diversity, equity, and inclusion (IDEI) that aligns with professional accreditation standards and weaves in effective assessment practices. By intentionally embedding assessment activities in program development, EPPs can create a culture of IDEI assessment that meets accreditor standards and results in program improvements and learners’ development. As such, participants will leave our presentation with a broader understanding of the role of social justice frameworks as a key component of interculturality. Additionally, a review of a five (5) semester intercultural learning certificate program, a School of Education graduation requirement, will be presented as a systematic pathway for equity-minded teaching and alignment with CAEP/AAQEP standards. Lastly, participants will be provided with an outline for creating and assessing a program to increase teacher positionality, dispositions, and skills related to IDEI for more inclusive teaching and learning practices.

    Presenters: Cherrel Miller Dyce, Katrice Hawthorne, & Jamie Wire

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