Spring CAEP Conference Draws a Crowd

Last week’s conference of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) drew some 1,100 educators to Nashville, Tennessee, to learn more about the new accreditation system.

Offering workshops for the various accreditation pathways, a mixture of keynote presentations, panel and plenary sessions, networking events, and group work, the conference brought together educator preparation providers, member associations, researchers, and practitioners from across the country.

I heard many participants say the Continuous Improvement, Inquiry Brief, and Transformation Initiative workshops expanded their understanding on the “NCATE Legacy” process and seemed like a logical gateway into the CAEP process. Most of the sessions were well attended, with participants especially focused on anything centering on evidence, annual reporting, analyzing/interpreting data, and the new standards. CAEP assured participants that documents with more information would be coming in late spring.

View the online conference agenda with hyperlinks to many of the presentation materials.

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Tim Finklea

Director of Member Engagement, AACTE