Special Education Teacher Advocates Invited to AACTE, CEEDAR Meeting
Championing Special Educators: Strategies for Recruitment & Retention in Educator Preparation, a Collaboration Between AACTE and CEEDAR
On January 23, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET, special education teacher advocates are invited to attend the third meeting of the new national affinity group, Championing Special Educators: Strategies for Recruitment & Retention in Educator Preparation. The third meeting, Clinical Practice Experiences will dive into the use of technology at both the University of North Georgia and the University of Virginia.
Michael J. Kennedy, Ph.D., and Rachel L. Kunemund, Ph.D., University of Virginia, will share how their faculty utilizes the COACHED Platform (Capturing Observations and Collaboratively Sharing Educational Data), a suite of evidence-based coaching tools and professional learning materials for teacher educators while also taking us on a tour of the free platform. Additionally, Jennifer Sears, Ph.D., the University of North Georgia, will discuss how her university uses the COACHED software and how this platform allowed the university to meet the needs of rural districts in her area.
After these presentations, participants will break out into groups to network and discuss how to innovate clinical practice experiences.
Register online for the Championing Special Educators: Strategies for Recruitment & Retention in Educator Preparation group.
For more information, contact Brooke Evans at email@example.com.
About the Affinity Group
The affinity group, Championing Special Educators: Strategies for Recruitment & Retention in Educator Preparation, is a national collaboration with Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform (CEEDAR) to offer AACTE members the opportunity to glean insights from comprehensive educator preparation programs and educational partners who have excelled in recruiting and preparing candidates to become fully licensed special educators. At each meeting, this professional learning series will highlight successful strategies that educator preparation programs (EPPs) have employed to increase enrollment of special education candidates, including collaborating with PK-12 districts, universities, and community partners, and utilizing data collection efforts to drive decision-making.