Please join us in Baltimore for AAQEP’s first Annual Meeting and Quality Assurance Symposium. This all-day event will provide you with the details of AAQEP’s accreditation system and engage you in experiences designed to support and strengthen your program’s ability to innovate and to engage with partners as you prepare tomorrow’s educators to succeed. Two morning sessions will present foundational aspects of accreditation; two afternoon sessions will engage participants in the ‘contextual challenges’ that invite innovation. Register here. Space is limited. Registration fee Member: $75 Non-Member: $100
AAQEP Annual Meeting and Quality Assurance Symposium Agenda at a glance
Working together for quality and innovation Morning Session 1: Basics of AAQEP Accreditation
Session 2: Expectations and Evidence This interactive session will be framed around AAQEP’s consensus standards for educator preparation. Participants will inventory and prioritize the evidence that best reflects their program’s quality, and that best supports innovation and improvement. Lunch Afternoon Session 3: Your Audience, Your Mission Each institution serves a unique audience of prospective educators. AAQEP’s quality assurance expectations invite institutions to base their recruitment and admissions practices on their mission, location, and partners (i.e. there are no testing or pre-specified admissions requirements). In this session, you will work in consultation with colleagues to hone your approach to recruiting for mission and diversity, and for supporting candidates through completion as part of an overall quality assurance system.
Session 4: Partnership with Purpose All preparation programs rely on partners in the P12 sector and beyond to ensure that their candidates are prepared and practiced professionals as they enter the educator workforce. AAQEP’s expectations invite programs to develop and document partnerships that support preparation and support partner schools and districts. In this session, you will work with colleagues to explore potential models of engagement and collaboration along with strategies for using evidence to strengthen and improve all aspects, in the spirit of John Goodlad’s notion of simultaneous renewal.