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February Highlights
By: Christopher A. Koch, Ed.D., CAEP President 

Only 25 days until CAEPCon in New Orleans. I am excited for this spring’s conference and look forward to seeing you there. A special treat to look forward to is hearing from our keynote speaker Chris Dier. Chris was named Louisiana Teacher of the Year for 2020, and is one of four finalists for the Council of Chief State School Officers National Teacher of the Year.  Dier teaches World History and Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography at Chalmette High School in Louisiana. He holds master’s degrees in teaching and educational leadership from the University of New Orleans, a CAEP accredited EPP.

Last month, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) shared a report which shows the number of educator preparation programs teaching the science of reading. The report, published in the NCTQ’s latest edition of Teacher Prep Review, evaluated approximately 1,100 teacher preparation programs. Among the programs evaluated, CAEP accredited EPPs performed well in the ratings. Two-thirds of the programs that received an A+ were accredited by CAEP.


Last week, Stevie Chepko passed away. Stevie was well known and well respected in our profession. As a former Vice President of CAEP Stevie helped guide us through the merger of our two predecessors NCATE and TEAC. Most recently Chepko served as Assistant Dean at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Our thoughts are with her family and friends.

Finally, with CAEPCon roughly three weeks away, I wanted to share with you a video of our peers who explain why they enjoy attending this event. Many like getting a detailed explanation of the accreditation process and find that having the ability to meet CAEP staff and EPP colleagues face-to-face creates a sense of community and problem-solving. Some feel that the networking is invaluable, while others appreciate being able to immerse themselves in the process for a few days and take back their newfound knowledge to their institutions. Please take a few minutes to listen to your colleagues share about their CAEPCon Experience. Finally, take a moment to check out a few of the workshops and sessions we will be hosting this spring!
Culturally Responsive Teacher Evaluation (CRTE): Meeting Standard 1 and the Equity Cross-Cutting Theme

Maria del Carmen Salazar presents a discussion on the development and impact of a culturally responsive teacher evaluation (CRETE) model known as the Framework for Equitable and Excellent Teaching (FEET). 
Diversity and Accreditation: Are we missing the mark?
A team from the National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs (NACCTEP) will discuss the reasons why data on community college partnerships, articulations, and support services must be addressed within accreditation. NACCTEP will share data on how successful statewide articulations are making a difference towards diversifying the teacher pipeline.
Culturally Responsive Data Literacy: Why it is Important In Educator Preparation 
This session discusses the contextual complexities at students bring into the classroom, implementing diverse data sources to address the whole child with an equity lens that promotes and asset-based model. This session will help you gain an understanding of how to properly integrate culturally responsive data literacy into their curricula. Hosted by WestEd Senior Research Scientist, Ellen Mandubach.

These program titles, as well as the entire
CAEPcon lineup, are available now in the 

preliminary schedule of events on the
CAEPcon webpage.

The 2020 Spring CAEPCon is hosted at the
New Orleans Marriott, in New Orleans, LA.
Book Now to secure CAEPCon Attendee Pricing!!!
see registration details here
(CAEPCon rate: $199/night; single or double)
Last day to secure CAEPCon rate has been extended to 
**(Thursday, February 20, 2020)**
Register Today

Job Opportunities
Educator preparation jobs at CAEP and elsewhere.

Assistant Professor of Practice, School of Education, North Dakota State University, Fargo ND 
Program Assistant, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
- Director, Professional Standards and Practices, The Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA
- Dean of the Thelma P. Lally School of Education, The College of Saint Rose, NY 
Dean of the School of Education, St. John Fisher College, NY
Assistant Professor of Education, Muskingum University, OH
Dean of the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education, NY
Dean of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development, California State University, CA
Associate Dean for Teacher Education, Azusa Pacific University, CA
Dean of the College of Education, University of Utah, UT
Dean of the College of Education, University of New Mexico, NM

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