Quality Support Workshops

Quality Support Workshops are regional professional learning events customized to inform and support local quality assurance needs in educator preparation. Each workshop provides accessible, affordable, and targeted support for assessment and accreditation teams.

Workshop Features

  • Two days of hands-on planning for program teams in the context of a professional learning community
  • Dynamic approaches to enhancing participants’ work in performance assessment, continuous improvement, and quality assurance
  • Facilitation by experts who will guide teams toward solutions based on best practices and local needs
  • Convenient locations to minimize travel costs, enabling more participants to bring a team

Registration

Registration Deadlines

Early Bird: January 16, 2017
Regular: March 19, 2017
Please note that once the regular rate has expired all registrations will be at the "on-site" rate

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Registration Fees

Members

Early Bird Regular On Site
Single $350 $375 $400
Member Teams *
1st Registrant $350 $375 $400
2st Registrant $300 $325 $350
3rd Registrant and beyond $225 $250 $275

Nonmembers

Early Bird Regular On Site
Single $450 $475 $500
Nonmember Teams *
1st Registrant $450 $475 $500
2st Registrant $425 $450 $475
3rd Registrant and beyond $400 $425 $450

* Teams: Those attending as a group from the same institution.

AACTE accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and check payments.

Outstanding Balance Policy

Individuals with outstanding balances for previous AACTE events will not be permitted to register for upcoming events until their balance is paid. A message indicating what events are unpaid and how to pay will appear when individuals attempt to register. Permission to register will be granted upon receipt of payment. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Tambini at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cancellation Policy

Notice of cancellation of registration–and any request for refund of conference registration fees–must be made in writing via e-mail and received by March 19, 2017. All refund requests received after this date will be denied. For those cancellations accepted, a $150.00 administrative fee will be deducted from all cancellation requests. “No-shows” will not receive a refund if cancellation request is not made prior to cancellation date. Cancellation and refund requests should be e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Cancellations over the phone will not be accepted.

Substitution Policy

Substitution of registrants is permitted as long as both individuals are from the same institution. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a substitution. After March 19, substitutions can be requested only at on-site registration.

AACTE Event Emergency and Inclement Weather Policy

All nationwide AACTE events, including but not limited to AACTE's Annual Meeting, will be canceled due to inclement weather or other acts of God (including, but not limited to, flood, fire, or natural disaster) only if the venue and/or location of the event is closed or provides notice to AACTE of its inability to hold the event, or if the local government declares an emergency status is in effect for the location of the event.

If a nationwide AACTE event is canceled due to inclement weather or other acts of God as set forth herein, every attempt will be made to reschedule the event, and your registration fee will be applied to the rescheduled event date. If AACTE is unable to reschedule the event, your registration fee will be applied to a subsequent nationwide AACTE event of your choice. Any travel expenses that may have been incurred cannot be refunded under any circumstances. If the AACTE event is held, but weather conditions (whether forecasted or actualized) prohibit you from traveling, AACTE unfortunately cannot refund your registration fee.

AACTE Event Conduct Policy

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is committed to providing an atmosphere that encourages the free expression and exchange of ideas. It is the policy of AACTE that all participants in AACTE-sanctioned events will enjoy a welcoming environment free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. All participants in AACTE events agree to comply with all rules and conditions of the events, which are subject to change without notice. This policy applies to all participants in AACTE events, including but not limited to attendees, students, guests, staff, sponsors, exhibitors, presenters, and partners in sessions, workshops, and other social or networking convenings at any AACTE meeting or other event.

All individuals must behave responsibly at AACTE events in which they participate. Threatening physical or verbal actions and disorderly or disruptive conduct will not be tolerated. Harassment, including verbal comments relating to gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other protected status, or sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, unauthorized or inappropriate photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention, will not be tolerated. All individuals participating in AACTE events must comply with these standards of behavior.

Violations should be reported to a senior AACTE staff member present at the event. In AACTE's sole discretion, unacceptable behavior may result in removal from or denial of access to event facilities or activities, and other penalties, without refund of any applicable registration fees or other costs. In addition, violations may be reported to the offending individual's employer. Repeat offenders may be banned from future AACTE events.

Hotel

Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel
1701 Commerce Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Room Rate $169 single/double plus tax
Phone (817) 335-7000
You will receive the hotel reservation link in your REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION email.

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Schedule

Quality Support Workshop Draft Schedule - Subject to Change - Fort Worth

Monday, April 24, 2017

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Opening Session
2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Workshop Sessions:

Equitable Teaching Practices in Performance Measurement: Part 1
Curriculum Mapping for High-leverage Practices: Leading Group Discussion and Modeling Content
Quality Assurance: What Is It and How Do We Create It?: Part 1

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Team Work Groups/Roundtable Discussions
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Opening Night Reception

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Workshop Sessions:

Examining Program-Level Data
Diversifying the Teacher Workforce: Part 1
Quality Assurance: What Is It and How Do We Create It?: Part 2

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Team Work Groups/Roundtable Discussions
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. LUNCH ON OWN
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Workshop Sessions:

Equitable Teaching Practices in Performance Measurement: Part 2
Curriculum Mapping for High-Leverage Practices: Diagnosing Common Patterns of Student Thinking
Quality Assurance: What Is It and How Do We Create It?: Part 3
Teacher Leadership

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Team Work Groups/Roundtable Discussions
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Workshop Sessions:

Improving PK-12 Partnerships using Performance Evidence
Diversifying the Teacher Workforce: Part 2
Quality Programs through Continuous Improvement

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Team Work Groups/Roundtable Discussions
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Closing Session
1:00 p.m. To-Go Boxed Lunches Served

Learning Outcomes

In accordance with their needs, Quality Support Workshop participants will develop plans and skills such as these:

Performance Assessment

  • Establish action steps based on data.
  • Identify data sources, types of data, and methods for improvement initiatives.
  • Analyze strengths and weaknesses of programs based on performance assessment (and related) data.
  • Exchange surveys, rubrics, etc. for use in evaluating performance.
  • Articulate the role of validity, reliability, and fairness in evaluating program performance.

Continuous Improvement

  • Articulate the relationship, findings, and actions to drive continuous improvement.
  • Respond to/engage stakeholders’ perspective on data.
  • Differentiate among report writing, analysis of implication, and resultant actions.

Quality Assurance

  • Conduct a review of an institution’s readiness to develop a quality assurance system.
  • Collaborate with a team to describe/develop/design/support components of a quality assurance system.
  • Depict the ethical considerations of preparing for a state program approval, specialized professional association national recognition, and/or national accreditation visit.

Advising Team

The following education leaders are collaborating to create content, plan sessions, and identify speakers for AACTE's Quality Support Workshops.

  • George Drake
    Dean, College of Education and Human Services, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
  • Jacob Easley, II
    Dean, School of Education and Professional Studies, Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Arlinda Eaton
    Dean, Bagwell College of Education, Kennesaw State University (GA)
  • Anne Marie Fenton
    Director, Rules Management and Educator Assessment, Georgia Professional Standards Commission
  • Penny Garcia
    Dean, College of Education and Technology, Eastern New Mexico University
  • Patricia Hoffman-Miller
    Associate Professor, Prairie View A&M University (TX)
  • Joseph Lubig
    Associate Dean for Teacher Education and Director of Education, Northern Michigan University
  • Anna McEwan
    Dean, College of Education, University of Montevallo (AL)
  • Kathleen McNamara
    Director of Licensure, Placement, and Supervision, Stonehill College (MA)
  • D. Mark Meyers
    Educational Administration Program Director, College of Professional Sciences, Xavier University (OH)
  • Tim Miller
    Director of Educator Preparation and Program Accountability, Texas Education Agency
  • Deborah Rickey
    Associate Dean, College of Education, Grand Canyon University (AZ)
  • Jill Shedd
    Assistant Dean for Teacher Education, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Andrew Stremmel
    Department Head, Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, College of Education and Human Sciences, South Dakota State University



2017 Workshop Schedule

Registration is now open for the first Quality Support Workshop, to be held April 24-26, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas. Sessions will be based at the Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel.