Conference Schedule

Schedule Highlights (subject to change)


New this year, the conference will begin on Wednesday, April 4 with the pre-conference workshop on grant writing (1-4 pm; pre-registration and additional fee required); the opening keynote presentation by William Martinez (5-6 pm); and the President’s Reception at 6-7:30 pm. Fly early – you don’t want to miss the opening keynote!

The conference ends with a general session by Erin Jones on Friday, April 6 at 3:15-4:15 pm. Limited hotel rooms will be available Friday night, so book your reservations early if you plan to stay over!

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Registration opens
Location: Charleston AF

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Grant Writing Workshop
(Pre-registration required.  Fee: $109)
Location: Hill

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Exhibits Open
Location: Charleston AF

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Opening Keynote with William Martinez
“You Changed My Life”
Location: Charleston BCDE

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
President’s Networking Reception
(All Attendees and Guests Welcome)
Music by the Green Valley High School Jazz Band
Location: Veranda

8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Exhibits Registration Open
Location: Charleston AF

8:00 am – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
Location: Charleston BCDE

8:30 am – 9:45 am
Keynote with Principal Baruti Kafele
“Preparing Teachers for Effectiveness in Their Classroom”
Location: Charleston BCDE
Color Guard: Palo Verde High School

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • National Update on the Teacher Shortage and Vision Planning for the Future(Hills)
  • Troops to Education: A Positive Solution to the Teacher Shortage (Vernada A)
  • And So the Adventure Begins…Supporting the Phases of a New Teacher (Strip View A)
  • Future Bilingual Teaching Fellows: Grow-Your-Own (Strip View B)
  • Video: Expanding the Classroom (Strip View C)
  • The LoTi Survey: A Simple Way to Access Quality Data for Self-Studies (Strip View D)
  • US Department of Education Update from the Office of Innovation and Improvement (Vernada B)

11:15 am – 12:00 pm

  • Regional 1 Meeting (Hills)
  • Regional 2 Meeting (Strip View A)
  • Regional 3 Meeting (Strip View B)
  • Regional 4 Meeting (Strip View C)
  • Regional 5 Meeting (Strip View D)

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Exhibit Break Location: Charleston AF

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Luncheon Location: Charleston BCDE
Music by Las Vegas High School Spectrum Show Choir

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • What Would You Do? An Intentional Approach to Instruction in Ethics to Guide Professional Decision-Making (Veranda B)
  • Region 4 Alternative Certification for Principals, Counselors, and Superintendents (Hills)
  • Utilizing Mentor, Employer, and Candidate Feedback for Program Improvement (Strip View B)
  • California’s Current Teaching Shortage: Addressing Teacher Recruitment and Teacher Quality (Strip View C)
  • Four Key Questions for Becoming a Program that Uses Video Evidence to Support Teacher Learning (Strip View D)
  • Title II Reporting for Teacher Preparation Programs (Strip View A)
  • Embracing Culturally Responsive Practices to Better Serve All Students (Veranda A)

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Providing Effective Financial Support to Paraprofessionals: Lesson Learned from Managing Career Ladder Programs (Strip View A)
  • Is There a Need for Alternative Pathways for Preparing Effective Teachers? (Veranda A)
  • High-Tech High-Touch Personalized Delivery System for Alternative Certification Teachers (Strip View B)
  • Connecting and Collaborating Leads to Innovative Induction (Veranda B)
  • Supporting Female Students in Mathematics for Alternative Certification Teachers (Strip View C)
  • Fostering State and Local Partnerships through Alternate Route Teacher Preparation (Strip View D)

4:30 pm
Evening on own

8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Registration Open
Location:Charleston AF

8:00 am – 8:50 am
Breakfast and Membership Business Meeting
(Breakfast served until 8:25am)
Location:Charleston BCDE

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Research and Writing Session: Let’s Publish an Article! (Canyon View A)
  • Portland Dual Language Fellows: Breaking Down Barriers for Bilingual Educators (Strip View A)
  • “I Have a Principal Certificate, Now What?”: Virtual Learning Communities (Strip View B)
  • Race and Recruitment: Building Pathways for Men of Color in Teacher Preparation Programs (Strip View C)
  • Effective Online Faculty Coaching and Collaboration (Strip View D)
  • The Grow Your Own Collective: A National Movement to Diversify the Teaching Workforce (Veranda B)
  • Supporting Learning and Improvement in Educator Preparation (Hills)

10:15 am – 11:15 pm
Concurrent Roundtable
Location: Veranda

  • TAMUK’s ACP: Sustaining TEACH Grant Outcome Lessons after Funding Ends
  • A Collaborative Grow Your Own Model in a Rural Setting
  • What Does Content Ready Medan for Program Success?
  • Update on Effectiveness of Online Preparation of Alternative Licensure Teachers

10:15 am – 11:15 pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Using Video Recording to Enhance Reflection in Induction Programs (Strip View B)
  • Supporting a Diverse Teaching Force through Alternative Teacher Preparation (Strip View A)
  • National Observational Teaching Exam (Hills)
  • State Policy Sharing Session (Canyon View A)

11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Committee Meetings

  • Policy (Hills)
  • Finance (Strip View A)
  • Nominating/Elections (Strip View B)
  • New Educator Awards (Strip View C)
  • Marketing (Strip View D)
  • Training/Professional Learning (Vernada B)
  • Research and Publications (TBA)

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Luncheon and Award Presentations
Location: Charleston BCDE

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Informing Personal Practice: Self-Coaching for Change through Video Reflection (Hills)
  • Cultivating Teachers: Cultural Competency in an Alternative Licensure Program (Veranda B)
  • Preparing Effective Educators: Data Exchange (Canyon View A)
  • Leadership Effectiveness and Efficiency Analysis: Action Planning for School Improvement (Strip View A)
  • Measures for Success: Digital-Age Metrics for Alternative Certification Improvement (Strip View B)

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Closing General Session w/ Erin Jones
“Passion for Change”
Location: Charleston BCDE