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

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Grant Writing Workshop
(Pre-registration required.  Fee: $99)

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Exhibits Open

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

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
President’s Networking Reception
(All Attendees and Guests Welcome)

7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Open

8:00 am – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast and Exhibits

8:30 am – 9:45 am
Keynote with Baruti Kafele
“Preparing Teachers for Effectiveness in Their Classroom”

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

  • Troops to Education: A Positive Solution to the Teacher Shortage
  • The 5 E’s of Effective Teaching: Essentials, Engagement, Environment, Evidence, and Ethics
  • And So the Adventure Begins…Supporting the Phases of a New Teacher
  • Future Bilingual Teaching Fellows: Grow-Your-Own
  • Video: Expanding the Classroom
  • Utilizing Post secondary Partnerships to Address the Teacher Shortage Crisis

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Regional Meetings

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Exhibit Break

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Luncheon and General Session

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • What Would You Do? An Intentional Approach to Instruction in Ethics to Guide Professional Decision-Making
  • Region 4 Alternative Certification for Principals, Counselors, and Superintendents
  • Supporting a Diverse Teaching Force through Alternative Teacher Preparation
  • Utilizing Mentor, Employer, and Candidate Feedback for Program Improvement
  • California’s Current Teaching Shortage: Addressing Teacher Recruitment and Teacher Quality

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

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

4:30 pm
Evening on own

8:00 am – 3:15 pm
Registration Open

8:00 am – 8:50 am
Continental Breakfast and Membership Business Meeting

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

  • Research and Writing Session: Let’s Publish an Article!
  • Portland Dual Language Fellows: Breaking Down Barriers for Bilingual Educators
  • Using Video Recording to Enhance Reflection in Induction Programs
  • “I Have a Principal Certificate, Now What?”: Virtual Learning Communities
  • Race and Recruitment: Building Pathways for Men of Color in Teacher Preparation Programs
  • Effective Online Faculty Coaching and Collaboration

10:15 am – 11:15 pm
Concurrent Roundtable

  • 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?
  • Fostering Innovative PK12 Partnerships at Old Dominion University’s Career Switcher Program
  • Update on Effectiveness of Online Preparation of Alternative Licensure Teachers

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

  • Title II Reporting for Teacher Preparation
  • Do You Have What It Takes to Teach? One University’s Effort to Assess Each Teacher Candidate’s Personality Dispositions
  • The Grow Your Own Collective: A National Movement to Diversify the Teaching Workforce

11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Committee Meetings

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Luncheon and Award Presentations

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

  • From Excellent to Extraordinary: Recruiting, Selecting, and Preparing Superstar Mentors
  • Informing Personal Practice: Self-Coaching for Change through Video Reflection
  • Cultivating Teachers: Cultural Competency in an Alternative Licensure Program
  • Preparing Effective Educators: Data Exchange
  • Leadership Effectiveness and Efficiency Analysis: Action Planning for School Improvement
  • Measures for Success: Digital-Age Metrics for Alternative Certification Improvement

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