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California's Math and Science Teacher Initiative – An Update | Download Materials

This presentation will update educators on the congressionally directed Math and Science Teacher Initiative. Hear how six innovative community college campuses, and their collaborative partners, are changing the face of math and science teacher education in California.

Increasing Access to Affordable Teacher Education Programs | Download Materials

The Teachers College at Western Governors University was funded by the U. S. Department of Education Star Schools Program to be a national teacher education resource. Access for working adults and others who cannot easily attend a campus-based licensure program is provided along with online instruction. Currently 10,000 students from all U.S. states and territories are enrolled in the Teachers College.

Learning with Technology

This session will explore opportunities for interdepartmental curriculum development and the use of video technology in documentation of early childhood education and teacher education student learning outcomes in an online environment. The participants in this session will be actively involved in the use of pocket video cameras and explore opportunities for online learning.

Creating Learning Environments that Instill Risk-taking Behavior

In this fast-paced, high-energy session, participants will explore and engage in activities that build creative, critical thinking skills for all ages while involving learners and teachers on a personal level. Presenters will paint a vivid picture of an engaged classroom that encourages risk taking with interaction from session participants.

Patching a Leaky Pipeline | Download Materials

Learn about collaborations happening in Washington state to help boost cultural competency and how community colleges are partnering to help create a more diversified workforce of educators.

Community Colleges Preparing Family Liaisons in Title I Schools | Download Materials

This presentation will provide you an opportunity to view a recent wave of education training offered to Parent Liaisons within Title I schools. The information will outline the goals of the program, which incldue empowering parents within the local community, training for both educational content and job specific skills, and increased student achievement within the local education associations.

CC and DC and DL, oh my! Community Colleges, Dual Credit, and Distance Learning Hands-on Experience in the Community College Classroom

Education students at McCook Community College are given hands-on training in teaching Distance Learning (DL)/Dual Credit (DC) classes. The students are placed in problem-solving groups containing at least one student from each of the DL sites using the DL equipment and other forms of mediated communication to participate in the cyber-group.

Building Cultural Understanding among Pre-Service Teachers

Changing demographics in our environment requires that teachers be educated to better understand and appreciate the individual students they will encounter. This requires that teacher preparation programs provide students with learning opportunities that will enhance this type of understanding. The presenter will discuss concepts related to cultural competence and improving student understanding and practice.

Are you ready to Create Waves?

Bring 20 copies (paper or CD) of a great idea, super lesson, terrific website, or YouTube site, to share as a resource for teacher education. Please bring a thumb drive or CD so these ideas can be copied or shared on the NACCTEP website. Be ready to briefly explain your resource and why it is important to teacher education.

Web 2.0 Tools to Enhance Online Learning

Online learning is a popular format for teaching and learning in today's world. Educators at Mesa Community College are engaged in building a repertoire of skills to provide students with a quality online-learning environment. The focus of this presentation will involve a demonstration of some Web 2.0 tools that can be used for instruction.

Problem Solving with Partnerships | Download Materials | Download PowerPoint

This session uses an interactive, problem-based approach to design a cross-institutional partnership model that participants can replicate to solve local problems. The problem under discussion is how a university/community college partnership could reduce the number of out-of-field K-12 teachers. Five percent facilitator talk plus 95 percent activities equals 100 percent engagement!

The Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC): a Teacher Education and Early Childhood Faculty Treasure

The goal of this session is to provide an overview of the instructional resources available on the official Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center for the Office of Head Start (ECLKC) website. This session will give teacher and early childhood education faculty instructional tools to use as they race to the top to improve student performance and workforce readiness. The ECLKC is an instruction treasure with its' rich myriad of e-learning resources delivered just in time to put the power of learning in the hands of teacher and early childhood education faculty.

Creating Partnerships in Field Experience | Download PowerPoint

When San Diego Mesa College developed its pre-service field experience component, it partnered with San Diego County's volunteer reading program and the Fleet Inquiry Institute at the Reuben H. Science Center. This presentation will summarize the design of this project as well as demonstrate some rewarding results.

Making Waves in High-Risk Gang Areas | Download Materials

Learn about an innovative Grow Your Own program in California that supports low-income, at-risk students on a teaching career pathway. Developed as partnerships between community colleges, state universities, community-based organizations, workforce investment bonds, and afterschool employers, these programs diversify the teaching profession while strengthening the afterschool workforce.

Purposeful Connections of Educational Theory and Environmental Science | Download Materials

This interactive presentation will look at ways a community college can make connections between child development theories and then apply those theories to the teaching of environmental science with a purposeful look at how this transfers to prospective teachers and ultimately to their students. Specific examples will be provided.

Brain-Boosting Classroom Experiences | Download Materials

Student retention will be examined through 'brain-boosting' experiences in this interactive presentation. Participants will learn about and practice innovative ways to combine direct instruction with active learning experiences, and integrate curriculum based on diverse student interests.

The Future…NOW: Online Post Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Programs at the Community College | Download PowerPoint

This presentation will provide information on the Rio Salado College Online Post Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Program conducted at the community college level. Although this program is offered via an alternative delivery format, it is approved as a standard teacher preparation program by the Arizona State Board of Education and receives state reciprocity accordingly. The Post Baccalaureate Online Teacher Preparation Program is designed for working adults who have already received their undergraduate degree and wish to enter the teaching profession. The program incorporates teacher certification requirements into a curriculum that offers the essential skills students need to become highly effective teachers.

Bridging Engineering, Science, and Technology (BEST) in Teacher Education Programs: Addressing Program Approval and Teacher Licensure. | Download PowerPoint

This workshop will feature a program model being developed by the Museum of Science, Boston, in collaboration with community colleges and four year colleges through a National Science Foundation grant, Bridging Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) for Elementary Educators. The model, with support from the Massachusetts' Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's (ESE) Educator Preparation, Policy, Leadership and Licensure Office, focuses on ensuring that STEM faculty are cognizant of and address the subject matter content and pedagogy requirements of the elementary license which are based upon the engineering and technology standards identified in the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework and the basis for the state K-12 assessment system (MCAS).

Advocating for Kids: Preparing Teachers to Keep Our Kids Safe from Child Sex Trafficking | Download PowerPoint

An estimated 200,000 children in the US are being lured in, held against their wishes and sexually exploited! What can teachers do about this? A LOT!  Attendees will receive information about a Toolkit available from the Women's Funding Network to help stakeholders recognize and eliminate exploitation in their communities.

Interdisciplinary Communities: Learning Success!

Are you struggling to support teacher hopefuls who need developmental English? Math? What about English Language Learners? Wondering how to offer pathways that move these students toward a degree efficiently and effectively? Come hear how Highline Community College is doing just that by offering multi-disciplinary, integrated instruction to a unique learning community!

The Grand Rapids Community College Teacher of Tomorrow Scholarship (TOTS) Program: Helping Create a Sustainable Community College Teacher Education Program | Download PowerPoint

Over 800 Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) students have an interest in becoming a teacher. However, many GRCC students face major financial obstacles with over 95 percent working to pay for their education. The GRCC Teachers of Tomorrow Scholarship Program is an essential part of a six component teacher education program. Presenters will share how they raised almost a million dollars for student scholarships.

Literacy for Every Level: Better Writers, Better Teachers

This presentation will describe the evolution of a teaching-methods course, Language Arts for Young Children, into a Writing Intensive (WI) course. Integrating WI content in a literacy course yielded improved teaching strategies that are excellent for English Language Learners and international students.

Strength in Numbers: Partner with Other Teacher Education Programs

Learn how to build a community between and strengthen the role of your state's community colleges in the preparation of K-12 teachers. Community colleges in three states, California (ACCCTEP), Maryland (MADTECC), and Michigan (MCCEP) have joined to work collaboratively within their state in a quest to produce the best possible teacher candidates. It is through their efforts and partnerships that the students in their programs enjoy more seamless transfers and are afforded an increasing number of opportunities. Hear about the history, some of the successes and failures, and what they have learned along the way. Discuss how to create a similar organization in your state and brainstorm on the issues common across all programs.

The National Evaluation Series (NES): An Update On Its Successful Start And Pace-Setting Features | Download PowerPoint

The NES, a new and cutting edge teacher certification testing program became operational last September. The program is based on nationally accepted standards and offers 100 percent computer based testing through a world-wide network featuring on-demand testing and immediate scores. Join this seminar and become acquainted with the NES and familiar with its special innovations, including ResultsAnalyzer, complete on-line practice tests, new planned tests, and much more.

Pae I Ka Nalu: Riding the Wave of Success via the Ho'okele Peer

Ho'okele is a Hawaiian word meaning to sail or navigate as a master of a ship or canoe. This interactive session presents an overview of Leeward Community College's Ho'okele Peer Mentor Program, strategies used to promote retention and persistence of Associates of Arts in Teaching students, and guidelines for developing similar support programs.

Implementing NACCTEP's Blueprint for Excellence: Best Practices from Northern and Southern California | Download PowerPoint

Using NACCTEP's Blueprint for Excellence, panelist representing the City College of San Francisco and Santa Ana College will share best practices, successes, and challenges in their work as Teacher Prep Centers. Practices will include the areas of recruitment, preparation, retention, and renewal.

Lone Star College and the University of Houston-Downtown Baccalaureate Program | Download PowerPoint

Lone Star College and the University of Houston-Downtown have partnered to bring a baccalaureate program to residents of the greater-Houston area that has experienced 700 percent growth since 2007. The program saves students approximately 30 percent of the cost when compared to average Texas public university costs for similar programs.

Teacher Education 101 | Download Materials

Estrella Mountain Community College holds an annual seminar that outlines to interested community members and teacher education students the options available to earn a university degree in teacher education. Participating institutions give mini-presentations about their pathways to graduation followed by an open session where students can visit with university representatives.

Addressing Teacher Dispositions at the Community College Level | Download PowerPoint

The presenter will review current practices, strengths, and concerns about teacher dispositions and evaluations as well as discuss how a community college in Maryland is using teacher dispositions as part of their teacher education program. The audience will have the opportunity to discuss the variety of teacher disposition evaluation tools currently in use as well as ideas they can implement and use in their programs.

Massachusetts Community Colleges Lead Professional Development Partnerships from Training to Degrees in Early Education | Download Materials

This presentation will examine the role of the community college in new regional professional development partnerships funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. Learn how Massachusetts Bay Community College is leveraging this collaboration to advocate for and support competency and degree attainment for early childhood educators in all settings.

Using a Blog to Make Waves in Your Students Thinking | Download PowerPoint

This presentation will describe the results of an action research study conducted to learn the effectiveness of using a blog in an Orientation to Education course. In additional to learning the results of the study, participants will learn how to create their own classroom blog.

Surfing the Pipeline: Creating the Ethnic Minority Teacher Recruitment Scholarship Partnership

The Ethnic Minority Teacher Recruitment Scholarship program is a partnership between four urban school districts, Salt Lake Community College, and the University of Utah. The core mission of the partnership is to increase the number of first-generation and ethnically diverse students accessing and completing teacher education programs.

Successful Experiences in Infant and Toddler Degrees/Certifications in Community Colleges | Download Materials

A panel of presenters will share their expertise and experiences developing successful infant and toddler degree and certificate programs, as well as articulation agreements between colleges. This session will also highlight the new Head Start requirements for certification of infant and toddler teachers.

Stress Management for Educators: Staying Healthy in a Volatile Environment | Download Materials

Building stress management skills into teacher education curriculum. Budget cuts? Overcrowded classes? Uncertain future of programs? The pressure of teaching? Stress like this is a reason why so many good educators leave the profession with-in the first five years of teaching. This presentation will focus upon building a holistic approach to stress management, designed specifically for educators.

The Ripple Effect: Creating Community in Teacher Education Programs | Download PowerPoint

A teacher affects eternity; s/he can never tell where her/his influence stops. While teachers may not know where their influence stops, at Mesa Community College (MCC) it begins as part of a community. This presentation details how MCC students and faculty create community within their department, campus, and partnerships in the surrounding neighborhood.

Addressing the Need: Preparing K-12 Teachers for the Online Classroom | Download PowerPoint

The development of two academic certificates in K-12 eLearning Design and K-12 Online Teaching from Rio Salado College with support from the Arizona Department of Education will be presented, including a discussion about the applicability of these programs to current and future teacher certification endorsements.

Making Waves in Maryland: Lessons Learned from the First State to Develop the Associate of Arts in Teaching | Download PowerPoint

Maryland was the first state to develop an Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree program. This session will address how the AAT in Maryland was created, the partners in development, AAT outcomes procedures and assessment, and why your state needs the AAT.

Making Waves: Teacher Quality Enhancement in the Heartland | Download Materials

Results from a statewide collaboration between Iowa's community colleges and transfer institutions will be presented. Topics include improving articulation; imbedding INTASC standards; Praxis guidelines for elementary teachers; and a model for developing and assessing dispositions. Participants will take a dispositions self-assessment and participate in a "Disposition of the Week" activity.

Rocking the Boat: Using Role-Playing to Promote Student Engagement and Understanding of Complex Issues in an Introduction to Education Course | Download Materials

Today's students want to be entertained. Capitalizing on their desire for amusement, a governing board simulation was created to teach governance and finance issues related to public education that engages students and has become a highlight of the course. Come experience this interactive session. Handouts will be provided.

Successful Service Learning Projects for Future K-12 Teacher and Early Childhood Professionals

Lively presenters will share successful service learning projects that engage teacher education students with program objectives including collaborations with K-12 schools, daycare centers, and after school programs committed to strengthening quality teacher education programs. The engaging projects include family fun packs, literacy kits, writing children's books, performances, tutoring, fieldwork, and more.

Initiating Waves of Policy Change for California's Community Colleges | Download PowerPoint

The Association of California Community College Teacher Education Programs (ACCCTEP) was launched in 2006. Three ACCCTEP Board members will share efforts and the process applied to change policy to strengthen the role of the state's community colleges in the preparation of K-12 teachers.

Creating Partnerships through Articulation and Advisement

This session will highlight a partnership between a community college teacher education program and state universities with the goal of increasing enrollment and retention through alignment and advisement. This program and its initiatives will be highlighted, with the ultimate goal of creating a collaborative forum to discuss how to better create and prepare quality teachers.

The Winning Edge: Value Added Experiences for Future Teachers | Download PowerPoint

This session will provide proven ideas for building experiences that help future teachers gain the knowledge, skill, and insights they will need to survive and persist in the profession. Participants will dialog with the leaders, and be assisted in adapting these innovative approaches to teacher enhancement to their local environment.

 
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