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Joint GEPP EPAAC Conference, March 28-29, 2019


Spring 2019

Joint GEPP EPAAC Conference

Dates: March 28-29

Hilton Peachtree City & Atlanta Conference Center

2443 Highway 54 West, Peachtree City, GA 30269 US

Reservations:  770-487-2000

DRAFT program for our Spring 2019 Conference

(Suggestions for the New EPP Leaders’ Lunch & Orientation, scheduled for 3/28/19 from 12-3, follow the draft program)


Conference Theme:  New Leadership, New Challenges, New Opportunities

Program Outcomes: Understanding the impact of political, policy, and university/system leadership

Thursday, MARCH 28, 2019

12:00 – 3:00 Working Lunch and Orientation for New Deans & Associate Deans

12:00 – 1:30 GAICTE Board meetings

  1:30 – 3:00 GACTE Board Meeting

  3:00 – 3:15 Welcome and Overview of the Conference

  • Marti Venn, USG

 3:15 – 5:00 EPAAC (USG / Independent EPP Leaders)

 5:00 – 5:30 Greetings from PSC and USG Leadership Changes:

  • PSC Executive Director
  • USG Associate Vice Chancellor of Educator Preparation and Policy

Welcome Reception: New Leadership PSC and USG

(Dinner on Your Own)

Friday, MARCH 29, 2019

 7:00 – 8:30 Registration and Breakfast

 8:30 – 8:45 Welcome and Overview of the Day

  • Dee Greer, President GACTE

 8:45 – 9:45 Turnaround Schools: The Role and Opportunities for EPPs – If Not Us, Then Who?

  • Dr. Eric Thomas, Chief Turnaround Officer,
  • Ashley Harris, Director of Partnership and Community Engagement

(Presentation and Work/Brainstorming Session:  How to Support Work in all selected schools.)

  9:45 – 10:00 Break

10:00 – 10:30 Policy Updates and Future-thinking from GaDOE

  • Caitlin Dooley, Deputy Supt. Teaching and Learning

10:30 – 11:30  Panel: What We Know, and What We Know We Don’t Know: Planning for Political/Policies Updates

  • Jimmy Stokes, GAEL
  • Stan DeJarnett, Vision Project
  • Steve Dolinger GPEE
  • Craig Harper, PAGE
  • Charlotte Booker, GAE

11:30 Lunch—GACTE Business Meeting

  • Presiding:  Dee Greer, President GACTE
  • Recognition of 2018-19  Officers/Board Members  
  • Legislative Update – Tom Koballa and Joyce Many, Legislative Co-Chairs
  • Days on the Hill (GA and US)
  • Legislative Priorities 2018-19
  • Research Committee Plans
  • State-wide ‘concerns’ about grads ability to teach reading
  • Discuss/develop a systematic way of getting conference topics input from members
  • Table Input Opportunity to PSC, USG, DOE

12:45 – 2:00  Impact of Changes and Expectations: 

  1. Changes and changing expectations:  Collaborative efforts in reporting systems, accreditation updates, rules, etc.
  2. State of GA Enrollment/Retention numbers.  What is the GA plan to address these recruitment/retention issues?
  3. Plans to support IHEs in efforts to Meet Enrollment Challenges (innovative programs, online, competition with for-profits, alternative cert programs, etc.)       
  • Penney McRoy & Angie Gant, GaPSC
  • Cindy Saxon, GaDOE
  • Marti Venn, USG                            

2:00 Closing and Adjourn


Suggested Ideas for New EPP Leaders Orientation

Invitation / Identification of:  New EPP Leaders

Definitions

  • New– Three years or less in position OR if person know s/he will be taking adm role in July
  • EPP Leaders– Deans, Dept Chairs, Directors, etc.

Presenters:  USG, PSC, DOE, GACTE

Some Suggested Topics (not limited to these):

  • Roles of Each—USG, PSC, DOE, GACTE
  • Certification / Ed Prep Rules
  • Partnerships / Partnership Work
  • Working with Turn Around Schools Initiative

Selection of Mentors

Developing the ProgramTopics suggested from Deans’ Meeting on 2/9/2018 and 2018 GACTE Survey

Topics / Survey Results:

  • Need for IHE Changes to Meet Enrollment Challenges (online, competition with for-profits, alternative cert programs, etc.)
  • Update GA Plan for Recruitment, Preparation, Retention of Teachers
  • ESSA—Higher Education Role
  • Partnerships (Prof Organizations)
  • State Leadership Academy
  • Work time—capturing innovative work (GA and beyond)
    • CAEP/Accreditation—meeting the standards
    • Validity and Reliability of Instruments
  • Input Sessions to PSC/DOE/USG
    • Update on Rules—PSC
    • Policy Reviews for P&T
    • New Course Development
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