2018 Fall Teacher Education Conference:
Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade ~ San Antonio, Texas
October 21-23, 2018
2018 Conference Registration Rates:
Register by September 15th for discounted rate of $295.00!
$350.00 (September 16-October 20)
$400.00 Onsite Registration
Student Presenter (Full Conference)
Student Registration-Emerging Scholar
(Monday only) $40.00
As we near the end of the second decade of the 21st century change is all round us and in every aspect of our life. Examine some of the things that have changed in the last 10 years alone. The list is exhausting and somewhat intimidating to consider. Here are just a few of the big items. Cellphones are now owned by over 85% of the U.S. population and most of them are of the smartphone variety. There is now an APP for everything under the sun. The new cell phone technology has placed information and positioning within a few seconds reach. With ubiquitous GPS, we cannot get lost anymore, and we can have information on any subject within a few seconds just by doing a “Google” search. You Tube has become a national obsession and there is little reason to hire a handyman to do the job when you can just watch a You Tube video and proceed on.
Change is occurring at an exponential rate in the field of teacher education. In the last few years, educator preparation programs in Texas have had to deal with legislative and administrative changes that deal with whether our programs continue to be accredited. Some of them include: the number of times a teacher candidate can test before it is held against us, the new EC-3 certificate, the separation of the PPR exams form one EC-12 exam into five separate ones, and the new performance based principal exam. Also, the raising of the cut scores on various certification exams, the new principal survey, and the best one of all – a future metric that will examine how much improvement there is in student achievement of students taught by beginning teachers from our educator preparation programs. Change is upon us. The theme of this conference is to embrace it and train the next group of outstanding teachers for the great state of Texas to the best of our ability! Bring on the challenge!
CSOTTE Chair 2018-2019
*Presentation materials for breakout sessions will be posted with the session information.
(*Presenters may forward presentation materials to firstname.lastname@example.org)