Member Webinars

AAQEP members have exclusive access to no-cost webinars on a regular basis to support their work. These meetings address topics such as developing proposals and self-studies, preparing for site visits, and writing reports as well as ad hoc topics generated by the membership.

Quality Assurance Review Webinar Series

This series of free webinars supports you at key milestones along your accreditation journey. Join us live and bring your questions, or view a recording at your convenience.

Writing the Accreditation Proposal

Writing an Accreditation Proposal—an optional step in the AAQEP quality assurance review cycle—lets you describe the context of your program(s), the evidence set you plan to use to report candidate and completer outcomes, your work on data quality, and any innovations or planned improvements. The proposal's purpose is to provide you with timely feedback that informs the design and work of your self-study. This members-only webinar gives an overview of the proposal’s contents (including the evidence requirements), review process, and resources to support you in your writing.

Offered 3x/year


Next Session:
June 20, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT


 

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Writing the Initial Accreditation Report

If you’ve opted for AAQEP’s initial accreditation pathway, this webinar will guide you in developing an Initial Accreditation Report (IAR) for your self-study. The IAR presents your chosen measures and documents evidence of your program’s capacity and effectiveness. In this webinar, we’ll review the key components of the IAR and offer sample organizational strategies for documenting your work in order to effectively communicate your narrative and demonstrate that your program meets fundamental quality requirements.

Offered 2x/year


Next Session:
Aug. 22, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT


 

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Writing the QAR: Effectively Sharing Your Program’s Story

How can you turn your assembled evidence into a compelling account of your program’s quality and improvement? Join this session to learn about effective ways to present, organize, and share your self-study in the AAQEP Quality Assurance Report (QAR). We will review the components of the QAR, including a brief overview of the five required appendices, and look at the Quality Review Team Report template to consider how the QAR components relate to reviewers’ documentation needs. For a more complete consideration of the QAR, sign up for both this webinar and “Documenting Program Practices: QAR Appendices.”

Offered 2x/year


Next Session:
Aug. 28, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT


 

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Documenting Program Practices: QAR Appendices (Writing the Appendices)

The Quality Assurance Report (QAR) makes your program’s case for meeting each of the AAQEP standards, presented through a combination of narrative and focused appendices. In this webinar, you’ll learn about the five required appendices, which provide detail in support of particular aspects of Standards 3 and 4. We will discuss how each appendix is related to the body of the QAR, where and how information can be most clearly presented, and effective ways of integrating appendices in your report. For a more complete consideration of the QAR, attend the “Writing the QAR” webinar before this one. 

Offered 2x/year


Next Session:
Oct. 3, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT


 

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Site Visit Essentials

Wondering what to expect as your AAQEP visit draws near? Join us for a walk-through of the steps in the process after you finish your Quality Assurance Report or Initial Accreditation Report. Staff will go over your review team selection (including local practitioners), the provider meeting, and site visit scheduling. We’ll also discuss team travel logistics, the accreditation decision meeting, and key documents used by reviewers. Bring your questions!

Offered 2x/year


Next Session:
Aug. 15, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT


 

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Writing the Annual Report

This webinar walks through the template and timeline for Annual Reports and previews how the report informs ongoing evidence-based planning and improvement efforts. Note that all accredited members must complete the full report, starting the year after their accreditation is awarded, but all members are encouraged to complete it to support ongoing program improvement. The report template and guidance are updated each fall for download on our Annual Reports resource page. Completed reports are accepted October through December.

Offered 3x/year


Next Session:
June 4, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT


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Member Quarterlies are one-hour webinars featuring presentations by AAQEP members on their work related to a particular aspect of the AAQEP standards.

Click here to view archived Member Quarterlies

Fall Member Quarterly (Topic TBD)

Oct. 29, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET


Open Forums and Collaborative Conversations

Sometimes you just want to talk with peers about a topic of shared interest. We occasionally convene online "Open Forums" for the broader AAQEP membership to share ideas and resources related to a hot topic, such as pandemic-related disruptions to field placements.

We also support smaller, member-led "Collaborative Conversations" around special interests, such as approaches to improving the preparation of early childhood educators for integrating global perspectives in their instruction.

Looking for more in-depth support for your program?

Register for a workshop (we recommend bringing a team!) or book a consultation day.

"It's always nice to be in the room with folks who are facing the same challenges. For me, this session was a great introduction to what we need to do as we write the report."

— AAQEP member

"I greatly appreciate AAQEP's differentiated approach to accreditation because it mirrors what we prepare our future teachers to do in their classrooms. I am thankful that AAQEP provides an assessment framework which embodies this practice."

— AAQEP member