Free Member Support

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No-cost webinars and online forums are offered on a regular basis to support AAQEP members in their work. These meetings address topics such as developing proposals and self-studies, preparing for site visits, and writing annual reports as well as ad hoc topics generated by the membership.

Quality Assurance Review Webinar Series

AAQEP supports members in their review journeys with a series of free webinars. 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 receive timely feedback on the evidence set you plan to use to report candidate and completer outcomes in your self-study report. This members-only webinar gives an overview of the proposal’s contents, review process, and resources to support you in your writing.

Offered 4x/year

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

Documenting Program Practices: QAR 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

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 your QAR is complete. Staff will review how the Quality Review Team is selected, including local practitioners, and share a sample visit schedule. We’ll discuss who participates in or observes the off- and on-site segments of the review, go over team travel logistics, and highlight the key documents used by reviewers.

Offered 2x/year

Writing the Annual Report

AAQEP is rolling out Annual Reports in fall 2020! In this webinar, you will walk through the template and timeline with staff and engage with peers in discussion of 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 template is available for download on our Member Resources page, and completed reports will be accepted October 1 through December 31.

Offered 2x/year

Brown Bag Quarterlies ("BBQs")

These one-hour webinars feature presentations by AAQEP members on their work related to a particular aspect of the AAQEP standards.
 

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.

"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