Workshops

AAQEP offers online workshops on a regular basis and in-person workshops on request. Online workshops are delivered in pairs via 3-hour Zoom sessions on consecutive days. In-person workshops cover the same content but combine the two parts in a single day, with a continental breakfast and lunch included.

Please contact us if you're interested in hosting an in-person workshop.


Making the Case for Quality (online)

These workshops are designed for providers actively pursuing AAQEP accreditation but are open to anyone interested in learning more about the system. If you are unfamiliar with AAQEP, you can prepare for your workshop by viewing an archived introductory webinar.

Dig into the AAQEP standards on candidate/completer performance (Standards 1 and 2) in this 3-hour virtual workshop.

We’ll explore the types of evidence needed to document the performance of candidates and program completers. You and your colleagues (teams encouraged!) will inventory the data you currently have available, consider what evidence will best tell your program’s story, and begin winnowing the options down to a manageable set of measures.

You’ll be well positioned for framing your accreditation proposal and get a jump start on your self-study report, with the benefit of peer feedback. Leave with an action plan to continue the conversation with colleagues.

Next Session: January 26, 1:00-4:00 p.m. EST

Dig into the AAQEP standards on quality program practices (Standards 3 and 4) in this 3-hour virtual workshop.

We’ll explore the types of evidence needed to document program practices. You and your colleagues (teams encouraged!) will discuss program practices in alignment with AAQEP aspects that promote candidate success, support completer career entry and growth, incorporate stakeholder perspectives, and ensure program capacity for quality.

Learn how to develop appendices to your Quality Assurance Report that clearly connect to the AAQEP aspects, interrogating existing program processes and informing success at a practical level. Leave with an action plan for making the case for Standards 3 and 4.

Next Session: January 27, 1:00-4:00 p.m. EST


Ensuring Data Quality and Equity (online)

These workshops are tailored to AAQEP members but explore concepts that are useful to anyone working with assessment in educator preparation. 

To effectively support quality assurance and program improvement, evidence must be fair, credible, and meaningful. How can you ensure that measures produce accurate and useful evidence?

In this interactive workshop, you will work in teams—from your own institution and/or other programs—to understand the issues of equity, validity, and reliability as they relate to quantitative measures.

You’ll also develop a plan for working with the school-based partners who host your candidates and hire your completers to ensure consistent ratings and develop shared criteria for successful performance in clinical settings. Doing so will strengthen your evidence set for accreditation and achieve greater clarity of your joint goals and partnerships.

Next Session: February 9, 1:00-4:00 p.m. EST

Empirical evidence is the best guide we have in the quest to strengthen and improve programs. But not all measures are of equal quality, and sometimes measures yield discrepant outcomes that undermine our efforts to promote equity.

In this interactive workshop, you will work in teams—from your own institution and/or other programs—to explore ways of ensuring the fairness and trustworthiness of qualitative evidence sources.

You will consider how to evaluate the qualitative measures that you already use and explore ways to integrate qualitative data collection into your accreditation efforts. Leave with a better understanding of the value of developing shared professional judgment with your P-12 colleagues and partners to support data quality and equity.

Next Session: February 10, 1:00-4:00 p.m. EST


Using Data to Sustain Improvement (online)

These workshops are tailored to AAQEP members but explore concepts that are useful to anyone working on data-based improvement in educator preparation. 

Data abounds, but how do you ensure that you have the right information for the right purpose?

In this interactive workshop, you will work in teams to consider what data will most effectively tell your program’s story to make the case for quality. Using your AAQEP evidence inventory, program data, or your action plan, you will identify essential data to answer questions and to build your plan for improvement. In addition, you’ll review options for visual displays to effectively communicate your findings to a variety of stakeholders as you build on your action plan.

Leave with practical ideas to support and sustain your continuous improvement process.

Next Session: Spring 2022

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This workshop will equip you to use improvement science as a framework for constructing or revising an action plan that supports your continuous improvement process.

Explore the tools and protocols related to improvement science, get to know the PDSA (plan-do-study-act) model, and learn how these work together to support program quality.

In addition, you will learn how engaging in improvement science can build collaboration and community with your stakeholders around your action plan for continuous improvement.

Leave with ideas to implement with your team and partners.

Next Session: Spring 2022

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Quality Implementation (online)

These workshops are tailored to AAQEP members but explore concepts that are useful to anyone working on continuous improvement using implementation science. 

Continuous growth and improvement are foundational goals of the AAQEP accreditation process.

This workshop will help you implement a continuous improvement process that supports a rhythm of engagement in collaborative, evidence-based innovation and improvement.

The workshop introduces improvement science using core principles of a systems model to build a culture of change for continuous improvement. You will begin designing action plans for embedding continuous improvement through a model of improvement science to align and guide your work.

Leave with a plan to integrate a continuous improvement model into your programs and activities.

Next Session: December 1, 1:00-4:00 p.m. EST

Continuous growth and improvement are foundational goals of the AAQEP accreditation process.

Engage with implementation science through the use of the PDSA (plan-do-study-act) model and cultivate leadership techniques for sustaining a continuous improvement culture.

This workshop expands the introduction to continuous improvement through implementation science. A key component to changing culture is leaders and their recognition of the change process and how adults learn and change. Discover how leaders can address potential challenges and design opportunities to leverage the change process.

Leave with strategies for supporting a culture of continuous improvement through leadership development.

Next Session: December 2, 1:00-4:00 p.m. EST

Registration Fees


ONLINE
per 3-hour workshop, per person

$125 (AAQEP member rate)

$150 (nonmember rate)


IN PERSON
per full-day workshop, per person

$325 (AAQEP members)

$375 (nonmembers)


Save 20% when you register 6 or more participants from the same institution/provider.

"The AAQEP process/format appears very collaborative, respects and honors unique institutional contexts, and focuses on program improvement from a lens of exploration and innovation rather than one of prescription and compliance. This workshop was a very uplifting, positive experience."

— Workshop attendee

"I liked the focus on continuous improvement and being encouraged to be honest and authentic with our growth and progress."

— Workshop attendee

"Excellent strategies shared by the attendees for getting at validity and reliability of key assessments."

— Workshop attendee