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We had a great partners meeting
On July 1, 2014, the CEEDAR Center held its first annual Partners Meeting at the Council for Exceptional Children’s headquarters building. This meeting was unprecedented as it involved a host of stakeholder organizations and representatives from five states partnering with the CEEDAR Center to refine...
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On Monday, July 7, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education launched Excellent Educators for All, an initiative intended to support states and districts in staffing schools with effective educators, particularly in classrooms where they are needed most. Our mission at the CEEDAR Center is to support states engaged in comprehensive reform of their professional learning systems by revising certification/licensure standards, reforming preparation and professional development, and refining program evaluation and approval to address results-driven accountability. We can assist states with their plans to ensure effective educators for all in the following ways:
We provide intensive and targeted technical assistance (TA) to state agencies and teacher and leader preparation programs to improve professional learning systems and policies that support them. We are currently developing rubrics and self-assessment tools. You may request TA support on our website (
We are developing tools for initial preparation and professional development providers to analyze and enhance course content. Innovation Configurations (ICs) help program faculty identify gaps in coverage and embed evidence-based practices (EBPs) as needed. Course Enhancement Modules (CEMs) provide rich resources for instructors. ICs and CEMs address the learning of students with disabilities and other learners who struggle. Currently, eight ICs and one CEM are available on our website via the Resources/Tools tab.
Upcoming webinars will focus on improving the preparation and ongoing professional development of teachers and leaders. Providing effective learning experiences for teachers and leaders includes accessing appropriate content and offering opportunities to practice. We announce our webinars on our website and in the CEEDAR Center newsletter. You may subscribe to or read archived issues via the Resources/Tools tab.
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"Never stop learning." These are not only wise words, they are the life motto for Dan Conley. Dan has spent much of his life improving teacher education in Maine and in the United States. Now he's a consultant for the American Institutes for Research and a CEEDAR Collaborator. Read more about his journey from Vietnam to the classroom to Washington.

National Call for Intensive Technical Assistance

In case you missed the announcement in last month's newsletter, here it is: We are accepting your applications for Intensive Technical Assistance. There are only a few weeks left before the August 1st deadline, so don't hesitate to contact us with any questions!

We also had a webinar detailing the applcation process. Check it out here if you want to watch it or here if you just want to see the slides. If you're ready to start your application or continue your application, you can click here.
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The US Department of Education just announced a new initiative to provide all students with access to great educators. Read the press release.

The New Teacher Center is preparing for its 17th National Symposium (February 22-24, 2015) on Teacher Induction. If you are interested in submitting a proposal to present visit their website. Submissions are due August 22.

UCEA is seeking proposals for the next editors of the Journal on Research in Leadership Education (JRLE). Click here to learn more.

AACTE provided a legislative update last week. They highlight pressing issues related to appropriations and efforts to reauthorize the Higher Education Act.
OSEP: OSEP Project Directors’ Meeting (July 21-23, 2014)

CEEDAR Center national call for applications for intensive technical assistance (Due August 1)
OSEPAIR American Institutes for ResearchThe University of Kansas School of EducationThe Council of Chief State School Officers
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