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2014: Year in Review

2014 highlights
Innovation Configurations (ICs) evaluate current teacher preparation and professional development (PD) by determining the extent to which evidence-based practices (EBPs) are taught, observed, and applied within teacher preparation and PD programs.

Interested in how to use ICs in your context? Attend our free webinar, "Innovation Configurations in Action," on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Learn more here.

We provided intensive and targeted technical assistance to 22 states in 2014.

We look forward to serving even more states in 2015! Click on the map for a closer look at the states with which we partnered last year.
325Ts were grants funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) for institutions to restructure and improve special education teacher preparation. The 325T Best Practice Review identified and disseminated effective strategies for restructuring preparation, fostering collaboration, improving training, integrating EBPs into program content, and evaluating program outcomes.

These literature syntheses include the most recent and credible research available in selected areas related to improving professional learning systems (PLSs) to improve outcomes for students with disabilities.
After reviewing user feedback and panel test results, we comprehensively redesigned our website in 2014. If you have not seen the site, please visit to view and download resources.
This policy analysis explores the role of state policy in preparing educators to meet the needs of students with disabilities.

Attention, TA State Partners!


We would love to hear your 2014 story.

Please share about an experience or your overall involvement working with the CEEDAR team. This information is of interest to us as we continue to work with stakeholders.


Upcoming Events

Upcoming Webinar-"Innovation Configurations in Action"

Presented by Kathleen Magiera and Rhea Simmons

Please join us on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. (EST). Kathleen and Rhea received an OSEP 325T program enhancement grant and extensively used the ICs in their program reform efforts. Following the webinar, there will be an opportunity for Q&A.

AACTE Annual Conference

AACTE's 67th Annual Conference will take place in Atlanta from Friday, February 27 to Sunday, March 1, 2015. 

The conference theme is "Advancing the Imperative," and is supported by these four strands:

  • The Moral Imperative: Diversity and Inclusion
  • The Profession Imperative: Marketing and Promoting the Profession
  • The Curricular Imperative: Innovative Practices That Embrace the New Landscape of Teaching and Teacher Education
  • The Research Imperative: Measuring the Impact of Teacher Education
OSEPAIR American Institutes for ResearchThe University of Kansas School of EducationThe Council of Chief State School Officers
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