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Sunday, April 2nd

6:30-8:00pm Welcome Reception and Registration
Campus Commons

Monday, April 3rd

8:00am - 9:00am

Registration and Breakfast Buffet

University Center

9:00am - 10:00am

Welcome and Keynote Speaker

  • Session One, 10:00am - 10:30am Concurrent Sessions

    Developing and Sustaining a K-12 STEM Partnership for Early Education Field Experiences
    Heather Kennedy, Ann Marie Hancock, & Myra Lovett

    Capstone Projects: The Best Kept Secret for Impacting Student Learning in K-12 Classrooms
    Mellanie Robinson, Carson Cox, & Brittany Waldrip

    Preservice Teachers' First Field Experience in Science: Implementing Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience
    Ibrahim Abdulsalami, Ann Gaudino, Nanette Marcum-Dietrich, & William McConnell

    Innovative Communication and Collaboration Strategies in a Rural-Serving School-University Partnership
    Tiffany Hunt, Elizabeth McMahan, Margaret Hudson, & Jayne Hellenberg

  • Session Two, 10:40am - 11:10am Concurrent Sessions

    HELP! What do I with this Struggling Intern?
    Todd Roberts

    The Mississippi State University Teacher Residency Program
    Jeffrey Leffler & Kevin Entrekin

    Co-Teaching: A Review of the Past, A Discussion of the Present, and Future Goals
    Mary A. Geiring

    Piloting GoReact with Pre-Service Teachers
    Margaret A. Berg & Amanda Rutter

  • Session Three, 11:20am - 11:50am Concurrent Sessions

    Teachers as Leaders: Increasing Teacher Self-Efficacy and Retention in Rural Louisiana Schools
    Tia Neal

    Utilizing In-Service Teacher Expertise to Develop and Implement a Mentoring Model in Field Experience
    Mark S. Montgomery & Ronda S. McClain

    International Student Teaching: Possibilities for Student Interns
    Richard Carriveau

    Navigating State "Short-Cuts" in Order to Provide High-Quality Candidates to High-Need Schools
    Jennifer W. Barce

    Fixed-Pie Perspectives and Teacher Candidates' ClassroomPractice
    Brian Rose & Sara Myers

    Reimagining Middle School across Professional Development School Partnerships
    Matt Moulton, Danny Birmingham & Cindy Gleason

  • Lunch, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Panorama Room

  • Session Four, 1:00pm - 1:30pm Concurrent Sessions

    Data-Driven Seminars to Support Year-Long Residency
    Fara Seal & Kathleen Williams

    Exploring Collaborations Using Interprofessional Education
    Heather D. Young, Lisa Bowers & Renee Speight

    Professional Dress, Self-Identity, and Inclusivity for Teacher Candidates in K-12 Clinical Placements
    Zachary Schabel

    High Leverage Teaching Practices: Creating a Sustainable Professional Partnership through Online Interactive Modules
    Sheryl Vlietstra & Dori Helder

    Black Teacher Shortage: Case Studies to Determine Why Black Students are not going into Teaching
    Rhonda Jeter, Priscilla Jeter-Iles & Diane Bryant

    A-State Teacher Education Residency Pilot Program: Meeting the Needs of Schools and Teacher-Candidates
    Beverly Boals Gilbert, Ron Towery, Sandra Hawkins, & Nicole Covey

  • Session Five, 1:40pm - 2:10pm Concurrent Sessions

    Building Trauma-Informed Frameworks in Early Clinical Field Experiences
    Daniel Moore, Kathryn Young, & Philip Bernhardt   

    How May I Help You? Creating Great Novice Teachers
    Rosemary Oliphant-Ingham, Missy Hopper, Elizabeth Sweeney, & Lily Null

    Teacher Candidate Perception of Preparation of Methods Courses
    Kathleen Wagner & Jayson Evaniuck

    Communicating Clinical Practice Experiences for Successful State Reauthorization
    Ann Sebald & Kara Coffino

  • Session Six, 2:20pm - 2:50pm Concurrent Sessions

    Building Collaboration Through Unlikely Partnership: Minnesota Coalition of Clinical Experience Coordinators in Teacher Education
    Tricia Rohloff, Kristin Conrad, Tricia Rohloff, Karen Mehle, Becki Warnock, Lisa Schmitz, & Amy Jo Lundell

    Creating a Team Approach: Purposeful Pairing in a Mentoring Model for Field Experience
    Ronda S. McClain & Mark S. Montgomery

    Opportunities to Remove Financial Barriers: Teacher Residents’ Experiences with the Federal Work Study Grant
    Kathleen Williams & Angel Ogea

    What's My Grade? New Perspectives on Grading
    Cori Hixon & Dawn Mallette

  • Session Seven, 3:00pm - 3:30pm Concurrent Sessions

    Strengthening Teacher Candidacy via the Residency Program: Lessons Learned
    Martin Miller

    Cultural Overlays: Authentic and Practical Ways to Foster Culturally Sustaining Practices for Aspiring Educators
    Priscilla Jeter-Iles & Geraldine Fitzpatrick-Doria

    Building Strong Mentor Programming through Leadership Opportunities and Differentiated Pathways
    Liz Qualman & Elia Tankersley

Tuesday, April 4th

8:00am - 9:00am

Registration and Breakfast Buffet

University Center

  • Session Eight, 9:00am - 9:30am Concurrent Sessions

    Field Placement Scramble:Completing Observations with the Content-Specific Professor
    Jacquelyn Mesco, Andrea Ridley, & Mellanie Robinson

    Negotiation between Teacher Candidates and Students in Field Experiences
    Brian Rose & Sara Myers

    Developing and Refining an Early Field Experience for Preservice Teachers
    Dr. Rebecca John

    How Universities and School Partners Can Co-Select Cooperating Teachers
    Curtis Cunningham & Melissa Michael

  • Session Nine, 9:40am - 10:10am Concurrent Sessions

    How to Embed the Praxis Preparation in Your Teacher Certification Programs
    Priscilla Jeter-Iles, Jameka Walker, Rhonda Jeter, & Diane Bryant

    Pre-Service Teachers’ Journey to Equitable and Inclusive Teaching
    Julie Paul, Jennifer Ponder, Kelly Hill, & Grace Jepkemboi

    Revising the Student Teaching Experience to Improve 
    Classroom Management

    Mackenzie Johnson, Gina McAllister, JaJuan Clark, & Casey Dowgul

    Developing Professional Dispositions
    Ron Towery, Beverly Gilbert, Tonja Fillippino & Sandra Hawkins

    Researching a Teacher Apprenticeship Model for Rural Paraprofessionals
    Daniel G. DeCelles, Katie Anderson-Pence, Kylie J. Swanson, & Katie M. McCabe

    Revising Dispositional Expectations during Fieldwork to Increase Cultural Responsiveness
    Wendy Barnes, Derek Decker, & Juliana Searle

  • Session Ten, 10:20am - 10:50am Concurrent Sessions

    Meeting District and School Needs through Year-long Internship Models
    Margaret Hudson, Tiffany Hunt, Jayne Hellenberg, & Elizabeth McMahan

    Lessons from Blending Early Childhood Education and Elementary Field Experiences
    Amanda Rutter & Jean Kirshner

    Implementing Strategic Recruitment Measures in the Department of Education: Unlock Education
    Kathleen Williams & Angel Ogea

  • Session Eleven, 11:00am - 11:30am Concurrent Sessions

    The Hero’s Journey: Student Teaching
    Kathleen Wagner

    Classroom Management: How to Keep Your Students on Task and Engaged with Compassion
    Fritz Murphy

    Community and Teaching: Service Learning in Teacher Education
    Stephanie Oudghiri & Abby Laufman

    Evaluating the Effectiveness of Co-Teaching and Reflective Practices on the Preparation of First-Year Teachers
    Adam Akerson, Mark Montgomery, & Ronda S. McClain

    Cultivating Self Compassion in the Pre-Service Teacher
    Lisa J. Lucas & Karen Johnson

  • Session Twelve, 11:40am - 12:10pm Concurrent Sessions

    Fueling the Teacher Pipeline through University/P-12 Partnerships
    Christina Sinclair, Michelle Miller, & Carrie Baker

    Self-Care Toolkits for Pre-Service Teacher Candidates and Student Interns
    Priscilla Jeter-Iles, Tanna Frank, Rhonda Jeter, & Diane Bryant

    Wait…What? PAID Teacher Candidates in Field Experience Placements
    Teena Flesher, Carrie Mabee, Jenni Birrell, Karolyn Corey, Susan Candelaria, & Tracy Greenhow

    Technology Tools for Intern Supervision and Support
    Nancy Luke

    Using Video Coding Tools to Support Self-Reflection in the Student Teaching Experience
    Jason Davis & Jennifer Burke

    MTSS Framework for Addressing Preservice Teacher Needs
    Eileen Montalvo Wertzberger & Tracey Conway

  • Lunch, 12:10pm - 1:00pm

    Panorama Room