The Renaissance Group and Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities join again to host the
Fall 2016 Conference
October 9 – 11, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Suites
in the Beautiful Historic District of Charleston, South Carolina
Registration provides all conference materials, meals, reception, and break refreshments. Spouse/guest fee provides all meals, reception and break refreshments. Conference begins Sunday evening, October 9 and concludes Tuesday afternoon, October 11, 2016.
- TECSCU/TRG members: $385
- PreK-12 Educators: $150
- Spouse/Guest: $85
- Non-Members: $450
Online registration will close September 15, 2016!
Hotel reservations at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Historic Downtown Charleston can be made online (use group code TEC) or by calling 877-408-8733.
Receive the Reduced Conference Rate
Hotel reservations are due by September 8, 2016 to receive the reduced rate. Room rates are $289 for Saturday night, October 8 and $220 per night for Sunday-Tuesday, October 9-11.
Our host institution, The Citadel, encourages attendees and guests to enjoy the many activities and sights that are within walking distance from the Charleston DoubleTree! Bring your family and friends to enjoy this beautiful historic city!
Call for Proposals
Deans, Chairs, Directors, Faculty, and others who lead educator preparation programs are invited to submit a proposal. The deadline is August 22, 2016.
The theme of this year’s conference is Excellence in Educator Preparation: Purpose, Practices, and Promise!
You are invited to submit a proposal concerning the following strands:
Defining Excellence – This strand includes sessions that describe how educator preparation programs define excellence in curriculum, clinical experiences, and overall. Sessions can describe how schools/colleges/departments of education evaluate themselves; how they respond to others who define excellence for them; assessments that they use; how data are used for continual improvement, and other related topics.
Reflecting on the Promise of Educator Preparation – This strand includes sessions that address the national and international teacher shortages; the impact of great programs on communities and schools; creating a new narrative about teaching and educator preparation; and other sessions about the hope and promise of teaching and teacher education.
Sharing Practices that Work – This strand includes sessions that describe best practices in clinical experiences, retention of students, recruitment of students, fundraising, curriculum, use of data, addressing diversity issues, and more. This strand also includes practical sessions on understanding and setting budgets, descriptions of promotion/tenure practices in various schools/colleges/departments of education, and other practical aspects of running teacher education units.
Describing Purpose – This strand includes sessions on how schools/colleges/departments of education navigate the fundamental tension of creating citizens vs. workers; of preparing scholars or test-takers; and other philosophical tensions in today’s climate. Sessions can also include the processes of developing strategic plans or setting direction for teacher preparation programs.
Proposal Advance Planning
Online Proposal Submission
We hope to see you in October!