Teacher Education Council of State Colleges & Universities (TECSCU)
The Renaissance Group (TRG)
2015 Joint Fall Conference
October 10-13, 2015
The Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk
Note: This year’s conference is scheduled through 4:00 pm Tuesday, October 13
Standing Together as a Force in Educational Renewal and Reform
Opening Keynote Address – Sunday, October 11
DAVID C. BERLINER is Regents’ Professor of Education Emeritus at Arizona State University. He has also taught at the Universities of Arizona and Massachusetts, at Teachers College and Stanford University, and at universities in Canada, Australia, The Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, and Switzerland. He is a member of the National Academy of Education, the International Academy of Education, and a past president of both the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Division of Educational Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA).
He is the winner of numerous awards, for his work on behalf of the education profession.
Professor Berliner has authored more than 200 published articles, chapters and books. Among his best known works is the book co-authored with B. J. Biddle, The manufactured crisis, and the book co-authored with Sharon Nichols, Collateral damage: How high-stakes testing corrupts American education. He co-edited the first Handbook of educational psychology and the books Talks to teachers, and Perspectives on instructional time. His most recent co-authored book is 50 myths and lies that threaten America’s public schools.
Luncheon Address – Monday, October 12
Mona S. Wineburg recently served as the Executive Director of the Center for Research, Evaluation, and Advancement of Teacher Education (CREATE), based in The Woodlands, TX. CREATE is a consortium whose members include the universities in The University of Houston System, The Texas A&M University System, The Texas State University System, and The University of Texas System as well as other public and private institutions in Texas. While at CREATE Mona and her team developed a management framework to enhance quality and effectiveness of university-based teacher preparation programs. Known as ScOPE (School of Professional Education), it is intended to be a working model using research and best practices to improve university programs. Additionally, she designed the Quest for Quality project, the purpose of which was to highlight exemplary quality in university-based teacher preparation in Texas.
Prior to her work at CREATE, Mona was the Director of Teacher Education at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) in Washington, DC. Before leaving AASCU, Mona conducted a survey of over 400 universities examining the state of knowledge and practice about how universities provide evidence of the effectiveness of their programs to schools, parents, policy makers, and the public.
Invited Address – Tuesday, October 13
Christopher A. Koch was appointed as Interim President at CAEP on May 7, 2015. He served as Illinois State Superintendent of Education from December of 2006 until May of 2015 and served in a variety of administrative capacities at the Illinois Education agency, including Director of Special Education and the states’ Chief Education Officer since 1994.
As State Superintendent, Dr. Koch led efforts to bring coherence between state standards, curriculum, assessments and college entry requirements in Illinois. He has been a strong proponent of using data to inform policy and is working to establish a P-20 longitudinal data system where pre-K to 12 student achievement data can be linked to postsecondary education and careers. He supports the establishment of nationally and internationally benchmarked standards that promote both rigor and relevance, as well as assessments common to all states so that fair and accurate comparisons about student performance between states and countries can be made.
Dr. Koch served on the Board of the Council for Chief State School for a number of years and served as President from 2010-11. In addition, he was selected by the Council to serve on the Presidential transition team in 2008.