CEEDAR-IRIS Cross-State Convening

Enhancing Systems for Personnel Preparation

Reston, VA, June 22-24, 2016

About the Convening

The CEEDAR Center and the IRIS Center are collaborating to plan, implement, and evaluate a convening of CEEDAR Intensive Technical Assistance (TA) States with a particular focus on improving the quality of personnel preparation programs for teachers and leaders.

Session topic highlights include:

  • What does it take for teacher and leader candidates and novices to be effective? High Leverage Practices (HLPs) and Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) in action
  • Defining and conceptualizing MTSS and contextualizing HLPs and EBPs across general, special, and leadership education
  • Increasing preparation program faculty and other providers’ capacity to design practice opportunities
  • Curricular and programmatic review and reform
  • Aligning statewide efforts to improve capacity: High-leverage strategies for scale up


Sheraton Reston Hotel
11810 Sunrise Valley Dr.
Reston, VA 20191


Presentation Materials

Day 1

Day 2

12:00-1:45 Lunch Session

4:45-5:15 Washington Update

Day 3

8:15-9:15 Panel Discussion

Aligning Efforts to Improve Capacity: Strategies for Scale-Up and Documenting Impact

9:15-10:00 Keynote Session

Sue Swenson, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) at the U.S. Department of Education

Sue Swenson CICSC Keynote from Ceedar Center on Vimeo

2:45-3:00 Recent Graduate Perspective

Colin Smith Presentation

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