August 3rd, 5-7pm (EST)
- All workshops are running at the same time.
- You should only choose one if planning to attend.
- Workshops do cost an additional fee
Getting Published with ICPEL
- Joan Auchter will be providing updates on the NELP accreditation. Joan Auchter leads the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) professional development ensuring that principals, assistant principals, and aspiring middle and high school leaders have the research, information, programs and conferences that enable them to successfully lead their schools. Ms. Auchter also serves as the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA) Specialized Professional Associations (SPA) Program Administrator, responsible for all building and district level educational leadership program reviews that are part of the overall CAEP accreditation process.
Prior to joining NASSP, Ms. Auchter was the Chief Learning Officer at Cricket Media, an education company that connects children across the globe to learn together. A lifelong educator, Ms. Auchter also served as the Chief Program and Innovation Officer at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the Executive Director of the GED Testing Service. She has also held positions with the College Board, West Virginia’s State Department of Education and the Logan County Board of Education.
Resetting, Repurposing, and Reimagining Our State Organization’s Leadership Role: Michigan Association for Professors of Educational Leadership (MAPEL)
- Presenters: Dr. Suzanne Klein, Dr. Benjamin Jankens, Dr. Michele Harmala, Dr. Cathy Meyer- Looze, Dr. Gina Umpstead, Dr. Janet Ledesma
- The process to update our state organization’s constitution and bylaws happened to coincide with the work of a Department of Education task force to revisit and revise the State of Michigan’s standards for leadership preparation programs. At our annual organizational meeting, time was set aside to consider the purpose of MAPEL and how it can best support the education and development of aspiring school leaders as well as the success of our graduates. Members voted to explore and redefine our critical priorities, moving from a focus on sharing information within the organization to becoming an outward facing organization that develops policy positions, disseminates research and recommends strategies to decision makers in order to accomplish our goal to "get a seat at the policy table".
- Work groups composed of members from the universities preparing aspiring school leaders across the state are driving the “resetting, repurposing and reimagining” as they explore:
- Advancing MAPEL Policy and Legislative Advocacy
- Informing Content Knowledge and Leadership Skills for Administrator Preparation Programs
- Creating Plans for Field-Based Professional Learning for Continued Leadership Development for Current School and District Leaders
- Two other priorities for the organization have also emerged: identify gaps in the literature on effective school leadership, conduct research and share findings on best practices for leadership preparation as well as create a new website for the MAPEL organization to disseminate this work as well as documents such as internship handbooks and program assessments.
- Join the MAPEL Executive Board for a conversation about the process of resetting, repurposing and reimagining our state organization and the next steps in its leadership journey.