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AAQEP Accreditation 2022

Appendix B: Completer Support and Follow-Up Practices

Educational Specialist Credential Program

Event/Activity Meeting/ Event Date 
(if applicable)
Purpose Person 
Next Steps
Current Practices: 
Hiring graduates as Adjuncts As needed To support our current students and to inform us of current school practices Coordinator and faculty Ongoing Review current practices, interview current adjuncts
Working with residencies All year To prepare students for jobs in specific districts Professors in Residence, Coordinators Ongoing Yearly review with Districts and Completers
Preparing for your Future: Education Specialist Alumni Panel 08/19/2021 Panel of alumni presented practical employment information in webinar
webinar open to all students
Cheryl McDonald
Jody Burum, Career Center
Webinar format did not necessitate RSVP. Will collect evidence at future webinars.  Offer panel presentation 1 x each semester in webinar format data collection on/from participants 
Co-teaching Virtually Professional Learning 9/28/20
Walk away with practical ideas for how to support your student teacher during virtual, online learning experiences
Experienced Teacher Panel from Washington Virtual Academies
Time to share successes and challenges with other local mentor
teachers; time to collectively celebrate & problem solve
Dr. Heather Horsley,
Dr. Kimberly Coy
Dr. Earl Aguilar,
Dr. Imelda Basurto, 
Cheryl McDonald
Program Completer Ambassadors from Fresno Unified
RSVP form; post-PL evaluation Use the feedback from the evaluation to plan another PL session
Cesar Chavez in Education Conference Spring Annually  Grounded in the core values of this great leader, the goal of the conference is to engage a community of parents, counselors, educators, students, and other stakeholders in critical discussion and reflection to promote educational efforts that work towards collective dignity and social transformation. 
The César Chávez Education Conference welcomes scholar-practitioners at all career stages seeking a supportive venue to share their work. One of our goals is to provide space for researchers and practitioners to come together across generations to share and learn from one another and, in so doing, to become part of a broader community interested in education, gender rights, and social justice.
Conference Chairs (changes annually) Conference Program; Conference registration; Photo artifacts; Conference Evaluation Has been on-hold during COVID-19; Reinitiate for Spring 2022; Invite program completers to present. 
Conference on Character and Civic Education February 24, 2021 Exemplary School Award for Character and Civics; a conference focused on ethical implications of the profession. Dr. Jessca Hannigan Award Applications; Showcase Conference evaluation Determine how many of our graduates are employed at schools awarded the Exemplary School Award
Exemplary Practices in Educational Leadership Conference February 24, 2021

Central Valley leaders from schools, districts, businesses and community organizations to share best practices and challenges. Past conferences have focused on the following topics: 

  • social emotional learning
  • mental health
  • distance learning
  • human trafficking
  • equity in STEAM
  • multi-district collaboration
Dr. Nancy Akhavan  Conference Evaluation Determine how many program completers present at the conference
Future Practices: 
Social media Twitter chat
Instagram pares
Current practices, 
current challenges
Coordinators, program 
Listserv for alumni Quarterly Program updates, current challenges in the field, current practices in the field Coordinator, Faculty   Seek out current email addresses for alumni, create listserv and begin to use it!
Connecting alumni with current candidates and each other through volunteer mentoring Quarterly Facilitating collaboration and continuing professional development through alumni volunteer mentoring with current candidates and completers Faculty, current candidates   Try a pilot of this program as a first step.
Surveys Yearly Reaching out to see the needs of Completers Coordinator, Faculty   Seek out alumni email addresses so we can expand who we send the survey to. 

Appendix B: