TECSCU/TRG Joint Fall 2017 Conference

October 7-9, 2017

Call for Proposals - Due Date - July 20, 2017!


Historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A Changing World:  Opportunities and Critical Practices!

The Teacher Education Council of Schools Colleges and Universities (TECSCU) and The Renaissance Group (TRG) are once again collaborating to host our annual conference! The conference will be Oct. 7-9th in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Deans, Chairs, Directors, Faculty, and others who lead educator preparation programs are invited to submit a proposal. 

The theme of this year’s conference is “A Changing World:  Opportunities and Critical Practices!

You are invited to submit a proposal concerning one or more of the following strands:

Addressing Opportunities – This strand includes sessions that reflect positive successful approaches that address the current educational context and those factors that are impacting / influencing our work and positive approaches.

Defining Excellence - This strand includes sessions that describe the use of data and evidence to demonstrate 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.

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.

Growing Use of Technology in Pk-20 Education – This strand includes sessions that focus on practices in the use of technology in Pk-12 classrooms and in higher education teacher preparation programs.  It also includes sessions that focus on developmental effects of technology and /or philosophical positions.

Developing Alliances – This strand includes sessions that offer opportunities for attendees with like-interests on specific current issues / topics to engage in extended work sessions designed to empower, inform, and influence policy and practices.  These could include role-alike sessions (i.e., Deans and Associate Deans), topical sessions surrounding specific educational contexts (i.e., partnerships to inform regional and state policies), and sessions that promote future alliances and strategies in addressing issues at the state / national level (i.e., multi-organizational collaboration on particular policies and practices).

Proposals are due by July 20, 2017


 Proposal Components (for submission planning)


Submit your proposal online