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Welcome to DARTEP!

(Directors and Representatives of Teacher Education Programs in Michigan)

Dartep event For many years, Deans, Directors of Teacher Education, Directors of Student Teaching, Certification Officers, Michigan Department of Education officials and others who have a keen interest in the preparation of Michigan K-12 teachers have met to discuss the pertinent issues of the day. This organization has been a sounding board as well as a forum for careful analysis of best practice in the preparation of teachers. Although at times there may be disagreement over controversial issues, the tone of debate has always been cordial. As such, this organization serves as a kind of fraternity/sorority of like-minded professionals who value highly their association with one another. With the ever increasing complexity of the certification process, it is reassuring to know that DARTEP continues to serve as a forum where accurate information can be disseminated.

Next Meeting ... April 20-22, 2016, Hope College, Holland

General information:

We will be holding an accreditation workshop at Hope College in Holland on April 20-21. The next DARTEP meeting will follow on Friday, April 22, 2016.

Accreditation Workshop:

Registration for the workshop is open until April 13. You can register here. (directions and parking information)

Please eat lunch before attending the April 20th workshop sessions. Lunch is not provided on that day. Here is the tentative schedule.

In preparation for her sessions, Dr. Chepko has requested the following:

EVALUATION SYSTEMS PERSONNEL WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE - In order to learn more about the accreditation protocol in Michigan, Sherry Downs and Louise Bahry from Evaluation Systems will be attending the Accreditation Workshop on April 21. During lunch, ES will also seek input from EPIs about the use of Results Analyzer for accreditation purposes, the challenges EPIs have had using the system, and any information EPIs would like about the use of Results Analyzer. All of this is in preparation for two ES presentations at Friday’s DARTEP meeting.

DARTEP Meeting:

Friday’s DARTEP meeting will begin at 8:30 instead of 9:30 due to an extensive agenda.

Breakfast will be available at 7:30 a.m. in the upper Banquet Rooms of the Oakland Center. Please register for breakfast and lunch.

Hotel Accommodations, Directions and Parking:

The meeting will be held at the Haworth Inn and Conference Center (directions and parking). Overnight accommodations are also available there. Please reference the workshop for the proper rate.

We look forward to your visit with us and an informative set of days.

  • Agenda
  • Minutes from February 5, 2016
  • CAEP Workshop Powerpoints:
    • Process Improvement Guidelines (Francis/Deschaine, CMU) | List of Strengths and Weaknesses from Discussion
    • Assessment for Continuous Improvement and Accreditation (Kubitskey, EMU)
    • CAEP IB Pathway (Klemm/Periyaswarmy, CMU)
    • CAEP Update (Chepko, CAEP)
    • EPP Created Assessment- Student Teaching Observation (Chepko, CAEP)
    • Standard 2: Partnership for Practice (Chepko, CAEP)
    • Standard 4: Measures of Teacher Impact on P-12 (Chepko, CAEP)
    • Bush Foundation Survey Information (Chepko, CAEP)
    • Workshop Evaluation (please complete by April 29)
  • Educator Evaluation Presentation

Teleconferencing information:

Wi-Fi access information will be provided for attendees on-site. In preparation for the ES presentations at DARTEP bring:

  • Laptops
  • Your institution's ResultsAnalyzer login and passwords (Suggestion: do a trial logon before leaving your campus via educationreports.net)
  • Questions about previous or future use of ResultsAnalyzer

You can connect via Zoom over the computer or by phone.

Topic: DARTEP 2016 Apr
Time: Apr 22, 2016 8:00 AM (GMT-4:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://sau.zoom.us/j/245548598

Or iPhone one-tap: 14157629988,245548598# or 16465687788,245548598# (click on one of the blank spots before or after the word "or" - trust me)

Or Telephone:
Dial: (click on the blank spots in front of the words "US Toll," trust me) +1 415 762 9988 (US Toll) or +1 646 568 7788 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 245 548 598

If you have not used Zoom before, we would suggest getting online 15-20 minutes prior.

The feed will not have anyone handling it, so it will pretty much be on auto-pilot. The camera will be trained on the podium in the main room, so only whatever transpires there will be featured. In spite of that limitation, we hope you find the feed useful.

News:

Summary: ESEA Re-authorization




Email the MDE Prior to the Next Meeting

If you wish to email a question or concern to an MDE representative to which he or she can respond at the next meeting, use this link; if possible, state the name of the MDE rep you have in mind.


Meeting dates and locations for 2015-16:
  • October 2, Grand Valley State Univ.
  • December 4, Eastern Michigan Univ.
  • February 5, Oakland University
  • April 22, Hope College

Contingency Plans for Meetings When There is Bad Weather
  • In case of bad weather, future meetings will not be cancelled. They will be held virtually. Look for information about the meetings, and potential changes, on the DARTEP website and Twitter.

Accreditation News:

CAEP Accreditation Workshop Docs (Apr 20-21, 2016)

  • Process Improvement Guidelines (Francis/Deschaine, CMU) | List of Strengths and Weaknesses from Discussion
  • Assessment for Continuous Improvement and Accreditation (Kubitskey, EMU)
  • CAEP IB Pathway (Klemm/Periyaswarmy, CMU)
  • CAEP Update (Chepko, CAEP)
  • EPP Created Assessment- Student Teaching Observation (Chepko, CAEP)
  • Standard 2: Partnership for Practice (Chepko, CAEP)
  • Standard 4: Measures of Teacher Impact on P-12 (Chepko, CAEP)
  • Bush Foundation Survey Information (Chepko, CAEP)

CAEP Accreditation Workshop Docs (Mar 26, 2015)

  • CAEP 101
  • Use of State Data
  • ED - Clinical Partnerships
  • ED - SPA or not
  • Holistic Scoring

CAEP Accreditation Workshop Docs (April 2-3, 2014) and Meeting Notes (Apr 2 MS Word file | Apr 3 MS Word file)

Certification update video, slides, etc. (Sept. 19, 2012)

Facts about teacher certification in Michigan (July 1, 2012) PDF file

Administrative rules - teacher certification code (May 24, 2012)

CAEP Overview (April 13, 2012) PDF file

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)


MDE Info:

World Languages Technical Assistance

MDE Science Page

2014 Year Out survey results

OPPS website

Common Core State Standards

InTASC standards

Michigan's Educator Evaluation System

Educator Evaluation (Apr., 2016)


Our Future, Our Teachers: The Obama Administration's Plan for Teacher Education Reform and Improvement


October 8, 2010 - Michigan routes to certification for:

  • teachers PDF file
  • administrators PDF file

The new elementary education standards ms word icon were approved by the State Board of Education on Jan. 8, 2008.


MIEPI institutions working together to align TEAC quality principles and cross-cutting themes with MDE standards in vartious specialty areas. The results are freely available to use.

Exceptions to the requirement that secondary teacher candidates pass MTTC tests in minor areas of certification

Proposed Administrative Rule Changes (Teacher Certification, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Suspension/Revocation of Certificates)

Development Timeline for New Program Standards

Press Release: Governor Signs Bills Establishing Rigorous High School Curriculum

USA Today Article: Teacher Testing

Panel Considers Revamping College Aid and Accrediting

School Board Superintendant Monthly Podcast


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