• Lewis "Andrea" Brownlee

  • Jacob Ashby

  • Camille Catlett

  • Theresa Robinson

Meet NACCTEP's new Education Partner, Hand2Mind who is committed to supporting teachers, inspiring students, and engaging parents through learning by doing.  Listeners will learn about the tools and resources that Hand2Mind offers, and hear about current initiatives, videos, webinars, and lessons. Check out their high-quality resources at https://www.hand2mind.com.

You will find the 3 modules below that were shared in The IRIS Center Podcast. 

Addressing Challenging Behaviors (Part 1, Elementary)
Addressing Challenging Behaviors (Part 2, Elementary)
Inclusion of Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities:

Visit more IRIS Center resources at: https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/

The Prep Talk sessions that we referred to in the podcast are posted on the IRIS YouTube Channel:


Listen to NACCTEP's 1st Podcast to hear about the upcoming events for the year. 


The Education Cliff
It's 2021 and Arizona can't recruit enough qualified teachers or replace the ones that retire. Some teachers leave for salaries up to 75% higher. Can community colleges and other organizations help keep Arizona students from falling off the education cliff? This podcast series is supported by F2 Family Foundation, Rio Salado College, and Intel.

Teaching with Passion
On Thursday, November 12, 2015, NACCTEP Member-at-Large Kathryn Suk discussed Teach2Matter at RVCC, a passion-based, problem-based, and project-based service learning model infused in Education courses at Raritan Valley Community College in Somerville, NJ.  Students build commitment to civic and moral responsibility for diverse, equitable, healthy, and sustainable communities.  They work towards the same overall goal of learning and serving others simultaneously.  Click here to listen.


Teacher Preparation at the Community College
On Wednesday, September 23, 2015, NACCTEP President Eric Barna discussed how community college teacher preparation programs prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions.  He highlighted the benefits of starting an educational journey at the community college and tips for students transferring to a four-year institution.  Listen to the archived session.


Educational Trends, the Blueprint for Excellence and Community College Teacher Education
On Monday, March 2, 2015, NACCTEP Executive Director Kim Tobey discussed educational trends and how they impact community college teacher education programs.  She also discussed NACCTEP's response to the new Rulemaking regarding ranking of teacher education programs, why the Blueprint for Excellence is important for the membership, and what is on the horizon for teacher education programs.  Click here to access the recording.

When Teacher Ed and STEM Collide I & II
On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, Cindy Kelley, NACCTEP past president and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Motlow College, and Billy Hix, associate professor of education and Director of the STEM Outreach Program at Motlow College discussed the role community colleges play in promoting STEM education for pre-service and in-service teachers as well as the community.  Billy's varied work experiences with the National Aeronautics Space Administration, Space Foundation, Tennessee State Department of Education, and Public Broadcasting give him a unique viewpoint on the important task of making all students and classroom teachers STEM literate.

On Wednesday, February 18, 2015, Billy Hix, associate professor of education and director of the STEM Outreach Program at Motlow College, discussed successful strategies to recruit and retain students into STEM teaching fields.     Click here to access the recording.


The Community College Role in STEM Education
On Thursday, October 16, 2014, Kim Tobey, NACCTEP Executive Director, and Richard Vaughn, Rio Salado College Faculty chair, discussed the need to recruit and train highly qualified STEM teachers to ensure that P-12 students are provided high-touch STEM experiences to peak their interest in choosing STEM as a career in college.  Click here to access the recording.


How Civic Engagement is Impacting the Voice of Education
On Friday, August 15, 2014, Kim Tobey, NACCTEP Executive Director, and Lisa Strahley, associate professor, Chair of Early Childhood and Teacher Education & Civic Engagement coordinator at SUNY Broome Community College, discussed why Civic Engagement is important for Prek-12 educators and what role community colleges are playing in preparing pre-service teachers to address this issue.  Click here to access the recording.


A Visit with NACCTEP, the National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs - Selecting the Best Teachers
On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, Kim Tobey, NACCTEP Executive Director, and Delia Stafford, President and CEO of the Haberman Educational Foundation, discussed the importance of selecting the best teachers for our K-12 classrooms with research-based models for identifying teachers and principals, particularly educators who serve students at-risk and in poverty.  Click here to access the recording.


Collaborating for Change
On Monday, January 27, 2013, Dr. Sophia Marshall, NACCTEP President Elect and assistant professor at Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, MS, along with Dr. Rod Risley, Executive Director and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa International, discussed why it is important for institutions and organizations to work together, collaborating for changes in education.  Click here to access the recording.


A 3+1 Bachelor's Partnership
On October 15, 2013, Sylvia Riley, Director of Teacher Education Operations and Undergraduate Programs at Rio Salado College and Cindy Guillaume, Dean, School of Education at Northcentral University discussed their 3+1 bachelor's program.  They shared how the program came about, cost savings associated with the program, which courses Rio Salado College offers versus Northcentral University, and the quality of the community college teacher education students.  *This program has been discontinued. Click here to access the recording.


Retention of Community College Teacher Education Students
On October 8, 2013, NACCTEP President Dr. Cindy Kelley discussed what community colleges and teacher education programs are doing to retain students and how successful community college students are after transferring to four-year programs.  Click here to access the recording.


Teacher Education at Community Colleges
On September 26, 2013 NACCTEP Past President Dr. Mary Belknap, representing NACCTEP and Jackson College, discussed various community college teacher education issues, programs. and student success.  Click here to access the recording.


Recruiting Minority Teacher Education Candidates
On August 8, 2013, the NACCTEP Executive Director Kim Tobey and the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) Executive Director Greg Roberts discussed the recruitment of minority teacher education candidates.  They discussed barriers that keep minority students from entering the teaching profession, how community college teacher education programs may assist in the recruitment of minority students, and the benefits in recruiting more minority teacher candidates.  Click here to access the recording.


Community College Teacher Education Pathways
​On February 25, 2013, NACCTEP President Cindy Kelley and NACCTEP Executive Director Kim Tobey represented NACCTEP discussing the various community college teacher education pathways.  Click here to access the recording.


Issues Facing Community College Teacher Education Programs
On April 23, 2012, NACCTEP President Mary Belknap and NACCTEP Executive Director Ray Ostos shared information about NACCTEP and issues facing our community college teacher education programs.  Click here to access the recording.