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Previous Professional Development Opportunities

You can still earn FREE PD hours by watching the recording!  Contact us at to find out how to sign up for future PD events. 

Come participate in discussions with four Educational Professionals about what new practices (post-Covid) have proven to be beneficial and positively impacted their current work in preparing quality teachers.

  • Dr. Lewis "Andrea" Brownlee, Mesa Community College

  • Dr. Jacob Ashby, Frederick Community College

  • Camille Catlett, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

  • Theresa Robinson, Community College of Baltimore County




Our presenter, Mrs. Nicole Trombley, a Lead Education Strategist in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, will conclude the Institute by discussing how she implements SEL in her practice and how you can in your classrooms, too! For those who complete the asynchronous and synchronous portions, 3 hours of Professional Development will be awarded for those participants who actively participate in the discussion board and attend the live session. 

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  • Wesley Williams II, Senior Project Director of Educator Equity and Cultural Responsiveness

Session: And How Are the Children: The Urgency for Culturally Responsive Practice

  • Dr. Hutchings is the Senior Policy Advisor for the National Association for the State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC). 

Session: Now, More Than Ever: Professional Ethics in the Pandemic Era

  • Frederick Lane is an author, attorney, educational consultant, and lecturer based in New York City. 

Session: Cybertraps for Educators 2.0 -- The Cyberethics of Remote Learning

  • Jaime Casap, Education Evangelist

Session: The Problem-Solving Generation

Coffee Chat

NACCTEP’s Coffee Chats provide the opportunity to connect with others in the field of education to discuss related topics (i.e., field experience, pathways between community colleges and 4-year universities, national standards, coursework for online and hybrid models in teacher preparation) in an informal environment.


2021-2022 Coffee Chat Presentations

May 20, 2022

Fostering Reading, Mini-Grant Opportunity

Join Dr. Leah Wasburn-Moses, Professor, Miami University

Dr. Paige McClain, Program Manager, Hocking College

Evette Harrell, Student Assistant, Miami University

Fostering Reading

April 15, 2022
Guest Speaker, Tim Neubert, Executive Director of the American Association for Employment in Education

​AAEE: Focused on PK-12 Teacher Preparation, Recruitment and Retention


March 18, 2022
Guest Speakers, Dr. Lewis "Andrea" Brownlee and Mr. Daniel Meador are inspiring entrepreneurs who are sharing the importance of diversity in the K-12 classroom. 

North Star Curriculum Posters & Instruction

February 18, 2022
Guest Speaker, Mark LaCelle-Peterson, AAQEP

AAQEP Collaboration & Innovation in Quality Assurance​

January 21, 2022
​Guest Speakers, Colin Stapp and Sage Freeman from Chemeketa Community College 

Google Jam

October 15, 2021
Guest Speaker, Michael W. Collins 

Slidedeck presentation 10/15/2021

September 17, 2021
Guest Speakers: Assistant Professor, Jessica Brown-Strott, Community College of Baltimore County and Membership Experience Manager, Amber Ellington-KDP hosted Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education (KDP) and the Community Colleges

Join Jessica and Amber as they share what it has been like for them to bring forward a chapter of KDP at the Community College of Baltimore County, their progress over the past two years, how they are currently doing, and what plans they have for the future. Come find out why a partnership with Community Colleges and KDP make a good match.


August 20, 2021
NACCTEP’s President, Linda Gronberg-Quinn and Executive Director, Julie Ferin, hosted

NACCTEP’s Launch Party to share the highlights for the 2021-2022 year! 
Thank you to our 2020-2021 Guest Speakers; Dr. Jennifer Gresko, NACCTEP Board Member, Rio Salado College, Jeff Bean, NACCTEP Board Member, Advisor Ferris State University, Megan Kaplinsky, Long Beach City College, Shannon Turmon, West Hills Community College, Tim Finklea, Special Assistant to the President, CAEP-Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, R. Lennon Audrain, Ph.D. Student in Educational Policy and Evaluation ASU, Dr. Mark Milliron, Senior Vice President and Executive Dean, WGU Teachers College, Sarah Bigham, Professor, Frederick Community College, Naomi Tyler and Kim Skow, The Iris Center, Christy Danko Graybeal, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Education and Mathematics, Hood College, Maryland, Deb Poese, Professor, Mathematics; Director, Teacher Education Partnerships, Montgomery College, Maryland.
NACCTEP's highlight's for the coming year;

  • Fall 2021 Socio-Emotional Learning for Teacher Educators, Pre-Service Teacher's Institute​

  • Monthly Coffee Chats

  • Community College Program Spotlight

  • Updated NACCTEP website

  • Welcome to NACCTEP's 2021-2022 Coffee Chat Kickoff!

2020-2021 Coffee Chat Presentations

June 18, 2021
Christy Graybeal, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Education and Mathematics, Hood College, MD
Deb Poese, Professor, Mathematics; Director, Teacher Education Partnerships, Montgomery College, MD

Mathematics Content for Elementary and Early Childhood Educators

Maryland's community college Associate of Arts in Teaching programs for Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education were recently updated to reflect current standards.  In a collaborative effort, two-year and four-year faculty created a framework for the mathematics content courses which are part of this degree in alignment with the CAEP standards and the recommendations of Mathematics Education of Teachers II (Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences, 2012).  After completion of the outcomes and indicators document, the project expanded to provide a resource website and an online Community of Practice to support faculty as they develop pedagogical content knowledge in their students.


May 21, 2021
Naomi Tyler and Kim Skow, IRIS Center

Free Online Resources About Evidence-Based Practices
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the primary mission of the IRIS Center is to develop and disseminate engaging, interactive online resources about evidence-based practices to help teachers improve the education and behavior outcomes for all students, particularly struggling learners and those with disabilities.  Learn about the thousands of resources available and get tips for using them in your courses to expand the breadth and depth of content coverage on topics like behavior and classroom management, working with students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, accommodations for students with disabilities, and more.
IRIS Data Summary 2020
IRIS STAR Legacy Modules
​Top Tips for Faculty


April 16, 2021
Dr. Sarah Bigham, Professor, Frederick Community College

Voices of our students - Reflecting on Experience
Dr. Bigham conducted in-depth interviews with people who had taken education classes at Frederick Community College (FCC) in Maryland.  Some are teaching, some are still in training, and others changed their career plans.  Hear what these former students had to say about their preparation for teaching, diversity in the field of education, teaching in a pandemic, advice for future teachers, their ideas for community college teacher education programs, and more.
Teacher Stress, the Pandemic, Diversity, Teacher Shortages, and More
Student Reflections

March 19, 2021 
Dr. Mark Milliron, Senior Vice President and Executive Dean, Western Governors University Teachers College

Pathways to Teaching: Partnership Possibilities with WGU
From parapro-to-teacher programs to innovative Federal Work Study initiatives to Community College transfer partnerships, come learn about how WGU is working with Districts nationwide to open pathways to teaching for more and more diverse students.
Dr. Mark Milliron is an award-winning leader, author, speaker, and consultant.  Dr. Milliron has worked with colleges and universities, K-12 schools, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies across the country and around the world.  He is co-founder of Civitas Learning, where he served as Chief Learning Officer and Executive Director of the Next-Generation Leadership Academy.

February 19, 2021
R. Lennon Audrain, Ed.M., Ph.D. Student in Educational Policy & Evaluation, Arizona State University

Announcing the Community College Teacher Education Program Database

A systematic place where U.S. community colleges can explore others' program elements and offerings - their degrees, certificates, and accompanying programs of study - and subsequently integrate them into their own programs.


January 15, 2021
Tim Finklea, Special Assistant to the President, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

CAEP Teacher Preparation Standards Updated to Streamline Language; Increase Focus on Technology and Commitment to Equity and Diversity
CAEP Revised StandardsDecember 18, 2020

December 17, 2020

Megan Kaplinsky, Long Beach City College and Shannon Turmon, West Hills Community College
California Community College Teacher Preparation Programs' Education Course Fieldwork Community of Practice
CCCAOE: CA Community College Association for Occupational Education

Education Canvas Course Virtual Resources
Teach Los Angeles Regional Collaborative
Teach for the Bay

November 20, 2020
Jeff Bean, Advisor & Placement Coordinator School of Education, Ferris State University

Educating Equity and the Role of the Community College Teacher Preparation Programs
Mindful Reflection as a Process for Developing Culturally Responsive Practices

October 16, 2020
Dr. Jennifer Gresko, Faculty Chair Education Programs, Rio Salado College

A Peek into the Classroom through Video

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