On February 15th & 16th, 2015, the Senior CPET Coaches Roberta Kang, Denise Daniels, Marcelle Mentor, and Cristina Romeo presented at the annual Association for Teacher Educators (ATE) conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Their presentation, titled "Cultivating a Common Core - A Pedagogy for Professional Development", was designed to share five core principles in which CPET's professional development practices are rooted.
Participants of the panel discussion were given opportunities to reflect on their current practices and experiences with professional development by using images. They were then introduced to each of the five core principles of professional development as defined by CPET, including:
Participants engaged in conversations specific to each principle, facilitated by CPET coaches. The panel concluded with the sharing of participants' thoughts and considerations as they relate to their overarching goals and practices as educators. Participants were deeply engaged in the discussion and opened up about their own practices and how these five principles could be applied to their own work. Thanks to the organizers of the ATE for a wonderful opportunity to share professional strategies aligned with teacher education!