Pacific Community of Practice Spring Symposium

The Pacific Community of Practice is excited to invite all Certified Educator Candidates, those both in the “old” and “new” process, to participate in a unique educational opportunity.   The Symposium model of education is one we have adopted and practiced for five years with great success.  Many Educators and Candidates have collaborated to develop the Symposium, which we have built around the identified needs and interests of the participants.  The Symposium will include:
  • Opportunities for consultation with Certified Educators and Certified Educator Candidates from throughout ACPE
  • Consultation on your particular learning needs
  • Assistance with theory paper composition and revision
  • Large group gatherings on topics chosen based on a pre-Symposium survey
  • Small group consultations formed by participants who share a common interest
To ascertain topics, areas of study and opportunities for collaboration, we include a survey linked to your registration for this three-day event.  The survey utilizes the Curriculum Resource to identify areas of most interest to the CEC Participants.  The survey also asks for special topics, areas of inquiry and consultation that are of interest individually and collectively.  Because we use the results from your surveys to form our resource team members, it is important that you complete the survey when you register.

Selection of the Resource Team
The Resource Team includes ACPE Certified Educators and Associate Educators who are familiar with the Symposium model to help guide the process, Educators with particular expertise that meets the expressed needs of the CEC participants, and one or more newly certified Educators who share their experience of the certification process.

Co-Creative Curriculum development on Site
At the Symposium, there is an ongoing process of inquiring about learning needs, interests, new awareness and emerging questions.  The Resource Team modifies the schedule daily to accommodate as many of the ideas and interests as possible.  Plenty of space is intentionally set aside in the schedule for consultation to take place.  We hope you will join us for this transformative learning experience!  

Testimonials from Former Participants
  • This is a model for good education, listening to the strengths and needs of learners and co-creating a learning environment
  • A wonderful opportunity to learn, integrate and strengthen collegial relationships
  • Best educational experience in my CEC journey, a wonderful bonding experience between peers and among CEC with educators
  • Symposium was challenging, transformative and very informative
  • Gave me many ideas for curriculum and connected me to others in the process. Tested me but also ignited more excitement about becoming a certified educator.
  • Faculty was great! Excellent learning opportunity. You get what you put in.
Space is limited to 40 CEC’s, so please register early!  

Dates: Noon, May 6 through Noon, May 8

Location: Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale, AZ (just 2 miles from the Scottsdale Plaza Resort where the 2019 ACPE Annual Conference will be held from May 8-10)  

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Registration Fee: $150 (Includes all Symposium activities, lodging, all meals, and discounted registration for the 2019 ACPE Annual Conference)