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Registration Now Open for 2015 AACTE Annual Meeting

Registration is now open for AACTE’s 67th Annual Meeting, to be held in Atlanta February 27 – March 1, 2015. Secure your spot by November 6 to take advantage of the Early Bird rate, which saves you $40!

The conference theme, Advancing the Imperative, is supported by four strands that will empower you to build a stronger workforce, institution, and community:


Strand 1: The Moral Imperative: Diversity and Inclusion
The growing demands on educators to address the needs of all students have made educator preparation a moral imperative. Educator preparation must not only provide compelling evidence demonstrating what educators do but also why. Teachers must become aware of what they believe, what they value, and how their behavior influences the behavior of their students. Discover the new learning and mindset required to prepare educators for understanding the global, national, and local communities in which their students grow and learn.

Strand 2: The Profession Imperative: Marketing and Promoting the Profession
To instill pride in the profession and promote quality, educators must espouse a research-based approach to describing the importance and contribution of the profession. Opportunities exist to not only continue building relevant programs but also market the work in meaningful and innovative ways. Learn how to combat the current negative climate by promoting the successes and focus on how educators and teacher preparation programs are valued in schools, on campuses, and in communities.

Strand 3: The Curricular Imperative: Innovative Practices That Embrace the New Landscape of Teaching and Educator Preparation
The direction of educator preparation must be on changing practices to embrace the schools and students of the future. Through embracing technological advancements, placing clinical preparation at the core, and developing mutually beneficial partnerships with PK-12 schools and communities, preparation programs can produce the next generation of highly effective teachers. Explore the innovation in pedagogy, teacher competency, and technology through a new lens.

Strand 4: The Research Imperative: Measuring the Impact of Educator Preparation
Providing documented and synthesized research that showcases impact data on preparation programs is paramount to measuring effectiveness. Educator preparation programs must have contextual evidence that amplifies quality. Discover how to use empirical research to tell the story of high-quality practices that make impactful changes on educator preparation and PK-12 student learning.

Learn more about the 2015 Annual Meeting at aacte.org.

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Jerrica Thurman

Director of Marketing & Communications, AACTE

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