Take a ‘Deeper Dive’ at #AACTE18

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As AACTE heads into the final weeks of planning for the 70th Annual Meeting, we can’t wait to welcome you to Baltimore! Be sure to visit the Online Event Planner to create a personal schedule that makes the most of your time. In addition to adding the opening and closing keynote sessions, you’ll want to select the Learning Labs and “Deeper Dive” sessions that are of greatest interest to you.

The Deeper Dives take the place of AACTE’s former “Major Forums,” providing a large-format, expert-facilitated exploration of a key topic during one dedicated time slot each day. Refreshed for 2018 with new expectations for audience interaction and other adult-learning principles, five such sessions will be offered this year:


THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2:15–3:15 P.M.


Filling the High-Quality Teacher Pipeline: Promising Research and Strategies
Hilton Baltimore, Holiday Ballroom 4-6

Explore recent efforts to identify the kinds of teacher shortages that exist, factors contributing to these shortages, and current efforts to address these shortages by various types of institutions. Engage in discussions regarding the implications of these shortages for university-based teacher preparation programs, coupled with solution-oriented dialogue.

Moderators: Dorinda Carter Andrews, Robert Floden, and Gail Richmond, Michigan State University

Presenters: Desiree Carver-Thomas, Learning Policy Institute; Cassandra Herring, Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity; Richard Ingersoll, University of Pennsylvania; Saroja Warner, Council of Chief State School Officers

Promising Practice and Lessons Learned: Pathways for Recruiting, Retaining, and Supporting a Diverse Educator Workforce
Baltimore Convention Center, Hall G

Identify solutions and pathways to improve the recruitment of students of color into educator preparation programs, as well as to support and retain them through graduation and induction into the profession. The AACTE Black and Hispanic/Latino Male Teacher Initiative Networked Improvement Community (NIC) and members of the AACTE Holmes Program will highlight lessons from their work on these issues.

Moderators: Candace Burns, William Paterson University; Dana Dunwoody, Boston University

Presenters: Michael Dennehy, Boston University; Nanette Missaghi, University of St. Thomas; Ernest Black, California State University, Fullerton; Yanfang Wang, SUNY Oswego (Holmes Master’s Program); Alex Caston, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Holmes Honors Program); Karla Gutierrez, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Holmes Cadet Program)


FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 9:00–10:00 A.M.


Outrage to Action: Disrupting Inequity Through Teacher Education
Baltimore Convention Center, Hall G

Join TeachingWorks and a panel of senior scholars and practitioners in examining one high-leverage teaching practice: Specifying and reinforcing productive student behavior. Speakers will illustrate how beginning teachers can be prepared with ways of relating and acting to ensure that each of the young people in their charge thrives and grows as human beings.

Moderator: Deborah Loewenberg Ball, University of Michigan

Presenters: Lisa Delpit, Florida International University; David Kirkland, New York University; sj Miller, New York University; Theresa Montaño, California State University


SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 9:00–10:00 A.M.


The Clinical Practice Imperative: A Pivot Toward Clinical Practice, Its Lexicon, and the Renewal of Educator Preparation
Hilton Baltimore, Holiday Ballroom 4-6

Join members of AACTE’s Clinical Practice Commission and their partners to explore how the 10 proclamations at the center of the commission’s recently released paper, A Pivot Toward Clinical Practice, Its Lexicon, and the Renewal of Educator Preparation, can guide the operationalization and advancement of clinical practice by teacher preparation programs across the nation.

Presenters: Michael Alfano, Sacred Heart University; Valeisha Ellis, Spelman College; Laurie Henry, University of Kentucky; Amanda Lester and Rod Lucero, AACTE; Jennifer Robinson, Montclair State University; Rene Roselle, University of Connecticut; Christine Slattery, Fairfax County Public Schools

Walking the Talk: Teacher Preparation for Deeper Learning
Baltimore Convention Center, Hall G

What strategies are effective in preparing teachers to create deeper learning experiences for their students? What structures, supports, and policies can programs implement to support this learning with an explicit focus on equity? This forum highlights findings from a national study on seven teacher preparation programs that are organized in ways that align with deeper learning approaches, giving teacher candidates opportunities to experience learning that is applied and transferred; developmental and personalized; collaborative and social; contextualized; and socially just.

Presenters: Cindy Gutierrez, University of Colorado Denver; Maria Hyler, Learning Policy Institute; Tamara Lucas, Montclair State University; Peter Williamson, Stanford University; Steven Wojcikiewicz, University of Portland

Learn more about these sessions and create your personal schedule in the Online Event Planner. You can also still register online for the Annual Meeting and book hotel rooms in our remaining conference room blocks at aacte.org/2018.

Don’t miss these opportunities to learn and construct solutions with leaders in the field!

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