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    Jerrica Thurman

    Director of Marketing & Communications, AACTE

    Get Inspired at AACTE’s 67th Annual Meeting

    Get inspired at the AACTE 67th Annual Meeting’s Speaker Spotlight Session featuring Etta Hollins. Hollins’ passion for transforming teacher practices and the culture of schools will spur your own action as a dynamic change agent.

    Author of Learning to Teach in Urban Schools, published in 2012, and editor of Rethinking Field Experiences in Preservice Teacher Preparation, to be released next spring, Hollins champions the preparation of teachers for diverse and underserved students by higher education, state departments, and school districts.

    Relish Atlanta’s Downtown Flair at AACTE’s 2015 Annual Meeting

    AACTE’s 67th Annual Meeting will take up residence in the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, conveniently located downtown in Peachtree Center, with indoor MARTA access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport just 15 miles away. The hotel boasts a breathtaking atrium marked by the 50-foot, color-changing sail of Pulse – a classically cool cocktail lounge and iconic symbol in the city. Hotel amenities include a spa, fitness center, unique dining options, and stunning guestrooms and suites offering floor-to-ceiling windows with amazing skyline views – all for just $189/night.

    While based at the heart of the ninth-largest U.S. population metropolis, you will be just steps away from the city’s attractions, historic landmarks, shopping, sporting event centers, and trendiest bars, restaurants, and nightlife. Nearby tourist sites abound:

    AACTE’s 2015 Annual Meeting Offers the Best Bang for Your Buck

    AACTE’s 67th Annual Meeting offers you high value for your registration dollar. Hundreds of enriching sessions, networking opportunities, meal functions, and access to the latest research and best practices are all included—giving you a great bang for your buck!

    What’s more, the registration fees for AACTE’s Annual Meeting have stayed the same for several years, even with enriched offerings. Here are some of the extras you’ll get at our Atlanta conference:

    Not Just for Deans: AACTE Annual Meeting Reaches Broad Audience

    Do you think of AACTE’s Annual Meeting as the deans’ conference? Think again!

    In 2014, about a quarter of the Annual Meeting registrants identified themselves as deans and another quarter as professors. Representation of program directors, chairs, and staff from colleges of education was also strong.

    2014 Annual Meeting Registration by Type

    PDK/Gallup Poll Shows Public Support for Quality Teacher Preparation

    AACTE Members Addressing Key Concerns Through Rigorous Programs, Partnerships, and Policy Initiatives

    AACTE member institutions across the country are leading rigorous and effective teacher preparation programs that echo the priorities of those surveyed in the 46th annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools. The 2014 poll includes a special section released today on teacher preparation and evaluation.

    The first report on the 2014 poll, released last month, showed that Americans are skeptical of federal policy influences on public schools and of the Common Core State Standards and standardized tests. The newly released second report delves into specific ways respondents think teacher quality and schools should be improved.

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