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Teacher Educators Participate in ‘Teaching & Learning 2015’

Representatives from AACTE and member institutions joined thousands of other educators convening in Washington, DC, last weekend at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards’ star-studded second annual Teaching & Learning conference.

AACTE President/CEO Sharon P. Robinson spoke at a plenary session on preparing novice teachers, joining a panel that also included Linda Darling-Hammond (Stanford University, CA) and Terry Holliday (Kentucky commissioner of education), moderated by American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten.

At a session on strengthening teacher preparation through residencies, Ohio University education dean and AACTE Board of Directors member Renée Middleton presented on her institution’s graduate program, whose success and sustainability are rooted in close collaboration with local schools. James Hennessy, dean of the School of Education at Fordham University Lincoln Center (NY), also spoke about his institution’s commitment to deep community partnerships and addressing needs in the local context.

This session was among a rich assortment of concurrent offerings that buffered plenaries from such notable speakers as human rights activist Martin Luther King III, film maker Ken Burns, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, NBC education reporter Rehema Ellis, and others.

For more information about the conference, visit http://teachingandlearning2015.org/.

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Mark LaCelle-Peterson

Senior Vice President for Policy and Programs, AACTE