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Invitation: ‘Teach to Lead’ Teacher Prep Summit With USED

AACTE and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities are working collaboratively with the U.S. Department of Education to put together a dynamic Teach to Lead summit this fall related to teacher preparation in the United States. We invite you to apply by September 15 to participate in this event, which will be held November 3-4 in Washington, DC.

The summit will convene teams of educators to focus on the successes and challenges in teacher preparation. If you are developing or currently have partnerships with your local community colleges and school districts, then this event is especially for you. This summit is particularly timely given the presidential election this fall and the implementation/interpretation of the Every Student Succeeds Act. It will be an opportunity to explore our narrative prior to the new administration, which is critical to enable us to spotlight the high-quality work we do with teacher candidates and the children they will serve.

The application must propose an innovative idea for teacher preparation and be submitted by a team that includes a practicing educator, a representative from a teacher preparation program, and a current candidate from that program, plus up to two other stakeholders of your choice who could move the idea forward. The Department will select teams from each of the applicant sites that include the appropriate personnel. The teams that are ultimately selected will be notified shortly after the application deadline. If successful, you will have your registration, lodging (if you’re from more than 50 miles away), and some meals paid–you’ll only have to cover travel expenses.

To submit an application to attend, see the instructions at this submission site. Please contact the Teach to Lead educator engagement team with additional questions: Anna Leach, anna.leach@ed.gov, or Aman Dhanda, aman.dhanda@ed.gov.

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Rodrick Lucero

Vice President for Member Engagement and Support