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Registration Now Available For All AACTE Preconference Events

Registration is now open for the preconference events at the AACTE Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida. All three will be held Wednesday, March 1. Sign up now to secure your spot – space is limited! – at one of the following:

Rubrics, and Validity, and Reliability: Oh My!
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / $50
Educator preparation providers are working diligently to meet increased expectations surrounding accountability of their programs and their completers’ impact on PK-12 student learning. This half-day preconference session will provide opportunities for teacher educators to discuss how they are meeting these expectations, develop valid and reliable rubrics to assess candidates’ performance in clinical experiences, and acquire strategies to respond to the call for accountability.
Organized by the AACTE Committee on Professional Preparation and Accountability

Diversified Teaching Workforce Institute
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. / No charge
Teacher educators, researchers, and PK-12 practitioners will share their work to improve the diversity of the teaching workforce. The institute includes a panel discussion and keynote luncheon, various breakout working sessions, and a closing reception to encourage interaction and resource-sharing among participants from AACTE’s Holmes Program, Black and Hispanic/Latino Male Teachers Initiative Networked Improvement Community, and Diversified Teaching Workforce topical action group.
Presenters: Conra Gist, University of Arkansas; Angela Valenzuela, University of Texas; Delisa Saunders, American Federation of Teachers; Rita Kohli, University of California, Riverside; Francisco Rios, Western Washington University; Belinda Flores, University of Texas at San Antonio; La Vonne Neal, Northern Illinois University

Strengthening Leadership Through Communities of Professional Learning (Sponsored By the Wallace Foundation)
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. / No charge
In this daylong event sponsored by The Wallace Foundation, higher education and PK-12 leaders and educators will join in a variety of information-sharing and interactive professional learning workshop activities centered around key issues affecting the preparation of education leaders. Focused through the Annual Meeting theme, “Acting as One: The Power of the Professional Community,” participants will engage in critical PK-24 dialogues with colleagues from around the nation to explore actionable approaches to addressing persistent problems of practice in educational leadership.
Presenters: Angela Sewall, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Tim Finklea, Amanda Lester, and Rod Lucero, AACTE

To sign up for these events, visit the Annual Meeting event registration site. While you’re there, it’s not too late to secure your spot at the conference itself, which runs March 2-4. Visit aacte.org for event details, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and join the conversation using #AACTE17.

Come experience the enhanced AACTE Annual Meeting – One community. One purpose. One place.

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Jerrica Thurman

Director of Marketing & Communications, AACTE