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AACTE Clinical Practice Commission to Release Findings at National Press Club Briefing

To ensure that educators are prepared to meet the needs of all learners, the AACTE Clinical Practice Commission will release its findings on effective clinical educator preparation during a press briefing Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Panelists from the commission will present and discuss their culminating white paper at the event, to be held 9:00-11:00 a.m. EST at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

Written by teacher educators representing expertise in theory, practice, and scholarship across the learning continuum, the report, A Pivot Toward Clinical Practice, Its Lexicon, and the Renewal of Educator Preparation, provides research- and practice-based recommendations, including a shared professional lexicon, for all educators to embrace as a foundation for effectively implementing clinical practice.

The January briefing will highlight how mutually beneficial partnerships between educator preparation providers and PK-12 professionals can successfully create laboratories of practice for both teacher candidates and practicing teachers, providing continuous improvement for all involved.

According to a recent study by the Learning Policy Institute, effective clinical practice models are proven means to combat teacher attrition as novice teachers are better prepared for challenges they will face early in their careers. Commissioners at the briefing will discuss ways in which clinical practice improves student learning, the necessity for governing and funding clinical practice models, and the policy factors important to support the sustainability of clinical practice programs and partnerships. Details about the panel and hotel accommodations will be announced at a later date.

If you would like to attend the press conference, please register (free of charge) by December 18, 2017 at aacte.org. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis!

For media inquiries, contact Jerrica Thurman, AACTE director of marketing and communications, at jthurman@aacte.org or 202-478-4502.

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Jerrica Thurman

Director of Marketing & Communications, AACTE