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AACTE Committee Members Discuss the Value of Annual Meeting

Members of AACTE’s Committee on Meetings and Professional Development took time a few weeks ago to share their views about how the Annual Meeting strengthens educator preparation! Watch the short videos below to learn more about the topics attendees should look forward to exploring during AACTE’s 2020 Annual Meeting, February 28-March 1, in Atlanta, GA. Here are a few highlights from the committee:

Patricia Alvarez-McHatton“I have been a participant of AACTE’s conferences for many years… The conferences provide us an opportunity to join experts in the field and colleagues…to learn from each other, share ideas and strategies, and reinvigorate ourselves,” said Patricia Alvarez-McHatton, executive vice president for academic affairs, student success and P-16 integration at University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley. Watch the video.


James Jackson “One of the ideas I think AACTE members can look forward to is the idea of becoming activists and advocates for education… We’re on a precipice for making sure changes happen but if we don’t take a role at becoming an advocate or activist…then those changes will never occur,” said James Jackson, professor at Howard University. Watch the video.


Raymond Francis“One of the many things you can expect to receive from your conference experience is going to be new and innovative topics every year. For example, one of the ideas we are exploring for Annual Meeting is the idea of advocacy and being the kind of advocate we need in our classrooms,” said Raymond Francis, professor of teacher education and professional development at Central Michigan University. Watch the video.

Learn more about the conference theme and strands at aacte.org.

Registration is open for the AACTE 72nd Annual Meeting, which will take place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Atlanta, GA. Receive the early-bird rate when you register by October 30. Visit aacte.org for conference details, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and join the conversation using #AACTE20.

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Jerrica Thurman

Director of Marketing & Communications, AACTE