State Leaders Convene to Enhance Ed Prep at State Level
This year’s virtual AACTE State Leaders Institute will take place September 22-23, and will bring together state chapter leaders from AACTE and the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) to enhance the presence of educator preparation at the state level. During this AACTE signature event, state leaders will focus on capacity building and augmenting their chapter’s impact through leadership development. Attendees will learn effective skills to engage with their governor’s office, receive the latest tips to strengthen the advocacy capacity of their state chapter and its membership, and enjoy networking opportunities with peers.
The event will focus on ways to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in education. On the first day, invited expert speakers will facilitate an in-depth discussion about combating racism in education led by Dr. Michael Dantley, dean, college of education, health and society at Miami University of Ohio. The session will center on concepts presented in the book White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo. Participants will also engage in lively discussion on successful structures and strategies educators and administrators can implement to promote diversity, equity and inclusion on campus led by Dr. Monika Shealey, senior vice president, diversity, equity and inclusion at Rowan University.
On the second day, attendees will participate in breakout sessions that will cover topics such as:
- Media Engagement (Video and Audio): Communication Strategies for Educators
- Social Media Engagement (Twitter, Instagram) Communication Strategies for Educators
- State Government Advocacy
- Trends in State COVID-Guidance to EPPs
- Communicating Member Benefits; Retention and Recruitment of Members
- The New State Chapters Taskforce