Archive for October, 2020

Hone Your Decision-Making Skills During AACTE’s Leadership Academy Series


Are you having difficulties making decisions during a crisis? You are not alone. Academic leaders are in unchartered territory without models, blueprints, manuals, and maps to navigate the challenges facing educator preparation programs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Come discover how to make informed decisions in these challenging times during AACTE’s virtual 2020 Leadership Academy Series.

During the second session of the Academy series on October 27, attendees will engage in interactive, group discussions and learn effective decision-making strategies. You will hear from peer experts and colleagues about how to make critical decisions for advancing students and programs, dealing with difficult circumstances, staying connected, and building a team community in a virtual environment. Participants will address: 

  • How do you focus on the most critical decisions? 
  • What decisions are most urgent and important?  
  • Who should be involved?  
  • What values, voices, and vision should guide your decision-making?

This year’s Leadership Academy Series, themed “Leading During Difficult Times,” will occur in three sessions on October 14, October 27, and November 10. Join AACTE this fall at our reimagined virtual Academy to invest in your professional growth.

Seats are limited, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so register now! Visit for event details. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and join the conversation using #AACTELA20.


AACTE Issues Official Statement on its Virtual 2021 Annual Meeting

AACTE 2021 Annual Meeting

After much deliberation, AACTE has decided it is in the best interest of its members, sponsors, education colleagues, and strategic partners to not hold an in-person Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington in February 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, AACTE will host its 2021 Annual Meeting, now taking place February 24-26, as a virtual conference. The goal, however, will remain the same: to provide interactive and meaningful experiences that will equip attendees to advance educator preparation during these challenging times.


As an association, we understand the value of face-to-face meetings. We appreciate the formal and informal opportunities to share and discuss best practices and latest research in-person, connecting with like-minded peers, and recognizing and honoring colleagues for their stellar accomplishments. We are confident that our virtual experience will continue to provide these unique experiences in an innovative way while ensuring your safety.