State Leaders Institute Kicks off 2021 State Affiliate Award Application Season
The 2021 State Leaders Institute (SLI) marks the beginning of the 2021 State Affiliate Award application process. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn how to apply for a State Affiliate Award and discuss how the funds can be used. To that end, day-one of SLI will begin with a panel discussion led by the leaders of the Kentucky, California, and Nebraska AACTE State affiliates, who will describe and take questions regarding the projects for which they were awarded 2020 State Affiliate Awards. All applicants for Affiliate Awards are required to submit a State Affiliate Report (formally, “State Chapter Report”) as a part of the application process. Attendees of SLI will be informed about the requirements and timelines associate with the Affiliate Report.
SLI is being held virtually this year, September 30 and October 1 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. ET. As with previous years, the schedule of events is designed to give AACTE members ample opportunities to catch up with old friends, engage in professional development activities and strategize about the future of the teaching profession.
Among the events over the two-day conference will be a presentation by AACTE Dean in Residence Leslie Fenwick regarding a National Academy of Education (NAeD) Report on how states evaluate teacher preparation programs and providers; a discussion led by AACTE staff about the rash of anti-critical race theory and anti-trans student legislation being introduced in states around the country; and, a presentation by Mike Rose, AACTE senior director for federal relations and policy, who will report on the creative and instructive ways states are using American Rescue Plan funding.
Join us September 30 and October 1 for the opportunity to engage in lively discourse about educator preparation.