Join us at AACTE’s Inaugural Character Preconference at the 75th AACTE Annual Meeting
AACTE will host a character preconference for leaders of educator preparation programs on Thursday, February 23, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at its 75th Annual Meeting in Indianapolis. During the preconference, participants will learn about research and initiatives on character education in the field and examine the role of educator preparation programs in developing teachers and leaders who are knowledgeable and skilled in helping students develop positive character attributes. The convening will also amplify evidence-based strategies, promote collaboration between institutions, and elevate successful educator preparation programs that are integrating character building in their teacher and leadership preparation programs.
In addition to the learning sessions we have planned as outlined on the agenda, participants will hear from remarkably accomplished and resilient keynote speaker, Hope Institute President and Co-Founder Elizabeth “Liz” Huntley, Esq.
Liz Huntley is an accomplished litigation attorney, dedicated child advocate, author, and lecturer. Huntley co-founded the Hope Institute which is an organization in Alabama that helps schools build a culture of character for their students. She practices law at Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC in Birmingham, Alabama. Huntley regularly speaks to groups throughout the U.S., often referencing her own journey as described in her published memoir titled More Than A Bird. She earned her law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law where she now serves on the Law School Foundation Board of Governors and is also a member of the Auburn University Board of Trustees. Watch Huntley’s TEDx Birmingham Talk, Be a Game-Changer.
The event will take place at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown Hotel (350 West Maryland Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46225), on Thursday, February 23, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. We invite you to review the agenda and register for this enriching learning experience
For more information about the Kern Character Education Preconference, please contact Weadé James at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 478-4591.
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