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Raise Your Voice: Join AACTE’s 75 Days | 75 Ways to Advocate for Educator Preparation

AACTE’s Annual Meeting on Feb. 24-26 in Indianapolis, Indiana, is only one month away. AACTE extends a warm thank you to all of its members lending their voices to the 75 Days | 75 Ways to advocate for educator preparation movement and invites all members to participate so that AACTE can continue to share new advice and inspiration daily for current and future educators.

Celebrate AACTE’s 75 years of leadership in advancing educator preparation by offering a quick tip on how to elevate the teaching profession and student achievement. Last week, AACTE thought leaders provided advice on finding funding and supporting advocacy for the teaching profession.

“Look for opportunities to fund continuous learning and peer-to-peer engagement events,” say Amber Bechard and Wendy Murawski, co-chairs of the AACTE Co-Teaching in Clinical Practice Topical Action Group.

“It is important to provide pathways to the profession early,” says Stacey Leftwich, Ph.D., executive director, Office of Educator Support and Partnerships, Rowan University. “Create pipelines like Grow Your Own and Teacher Academies to expose middle and high school learners to the teaching profession prior to college, which can begin to build a pool of future educators.”

“We can begin by advocating for education on a state level, thus becoming informed about potential laws/policies that will impact education before they are passed,” says Jennifer Young Wallace, associate professor, educational leadership, Jackson State University.

“Access AACTE’s Toolkit, designed to help educator preparation programs collaborate with their local partner districts to allocate the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds to strengthen the educator workforce by supporting residency models, grow-your-own programs, and other innovative approaches,” says Mike Rose, AACTE senior director, government relations.

AACTE publishes the advice from its members to show support for educators and educator preparation on its social media platforms and website.

Have you already shared a tip? Share another!

Submit a tip to be included in the AACTE 75 Days | 75 Ways to Advocate for Education campaign. To learn more, visit aacte.org.

Remember to get social with AACTE on TwitterFacebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. Engage with the #AACTE75Days75Ways hashtag by liking, sharing and commenting on your colleagues advocacy tips.

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