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Attend the Diversified Teacher Workforce Preconference at #AACTE24

As part of AACTE’s 2024 Annual Meeting, the Diversified Teacher Workforce (DTW) topical action group welcomes PK-20 practitioners, researchers, and community stakeholders to a day-long pre-conference institute on Thursday, February 15, as a part of the AACTE 2024 Annual Meeting. This year’s institute will include interactive sessions with scholar-activists from across the country.

Participants will have opportunities to network with others with similar commitments as well as to share and plan in cross-institutional, multi-level working groups throughout the day. We’ve provided information for several of the planned sessions below. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to network with Holmes Scholars, the next frontier of diverse educator preparation professionals innovating in the field, at both a networking lunch and evening reception. Don’t miss your opportunity to secure your spot before advanced registration ends.

Since its inception in 2015, DTW has been committed to driving the national conversation around teacher diversification grounded by four major goals:

  1. Articulate why teacher diversification is important.
  2. Encourage teacher preparation programs to diversify their teacher candidate pools and provide them with strategies to do so.
  3. Challenge educational institutions to critically reflect on and address enduring barriers to access and equity for BIPOC individuals across teacher pathways.
  4. Identify ways to encourage candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to enter the teaching workforce and identify how the community can provide ongoing support as these teachers enter the workforce.

Keynote Speaker: Margarita Bianco, Ed.D., Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver

Session I: Transformative Leadership: Dean-Level Strategies to Diversify the Teacher Workforce

Tambra Jackson, Ph.D., Dean, College of Education — Indiana University Indianapolis

Colleen Mulholland, Ed.D., Dean, College of Education — University of Northern Iowa

Stacy Hardin, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Teacher Preparation — University of Washington

Session II: Programs of Excellence & Innovation: Non-Traditional Methods & Models to Recruit, Retain & Sustain BIPOC Teachers

Jennifer Robinson, Ed.D., Associate Professor — Montclair State University

Alex Red Corn, Ed.D., Associate Professor — Kansas State University

Juan Manuel Niño, Ph.D., Associate Professor — University of Texas at San Antonio

Juanita Santos, Ed.D. Executive Director of Dual Language Community Lab Schools Partnership Professional Preparation & Partnerships — University of Texas at San Antonio

Closing Speaker: Marvin Lynn, Ph.D., Dean, College of Education – University of Colorado Denver

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