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Michael E. Dantley of Miami University of Ohio Becomes AACTE Board Chair

Michael DantleyAACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) announced Michael E. Dantley, Ed.D., Dean Emeritus of the College of Education, Health and Society (EHS) at the Miami University of Ohio as the new chair of its board of directors.

During his one-year term, Dantley will support AACTE and President and CEO Lynn M. Gangone, Ed.D., in implementing the Association’s strategic goals, upholding democracy by combatting the divisive issues taking hold in education, and preparing the organization for its 75th anniversary in 2023.

Free and Open Academic Inquiry and Debate on Our Campuses Is Essential to Our Democracy and National Well-Being

AACTE was one of 94 higher education associations and organizations to issue the following joint statement:

Colleges and universities exist to examine complex issues, challenges, and ideas, and to provide a forum in which issues and opinions can be explored and openly debated. In our intensely politicized and divided country, with social media and societal silos coarsening already heated conversations, this can be extraordinarily challenging. Yet, fostering a rigorous and civil exchange of ideas has never been more important. To best serve American society, higher education institutions are committed to transparent intellectual inquiry and academic excellence, free speech, and civil discourse. It is incumbent on our governmental institutions to share and support this commitment.

Efforts to suppress inquiry, curb discussion, and limit what can be studied violate the basic principles of free speech and an open exchange of ideas, and undermine the very purpose of higher education. Nonetheless, some elected officials have proposed measures foreclosing evaluation of complex and challenging ideas.

Be a Change Agent for Education

AACTE's 74th Annual MeetingJoin more than 1,200 education leaders in moving the profession forward at AACTE’s 74th Annual Meeting, March 4 – 6, 2022, in New Orleans, LA.

There’s still time to reserve your spot at this crucial educator preparation event. This high energy and transformational conference will guide attendees in engaging in meaningful discussions, sharing research and practices, and becoming better equipped to drive change in the educator preparation field and beyond. 

University of Dayton Professor of Early Childhood Education to Receive 2022 AACTE Margaret B. Lindsey Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education

2022 AACTE Margaret B. Lindsey Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education - Shauna Adams, Ed.D., ACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) today announced Shauna Adams, Ed.D., Professor of Early Childhood Education in the University of Dayton School of Education and Health Sciences as the recipient of the 2022 AACTE Margaret B. Lindsey Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education. The Margaret B. Lindsey Award recognizes an individual whose research over the last decade has made a significant impact on the field of teacher education and will be awarded at the AACTE 74th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, La, on March 6.

Southeast Missouri State University to Receive National Award for Innovative Use of Technology

2022 AACTE Best Practice Award for Innovative Use of Technology - Southeast Missouri State UniversityAACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) announced today the winner of the 2022 AACTE Best Practice Award for Innovative Use of Technology. The College of Education, Health, and Human Studies Educator Preparation Program at Southeast Missouri State University is the recipient of this prestigious award for implementation of its EDvolution Model. Southeast Missouri State University’s Trudy Giasi, Ph.D., assistant professor of STEM Education, and Jana Gerard, coordinator of the EDvolution Center, will accept the award at AACTE’s 74th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, La on March 6.

Study on Teacher Preparation Outcomes to Receive 2022 AACTE Outstanding Journal of Teacher Education Article Award

Journal for Teacher Education Article AwardAACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education)   today announced the article, “Three Different Measures of Graduates’ Instructional Readiness and the Features of Preservice Preparation That Predict Them,” received the 2022 AACTE Outstanding Journal of Teacher Education (JTE) Article Award. This award, cosponsored by AACTE’s Committee on Research and Dissemination and Sage Journals, recognizes exemplary scholarship published in JTE in educator preparation or teaching and learning with implications for educator preparation. The award will be presented at the AACTE 74th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, La. on March 6.

Michigan State University Dean Emeritus to Receive AACTE Imig Award for Contributions to Teacher Education

2022 AACTE David G. Imig Award for Distinguished Achievement in Teacher Education - Robert E. Floden, Ph.D.

AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education)  today announced that Robert E. Floden, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor and Dean Emeritus of the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Education, is the recipient of the 2022 AACTE David G. Imig Award for Distinguished Achievement in Teacher Education. Floden will be presented with this prestigious award at AACTE’s 74th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, La, on March 4.

Western Oregon University Researcher to Receive 2022 AACTE Outstanding Dissertation Award

2022 AACTE Outstanding Dissertation Award for Borderland Teaching of Chinese American Teachers with Mexican American Students: Toward the Development of a TheoryAACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education)  today announced Lin Wu, Ph.D., as the recipient of the 2022 AACTE Outstanding Dissertation Award for Borderland Teaching of Chinese American Teachers with Mexican American Students: Toward the Development of a Theory. The author completed his dissertation for the Ph.D. at the University of Washington-Seattle and currently serves as an assistant professor in the College of Education at Western Oregon University. He will be recognized formally with the award at the AACTE 74th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, La, on March 4.

Letting Go of Literary Whiteness: Anti-racist Literature Instruction for White Students to Receive AACTE Outstanding Book Award

2022 AACTE Outstanding Book Award - Letting Go of Literary Whiteness: Anti-racist Literature Instruction for White StudentsAACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education)  today announced that Letting Go of Literary Whiteness: Anti-racist Literature Instruction for White Students, coauthored by Carlin Borsheim-Black, Ph.D., and Sophia Tatiana Sarigianides, Ph.D., is the winner of the 2022 AACTE Outstanding Book Award. This annual award recognizes a book that makes a significant contribution to the knowledge base of educator preparation or teaching and learning with implications for educator preparation. Sponsored by the AACTE Committee on Research and Dissemination, the award is given to a book that is well-written and offers a fresh lens on current assumptions or practices, reorients thinking in the field, and shows potential for significant impact on policy or practice in educator preparation. The authors will be recognized formally with the award at the AACTE 74th Annual Meeting on March 4.

Old Dominion University to Receive 2022 AACTE Best Practice Award in Support of Multicultural Education and Diversity

Old Dominion University to Receive 2022 AACTE Best Practice Award in Support of Multicultural Education and DiversityThe American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) today announced that Old Dominion University (ODU) is the recipient of the 2022 AACTE Best Practice Award in Support of Multicultural Education and Diversity. This award, sponsored by AACTE’s Committee on Global Diversity, recognizes the infusion of diversity throughout all components of a school, college, or department of education as fundamental to quality teacher preparation and development. Kala N. Burrell-Craft, Ph.D., director of teacher residencies, Darden College of Education & Professional Studies, will accept the award on behalf of ODU at the AACTE 74th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, La, on March 4.

University of Missouri – St. Louis, to Receive 2022 AACTE Best Practice Award in Support of Global and International Perspectives

Best Practice Award in Support of Global and International Perspectives - University of Missouri - St. LouisAACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education)   today announced that the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL) is the recipient of the 2022 AACTE Best Practice Award in Support of Global and International Perspectives for their “Internationalizing Education at UMSL and Beyond” initiative. This award, sponsored by AACTE’s Committee on Global Diversity, recognizes exemplary practice in the intercultural, global, cross-cultural, and international arenas and will be presented at the AACTE 74th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, La, on March 6.

AACTE Announces Derek W. Black as 2022 Annual Meeting Opening Keynote Speaker

Derek W. Black

AACTE is excited to announce that one of the nation’s foremost experts in education law and policy, Derek W. Black, J.D., is the opening keynote speaker for its 74th Annual Meeting, March 4 – 6, in New Orleans, LA. An outspoken champion for the importance of public education, Black will take center stage on Friday, March 4, to discuss his latest book, Schoolhouse Burning: Public Education and the Assault on American Democracy, and discuss how current education trends represent a retreat from our nation’s foundational commitments to democracy and public education.

Black is currently a professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law and focuses on school funding and equality for disadvantaged students. He has published more than 30 scholarly articles in the nation’s top legal journals, and his research has been cited several times in the federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Black began his career at Howard University School of Law, where he founded and directed the Education Rights Center. Prior to teaching, he litigated education cases at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Honoring a Driving Force in Education Advocacy – Jane West Retires from AACTE

In commemoration of her retirement, AACTE sat down with Jane West, Ph.D., former AACTE senior vice president and current senior consultant, for a candid interview about her life, career, and the change she has inspired within education and educator preparation.

Jane West’s career illustrates her passion for education and her pursuit to ensure equitable access for all students. This commitment may be written into the very fabric of her DNA, as she was inspired early in her childhood through her mother’s example. An incredible advocate in her own right, her mother was the youngest of 10 children from a small town in North Carolina and earned a master’s degree from Columbia University in 1936. Her mother’s principal belief that public education is an essential core aspect of our society had a profound impact on West. This belief sparked the beginning of her efforts in both advocacy and education.

Counting Down to #AACTE22

AACTE's 74th Annual Meeting - Secure Discounted Hotel Rates by Feb 7
It’s hard to believe there’s just one month until the AACTE 74th Annual Meeting. 
As a reminder, the cutoff date for discounted hotel rates is Monday, February 7. This year, you have two options for accommodations: the New Orleans Marriott (555 Canal Street) and the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (500 Canal Street). While the majority of conference events will take place at the Marriott, AACTE preconference events, Holmes programming, and some affiliate and interest group meetings will occur at the Sheraton. Both are located near the French Quarter and just steps away from notable NOLA points of interest. For details, please view the hotel tab on the Annual Meeting page on our website.
The AACTE team is committed to providing an enriching and engaging educational experience that promotes health and safety and follows the local COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations. Before you arrive, please review the AACTE 74th Annual Meeting – Statement on Masks and Vaccinations.
We can’t wait to see you in the “Big Easy,” as we rethink, reshape, reimagine, and revolutionize our profession post pandemic. For details on the Annual Meeting, check out the Speaker Wall and visit the Event Planner.

Join Us in Revolutionizing Education

Register today for the AACTE 74th Annual Meeting

Join us in the Big Easy!Be part of the change this March 4 – 6, 2022, in New Orleans, LA, as we “Rethink, Reshape, Reimagine, Revolutionize, and Grow Our Profession Post Pandemic” during AACTE’s 74th Annual Meeting.

Hear from nationally renowned educator, education policy scholar, and best-selling author, Leslie T. Fenwick, Ph.D., as she takes the stage to discuss her new book, Jim Crow’s Pink Slip: The Untold Story of Black Principal and Teacher Leadership.