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Member Spotlight: Nicholas Hartlep Previews #AACTE Featured Session Highlighting Solutions to Diversify Leadership in IHEs

As the AACTE 2024 Annual Meeting quickly approaches, Ed Prep Matters will highlight presenters at Featured Sessions. These accomplished experts represent a diverse spectrum of thought leadership in the field of teacher education, bringing a wealth of knowledge, experience, and groundbreaking insights to the forefront. Get ready to be inspired by members in the field, each poised to elevate and shape the future of educator preparation.

Featured Session: From Hiring to Tenure: Solutions to Diversify the Ranks of Higher Education Faculty and Leaders

Despite increased racial and ethnic diversity of U.S. college enrollees and calls for greater DEI, the lack of faculty of color in higher education, particularly colleges and schools of education, continues to persist. Faculty diversity plays an important role in college completion. This session will examine the challenges and opportunities to diversify the ranks of academia and elevate successful initiatives to attract and retain faculty and leaders of color.

In this member spotlight, Nicholas D. Hartlep, Ph.D., of the University of Wisconsin discusses his presentation in this Featured Session and what attendees can look forward to in this engaging conversation.

Hartlep holds the Robert Charles Billings Endowed Chair in Education at Berea College, where he chairs the Education Studies Department. His research includes examinations of the model minority stereotype of Asian Americans, higher education leadership, teaching and transformation in urban educational settings, and the impact of neoliberalism on public P–20 education. He has published 26 books in the field of education over the course of his academic career, two of which were named Outstanding Books by the Society of Professors of Education.

AACTE Introduces New Holmes Scholars

With 65 active member institutions, the Holmes Program continues to grow to include new members and diverse master, doctoral, and post-doctoral scholars who are advancing research and practice in various specialty areas. AACTE is proud to welcome new Holmes Scholars from Ohio University, the University of Connecticut, Cal State University – San Bernardino, Texas Christian University, Fordham University, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

On #GivingTuesday: Support the Future of Teacher Education

AACTE is excited that the launch of its first-ever individual giving program begins today, November 28, with #GivingTuesday — offering you and others an opportunity to have a direct impact on building the next generation of the educator workforce. Members and educator preparation advocates are invited to be a part of this inaugural giving campaign, “The Future of Teacher Education Starts Now.”   

Your tax-deductible gift to the campaign will greatly assist AACTE in its work to elevate educator preparation and grow the educator workforce. Become an AACTE champion and directly impact the programs, products, and services that create a more robust, diverse, and high-quality educator workforce.

Register Now – November 29 Lunch with Lynn

AACTE will host the November 29 virtual Lunch with Lynn, “The Holmes Program Today,” to showcase the history and work of the Holmes Program, which supports the graduate work of ethnically and racially diverse students at member institutions. AACTE President & CEO Lynn M. Gangone will be joined by Lisa F. Huffman and Gina Anderson from Texas Woman’s University where the program has grown and expanded despite statewide efforts to hamper DEI efforts. Weade James, AACTE’s vice president of advancement and Holmes Program alumna will also join the conversation to provide an update on recent program successes and expanded opportunities for participants.

Register today for the November 29 Lunch with Lynn.

Come Early and Learn More at #AACTE24 Preconferences

The AACTE Annual Meeting is a cornerstone event for educators, researchers, and education leaders alike. While the main conference offers a wealth of insights and networking opportunities, there is an often-overlooked gem that deserves special attention — Preconference opportunities. Attending AACTE Preconference activities is an excellent way to invest your time and commitment to learning during the Annual Meeting. Check out the schedule and descriptions below to see what this year’s preconference has to offer.

Final Reminder: State Leaders Institute Starts November 1

AACTE and the Advisory Council of State Representatives (ACSR) invite all who are interested in state policy impacting educator preparation to gather together at the Fall Virtual State Leaders Institute, where you can catch up on the latest information about state policy developments and share advocacy plans, activities, and resources with your colleagues from around the country. 

The low registration fee of $50 per person ($65 for AACTE non-members) and virtual format are designed to enable all who have an interest in state policy to attend.

Join us as we delve into innovative strategies, research, and best practices that will help us elevate teacher preparation programs to new heights. Together, we can work towards creating a brighter and more effective future for our educators and, in turn, for the students they inspire. Your participation in this event will be instrumental in shaping the future of teacher preparation. We look forward to your presence and contributions.

#AACTE24 Early Bird Registration Rate Ends November 1

Tomorrow, November 1, is your last day to save with early bird registration. Students, faculty, leaders, K-12 administrators and staff, and education partners are invited to join AACTE at the 2024 Annual Meeting at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, February 16–18.

This year’s Annual Conference theme, Ascending New Heights: Propelling the Profession into the Future, aligns with the association’s vision and mission to revolutionize education for all learners by elevating education and educator preparation through research, professional practice, advocacy, and collaboration.

Check out the preconference activities, take a further look at some of the Featured Sessions, or view the meeting schedule on AACTE’s website. Plus, new this year is the “Team” rate — register three or more individuals from your institution to save even more.

Learn more and register by November 1.

Unlock Big Savings: Register Early for AACTE’s 2024 Annual Meeting

The 2024 AACTE Annual Meeting is not just an event; it’s a grand gathering of like-minded individuals, and a platform for learning, networking, and sharing unique perspectives in teacher preparation. Early registration for the Annual Meeting can be a money-saving strategy that offers multiple benefits, from budgetary savings to securing your spot.

With early bird registration closing on November 1, you have just over a week to lock in savings. Join us February 16-18 at the Gaylord Rockies in Aurora/Denver, CO, in Propelling the Profession into the Future. The AACTE 2024 Annual Meeting theme aligns with the association’s vision and mission to revolutionize education for all learners by elevating education and educator preparation through research, professional practice, advocacy, and collaboration. Check out the preconference activities, and take a further look at some of the Featured Sessions for 2024:

Preview #AACTE24 Featured Sessions

Early bird registration is still open for the  AACTE 2024 Annual Meeting taking place February 16-18 at Gaylord Rockies in Aurora/Denver, CO. In addition to 150-plus interactive learning opportunities, AACTE will provide members with a robust and dynamic selection of “Featured Sessions” which provide a large-format, expert-facilitated exploration of a key topic. Take a look at some of the slated discussions for this year’s Annual Meeting.

Join us in Denver for #AACTE2024

Join AACTE at the 2024 Annual Meeting at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, February 16 – 18, where you will experience a lineup of quality programming and a host hotel that showcases Colorado’s alpine charm.

With topics for every member of the educator preparation community — students, faculty, leaders, K-12 administrators and staff, and education partners — the AACTE Annual Meeting will advances your skills and knowledge to propel the profession into the future. AACTE encourages you to register early, by November 1, to get the best rate.

AACTE Invites You to ‘Lunch with Lynn’

You are invited to join AACTE for its inaugural “Lunch with Lynn” conversation. Hosted by AACTE President & CEO Lynn M. Gangone, this monthly series of virtual conversations will include members of the educator preparation community.  

For the first session, AACTE’s Dean in Residence, Leslie T. Fenwick, will join Lynn to discuss the editorial “75 Years of Transforming Teacher Education,” which they coauthored earlier this year for the Journal of Teacher Education (JTE). In celebrating the Association’s 75th anniversary, their dialogue will focus on AACTE’s historic support of educators and the imperative of learning from those efforts moving forward. AACTE members can access the article on the JTE site. 

Following Lynn and Leslie’s conversation, participants will be invited to join in the discussion and ask questions. The first session is scheduled for Wednesday, September 27 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Register today for the Lunch with Lynn – 75th Anniversary Edition.


2024 Annual Meeting Early Bird Registration Now Open

AACTE invites you to register early for its 2024 Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, February 16 – 18. Say “yes!” and receive the best value for the premier educator preparation conference in the nation. In alignment with this year’s theme, “Ascending New Heights: Propelling the Profession into the Future,” you will be immersed in three days of specialty content — both research and practice — to become better equipped to drive change in the educator preparation field.

AACTE Thanks 2024 Annual Meeting Proposal Reviewers

The AACTE 2024 Annual Meeting, taking place February 16 – 18, will showcase content from faculty, scholars, leaders, practitioners, and other educator preparation colleagues from around the world.  The submitted proposals undergo a selective review process, which AACTE could not carry out without the volunteer reviewers from member institutions. Reviewers are integral to the creation of the educational content offered and their advice and guidance are invaluable assets to our conference speakers and authors.

AACTE appreciates the time and effort of the 131 individual reviewers and the 83 member institutions that support them. The proposal review process offers selected faculty and graduate students the opportunity to engage with research from faculty and institutions from across the country. Thank you to the following Annual Meeting 2024 Reviewers.