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Get to Know #AACTE22 Speakers Featured on the Video Wall

#AACTE22 Speaker Wall

Excitement is building for the 74th AACTE Annual Meeting, March 4 – 6, 2022. Why? To start, this will be AACTE’s first in-person meeting in nearly two years. Second, the meeting will be held in one of the nation’s most exciting cities, New Orleans, LA. Finally, and most importantly, the meeting will feature a speaker lineup comprised of leading experts on the education topics that matter most. 

AACTE is excited to bring together hundreds of speakers from across the United States to inspire new ideas, provide fresh perspectives, and drive positive change in the educator preparation field. Take a peek at this year’s lineup through personal video messages from some of the speakers themselves. Visit the speaker video wall  and learn about #AACTE22 speakers’ stories, topics, and their passion for rethinking, reshaping, reimagining, and revolutionizing the profession post-pandemic.

College Football Playoff Foundation Goes the Extra Yard for Teachers

College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation  -  Extra Yard for Teachers

AACTE is partnering with the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation program, Extra Yard for Teachers, a platform to elevate the teaching profession using the high profile of college football through four pillars: resources, recognition, recruitment, and professional development.

Through the four pillars, the CFP Foundation supports early childhood through secondary education across the country by sponsoring a number of activities. These activities include donating money directly into classrooms for supplies; sponsoring “Extra Yard for Teachers Week” during which universities, conferences, and the ESPN sports channel come together to celebrate teachers across the country; and convening the Extra Yard for Teachers Summit to empower and inspire educators.

To keep up to date on the ongoing CFP Foundation programs and special events that support teachers, AACTE members can subscribe to The Extra Yard official eNewsletter. Learn more about the organization and how it impacts positive educational outcomes, visit

Upcoming Webinar Series Highlights Principal Preparation

Webinar words on laptopResearch has shown high-quality principals play a key role in the effectiveness of public schools and are second only to teachers in their impact on student achievement. The development of a principal’s leadership skills and disposition is critical to their effectiveness as a school leader. Educational leadership programs across the country are working to improve their programs and prepare principals for the challenges school leaders face today. AACTE invites you participate in an upcoming webinar series, developed in partnership with the Wallace Foundation and focused on research that highlights the role of building the principal pipeline, university and district partnerships, educational leadership tracking systems, and standards for ensuring high-quality preparation programs. Each webinar will be followed by a corresponding Twitter chat for a chance to ask more in-depth questions of the presenters and keep the conversation going.

The first webinar in the series will kick off in October to coincide with National Principals Month. It will focus on the challenges and successes of principal recruitment and retention. Recruiting and retaining highly effective principals is an ever-growing