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The AACTE 74th Annual Meeting brought together attendees from across the country to discuss, explore, reflect upon, and learn about the current challenges and innovative plans for the future of educator preparation. Over the 3-day conference, presenters addressed the theme, “Rethink, Reshape, Reimagine, Revolutionize: Growing the Profession.” AACTE is excited to share the video recordings of the general sessions and deeper dive sessions on Connect360. These attendee-only resources are available to access on-demand for continual professional development. 

#AACTE22 Keynote – Derek W. Black

#AACTE22 Closing Keynote – Leslie T. Fenwick

Are we there yet?: Honoring the Legacy of HERS 50th Annivesary and Women’s Experiences in Higher Ed

JTE Editors Deeper Dive

Apprenticeships for Teaching: A National Model

Don’t Delay: Advance Registration Deadline for #AACTE22 Ends Jan 21

AACTE's 74th Annual Meeting - Advance Registration Deadline Jan 21There is still time to register at a discounted rate for the AACTE 74th Annual Meeting, being held March 4 – 6, 2022, in New Orleans, LA. Advance registration pricing will be available until Friday, January 21, at midnight. After this deadline, fees will revert to the full registration rate.

We are excited to meet in person this year in the “Big Easy” to rethink, reshape, reimagine, revolutionize, and grow our profession. Join us for concurrent sessions on trending topics and dynamic keynote speakers. We look forward to engaging in meaningful discussions, sharing research and practices, and becoming better equipped to drive change in the educator preparation field.

AACTE Announces Leslie Fenwick as the 2022 Annual Meeting Closing Keynote Speaker

AACTE's 74th Annual Meeting - Closing Keynote Speaker: Leslie Fenwick. Ph.D.AACTE is excited to announce nationally renowned educator, education policy scholar, and best-selling author Leslie T. Fenwick , Ph.D., as the closing keynote speaker for its 74th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. Described as a “fearless voice” for educational equity, Fenwick will take center stage on Sunday, March 6, to discuss her new book, Jim Crow’s Pink Slip: The Untold Story of Black Principal and Teacher Leadership (Harvard Education Press, 2022). The book has been referenced by the New York Times and listed as the #1 New Release in Education History by Amazon.  

Delve Deep and Be Inspired at #AACTE22

The need for enhancing educator preparation, policy, advocacy, and support has never been greater. Engage with colleagues and inspire change at AACTE’s 74th Annual Meeting, March 4-6, 2022, in the “Big Easy,” New Orleans. You don’t want to miss this year’s in-person event with our expert speakers, impactful topics, and “Deeper Dive” sessions that explore critical issues as we rethink, reshape, reimagine, and revolutionize the profession post pandemic.

In addition to the Deeper Dives announced in the November blog, check out these additional sessions available at this year’s conference:

Organize Your #AACTE22 Experience with the Annual Meeting Event Planner

Want to know everything that is happening at the 2022 AACTE Annual Meeting? The Event Planner has the entire schedule for each day (all times listed in the Event Planner are Central Time).    

Once you have logged in to the Event Planner, you will be able to

  1. Browse the Full Schedule – Use the search field at the top to locate sessions by presenter name (first or last), title, keywords, and other fields.
  2. Access Session Information – See a session you might be interested in? Just click on the session title to access a description and list of presenters.
  3. Share Your Work with Other Attendees – Want to get other attendees interested in your session? If you are the presenter of a session, upload your slides, handouts, and other documents at any time. Just click on your session and then click the “manage handouts” button on the bottom.

Explore Issues That Matter Most at #AACTE22

#AACTE22 - Deeper Dives

AACTE’s 74th Annual Meeting, March 4 – 6, 2022, will be the first in person AACTE event in over two years. We can’t wait to welcome you to New Orleans as we rethink, reshape, reimagine, and revolutionize the profession post pandemic.

As the 2022 Annual Meeting schedule evolves, AACTE is excited to share an incredible lineup of speakers, topics, and nearly 200 interactive learning opportunities designed to sharpen your skills and equip you to drive change in both teacher preparation and the field of education.

One of the highlights of AACTE’s Annual Meeting are the “Deeper Dives.” These sessions provide a large-scale, expert-facilitated exploration of key issues facing the profession. Here’s a sneak peek at #AACTE22’s “Deeper Dive” sessions.

Countdown to Early Bird Registration Deadline for #AACTE22

2022 AACTE Annual Meeting Banner
Register by midnight on November 22
to take advantage of discounted early bird rates.

Time is ticking to take advantage of the early bird rate for AACTE’s 74th Annual Meeting, March 4 – 6, 2022, in New Orleans, LA. Now is the time to reserve your seat at the premier educator preparation conference in the nation. Don’t miss out on this in person opportunity to collaborate and enhance educator preparation programs.

 Why Should You Attend?

The pandemic has impacted many facets of our society, but arguably none has been more disrupted than the educational system. And as we all know, such challenges call for bold solutions. That’s why AACTE’s 74th Annual Meeting is themed “Rethink, Reshape, Reimagine, Revolutionize: Growing the Profession Post Pandemic.

Deadline to Submit Award Nominations Fast Approaching

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The deadline is approaching to submit for a 2022 AACTE Award. These award submissions can be either self-nominated or nominated by a third party and the winner will be recognized at the 74th AACTE Annual Meeting, March 4-6 in New Orleans, LA. To submit your nomination, visit AACTE’s online submission site. The deadline is this Friday, November 19.

AACTE’s awards program recognizes member institutions’ exemplary programs as well as individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to education preparation. For an overview of the 2021 award winners, see this press release.

Be a Champion for Change at AACTE’S 74th Annual Meeting in New Orleans

This past year has undoubtedly presented our nation’s education system with many hurdles, including the pandemic, remote learning challenges, climbing teacher shortages, student learning loss, and so much more. While we may have weathered the worst of the health crisis, much more needs to be done in overcoming the destruction it left in its wake. That’s why it is more important than ever to attend next year’s AACTE Annual Meeting. Be a champion for change by joining us in person in New Orleans, March 4-6, 2022, as we “Rethink, Reshape, Reimagine, and Revolutionize: Growing Our Profession Post Pandemic.”

Three Reasons to Apply for a 2022 AACTE Best Practice Award

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What are three reasons to apply for a 2022 AACTE Best Practice Award?

  • Showcase your educator preparation program as a model for other higher education institutions
  • Receive national recognition from your peers
  • Celebrate your team’s contributions that are revolutionizing education for all learners
We invite you to self-nominate or nominate colleagues for the following Best Practice Awards—open to AACTE members only:

Nominate a Respected Colleague for an AACTE Award

2022 AACTE AwardsThe annual AACTE call for award nominations has been extended through November 19. This means you still have time to nominate a colleague who has made a significant impact on educator preparation for the 2022 Margaret B. Lindsey Award, David G. Imig Award, or Edward C. Pomeroy Award. AACTE will honor the 2022 award recipients at the 74th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, March 4-6.

These professional achievement awards honor individuals who have made a meaningful contribution to the educator preparation profession with their research, policy leadership, or other service to the community. I hope you will take this opportunity to help AACTE recognize one of your peers for similar contributions to the field and profession.

Connect with Colleagues In-Person at AACTE Annual Meeting

People at conference

Many of you have admitted to being “all zoomed out” by attending virtual meetings over the past year and half.  AACTE is looking forward to seeing you in person next year for the 74th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, March 4-6.  Please know that we are continually following the COVID protocols and guidelines set by the CDC, as well as the state of Louisiana.  All safety measures will be put into place during the meeting to ensure safety so that you may enjoy the conference sessions, connect with friends and colleagues, and grow your professional knowledge and network.

Join Us in ‘Thinking Wrong’ on October 20

This year’s attendees of the AACTE Virtual Leadership Academy Series are committed to enhancing their leadership skills, especially during these difficult times. Here’s what a couple of your peers had to say about this year’s virtual Leadership Academy first session:

“I loved the meeting, even though I wished we could be there in person. I attended the academy several years ago in Pittsburgh and got so much out of it. I think that the presenters did an amazing job of engaging everyone in interactive polls and breakout rooms. Our discussions were right on target for what we need to get started in leadership this year with its many challenges. I appreciate the opportunity and I’m definitely looking forward to the next meeting.” – Sue Corbin, Ph.D., Notre Dame College