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    Have you thought about submitting and entry for an AACTE Award?  Have you or a colleague completed work that you feel should be noticed and deserves to be recognized? The good news is that there is still time to nominate or submit an entry for the 2020 Best Practice and the 2020 Professional Achievement Awards, recognizing member institutions and individuals, respectively, for their significant contributions to the field of educator preparation: 

    Best Practice

    • Best Practice Award for the Innovative Use of Technology
    • Best Practice Award in Support of Global and International Perspectives
    • Best Practice Award in Support of Multicultural Education and Diversity

    Professional Achievement

    • Margaret B. Lindsey Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education
    • David G. Imig Award for Distinguished Achievement in Teacher Education
    • Edward C. Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education

    The deadline to submit your entry is Wednesday, October 9, 2019

    Register to Win!

    Google Play logoHave you registered to attend the 2020 AACTE Annual Meeting?   

    The first 100 paid registrants will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Google Play gift card.  The deadline to be entered in the drawing is Friday, September 27, so make sure to register early—plus you will also receive the Early Bird discounted registration rate! The winner will be notified by October 4.  

    As an attendee at the AACTE’s 72nd Annual Meeting, “Disrupting Inequities: Educating for Change” you will join your colleagues in this united effort to tackle injustice and challenge the status quo. This year’s conference will take place February 28 – March 1 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel in downtown Atlanta.

    You’ll learn how to become a driving force in crafting the narrative on educator preparation in sessions organized by these four strands:

    • Strand 1 – Equity and Inclusivity in Preparation and Practice
    • Strand 2 – Activism and Innovation for Transforming Democracy
    • Strand 3 – Establishing a Sustainable and Diverse Profession
    • Strand 4 – Clinical Practice and Community Engagement

    If you have any questions about the drawing or the Annual Meeting, please email me at lminor@aacte.org

    Experience Atlanta at AACTE Annual Meeting

    The 2020 AACTE Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA is an opportunity to learn and engage with fellow attendees and join in this unified effort to disrupt inequities while educating for inclusion and change. When the meeting is not in session, you will want to explore the southern charm Atlanta has to offer —  from fine dining, shopping and rich history to inspiration-inducing attractions

    All AACTE events (Opening and Closing Sessions, Learning Labs, Deeper Dives) will take place in the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel. The downtown hotel is only steps away from many attractions: 

    Dissertation Award Application Deadline Extended to Sept. 13

    Were you planning to submit an application for the Outstanding Dissertation Award but missed the deadline?  You’re in luck!  The deadline has been extended until Friday, September 13

    This award recognizes excellence in doctoral dissertation research (or its equivalent) that contributes to the knowledge base of educator preparation or of teaching and learning with implications for educator preparation. Overseen by AACTE’s Committee on Research and Dissemination, the award includes a $1,000 cash prize, as well as special recognition at AACTE’s 72nd Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, February 28 – March 1, 2020.

    Education Leaders Sharpen Their Skills at AACTE Leadership Academy

    2019 Leadership Academy participants conversing

    More than 90 leaders from education programs across the country convened in Pittsburgh, PA. for AACTE’s 2019 Leadership Academy, June 23-27. Attendees shared their experiences on Twitter using #AACTELA19 and offered testimonials about their experience. Here’s what a few participants had to say:

    “The AACTE Leadership Academy was a fantastic opportunity! The combination of the excellent instructors, event organization, and content contributed to an extremely worthwhile experience.  While I expected to learn more about leadership, I did not anticipate how important the other participants were going to be to the Academy. My network has significantly expanded as a result of the Leadership Academy, and my new colleagues (and friends) are a wealth of informa

    Tour the Washington Week Venue

    Last week, Deborah Koolbeck, Brandon Frost, and I went to the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel to get familiar with the venue and surrounding area where Washington Week will take place June 2-5.  Although it was raining that day, we decided to walk from the Crystal City Metro stop to the hotel—about a 10 minute walk. There is an underground walkway with numerous shops and restaurants, but we enjoyed the outdoor walk and getting acclimated to the area.   

    Call for Entries: 2018 AACTE Outstanding Book Award


    AACTE is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Outstanding Book Award. Nominations must be made through the AACTE online submission system by May 16.

    The Outstanding Book Award, overseen by the AACTE Committee on Research and Dissemination, recognizes exemplary books that make a significant contribution to the knowledge base of educator preparation or of teaching and learning with implications for educator preparation. 

    Here are our most recent winners:

    2019  Mary Dilworth, Millennial Teachers of Color (Harvard Education Press)    

    2018  Marcelle Haddix, Cultivating Racial and Linguistic Diversity in Literacy Teacher Education: Teachers Like Me (Routledge & NCTE)

    2017    Eva Zygmunt and Patricia Clark, Transforming Teacher Education for Social Justice (Teachers College Press)

    Washington Week: How to Plan Your Stay

    Being new to AACTE, I learned a lot about what to expect during Day on the Hill when Deborah Koolbeck and I recently went to the Capitol. I have never been on the Capitol grounds before, although I have lived in the DC area for over 20 years, and it is beautiful. The weather was perfect. View video clip about Capitol Grounds

    So, what can you expect during Day on the Hill? Tuesday will be a full-day of orientation at the hotel where you will build skills and prepare for their meetings with your congressional offices. Then, on Wednesday morning you will be bused to Capitol Hill for scheduled appointments with your elected officials. “But what about their luggage,” I asked? Attendees can bring luggage on the bus to the hill—or you can stay in town a little longer and take advantage of all the activities DC has to offer. View video clip about luggage

    Call for Entries: 2020 AACTE Awards


    Applications for the 2020 AACTE awards are now open on AACTE’s online submission site. Entries for the Outstanding Book Award are due May 16 and entries for the Outstanding Dissertation Award are due August 20. All other award submissions are due October 9.

    This is the 24th year AACTE’s awards program has been recognizing member institutions’ exemplary programs as well as individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to education preparation. For an overview of the 2019 award winners, see this press release.

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