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AACTE Opens Call for Proposals: 2024 Annual Meeting


The Call for Proposals for AACTE’s 2024 Annual Meeting is now open. The conference theme,  “Ascending New Heights: Propelling the Profession into the Future” aligns the AACTE 2024 Annual Meeting 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. AACTE’s Annual Meeting brings together professionals from the preponderance of higher education institutions and their affiliates who are preparing educators for the workforce and influencing the field. This year’s conference will disseminate the latest research on educator recruitment, preparation and retention, illuminate new ideas for innovation, and elevate research and evidence-based practices to enhance teaching and learning.

Call for Reviewers for 2024 Annual Meeting Proposals

AACTE is pleased to announce the call for volunteer reviewers for its 2024 Annual Meeting conference slated to occur February 16 – 18, 2024, in Denver, Colorado. The conference theme, “Ascending New Heights: Propelling the Profession into the Future,” will bring together scholars, researchers, leaders and practitioners to share impactful research, programs and practices in teacher education, and identify new opportunities to advance the field.

Can We Have It All: Speed and Scale of Alternative Programs with the Quality of University-based Teacher Preparation?

A reflection on the Understanding the Landscape of Alternative Preparation session at #AACTE23

The current need for teachers is urgent. Enrollment and completion in university-based teacher preparation has been declining for more than a decade and production is not keeping pace with demand. Some states have turned to alternative teacher preparation to rapidly address the growing crisis but with mixed results. The Understanding the Landscape of Alternative Preparation session at ACTE 2023 brought together several leaders in the space of university-based alternative programs aiming to increase the speed and number of teachers prepared while maintaining the quality of the preparation provided.

The panel included Jacqueline King, consultant for research, policy, and advocacy for AACTE; Suzanne Arnold, executive director of ASPIRE to Teach Alternative Licensure Program at the University of Colorado Denver; Tommy Hodges, dean and professor of mathematics education at the University of South Carolina; and Robert Lee, dean of the Sandford College of Education at National University. The panel was moderated by Stephanie Knight, dean of the Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University.

An #AACTE23 Recap: How the Digital Equity & Transformation Pledge Creates Digital Efficacy

At AACTE’s 75th Annual Meeting in February, incoming Committee on Innovation and Technology Member Laurie Bobley (Touro University) attended the Deeper Dive Session, “Technology Pledge into Practice – How the Digital Equity & Transformation Pledge Creates Digital Efficacy at EPPs,” presented by the committee. In the following article, she recaps the session’s content and implications.

Education at all levels has undergone a rapid transformational shift towards digital learning environments and the use of technology. Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) are now grappling with how to ensure that the changes are implemented in a way that is truly beneficial to teaching and learning. As EPPs also consider the future of learning, they have begun to recognize the vital role that technology must play.

The U.S. Department of Education and ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) worked with input from EPPs and other stakeholders by developing the EPP Pledge ­­for Digital Equity and Transformation. The pledge focuses on “a vision for transforming educator preparation providers to meet the needs of today’s schools.” It consists of five pillars that can guide the preparation of educators to engage and educate students with technology in new learning environments.

#AACTE23 Attendees go Viral on Social Media

The 2023 Annual Meeting has passed, and AACTE would like to thank attendees for sharing their experiences on social media platforms like TwitterInstagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn, using the #AACTE23 hashtag during the 3-day conference.  

Thanks to attendees who went viral with their posts and photos, the 75th Annual Meeting gained a significant amount of awareness across social media with more than 1200 conversations taking place. In addition, these numerous posts, reposts, likes, and comments, brought increased attention to the many ways members are revolutionizing education, advocating for educator preparation and elevating the teaching profession.

Thank You for Raising Your Voice to Support Education in 75 Ways

Local-, state-, and federal-level advocacy is more important than ever as the teacher preparation landscape is changing. Fueled by critical current issues, AACTE recently asked members to raise their voice and support a forward momentum of change as part of the 75 Days | 75 Ways to Advocate for Education.

Thank you to all participants who mobilized and provided a tip on how to support education, educators, and students and their families. Your voice and your name will continue to advocate for inclusive education policies in two new formats that were released at the 2023 Annual Meeting in Indianapolis:

You’re Invited: Learn About the HBCU TAG During #AACTE23

Join us at the AACTE Annual Meeting this year to learn how historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are transforming teacher education and preparation. The HBCU Teacher Education Topical Action Group (TAG) provides a platform for leaders and scholars associated with HBCUs to share their ideas and research on teacher education and preparation.

On Friday, February 24, 2023, from 8:00 a.m.  to 12:00 p.m., come to the Marriott IndyPlace’s Indiana Ballroom F to learn about the innovative programs and research initiatives at HBCUs that are driving change and making a difference.

Just Released: Access #AACTE23 Event Planner

Ready to make the most of your experience in Indy? The schedule is now available! Take a look at the online planner to organize your days ahead of the conference.

  • Browse the Full Schedule. Use the search field at the top to locate sessions by presenter name, title, keywords, and other fields.
  • Access Session Information. Click on the session title to access a description and list of presenters.
  • Build your itinerary. Click on “My Itinerary” to create your personalized experience for the AACTE 2023 Annual Meeting.

Not yet registered?

Reserve your spot today for the largest professional gathering for the educator preparation field. Be among the nation’s leading thought leaders exploring the latest research and practices in revolutionizing education. Members receive the lowest rate.

AACTE Offers Livestream Program to California and Washington State Faculty

AACTE is well aware that some states have banned their employees from work travel to Indiana due to its policies. To assist state college and university faculty who are impacted by the travel ban but would like to be part of the 2023 Annual Meeting, AACTE is offering a livestream option. This special programming is exclusively available to those affiliated with public institutions in California and Washington.

Countdown to the Annual Meeting with the #AACTE75Days75Ways

AACTE’s 75th Annual Meeting in Indianapolis is only 10 days away. Do you have 75 seconds to spare to advocate for educators?

AACTE invites its members to share their thought leadership in the field of educator advocacy by joining the 75 Days | 75 Ways to Advocate for Educators campaign, wrapping up on February 24 during the launch of the Annual Meeting.

Share a tip of 75 seconds or 75 words in the form of a short, recorded video or written tip on how to elevate the role of educators, advance educator preparation, and support educators serving in the field. If you have already shared a tip, please share another!

Explore Indy’s Diverse Culture with a Local at #AACTE23

Register Today for Two Preconference Tours

Attendance at the AACTE 75th Annual Meeting demonstrates your advocacy in educator preparation — and your priority in serving institutions with goals to support and increase diverse educators, equity in access to high-quality instructional environments, and the inclusion of all students in PK-20 classrooms. 
Before you arrive to Indy, be sure to register for two pre-conference activities, as well as a special opening session on Saturday about the importance of supporting intellectual freedom in the classroom.
Preconference programs, open to members and nonmembers, and tours are not included in the AACTE Annual Meeting pricing. Preregistration and an additional fee are required to participate. If you’ve already registered for the conference and would like to register for a preconference activity, contact the registration team at

Join AACTE for a Convening on Character Formation in Education

AACTE invites its members to attend a preconference on character formation during its 75th Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN. This event, sponsored by the Kern Family Foundation, will take place on Thursday, February 23 at 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and will feature growing research on character education and exemplary models of character integration across educator preparation programs. The event will open with a plenary session, moderated by Carole Basile, Dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. The plenary panelists will include:

  • Stanton Wortham, Charles F. Donovan, S.J., Dean, Carolyn and Peter Lynch School of Education and Human Development, Boston College
  • Meredith Critchfield Ph.D., Dean, College of Education, Grand Canyon University
  • Deborah M. Boyd, Ed.D., College of Education, Dean Emerita & Professor, Lipscomb University

Read below to learn more about Carole’s take on character in teacher preparation and what participants can expect to learn from attending this event. Space is limited. View the full agenda and register today.

Emerging Scholars Consider the Impact of Academic Censorship at #AACTE23 Saturday Keynote Session

There is a growing trend by state lawmakers to propose and, in some cases, pass legislation that censors and penalizes K-12 and higher education teachers and faculty members, as well as educational leaders in both sectors. It is vital for the educator preparation community to support intellectual freedom as a core component of a democratic society and oppose the censorship of content and knowledge that would disallow educators to promote empathy and engage students in positive inquiry into social issues.

Given AACTE’s unique role in bridging K-12 and higher education,  our future leaders — scholars and practitioners in colleges of education and school districts — have been invited to explore, from their perspective and experience, the impact of this burgeoning state and national movement on who they are as educators and what they see as the effect on our profession.

Get Social with the #AACTE75Days75Ways

Between now and the first day of the 75th Annual Meeting on February 24 in Indianapolis, AACTE encourages you to get social and spread the news on how to support educators and education through the 75 Days | 75 Ways to advocate campaign. Join your colleagues in engaging with the more than 50 tips that have been shared so far on TwitterFacebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. Hit the like button, leave a comment, share a post, or retweet tips that resonate with you and spread the word.

For information on how to share your tip, visit the AACTE 75 Days | 75 Ways social media toolkit and use the #AACTE75Days75Ways hashtag on your social media timelines.

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