Posts Tagged ‘Awards’

UTRGV to Showcase Program’s Tech Innovation in Webinar

On May 9, from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. ET, the recipient of the 2024 Best Practice Award for the Innovative Use of Technology, the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) will present their Empowered Educator Program for 21st Century Teaching (E2) as part of AACTE’s Lunch & Learn series. During this virtual event, “Unlocking Digital Pedagogy through the Empowered Educator Program at UTRGV,” faculty will focus on E2’s ability to equip teacher candidates with essential skills for modern education. 

The Best Practice Award for the Innovative Use of Technology award, overseen by AACTE’s Committee on Innovation and Technology, recognizes an innovative use of educational technologies in a school, college, or department of education and highlights initiatives that creatively infuse technology into the curriculum, transcending conventional teaching methods and bringing about transformative changes in educational practices.  

Webinar to Examine Equitable Learning in K-12 Classrooms

Featuring Ladson-Billings Outstanding Book Award Winner David Stroupe

As school leaders, educators make instructional decisions shaping opportunities in classrooms for students to learn. An educator’s words and actions, especially related to the treatment of students and their ideas, are foundational for creating equitable learning communities in our classrooms and schools.

On Wednesday, May 1, from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. ET, AACTE will host a Lunch & Learn recognizing the 2024 Gloria J. Ladson-Billings Outstanding Book Award winner David Stroupe, Ph.D., of the University of Utah and his book, “Growing and Sustaining Student-Centered Science Classrooms.”

AACTE Lunch & Learn: University of Northern Colorado’s Award-Winning Center for Urban Education

AACTE Lunch & Learns return on Wednesday, March 20 from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. ET with guests from the University of Northern Colorado’s (UNC) Award-Winning Center for Urban Education.

UNC is the inaugural recipient of the AACTE 2024 Increasing Educator Diversity: Promising Practice Award. Overseen by AACTE’s Programmatic Advisory Committee on Educator Diversity, this award, recognizes a promising practice from a school, college, or department of education demonstrating outcomes and advocacy related to various activities, practices, programs, pedagogies, systems, and/or policies that lead to or is likely to lead to, an increase in educator diversity.

How Howard University Spotlights Black History in Teacher Preparation

2024 Best Practice Award in Support of Global and International Perspectives Winner

Receiving the Best Practice Award in Support of Global and International Perspectives at the AACTE 2024 Annual Meeting was a complete honor. It was not lost on us, a historically black college and university (HBCU), that we received this acknowledgment for a program that celebrates and studies the lifestyles, cultures, histories, and lived experiences of those from the African diaspora during Black History Month.  

At Howard University, the study of Black history is not confined to one month, but Black History is woven throughout the programming, curricula, and the practices in our teacher education programs throughout the year. Our Elementary Education program ends with a culminating international experience where teacher candidates get to participate in a weeklong cultural immersion experience engaging in a breadth of activities and experiences that fully immerse them in the culture of the country. Our travel thus far has been to Cuba and Colombia (Cartagena, Cali, and Palenque). Palenque, the first free town in the Americas founded by those who fled slavery during Colonia times, always seems to be a favorite learning experience for the teacher candidates. The locations chosen have large populations of those with shared African heritage and where English is not their first language. While this international experience takes place in the Elementary Education program’s final semester, much of the learning and activities that happen throughout the time in the program have led to this final initiative.  

AACTE Announces 2024 National Awardees for Achievements in Educator Preparation

 

AACTE is pleased to announce the 2024 recipients of its annual awards for innovative research, best practices, and exemplary leadership in educator preparation. Through a rigorous selection process carried out by the AACTE Standing Committees, the AACTE Awards Program honors member institutions and individuals who have made bold, extraordinary, and innovative contributions to the field of educator preparation. 

“The selection of this year’s winners represents the impact that research, practice, and innovation make in advancing and strengthening the educator workforce,” said Lynn M. Gangone, AACTE president and CEO. “AACTE congratulates all winners on their distinguished achievements, which show commitment to the field of educator preparation across all levels.” 

The distinguished honorees listed below will be formally recognized during the 2024 AACTE Annual Meeting Feb. 16-18, 2024, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Aurora/Denver, Colo. 

University of Northern Colorado to Receive the 2024 AACTE Increasing Educator Diversity: Promising Practice Award

AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) today announced that the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) Center for Urban Education (CUE) is the recipient of its 2024 Increasing Educator Diversity: Promising Practice Award for its demonstrated outcomes and advocacy related to increasing educator diversity.  

The inaugural award, overseen by AACTE’s Programmatic Advisory Committee on Educator Diversity, recognizes a promising practice from a school, college, or department of education demonstrating outcomes and advocacy related to various activities, practices, programs, pedagogies, systems and/or policies that lead to or is likely to lead to, an increase in educator diversity.  

Since 2000, the CUE has focused on preparing teachers who are culturally, racially and linguistically responsive to build a workforce that mirrors the demographics of the learners in Denver. With over 70% of its teacher candidates being individuals of color, the center equips educators to make a meaningful impact in diverse urban settings. Through the center’s Grow Your Own (GYO) program, teacher candidates work as paraeducators in local schools during the mornings and complete their teacher prep courses in the afternoons and evenings setting them up for success in the classroom.  

Kimberly A. White-Smith to Receive National AACTE Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education

AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) today announced Kimberly A. White-Smith, Ed.D., as the 2024 recipient of the AACTE Edward C. Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education. White-Smith is the dean and professor at the School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES) at the University of San Diego (USD) and vice president of the California Council on Teacher Education.

The Pomeroy Award recognizes outstanding contributions to educator preparation, either through distinguished service to the educator preparation community or through the development and promotion of outstanding practices in educator preparation at the collegiate, state or national level. The award is named in honor of former AACTE Executive Director Edward C. Pomeroy who served from 1952 to 1980. White-Smith will be presented with the award during AACTE’s 2024 Annual Meeting Feb. 16–18, 2024, in Aurora/Denver, Colo.

University of California, Berkeley, and Johns Hopkins University Researchers Honored with 2024 Outstanding Journal of Teacher Education Article Award

AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) today announced that the article, “Developing an Equity-Centered Practice: Teacher Study Groups in the Preservice Context,” has been selected to receive the 2024 Outstanding Journal of Teacher Education (JTE) Article Award.

This award, cosponsored by Sage, recognizes exemplary scholarship published in the Journal of Teacher Education (JTE) in the area of educator preparation or teaching and learning with implications for educator preparation. The authors will be presented with the award during AACTE’s 2024 Annual Meeting Feb. 16-18, 2024, in Aurora/Denver, Colo.

University of Utah’s David Stroupe to Receive 2024 AACTE Gloria J. Ladson-Billings Outstanding Book Award

AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) today announced David Stroupe, Ph.D., associate professor of STEM education and director of research of the USTEM Hub at the University of Utah, as the 2024 recipient of the AACTE Gloria J. Ladson-Billings Outstanding Book Award for Growing and Sustaining Student-Centered Science Classrooms.

The Gloria J. Ladson-Billings Outstanding Book Award, named in honor of the prominent American pedagogical theorist and teacher educator, recognizes an author or book that significantly contributes to the knowledge base of educator preparation. The award, overseen by the AACTE Committee on Research and Dissemination, acknowledges those who offer a fresh lens on current assumptions or practices, reorient thinking in the field and show potential for significant impact on policy or practice in educator preparation. Stroupe will be presented with the award during AACTE’s 2024 Annual Meeting Feb. 16–18 in Aurora/Denver, Colo.

NYU Steinhardt to Receive the 2024 AACTE Best Practice Award in Support of Multicultural Education, Diversity

AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) today announced that the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development’s Teacher Residency is the recipient of the 2024 AACTE Best Practice Award in Support of Multicultural Education and Diversity.

This award, sponsored by AACTE’s Committee on Global Diversity, recognizes the infusion of diversity throughout all components of a school, college, or department of education as critical to quality teacher preparation and professional development. The Teacher Residency’s co-directors Diana B. Turk, Ph.D., and Frank Pignatosi, Ph.D., will be presented with the award during AACTE’s 2024 Annual Meeting Feb. 16–18 in Aurora/Denver, Colo.

Sarah McCarthey to Receive AACTE National Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education

AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) today announced Sarah McCarthey, Ph.D., as the recipient of the 2024 Margaret B. Lindsey Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education. McCarthey is the Sheila M. Miller Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and interim associate dean for Undergraduate Programs in the College of Education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

This award recognizes distinguished achievements in research over the last decade that has significantly impacted the field of educator preparation. Lindsey was a longtime professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, whose writing and research had a tremendous and lasting impact on the field. McCarthey will be presented with the award during AACTE’s 2024 Annual Meeting Feb. 16–18, 2024, in Aurora/Denver, Colo.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to Receive the 2024 AACTE Best Practice Award for the Innovative Use of Technology

AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) today announced that The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) is the recipient of its 2024 Best Practice Award for the Innovative Use of Technology for its College of Education and P16 Integration (CEP) Empowered Educator (E2) Program for 21st Century Teaching.

The award, overseen by AACTE’s Committee on Innovation and Technology, recognizes an innovative use of educational technologies in a school, college or department of education and highlights initiatives that creatively infuse technology into the curriculum, transcending conventional teaching methods and bringing about transformative changes in educational practices. UTRGV CEP’s Leticia De Leon, Ed.D., Rene Corbeil, Ed.D., and Maria Elena Corbeil, Ed.D., will be presented with the award during AACTE’s 2024 Annual Meeting Feb. 16–18, 2024, in Aurora/Denver, Colo.

Howard University to Receive the 2024 AACTE Best Practice Award in Support of Global and International Perspectives

AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) today announced that the Howard University (HU) School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction is the recipient of the 2024 AACTE Best Practice Award in Support of Global and International Perspectives. The university is being recognized for its revamped elementary education program that integrates global experiences into the curriculum.

This award recognizes exemplary practice in the intercultural, global, cross-cultural, and international arenas and is overseen by AACTE’s Committee on Global Diversity as part of its mission to ensure that a global/international perspective is brought to policy and programs associated with the preparation of education professionals. Dawn Williams, Ph.D., dean of HU’s School of Education, and Katherine Norris, Ed.D., professor and chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, will be presented with the award during AACTE’s 2024 Annual Meeting Feb. 16–18, 2024, in Aurora/Denver, Colo.

Pennsylvania State University’s Mariah Harmon Named 2024 AACTE James D. Anderson Outstanding Dissertation Award Recipient

AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) today announced Mariah Deans Harmon, Ph.D., assistant professor at the College of Education at Pennsylvania State University, as the recipient of the 2024 AACTE James D. Anderson Outstanding Dissertation Award for, “From Object to Subject: Exploring the Experiences and Developmental Needs of Black Women Pre-Service Teachers.”

This award recognizes excellence in doctoral dissertation research (or its equivalent) that contributes to the knowledge base of educator preparation or teaching and learning with implications for educator preparation. This award is named for James D. Anderson, one of the towering giants in the history of American education. Harmon will be presented with the award at AACTE’s 2024 Annual Meeting Feb. 16–18, in Aurora/Denver, Colo.