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    2020 Annual Meeting Early Bird Registration Closes October 30

    Time is running out to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration rate for AACTE’s 72nd Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia! This special offer expires October 30 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

    At the Annual Meeting, you’ll get a high value for your registration dollar. Hundreds of enriching sessions, networking opportunities, multiple meals and receptions, and access to the latest research and best practices are all included—giving you  a great bang for your buck!

    Get inspired at the Opening Session with keynote speaker Robin DiAngelo, who coined the term “white fragility” in an academic article and influenced the national dialogue on race. Then during the Closing Session, you will hear from keynote speaker Rodney Robinson, the 2019 National Teacher of the Year. Six Deeper Dive sessions, offered in three stand-alone time blocks, will provide valuable ideas and tangible tools you can take home to drive change in your local institution and community.

    Join educators from across the nation in sharing research, experiences, and collegial feedback to move forward “Disrupting Inequities: Educating for Change.” Plan now to attend the AACTE 72nd Annual Meeting, February 28 – March 1, 2020, at the Marriott Marquis Atlanta Hotel. Register by October 30 to take advantage of our Early Bird registration rates.

    Learn more about the conference theme, schedule, and venue at aacte.org. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook and join the conversation using #AACTE20.

    2019 Teacher of the Year Rodney Robinson Will Headline AACTE Annual Meeting


    A 19-year teaching veteran, Robinson employs the knowledge he has gained from his students to develop alternative programs to prevent students from entering the school-to-prison pipeline. In 2015, Robinson started teaching at Virgie Binford Education Center, a school inside the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center. He is a member of Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney’s Education Compact Team, which includes politicians, educators, business leaders, and community leaders, and is working with city leaders and local colleges to recruit underrepresented male teachers into the field of education.Be inspired at the AACTE 72nd Annual Meeting Closing Keynote Session featuring Rodney Robinson, the 2019 National Teacher of the Year, on Sunday, March 1. Robinson uses the whole child approach to education to help students who are most vulnerable. His classroom is a collaborative partnership between himself and his students and is anchored in him providing a civic centered education that promotes social-emotional growth. 

    Read more about Robinson and join the conversation on “Disrupting Inequities: Educating for Change” at the AACTE 2020 Annual Meeting, February 28 – March 1. 

    The October 30 early bird registration deadline is quickly approaching so secure your spot today! Visit aacte.org for conference details, and follow us on Twitter at #AACTE20 and Facebook.

    Come experience the new AACTE Annual Meeting – One community. One purpose. One place.

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    AACTE Announces Robin DiAngelo as 2020 Opening Keynote Speaker

    RobinDiAngelo - White Fragility cover

    AACTE is pleased to announce renowned academic, lecturer, and author Robin DiAngelo will headline the 2020 Annual Meeting, February 28 – March 1 in Atlanta, GA. She will take center stage as the opening keynote speaker on Friday, February 28.

    DiAngelo serves as the affiliate associate professor of education at the University of Washington, where she teaches courses in multicultural teaching, inter-group dialogue facilitation, cultural diversity and social justice, and anti-racist education. She is widely recognized for her research in critical discourse analysis and whiteness studies.

    In 2011, DiAngelo coined the term “white fragility” in an academic article, which influenced the national dialogue on race. Her book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism, was released in June 2018 and debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List.

    Read more about DiAngelo and how you can join in “Disrupting Inequities: Educating for Change” during the Annual Meeting!

    The October 30 early bird registration deadline is quickly approaching! Take advantage of discounted rates for the AACTE 72nd Annual Meeting by securing your spot today! Visit aacte.org for conference details, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and join the conversation using #AACTE20.

    Come experience the new AACTE Annual Meeting – One community. One purpose. One place.

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    Experience AACTE’s Engaging Learning Labs in Atlanta

    Session participants

    AACTE’s engaging concurrent sessions, known as Learning Labs, are returning to the 2020 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. As an attendee from last year noted, “The practical sessions with actual implementation stories stood out as exemplary.” In the Learning Labs you too will receive inspiring content and tangible practices to implement in your daily work.

    Come experience these enhanced sessions, categorized by these types:

    • Case Stories sessions feature quality storytelling designed to illuminate real world case studies that demonstrate innovation or breakthrough practices.
    • Data to Action sessions release recent data in ways that encourage attendees to discuss its relevance and practicality in everyday settings.
    • Future Casting sessions explore the creation of “next practices” as opposed to and/or in addition to exploring current best practices.
    • Paper Sessions feature two presentations focused on a similar topic centered around the event strands.
    • Perspectives sessions address a current topic or concern that is germane to educator preparation framed as a research, policy, or program question.
    • Roundtables sessions focus on a particular topic and are led by an individual or a small group.
    • Scenario Planning sessions help attendees consider and discuss a variety of actions that might take place as a result of changing conditions.

    AACTE continues to elevate the quality of its educational offerings and attendee engagement at its Annual Meeting. Come experience the reimagined offerings at the AACTE 72nd Annual Meeting, February 28 – March 1. Register now and take advantage of early bird rates by October 30. Visit aacte.org for conference details, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and join the conversation using #AACTE20.

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    AACTE Annual Meeting Receives High Attendee Ratings

    Annual Meeting Attendees

    The AACTE Annual Meeting consistently earns high attendee ratings. More than 90% of the 2019 attendees ranked the conference and its content quality as “Good” or “Excellent,” and said they would recommend it to their colleagues. Some of the top benefits participants cite are the value of learning and networking with like-minded professionals. Here is what attendees had to say:

    “I love the Annual Meeting. The people are great, the sessions are generally strong, and I really appreciate the focus on taking ownership of education policy making.”  

    “I really appreciated the time to connect with peers doing this work and to hear about the ways in which we can continue to move the needle to a practice-based curriculum.”

    “I enjoyed talking with all the vendors and making decisions about products to implement at our university.”

    “I find the sessions useful and the networking is always great. [The event is] very important for gaining new information and perspective and [for] professional networking.”

    Join colleagues from across the nation at the premier conference for teacher educators — AACTE’s 72nd Annual Meeting, February 28 – March 1, 2020. Register and take advantage of early bird rates by October 30.

    Visit aacte.org for conference details, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and join the conversation using #AACTE20.

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    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

    From Education Intern to Avid Holmes Program Advocate

    Donna Saco and two Holmes doctoral studentsAACTE’s Jerrica Thurman first met Donna Sacco in 2015. Sacco was one of three doctoral students from George Mason University (GMU) who worked as an AACTE education intern, assisting in advocating for high-quality preparation programs and with its marketing communications. Thurman was pleasantly surprised when she saw Sacco at AACTE’s 2019 Washington Week with her two Holmes doctoral students from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). It was during her AACTE internship that Sacco learned about the Holmes Program and determined to make a personal contribution to help diversify the teacher workforce by becoming a Holmes advocate. The following summary highlights an interview Thurman had with Sacco about her journey from an intern to a change agent in education. 

    What piqued your interest in the issues of teacher diversity as a doctoral student at George Mason University and student intern at AACTE?

    Before my doctoral program, I was a special educator with a master’s degree in bilingual special education. For my entire career, my focus has been on culturally and linguistically responsive instructional practices. Part of my drive came from the stories my father told me about the obstacles he experienced in his childhood as the son of Italian immigrants. He was a brilliant man but never went to college. He had one advocate who helped mentor him in appreciating the arts but had no teachers who were advocates, role models, or who understood his background. Once I began researching teacher education, I was surprised to learn that the teaching force is composed of roughly 80% white female teachers. How had I missed that obvious point? I am a white female who was teaching mostly boys of

    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

    The Story of Big Data, With All the Small Details

    , Holmes Scholars at Florida Atlantic University (FAU)

    BIG Data may not be “a piece of cake” but during a presentation by Charles Dukes, students and faculty noted that it can be a slice of pie. On April 11, 2019, Holmes Scholars at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) hosted a seminar, “The story of big data, with all the small details,” featuring Dukes, associate professor in the Department of Exceptional Student Education at UFA. Some 25 doctoral students and faculty, along with a Holmes Scholar from the University of Central Florida, attended the seminar with FAU’s Holmes Coordinator Rangasamy Ramasamy and Holmes Scholars Denise Dowdie, Danna Demezier, Shanett Dean, and Deborah McEwan (pictured above with Dukes). During the seminar, Dukes defined “big data” and explored how such data may be used for social science research. He also shared “big data” links that anyone can access, reviewed primary considerations for its usage, and provided an overview of a current research study with big data.   

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