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AACTE Celebrates Member Leaders of Hispanic Heritage

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, AACTE is re-posting an Ed Prep Matters article by student member Rachel Bowman that spotlights Mildred Boveda and David Fuentes, who discuss their heritage and what it means in the world of teacher education.

When Mildred Boveda, associate professor of special education at Penn State University, was filling out some basic forms required for an academic appointment, she came to a question that made her pause:

Which of these best describes your race/ethnicity?

  • White/ Non-Hispanic
  • Black/ Non-Hispanic
  • Hispanic

The list went on.

Boveda, an Afro-Latina woman of Dominican descent and complex intersecting identities, had always felt more at home in the Black community. But the erasure of her Latina roots, even just through a checkmark, was not something she could reconcile with.

She checked Hispanic.

Member Spotlight: Sara Skretta

AACTE’s Member Spotlight features an individual from a member institution, highlighting how their work makes a difference in classrooms across the country. Nominate yourself or another member by providing a response to the following questions and sending to mgrenda@aacte.org. 

Get to know Sara Skretta …

Discover Summer Savings from AACTE

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Attend the National Conference on Co-Teaching on Us

AACTE Co-Teaching in Clinical Practice Topical Action Group (TAG) are pleased to announce a new Engagement Award for dynamic co-teachers interested in attending the National Conference on Co-Teaching held in person and virtually October 13-14, 2022. Selected co-teachers/administrators commit to facilitating a Co-Teaching TAG Coffee Conversation in the fall and to attend the fall conference in person or virtually.

Awardees will be granted registration and a stipend for the hotel. Flights are the responsibility of the awardee. Virtual TAG conversations are intended to connect members across the country while advancing co-teaching practices along the education continuum.

It’s AACTE 2023 Renewal Season

As we prepare for AACTE’s upcoming 75th anniversary in 2023, this is an early reminder that membership expires at the end of 2022. To thank you for your continued backing during this historic time, dues rates for 2023 membership will remain at 2022 levels for you, our valued and loyal members. You may renew your institution’s membership in one of the following ways:

Save More with Your AACTE Membership

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Join Your Co-Teaching in Clinical Practice Colleagues

The Co-Teaching in Clinical Practice Topical Action Group (TAG) is hosting their end of year virtual chat for all AACTE members and you are invited to join.

What: Co-Teaching in Clinical Practice Topical Action Group

When: Wednesday, May 18

Time: 8:00 p.m. EST / 5:00 p.m. PST

Registration Information:

  • Meeting ID: 834 1795 8707
  • Password: COTEACH

AACTE’s TAGs are action-oriented working groups that focus on areas such as accreditation, historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), elementary education, research in teacher preparation, international education, and women in leadership, just to name a few. 

To view the full the list of the 20 TAGs visit: aacte.org and join the TAG community on aacteconnect360.org.

If you have any questions please reach out to me at mgrenda@aacte.org.

Don’t Miss Out on Members-Only Resources

Did you know that AACTE membership is institutional — meaning when your school is a member all students, faculty, staff, and administrators have access to AACTE resources. 

You and your colleagues may access all members-only tools and resources by visiting aacte.org and logging in with your email address and password.  If you need your password reset, please select the blue “Password Reset” button.  

Below are just a few additional resources available to you via your AACTE membership:

AACTE Celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Week

National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 1 through May 7, 2022. AACTE celebrates the work of teachers across the country and recognizes the significant contributions our nation’s teachers make in preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s world.

AACTE joins with the American Federation of Teachers and more than 200 other partnering organizations, to thank teachers for “helping every child in America lay the groundwork to build a better life, which starts right in their very own school.” In addition, the campaign recognizes that, “Despite political interference, disrespect for [their] professionalism, and a seemingly endless struggle for resources, [teachers] rise to the occasion to help prepare every child for whatever comes next, and [they] do it with incredible humanity and grace.” 

Last Call for Nominations to AACTE Board and Advisory Committees

Engage as a Volunteer

Have you considered volunteering for a leadership position in AACTE? Whether you volunteer to lend your talent and expertise to one of AACTE’s programmatic advisory committees or seek a position on the Board of Directors, this is your final chance to nominate yourself or a colleague to serve during AACTE’s upcoming 75th anniversary year. Nominations are due by May 15.

Educator preparation is an essential element in revolutionizing education and combatting the divisive issues threatening our nation’s education systems. AACTE is at the center of efforts to ensure that all students receive the expert instruction and support they need and deserve.

Co-Teaching in Clinical Practice and Beyond

The AACTE Co-Teaching in Clinical Practice Topical Action Group (TAG) held our annual business meeting during the AACTE 74th Annual Meeting in New Orleans in March.  Among food and new friends, we elected new officers, reviewed the past year of work, and shared current themes in co-teaching. Amber Bechard, University of La Verne, is continuing as co-chair and I will continue as secretary (Kelly Meyer of University of Minnesota-Twin Cities). Newly elected as co-chair is Wendy Murawski, California State University-Northridge. We are still seeking a treasurer for this TAG.

Deadline Extended for Nominations to AACTE Board and Advisory Committees

Engage as a Volunteer

As the academic year draws to a close and you reflect on your accomplishments and struggles, now is the perfect time to think about a leadership role with AACTE in the year ahead. Educator preparation is an essential element in revolutionizing education and combatting the divisive issues threatening our nation’s education systems. Now more than ever, your association needs committed, talented, and thoughtful leaders.

If you are ready to assume a leadership role in the national educator preparation community or  know someone who is, AACTE is extending the nomination deadline to serve on the AACTE Board of Directors or a programmatic advisory committee to May 15. 

Rejuvenate Your Office with Savings from Office Depot

Timeline concept: computer keyboard with word Saving Time, selected focus on enter button background,Now is the opportune time to use your AACTE Office Depot Savings Program to tackle spring allergies and transform your office space. From Kleenex® tissues and hand sanitizer to organizing your office with calendars and planners, notepads, and markers, you’ll find just what you need to be prepared for what the new season has to offer.

Save up to 75% off on Office Depot’s Best Value List of preferred products — compared to the regular retail price offered on officedepot.com. Plus, you’ll enjoy free next-business-day delivery on qualifying orders of $50 or more within local delivery areas.

Shop now with your AACTE membership.

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