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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.

More Ways to Save: Use these exclusive member-only coupons to help you get started. Get up to $50 off your next qualifying purchase.

Volunteer for a Leadership Position: If Not You, Then Who? If Not Now, Then When?

Engage as a Volunteer

Have you considered volunteering for a leadership position within 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, now is a great time to step forward. Nominations are due by April 30.

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.

Join AACTE’s Leadership

Engage as a Volunteer

As AACTE works to revolutionize education and combat divisive issues arising throughout the country, educator preparation is essential to our efforts. Now more than ever, your association needs committed, talented, and thoughtful leaders.

Are you ready to assume a leadership role in the national educator preparation community, or do you know someone who is? Nominate yourself or a colleague by April 30 to serve on the AACTE Board of Directors or a programmatic advisory committee.

Honoring Women Leadership in Educator Preparation

National Women's History Month

As another Women’s History Month comes to an end, AACTE wants to acknowledge the achievements of women-identified leaders in educator preparation. The Association kicked off its celebration by asking you, AACTE members, to identify a leader who affected your work as an educator through their mentorship, research, and colleagueship. AACTE is honored to share those responses here and want to congratulate all women members for their contributions to their classrooms and the field each day.

Joan Rhodes, chair, Department of Teaching and Learning and associate professor, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education
“Dr. Rhodes models skillful leadership and compassion. A transformational leader, she is responsive to the financial and structural needs of the larger institution, while prioritizing the human experience of faculty, staff, and students. She treats department members with dignity, soliciting feedback and input regularly. This collaborative approach led to adapting department practices. Voices previously unheard are now heard and respected. She quietly elevates and lifts all her colleagues and students, creating pathways to leadership roles for all members of the community. She makes me, a junior faculty member, feel seen, heard, and valued while I continue to develop my leadership skills.”

Webinar to Highlight Key Findings from AACTE’s Signature Report

The Colleges of Education: A National Portrait is AACTE’s signature report on schools, colleges, and departments of education. The second edition was released today and AACTE is hosting a webinar to review its findings on Monday, March 28 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

This report is a major vehicle for AACTE to tell the story of colleges of education nationwide and for members to situate their own programs in the broader context of the trends that are shaping the profession. Education preparation program faculty are encouraged to use it to communicate with their institution’s leadership, PK-12 partners, and other key cnstituents about the issues, trends, and challenges impacting educator preparation.

This year, in addition to describing the work of colleges of education, the people who do that work, and the students they serve, the National Portrait includes a special analysis on the important contributions that community colleges make to educator preparation.

Join me and my co-author Weadé James on March 28 for this member-only, informative webinar.  Register today.

AACTE’s National Portrait Sounds the Alarm on Declining Interest in Education Careers

Today, AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) releases the second edition of Colleges of Education: A National Portrait. In addition to updating information on colleges of education and their leaders, faculty, and students, this edition features a special analysis on the contributions of community colleges to educator preparation.

This update of AACTE’s signature report offers a comprehensive picture of the nation’s schools, colleges, and departments of education: the work that they do, the people who do that work, and the students they serve. The report describes the key trends and challenges in meeting the nation’s need for highly skilled educators.

Colleges and universities can benchmark their programs against peers, gain innovative ideas to grow and diversify enrollment through community college partnerships, and describe to stakeholders the challenges confronting educator preparation.

AACTE Offers Members Travel Perks from Avis and Budget

AVIS / BUDGET logoWhether you are traveling for business or booking your next getaway, you can make the experience safe and comfortable with a rental from Avis or Budget with your AACTE discount.

Enjoy these advantages with your AACTE membership:

Reserve Flexibly: Choose “Pay Later” when making a reservation and you may cancel or modify your reservation any time without cost or worry.

Get Perks: Members can enjoy up to 35% off base rates, plus other great offers like complimentary upgrades. Enroll in the complimentary Avis Preferred® or Budget Fastbreak® programs to accelerate your savings, earn rewards and bypass the counter for an expedited rental experience.

Teaching Women’s History Through an Intersectional Lens

You may have heard the term “intersectionality” a lot lately, a term coined by Kimberlee Crenshaw in 1989 to describe how systems of oppression overlap to create distinct experiences for people with multiple identity categories. Those familiar with Crenshaw’s work know that the term was once used academically purely to shape legal conversations about racial and social injustice in systems, most notably policing. Now, “intersectionality” is part of the national lexicon, being used in the forefront of the country’s debates around racial and social injustice in the last few years; however, that should not dissuade educators from looking at their work through this lens.

For educators, intersectionality is used to frame the experiences of historical and current figures who have multiple identities when they teach. For example, during Women’s History Month, it’s important for educators to consider how the experiences of women of color, queer and trans women, women with disabilities, women with different body types, and multi-lingual women differ, and then represent them as such in their curriculum. Educators can build this intersectional teaching muscle by having conversations about their diverse experiences with one another and, as teachers, share research and resources that elevate the truth of women with intersectional identities in our schools. This is why, on International Women’s Day, we asked several of our members and staff to answer the question:

Why is integrating women’s history through an intersectional lens important to you and your work in education?

Last Chance to Renew Your AACTE Membership

It's time to renew your membership

Have you renewed your AACTE membership for 2022?  If not, the deadline to renew is quickly approaching.

Unrenewed memberships expired on December 31, 2021, and are set to be deactivated at the end of this month, on March 31, 2022. 

Below are just a few of the resources your membership gives you access to:

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