AACTE’s 65th Annual Meeting promises to be a learning event without equal for educator preparation professionals. The 3-day agenda is jam-packed with opportunities to advance your understanding of new concepts and theories, hear the latest research, and discover innovative practices and programs. How will you select among the estimated 300 concurrent sessions offered?
Even if you have narrowed your focus to just one of the four strands that serve as organizational themes for this year’s conference, there are more sessions within each strand than meeting hours in the day. Perhaps you’d like to take a tip from your peers to decide what to attend.
In recent polls, AACTE members identified Strand I: Redefining the Purposes of Schools and Education as the one most relevant to their personal needs and interests–and within that strand, they wanted to learn about “Redesigning Preparation Programs.” Here are some of the sessions they–and you!–might consider attending.
|77||Campus-Based Transformations in Teacher Preparation: Six Institutions Collaborate
Thursday, February 28, 2:15–3:30 p.m., St. John’s 24
Presenters: Douglas Warring, University of Saint Thomas; Linda Distad, Saint Catherine University; Louis Wilson, Bethel University; Vicki Olson, Augsburg College
Friday, March 1, 11:00–11:30 a.m., Panzacola Ballroom F 3
Rethinking the Core Program: Preparing Classroom-Ready Educators for a Multiplicity of Learners
Presenters: Amy Lynn Dee and Brenda Morton, George Fox University
Re-Envisioning Teacher Education at a Research University: An Evaluation
Presenters: Annie Insana and Vance Martin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Friday, March 1, 3:45–4:15 p.m., Panzacola Ballroom F 3
Redefining a Teacher Education Program: Reconciling the Competing Demands of State-Mandated Standards and Professional Calls to Excellence
Presenters: Anne Anderson and Audra Parker, University of South Florida
|268||Rethinking Teacher Education: Lessons From a Reformed Field-Based Program
Friday, March 1, 3:45–5:00 p.m., St. John’s 24
Presenter: Jennifer Waddell, University of Missouri at Kansas City
|280||Redefining Ourselves: Social Field Theory, Systems Thinking, and Collaborative Creation of Educator Development
Friday, March 1, 3:45–5:00 p.m., Suwannee 17
Presenters: Moreen Carvan and Terry Brown, University of Wisconsin Parkside
|313||Teaching, Learning, and Leading With Schools and Communities: One Urban University’s Efforts to Redefine Teacher Preparation
Saturday, March 2, 9:00–10:15 a.m., St. John’s 27
Presenters: Amy Heineke, Ann Marie Ryan, and David Ensiminger, Loyola University Chicago
With many more sessions like these to choose from, attendees of AACTE’s 65th Annual Meeting, February 28-March 2, will be well prepared for Embracing the Future of educator preparation. How about you?
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