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AACTE Kicks Off Its 68th Annual Meeting

For Immediate Release
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(February 23, 2016, Las Vegas, NV)—Today, the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) kicked off its 68th Annual Meeting themed, “Meeting the Demands of Professional Practice: Tough Questions, Tough Choices.” The event is being held February 23-25 at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.

The more than 2,000 educators in attendance include teachers and district personnel, college and university leaders and students. Attendees will choose from hundreds of concurrent sessions organized by the following strands:

  • Professionalism: Values in Action
  • Engagement: Hard Choices in Connecting With All Stakeholders
  • Programs and Practices: Making Hard Choices Through Critical Reflection, Review, and Innovation
  • Assessment: Hard Choices in Program Improvement

“AACTE is thrilled this year to incorporate a substantial PK-12 presence in the sessions being offered,” said Dr. Rodrick Lucero, AACTE Vice President of Member Engagement and Support. “The discursive, interactional nature of this conference will continue to move the field forward in ways not yet imagined.”

Follow event happenings in real time on Twitter at #AACTE16 and visit AACTE’s Facebook page.

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AACTE: The Leading Voice on Educator Preparation
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is a national alliance of educator preparation programs dedicated to high-quality, evidence-based preparation that assures educators are profession-ready as they enter the classroom. Its over 800 member institutions represent public and private colleges and universities in every state, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Through advocacy and capacity building, AACTE promotes innovation and effective practices that strengthen educator preparation. Learn more at www.aacte.org.



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Innovation Exchange logo The Innovation Exchange is a AACTE initiative that supports university-based educator preparation programs in responding to the changing demands of the workforce and in preparing educators to meet the needs of PK-12 learners. The activity and programming of the Innovation Exchange are guided by the following four interdependent components: Pedagogy, Workforce Development, Capacity Building, and Documentation and Synthesizing Research.

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