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Leading Educators to Focus on Equity and Inclusivity at the AACTE 2020 Annual Meeting in Atlanta

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Contact: Jerrica Thurman
Tel: (202) 478-4502
E-mail: jthurman@aacte.org

Leading Educators to Focus on Equity and Inclusivity at the AACTE 2020 Annual Meeting in Atlanta

U.S. public schools serve students with diverse perspectives and needs, and educators must be prepared to work in complex environments. Educators from across the nation will convene at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s (AACTE) 72nd Annual Meeting to share innovative perspectives, orientations, strategies and technologies for addressing equity and inclusivity among diverse groups of learners and school contexts. Collectively, these education leaders will build more inclusive and equitable education systems to promote equality, develop teacher and system capabilities, and encourage supportive learning environments.

WHO: 
AACTE, the leading voice on educator preparation, will host its 72nd Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Ga., February 28 – March 1. This year’s event will bring together education leaders to engage in meaningful discussions, share research and practices, and become better equipped to drive change in the educator preparation field.

WHAT: 
Themed “Disrupting Inequities: Educating for Change,” the conference will feature four strands. The “Equity and Inclusivity in Preparation and Practice” strand will leverage the collective knowledge and experience of leading experts on ways to advance the Association’s strategic direction of revolutionizing education for all learners, while focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion. Sessions include the following:

  • Steps Towards Diversifying the School Leadership Pipeline
  • Disrupting Negative Outcomes in Education for Indigenous Students
  • Building Safe and Supportive Schools for LGBTQ Students
  • Learning Lab on Marginalized Teachers
  • Student to Scholar: Decoding and Encoding Challenges for Diversifying the Faculty Pipeline
  • Successful Strategies for Attracting Male Teachers of Color

During the three days of programming led by top educational leaders, participants will choose from over 300 concurrent sessions and presentations to gain new strategies in preparing future educators.

Check out the full lineup of conference activities and sessions at aacte.org and the AACTE Online Event Planner.

WHERE:
All events will take place at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel.

WHEN: 
Six interactive preconference workshops will take place on February 27. The AACTE 72nd Annual Meeting will be held February 28 – March 1, 2020.
MEDIA CONTACT: To request media interviews or a press pass, e-mail Jerrica Thurman at jthurman@aacte.org.

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