Social and Emotional Learning, Cultural Competence, and Equity in Teacher Preparation

AACTE and the Learning Policy Institute partner to present this webinar on social and emotional learning, cultural competence and equity in teacher preparation. Participants will learn how teacher educators can integrate social and emotional learning and cultural competence into educator preparation, with the goal of equipping teachers to consider the needs of the whole child with equity in mind. Connections and intersections between social and emotional learning, cultural competence, and equity will be explored in conceptual and practical terms.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 3:00PM

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Our panel of experts featured include:

  • Nancy Markowitz - Executive Director, Center for Reaching and Teaching the Whole Child
  • Patricia Swanson - Professor and Chair, Department of Teacher Education, San Jose State University
  • Pat Norman - Professor of Education and Coordinator of Elementary MAT program, Trinity University
  • Mari Jones - Faculty and Project Co-Director of the Deeper Learning Hub, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
  • Moderated by Maria Hyler - Deputy Director of LPI’s Washington, DC office and Senior Researcher

Purpose(s) of the webinar:

  • Present multiple perspectives on the integration of SEL and cultural competence into educator preparation
  • Explore the intersections of SEL, cultural competence, and equity in teacher preparation
  • Identify benefits and challenges of integrating SEL and cultural competence into educator preparation, including considerations of equity
  • Provide recommendations for educator preparation faculty about how to integrate SEL and cultural competence into coursework and clinical experiences for teacher candidates



Call for Entries: 2020 AACTE Awards

Award winners will be honored at the 2020 AACTE Annual Meeting, February 28 – March 1 in Atlanta, Georgia, during the general sessions.

Future Annual Meetings

  • 2021 – February 26-28, Washington State Convention Center | Seattle, WA
  • 2022 – March 4-6, New Orleans Marriott | New Orleans, LA
  • 2023 – February 25-27, JW Marriott Indianapolis | Indianapolis, IN

Site Selection Procedures

Annual Meeting Site Selection Procedures

AACTE considers many factors in determining its future locations for the Annual Meeting, which brings together over 2,000 individuals in the educator preparation field each year. These factors include but are not limited to geographic and cultural diversity, attendee cost, available meeting space, and social justice considerations.

The following priorities guide Annual Meeting site selection:

  1. Location
    1. Selection of a site 4-5 years in advance.
    2. Rotation among U.S. regions, with at least one western region destination every five years.
    3. Urban destination with accessible airlift, affordable airfare, and local travel infrastructure.
    4. Available dates that coincide with AACTE's preferred time frame of late February or early March.
    5. Favorable antidiscrimination and accessibility policies, including those related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, physical ability, health conditions, socioeconomic status, and marital, domestic, or parental status.
    6. Presence of AACTE members in the vicinity of the destination.
  2. Facilities/Space
    1. Adequate amount of meeting rooms, exhibit areas, and other space to meet the Annual Meeting's needs.
    2. Accessibility of facilities/space.
    3. Compact Annual Meeting footprint.
    4. Proximity of hotel partners.
    5. Transportation logistics and cost.
    6. Sizeable block of rooms available at primary hotels.
  3. Cost/Affordability
    1. Guest room rates.
    2. Complimentary facilities or services provided.
    3. Rental rates for facilities.
    4. Food and beverage expenditure requirements.
    5. Labor expenses.
    6. Audio/visual rental costs.
    7. Incentives offered by either the destination or its subsidiary partners.

See What You Missed in 2019

Visit the Learning Center to watch video recordings from previous Annual Meetings. Welcome Sessions and Speaker Spotlight Sessions are public, while other recordings are available only to conference registrants.

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