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Testomonials

Testimonials

“As a doctoral student, this was an amazing experience!”
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
2021-04-21T16:47:32-04:00
“As a doctoral student, this was an amazing experience!”
“I really enjoyed the Washington Week format. The material and discussions were focused and well aligned with the purpose of the event. The reception was amazing with lots of food and great attendance. It provided an excellent forum for networking.”
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
2021-04-21T16:48:28-04:00
“I really enjoyed the Washington Week format. The material and discussions were focused and well aligned with the purpose of the event. The reception was amazing with lots of food and great attendance. It provided an excellent forum for networking.”
“I cannot say enough about how excellent the week’s activities were.”

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
2021-04-21T16:48:42-04:00
“I cannot say enough about how excellent the week’s activities were.”
“This was a wonderful opportunity to meet with our national leaders. All were very receptive!”
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
2021-04-21T16:49:09-04:00
“This was a wonderful opportunity to meet with our national leaders. All were very receptive!”
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Washington Week

AACTE Virtual Washington Week 2021

2021 WASHINGTON WEEK

Washington Week will once again be virtual this year throughout the month of September.  This year’s schedule includes:

AACTE Holmes Policy Institute – September 8-9

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2021
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.Welcome
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.Keynote Speaker
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.National Portrait: A Review of Challenges and Opportunities
to Diversify the Education Profession
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.Advancing Educational Equity Post-COVID
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.Efforts to Promote Culturally Responsive Education
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Wrap-Up
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2021
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.The de-Evolution of EBPs and Unintended Consequences
1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Race and Education: Why America’s Schools Remain
Segregated in the 21st Century and Solutions to
Ensure Diversity and Equity
1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Promoting Policy Change from the Bottom-Up
3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.AACTE Policy Briefing
3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.Closing Keynote
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Wrap Up

Holmes Program Advanced Policy Short Course – September 14-15

The Holmes Program Advanced Policy Short Course has limited seats available. Scholars who are interested in attending must complete this brief application by 5:00 p.m. EST on August 25, 2021.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2021
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Organization of Course | The 4 P’s of Policy Advocacy
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.Speaker: Congressional Representative
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Wrap Up
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.mSpeaker: Policy/Advocacy Leader
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.mCapitol Hill Briefing | Congressional Staffer
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Wrap Up

Day on the Hill – September 21-23

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.2020 AACTE Day on the Hill Opening Session
1:20 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.The Big Picture: Current Policy & Political Landscape
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.Legislative Priorities: Appropriations,
the Higher Education Act,
Reed/Adams Legislation
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.Using the Legislative Priorities for an Effective Hill Meeting
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.Wrap Up and State Team Time
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Opening Welcome and Hill Panel
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.Track A & B – Developing Your Advocacy Toolkit
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.Putting It All Together: Telling Your Story
4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.State Team Time

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Day on the Hill –
Virtual House and Senate Congressional Visits
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Day on the Hill Debrief

State Leaders Institute – September 30-October 1

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.Welcome
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.State Chapters Grants Report
2:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. ARPA State Education Funding Took Kit for EPPs
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Working with Coalitions to do Advocacy Work
4:40 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.Regional Breakouts
5:20 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Wrap Up / Close Out the Day
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.Welcome
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.State Chapter Taskforce Report Recommendations
2:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.NAEd Report and CREA Framing Paper
Discussion and Questions
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Connect360 & Membership Benefit
4:00 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.Wrap up / Closing

Register Now

Register today to ensure YOUR voice is heard advocating for education.

Conference Information

Registration Rates:

HOLMES POLICY INSTITUTE

  • Holmes Scholar – $25
  • AACTE Member – $25

HOLMES POLICY ADVANCED POLICY SHORT COURSE

  • Holmes Scholar – $25

DAY ON THE HILL

  • Holmes Scholar – $25 (Holmes Scholars who attend the Holmes Programs can attend Day on the Hill complimentary)
  • AACTE Member – $199
  • Non-Member – $299

STATE LEADERS INSTITUTE

  • AACTE Member – $279
  • Non-Member – $369

The Holmes Program coordinators are encouraged to register for Day on the Hill to participate in advocacy meetings with their scholars. Registration for the Holmes Policy Institute will be complimentary for coordinators.

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Outstanding Balance Policy

Individuals with an outstanding balance from previous AACTE events will not be permitted to register for upcoming events until their balance is paid. A message indicating what events are unpaid and how to pay will appear when individuals attempt to register. Permission to register will be granted upon receipt of payment. If you have any questions, please contact AACTE Director of Meetings & Events, Linda Minor at lminor@aacte.org.

Cancellation Policy

Notice of cancellation or any request for refund of conference registration fees–must be made in writing and received by August 31. All refund requests received after this date will be denied. Refund payments will not be processed until after the meeting has concluded.  Cancellation and refund requests should be e-mailed to registration@aacte.org. Cancellations over the phone will not be accepted.

Substitution Policy

Substitution of registrants is permitted as long as both individuals are from the same institution. Contact Linda Minor at events@aacte.org to request a substitution.

AACTE Event Conduct Policy

AACTE is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and AACTE staff. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, AACTE staff members, service providers, and all others are expected to abide by this Virtual Programs Code of Conduct. This Policy applies to all AACTE meeting-related events, including those sponsored by organizations other than AACTE but held in conjunction with AACTE events, on public or private platforms.

AACTE has zero-tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment by participants or our staff at our meetings. If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, AACTE asks that you inform our events team at events@aacte.org so that we can take the appropriate action.

Unacceptable Behavior is defined as:

  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form.
  • Verbal abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, AACTE staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.
  • Examples of verbal abuse include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, AACTE staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.
  • Disruption of presentations during sessions, in the exhibit hall, or at other events organized by AACTE throughout the virtual meeting. All participants must comply with the instructions of the moderator and any AACTE virtual event staff.
  • Presentations, postings, and messages should not contain promotional materials, special offers, job offers, product announcements, or solicitation for services. AACTE reserves the right to remove such messages and potentially ban sources of those solicitations.
  • Participants should not copy or take screen shots of Q&A or any chat room activity that takes place in the virtual space.

AACTE reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior, and AACTE reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting, virtually or in person.



2019 Washington Week Recap

We thank each of you who joined us for AACTE’s 2019 Washington Week! Check out the recap videos, blogs and photos below to view AACTE members at work for teacher education during our annual advocacy event.

AACTE Members at Washington Week

AACTE State Chapter Leader John Blackwell @john_jblackwe Discuss the Value of Attending #AACTEWW19 State Leaders Institute

Posted by American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education on Sunday, June 2, 2019

AACTE State Chapter Leader Mary Murray Shares Details About AACTE State Chapter Support Grants

Posted by American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education on Sunday, June 2, 2019

First-Timer @AACTE #HolmesScholar Tiffany Hamm Shares Key Takeways from #AACTEWW19 Holmes Summer Policy Institute

Posted by American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education on Monday, June 3, 2019

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