Washington Week Testimonials

“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.”


“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!”

Washington Week

Coronavirus Impact on AACTE Events

At AACTE, we continue to monitor the rapidly changing situation related to the spread of COVID-19. We understand that concerns for health, safety, and the impact on meeting attendance, among other issues, are affecting our members.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to hold the event over its original dates. After careful consideration, AACTE has decided to transform the 2020 Washington Week conference into its inaugural virtual event. The in-person meeting has been canceled due to our concern about the health, well-being, and safety of our attendees and travel restrictions during this time. We are excited to bring a virtual conference that will center on the same education and connections attendees experience at AACTE face-to-face meetings.

Washington Week Events

State Leaders Institute AACTE and the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) state leaders will focus on capacity building and augmenting their chapter’s impact through leadership development.

Holmes Summer Policy Institute – AACTE Holmes Program students will learn to advocate for their profession by participating in interactive policy discussions and briefings.

Holmes Advanced Policy Course – AACTE Holmes Scholars who have participated in a previous Holmes Policy Institute or are in the final year of their doctoral program will explore policy and advocacy principles and address current events that focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in education.

Day on the HillAACTE members, nonmembers, students, Holmes Scholars, and PK-12 partners will engage in advocacy training and virtual visits to congressional offices.

Curious about AACTE’s Day on the Hill? View this webinar that shares why Day on the Hill is worth attending and how to prepare to come to Washington, DC and advocate in support of the profession. This webinar is led by AACTE members and members of the AACTE Standing Committee on Government Relations and Advocacy.


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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