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

2020 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.

We are evaluating our upcoming meetings and have not canceled any of our meetings at this time. We are committed to maintaining all appropriate sanitary, health, and safety measures and encourage attendees to follow guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. If there are any changes to event schedules, we will provide information to registrants about the new meeting dates and/or other specific details.

Please note that due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the coronavirus, AACTE will not charge a cancellation fee if you decide to not attend an in-person event based on concerns around your health or travel.

Washington Week Events

State Leaders Institute – Offered to current leaders of both AACTE and ATE state chapters.
Engage with leaders from across the country to continue to strengthen the role of the state chapter in being a voice for the profession.

Holmes Summer Policy Institute – Created for current AACTE Holmes Doctoral Scholars, this experience allows attendees to connect with leaders in education policy.

Day on the Hill – The signature component of Washington Week, Day on the Hill provides advocacy preparation and the opportunity to engage with elected officials and their staff on Capitol Hill. The event includes a full-day orientation where attendees build skills and prepare for conducting meetings with 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.


Conference Information

State Leaders Institute – May 31 – June 1:

AACTE and ATE state leaders will focus on capacity building and augmenting their chapter’s impact through leadership development.
Member$265
Non-Member$999
Receive a 12% discount by attending Day on the Hill (June 2-3)

Holmes Summer Policy Institute – June 1:
AACTE Holmes Scholars will learn how to advocate for their profession by participating in interactive policy discussions and briefings.
Scholar$265
Member$265
Non-Member$999
Student$265
Receive a 100% discount by attending Day on the Hill (June 2-3)

Day on the Hill – June 2 - 3:
AACTE members, nonmembers, students, Holmes Scholars, and PK-12 partners will engage in advocacy training and visit congressional offices.
Holmes Scholar$99
Member$299
2nd Member$269
3rd Member$269
4th Member$239
Non-Member$429
2nd Non-Member$399
Student$99
Receive a 12% discount by attending State Leaders Institute (May 31–June 1)

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Outstanding Balance Policy

Individuals with outstanding balances for 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 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 May 8, 2020. All refund requests received after this date will be denied. A $150.00 administrative fee will be deducted from all cancellation requests. Refund payments will not be processed until after the meeting has concluded.  “No-shows” will not receive a refund. Cancellation and refund requests should be e-mailed to Gloriatine Jones at 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. After May 8, substitutions can be requested only at on-site registration.

AACTE Event Emergency and Inclement Weather Policy

All nationwide AACTE events, including but not limited to Washington Week, will be canceled due to inclement weather or other acts of God (including, but not limited to, flood, fire, or natural disaster) only if the venue and/or location of the event is closed or provides notice to AACTE of its inability to hold the event, or if the local government declares an emergency status is in effect for the location of the event.

If a nationwide AACTE event is canceled due to inclement weather or other acts of God as set forth herein, every attempt will be made to reschedule the event, and your registration fee will be applied to the rescheduled event date. If AACTE is unable to reschedule the event, your registration fee will be applied to a subsequent nationwide AACTE event of your choice. Any travel expenses that may have been incurred cannot be refunded under any circumstances. If the AACTE event is held, but weather conditions (whether forecasted or actualized) prohibit you from traveling, AACTE unfortunately cannot refund your registration fee.

AACTE Event Conduct Policy

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is committed to providing an atmosphere that encourages the free expression and exchange of ideas. It is the policy of AACTE that all participants in AACTE-sanctioned events will enjoy a welcoming environment free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. All participants in AACTE events agree to comply with all rules and conditions of the events, which are subject to change without notice. This policy applies to all participants in AACTE events, including but not limited to attendees, students, guests, staff, sponsors, exhibitors, presenters, and partners in sessions, workshops, and other social or networking convenings at any AACTE meeting or other event.

All individuals must behave responsibly at AACTE events in which they participate. Threatening physical or verbal actions and disorderly or disruptive conduct will not be tolerated. Harassment, including verbal comments relating to gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other protected status, or sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, unauthorized or inappropriate photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention, will not be tolerated. All individuals participating in AACTE events must comply with these standards of behavior.

Violations should be reported to a senior AACTE staff member present at the event. In AACTE’s sole discretion, unacceptable behavior may result in removal from or denial of access to event facilities or activities, and other penalties, without refund of any applicable registration fees or other costs. In addition, violations may be reported to the offending individual’s employer. Repeat offenders may be banned from future AACTE events.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images and Video Policy

AACTE reserves the right to use photographs and video taken at AACTE events for marketing purposes including, but not limited to, on social media, on our various websites, and in print and/or e-mail marketing campaigns. By registering for an AACTE event, you authorize AACTE to use your likeness without additional permission for these purposes.

Renaissance Arlington Capital View

Renaissance Arlington Capital View
2800 South Potomac Avenue
Arlington, VA  22202
Hotel website

Room Rate: $239 single/double ($20 per additional person)
Cut-Off Date:  Friday, May 8, 2020
Phone: (703)413-1300
Location:    Perfectly located less than a mile from Reagan National Airport (DCA) and walkable to many restaurants and attractions in the area.

The complimentary shuttle to and from DCA runs every 30 minutes from 5:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. and every 20 minutes from the Crystal City Metro stop from 5:00 a.m. until 10:30 p.m.

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STATE LEADERS INSTITUTE

AACTE and ATE state leaders will focus on capacity building and augmenting their chapter’s impact through leadership development.

SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.SLI General Session
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. SLI General Session
MONDAY, JUNE 1
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.SLI General Session
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.mBreakout 1
Breakout 2
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Breakout 1
Breakout 2
2:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.SLI General Session
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.State Leaders Institute/
Holmes Reception

HOLMES SUMMER POLICY INSTITUTE

AACTE Holmes Scholars will learn how to advocate for their profession by participating in interactive policy discussions and briefings.

MONDAY, JUNE 1
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Holmes Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Holmes Summer Institute
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.Holmes Summer Institute
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.State Leaders Institute/
Holmes Reception

DAY ON THE HILL

AACTE members, nonmembers, students, Holmes Scholars, and PK-12 partners will engage in advocacy training and visit congressional offices.

TUESDAY, June 2, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.General Session
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Breakout 1
Breakout 2
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.Breakout 1
Breakout 2
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.General Session
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Day on the Hill Reception
WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020
7:15 a.m.Buses depart for all day meetings on The Hill

Washington DC Tidal Basin

A walkable, urban district, Arlington/Crystal City has great restaurants, cafes, and specialty stores. In addition to the dining options along Restaurant Row, 23rd Street between South Eads and South Fern streets has an eclectic, independent dining scene and active nightlife.  Click here for a full list of restaurants in the area.

Arlington is so close to many local attractions and activities – click here to see the full list.

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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