Catch up on the latest chatter/decisions from Capitol Hill, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Administration. Discuss federal policies such as ESSA, the educator preparation regulations, and HEA, and their effects on the educator preparation profession. Learn about advocacy opportunities, strategies, and resources including AACTE’s Action Alerts and Advocacy Center.
Quality Support Center
The Quality Support Center provides online courses, workshops, and other resources to assist in the pursuit of evidence-based program improvement. The center helps you address performance measures, data and reporting tools and requirements, and other quality assurance or continuous improvement needs. The center's initiatives are organized into four interconnected components: teacher performance assessments, Bortner Data Initiatives, quality assurance policy, and professional development and consulting services.
State Policy and Relations
Discuss the latest trends in state policy related to educator preparation. Learn about the work of the Advisory Council of State Representatives (ACSR) and the information and resources AACTE provides to its state chapters, such as grant funding, the State Policy Tracker, and other tools to monitor and take action on legislative and regulatory proposals.
Bortner Data Initiatives
AACTE's Bortner Data Initiatives include a variety of reporting, aggregation, and benchmarking projects. These initiatives support the effective use of data for program improvement and build on the Association's now-suspended Professional Education Data System (PEDS) surveys and other existing information collections. Alongside partner organizations and other member institutions, AACTE is developing new collections, reporting instruments, and case studies of evidence use in the field.
AACTE’s Innovation Exchange is a content-rich online resource for innovative educator preparation and practice. It showcases videos, program models, and other resources to help you accelerate program renewal, address workforce diversity, and respond to the most pressing issues in the field. Learn more about programs including the Research-to-Practice Spotlight Series, the Clinical Practice Commission, the Holmes Program, the Innovations Inventory, the Networked Improvement Community on Black and Hispanic/Latino Male Teachers, and principal preparation supports.
AACTE: State of the Association
In this session, hear an overview of AACTE’s current initiatives to support and engage members, including the Quality Support Center, Advocacy Center, and Innovation Exchange. This session will also focus on trends, research, and practices in the field of educator preparation.
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