Catch up on what is unfolding in Washington, DC that affects the profession, including funding of key programs that support educator preparation. Learn about the reauthorization and implementation of laws such as the Higher Education Act and the Every Student Succeeds Act. Hear about the perspectives from the U.S. Department of Education and the Administration. Learn how to engage on advocacy opportunities around these issue areas, as well as AACTE resources that can support you in making your voice heard.
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.
AACTE: State of the Association
This session provides an overview of AACTE’s current initiatives to support and engage members, including the Clinical Practice Commission, our participation in CEEDAR, the National Portrait Report, and the partnership with The Wallace Foundation focused on principal preparation. Learn about pending work and opportunities as well as AACTE member benefits and how you can engage and partner with AACTE to augment the capacity and presence of educator preparation at the state and national levels.
Clinical Practice Commission
This presentation introduces the work of the AACTE Clinical Practice Commission, highlighting its recommendations and shared professional lexicon as a foundation for effectively implementing evidence-based clinical practice. Learn about ways in which clinical practice improves student learning, effective practices for governing and funding clinical practice models, and how policy can support the sustainability of clinical practice programs and partnerships.
Get a detailed walk-through of the resources AACTE offers members to engage at the state and federal levels, including the State Policy Tracker, state-by-state contact lists for key policy makers, advocacy guides, and more. In a smaller group setting, explore advocacy strategies or the specific steps to building stakeholder partnerships and coalitions. Learn how to build sustainable advocacy capacity in your state chapter, such as forming a government relations and advocacy committee and defining its scope of work.
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