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The 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators will be held in Phoenix, Arizona, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix February 13-17. The theme selected by President Emma Savage-Davis is Advocating for the Silenced: The Educators’ Vocation. Click here to go to the Annual Meeting page with complete information and links for registration and hotel reservations.

Left to right, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Luis Moll, Joan Wink, and Etta R. Hollins
Keynote Speakers include Gloria Ladson-Billings, Opening General Session Speaker; Luis Moll, Robert Louis Stevenson Speaker; Joan Wink, Distinguished Educator Speaker; and Etta R. Hollins, Research Speaker.
Highlights of the Annual Meeting include:
Featured Sessions
Five featured sessions aligned to each of the five conference strands and ATE standards:
  • Sunday, February 15th --12:20-1:30 pm

Strand 2:  Recruiting and Retaining Quality Teachers, Administrators, and Teacher Educators

Presented by Dr. Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy, President's Professor of Indigenous Education and Justice, School of Social Transformation; Director, Center for Indian Education, Arizona State University

  • Sunday, February 15th --2:50-3:30pm

Strand 4:  Technology, Equity, and Student Engagement

Presented by Dr. Xeturah M. Woodley, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, New Mexico State University

  • Monday, February 16th--11:10-12:10pm

Strand 1:  Advocating for Access, Opportunity, and Social Justice

Presented by Dr. Rudolfo Chavez Chavez, Regents Professor, Distinguished Achievement Professor, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, New Mexico State University

  • Monday, February 16th--12:20-1:20pm

Strand 3:  Meeting Standards in Our Ever-Changing Society

Presented by Dr. Augustine F. Romero, Tucson Unified School District, Director, Department of Student Equity

  • Monday, February 16th--2:50-4:00pm

Strand 5: Governmental and Educational Policy and their Impact on Teaching and Teacher Education

Presented by Dr. Kristin L. Gunckel, Assistant Professor, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies Department, University of Arizona

Dr. Gunckel will facilitate a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQQ) panel during this session

Clinical Practice Fellows Symposium: an initiative of the ATE Commission on Clinical Practice which was in response to the Blue Ribbon Panel on Clinical Preparation and Partnerships (NCATE). The Annual Meeting will feature a preconference symposium exclusively for selected Clinical Practice Fellows on Saturday, Feb.14 to share their research interest and to hear from top scholars in clinical practice. (Invitation Only)
Technology Share-a-thon: Sessions where each presenter provides a 15 minute presentation and 10 minute hands-on experience. This was started at ATE's 2014 Summer Conference in Niagara Falls and was very successful.
Digital Opportunity Symposium: Once again, ATE will host a workshop encouraging attendees to help "close the digital divide." Click here for information on the Digital Opportunity Symposium. Click here for other pre-conference workshops to be held on Friday and Saturday.
Exhibit in Phoenix!

ATE's 2015 Annual Meeting in Phioenix offers a terrific opportunity to reach teacher educators and those involved in teacher preparation at all levels. The exhibits area will be in the fourth floor prefunction area. Exhibit schedule is:

Saturday, Feb. 14: Set-up 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Saturday, Feb. 14: Exhibits Open 2:00-6:30p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14: Exhibitor Reception 5:00-6:15 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 15: Exhibits Open 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 16: Exhibits Open 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 16: Dismantle 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Click here to download an exhibitor application with complete information.
ATE's 2014 Summer Conference a Success in Niagara Falls

Scenes from ATE's 2014 Summer Conference: Above left, Opening General Session Speaker H. Richard Milner IV, left, and Ryan Flessner flank ATE President Emma Savage-Davis, with Vaughn Christian Lewis in front. The young man recited two long poems from memory. Above right, President Savage-Davis and Shaoan Zhang present plaque to keynote speaker Gerald Campano. Below left, President Savage-Davis and Romena Holbert present plaque to keynote speaker Donna Gollnick. Below right, Christie McIntyre presents a check to Rocco Merino, Principal, and Diane Bianco, Assistant Principal of Niagara Street Elementary School, recipient of ATE's Give-Back Program. Summer Conference attendees donated $1,140 to the school during the Summer Conference. Photos by David McCarthy.

ATE's 2014 Summer Conference was held in Niagara Falls, NY, at the Sheraton at the Falls Hotel and Conference & Event Center. The theme selected by President Emma Savage-Davis is Advocating for the Silenced: The Educators’ Vocation. The Summer Conference was a success and made the front page news in Niagara Falls' newspaper.

Click here to go to David McCarthy's photo slideshow of the Summer Conference.

Click here for a description of the Digital Opportunity Symposium, held on Friday, August 1, 2014.

Click here to visit ATE's Facebook page to see photos and descriptions posted by David McCarthy, John McIntyre and others.

Click here to visit ATE's Twitter feed with link to #ATENiagara, with additional photos and information posted by Ryan Flessner and others.

Additional information and photos from the Summer Conference will be posted soon.

ATE President Emma Savage-Davis has released a statement on Arizona's SB-1062. Click here to read the statement.

Save the Date: ATE's 2015 Annual Meeting will be held February 13-17, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ. More information will be available soon.

Speakers from ATE's 2014 Annual Meeting in St. Louis

Keynote speakers at ATE's 2014 Annual Meeting in St. Louis. Top left, ATE President Nancy Gallavan presents plaque to Marilyn Cochran-Smith. Top right, Diana Hess of the Spencer Foundation. Bottom left, President Gallavan presents a plaque to the National Teacher of the Year, Jeffrey Charbonneau. Bottom right, Jane Piirto. Photos by David McCarthy.

The 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators was held February 14-18, 2014, in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch. The theme selected by President Nancy P. Gallavan was Advancing Teacher Education that Matters in Teaching, Learning, and SchoolingClick here to visit the photo slide show from the St. Louis Annual Meeting put together by Association Development Specialist for Photography David McCarthy.

Education, Justice Say Schools May Use Legally Permissible Methods to Achieve Diversity Goals: The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice have issued a “Dear Colleague” letter confirming that the decision of the United States Supreme Court issued on April 22, 2014 in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action et. al., leaves intact the Court’s prior holdings recognizing that institutions of higher education and elementary and secondary schools may use all legally permissible methods to achieve their diversity goals. These include programs that consider the race of the applicant as one of the many factors in the process to achieve the educational benefits in a diverse student body. 
Both Departments strongly support diversity in our education system, as a racially diverse education environment helps to prepare students for our increasingly diverse nation. 
The Departments have issued related guidance documents; in 2011, “Guidance on the Voluntary Use of Race to Achieve Diversity in Postsecondary Education” and “Guidance on the Voluntary Use of Race to Achieve Diversity and Avoid Racial Isolation in Elementary and Secondary Schools” were issued.  Late last year the Departments also issued “Questions and Answers about the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.”  All three documents remain in effect after the Schuette decision. 
Click here to see the letter from the Departments of Education and Justice.
THE EMERGING SCHOLARS PROGRAM, one of the highlights of the 2013 AnnualMeeting in Atlanta, was started three years ago and has become a major success for ATE. Click here for more information on ATE's Emerging Scholars Program.
ATE'S PHONE NUMBER AND FAX: ATE now has new office phone and fax numbers. The office phone number is (703) 659-1708. The fax number is (703) 595-4792. ATE’s new office and shipping address is: Association of Teacher Educators, 11350 Random Hills Rd., Suite 800, PMB 6, Fairfax, VA 22030. P.O. Box for regular mail remains the same: Association of Teacher Educators, P.O. Box 793, Manassas, VA 20113.
Support and Recognition Opportunities at ATE's Annual Meeting: 
o                  Exhibit opportunities click here.
o                  Program Book advertising opportunities click here.
o                  Sponsorship opportunities click here.
Handbook of Research on Teacher Education, Third Edition is available to members at a 15% discount! Click here to go to ATE's members only site; after you log in, you can download the order form with discount information. (If you have trouble logging in, click here to send an email to ATE. If you are not a member but would like to purchase the book, click here to purchase directly from Taylor and Francis.)
The Standards for Teacher Educators and information about their use can be found here.
Professional Opportunities, including College/University Positions available. Click here.
LFTE Introduces Stevenson Scholarship: Click here for more information.
Members Only Area Now Available: Click here to go to the Members Only site. Login instructions have been sent to members.
Several ATE Commissions have posted reports on the website. Here's a brief listing:
• Report of the Commission on High Stakes Testing; click here
• Report of the Commission (now Committee) on Technology and the Future of Teacher Education; click here
 (Note: This is a large file, about one megabyte. Depending on the speed of your internet connection, it may take some time to download.)
ATE's New Publications Marketplace lets you purchase ATE publications and other resources online. Click here for more information.
Tribute to Our Sponsors: ATE is pleased to recognize several groups showing their commitment to teacher education through sponsorship. Click here to see the growing list of ATE sponsors.
New from ATE's Technology Commission! ATE's Technology and the Future of Teacher Education Commission has collected online resources to support the use of technology in teacher education and has posted some useful links. Click here to see these resources.
ATE Position Framework. Click here.

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