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2020 100th ATE Annual Meeting

Atlantic City, NJ

February 15-19, 2020

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ATE's 100th Annual Meeting

Atlantic City, NJ

February 15-19, 2020

Advocating for Teacher Education:  Impacting Research, Policy, and Practice

Special Features such as:

Half-Day Workshops, Clinical Fellows SymposiumPreservice Strand, and Special Events


Keynote Speakers

Paul Gorski, Carl A Cohn, Elena Aydarova



Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel

Atlantic City, NJ

The Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel is located at:

Two Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401

     Easily attend ATE's Annual Meeting at the adjacent Atlantic City Convention Center, shop until you drop at the neighboring Tanger Outlets or roll the dice at one of the city's many casinos. The family-friendly hotel is close to Atlantic City's iconic Boardwalk, beaches and attractions. After a busy day spent exploring Atlantic City, savor elevated pub fare and dynamic local brews at our award-winning Tun Tavern, unwind in our indoor pool, or stretch your muscles in our 24-hour Sheraton Fitness Center.

$179 per night plus taxes - 48 Hour Advanced Cancellation Required - $12 Self or $25 Valet Parking per day plus taxes

Click Here to book your room - note that few dates are available now, see below*

Sheraton hotel rooms are only available for the last portion of the meeting, Monday and Tuesday nights.

Last Day to Book: Tuesday, January 21, 2020.


ATE has made group arrangements for the duration of the Meeting a few blocks away at
Bally's Atlantic City Hotel & Casino

1900 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401. 

Click Here to book your room on-line.

To call the reservation desk at Bally’s, dial 888-516-2215 (8am-2am EST seven days a week) and use the group name "Association of Teacher Educators 2020." Group code is SB02TE0. All callers will be asked for this code, but you can also book by saying: “Teacher Educators.”



Three workshops will be offered in Atlantic City on Saturday, February 15th and Sunday, February 16th in advance of
the 2020 Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel in Atlantic City.

Accreditation, Assessment, and Accountability in Educator Preparation (CAEP Workshop)
Workshop 1 is a Half Day Workshop on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 1:00pm-4:00pm, $50-.

Presenter: Vince O'Neill, The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

This workshop features an overview of the latest developments in the Council on Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP) including an in-depth discussion of the implementation of the Advanced Standards, current accreditation pathways, and program review options. Examples of institutional strategies and promising practices leading to national accreditation and program recognition will be shared and discussed. 

Digital Tools Used in High School Literature (Technology Workshop)
Workshop 2 is a Half Day Workshop on Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 9:00am-12:00pm, $50-.

Presenter: Christine Reyes, Las Cruces (NM) Schools, University of Texas - El Paso

How do we get students to use their laptops for learning, not just surfing the net and playing video games?
Christine Reyes will present a hands-on workshop on how to build technology beyond PowerPoint into the literature curriculum in a one-to-one school program where each student has a laptop. Digital storytelling elements will be covered to make literature a hands-on experience as well as how to utilize technology as a learning/assessment tool.


Cooperating Teacher/Student Teacher Dynamics: Building the Foundation for Career-Long Professional Learning (NEA Workshop)
Workshop 3 is a Half Day Workshop on Sunday, February 15, 2020 from 1:00pm-4:00pm, $50-.

Presenter: Blake West, NEA

This workshop is part of a NEA/ATE initiative to address the needs of the school-based mentor/cooperating teacher as well as the university adjunct supervisor who supervise and mentor teacher candidates in school contexts.

The activities provided in the workshop will:

  1. provide models and practices to develop key mentoring skills, develop knowledge of mentoring and andragogy, and build trusting relationships with teacher candidates;
  2. sensitize participants in applying a cultural lens as part of an observation framework; and
  3. utilize mentor professional growth as a foundational element of overall transformation of schools through teacher leadership and a culture for great teaching and learning.

Participants will be given a certificate of completion for the content of their professional development workshop and pathways to complete/earn micro-credentials with NEA in preparing for a student teacher and engaging in reflective practices as a cooperating teacher.


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Keynote Speakers

Opening General Session Speaker: Paul Gorski

Sunday, February 16th at 6:30pm. Atlantic City Convention Center.

Paul is the founder of the Equity Literacy Institute and EdChange. He has 20 years of experience helping educators strengthen their equity efforts in classrooms, schools, and districts. He has worked with educators in 48 states and a dozen countries. Paul has published more than 70 articles and has written, co-written, or co-edited twelve books  on various aspects of educational equity including  Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap;and Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education (with Seema Pothini).  He is the author of the Multicultural Pavilion, an online compendium of free resources for educators.  Paul earned a PhD in Educational Evaluation at the University of Virginia. He was a teacher educator at several universities for 15 years.

Distinguished Educator Lecture: Carl A. Cohn

Monday, February 17th at 1:50pm - 2:50pm. Atlantic City Convention Center.

Carl A. Cohn is a clinical professor in the School of Educational Studies at Claremont Graduate University. Cohn’s distinguished career in education has spanned more than 30 years. Throughout this time, he has worked in a variety of educational capacities, including teacher, counselor, professor, superintendent and federal court monitor. 

Cohn played a pivotal role during his career in the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD). Focusing on urban affairs and educational policy, he served as an administrative coordinator, director of attendance, and superintendent. In 2000, Cohn was America’s longest-serving urban superintendent, and during this tenure he made the school district a model for high academic standards and accountability. During his tenure as superintendent, the LBUSD achieved record attendance, the lowest rate of suspension in a decade, decreases in student failure and dropout rates, and an increase in the number of students taking college preparatory classes.

Through exemplifying this commitment to leadership and improved student achievement, he won the McGraw Prize in 2002 and the district won the Broad Prize in 2003. In 2002, Cohn served as clinical professor for the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California and went on to become an independent court monitor for the Los Angeles Federal District Court.

From 2005 to 2007, Cohn served as the superintendent of San Diego Unified School District and recently served as a leader in residence at the College of Education at San Diego State University before joining the Claremont Graduate University faculty. He serves on the boards of the American College Testing, Inc. (ACT), the Freedom Writers Foundation, the Western Governors University and EdSource.

Among his many publications and research projects, Cohn co-edited the 2004 Teachers College Press publication, Partnering to Lead Educational Renewal: High Quality Teachers, High Quality Schools.

Research General Session: Elena Aydarova

Tuesday, February 18th at 9:15-10:30am. Atlantic City Convention Center.

Many Faces of Policy Advocacy: Reclaiming Teacher Educators' Voice, Knowledge, and Authority in the Struggle for Equity and Justice

Elena Aydarova is an Assistant Professor of Social Foundations at Auburn University. Her research examines the transformations in teacher education policies and practices through the lens of equity, diversity, and social justice. This work comprises three strands: the exploration of how powerful actors redefine teacher preparation based on technocratic designs; the examination of how technocratic designs narrow teacher preparation practices to produce teachers as technicians and spectators; and the analysis of how teacher educators engage in resisting and reshaping policies that redefine their work.

Dr. Aydarova’s publications appeared in such journals as Teaching and Teacher Education, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, Education Policy Analysis Archives, among others. Her co-authored chapters were published in the AERA Handbook of Research on Teaching and the SAGE Handbook of Research on Teacher Education. Her new book Teacher Education Reform as Political Theater: Russian Policy Dramas (SUNY Press, 2019) examines how globally circulated scripts for teacher education reforms undermine the ability of teacher education to be a force for equity and social justice.

She has received the American Association of University Women American Fellowship, the Longview Global Teacher Educator Fellowship, as well as the Concha Delgado Gaitan Presidential Fellowship from the Council of Anthropology and Education. Dr. Aydarova’s scholarship is informed by her practice as a teacher educator in the U.S., the United Arab Emirates, and China.


Give Back

This year’s Give Back School for the 2020 Annual Meeting is the

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Complex in Atlantic City, NJ.

Consider a donation in your registration to our Annual Meeting Give Back Program

which sponsors one or more schools in our conference city.

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