Let me start by saying I hope each of you are safe and well. In the last few weeks, there has been a lot of behind the scenes work happening at ATE. After delicate contract negotiations by John McIntyre (Meetings Coordinator) and Alisa Chapman (ATE Executive Director), we are now able to say that our Summer 2020 conference will be ONLINE! We are excited to offer our conference in this format and look forward to seeing you there! As we move along in the process, be sure to visit our conference webpage to stay up to date.
The link for submitting proposals is here:
ATE 2020 ONLINE Summer Conference
Call for Proposals
Deadline: June 15th
The need for all voices to be heard is never more important than at election time. I urge you to vote in the ATE election. Determine the next group of leaders in YOUR organization.
Presidential Points to Ponder
I am sharing some statements that have resonated with me during this pandemic. I will post these on our social media sites so that you can share your thoughts, ideas, and ponderings. Join in the conversation!
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- Teachers work hard and they are finally getting a small measure of the recognition they deserve.
- Amidst an already grave teacher shortage, 20% of teachers may not return to their classrooms if schools reopen in the fall.
- The digital divide has become glaringly apparent and we can no longer hide from the disparity it causes in the academic achievement of our children.
There is no more important time for us to be welcoming those under the big umbrella.
If you’re not sure what this refers to, check out my powerpoint presentation from Atlantic City!!
Take care, be safe. All my best!
ATE President 2020-2021