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2019 Clinical Practice Fellow Symposium


The deadline to apply to be a Clinical Practice Fellow has passed, it is October 1st of each year.  If you missed this deadline, please consider submitting your application next year.  The information below includes theme information for 2019.  If you have already submitted your 2018 application, you will be notified of your acceptance by November 1st.

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Are you interested in clinical practice?

Come be a part of a community of educators who are interested in solving real issues and challenges related to developing school-university partnerships and integrating clinical practice as part of educator preparation programs. You are encouraged to apply to be a Clinical Practice Fellow at the 2019 Clinical Practice Fellows Symposium.

What is the Clinical Practice Fellows Symposium?

Each year, a community of educators interested in clinical practice gather to discuss and problem solve current issues in teacher education. For the past four years, the Association Teacher Educators (ATE) has skillfully facilitated a national symposium as a forum for conversation around clinical practice. During this time, ATE and the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) have been collaborating to strengthen our organizations’ collective voices to support educator preparation. Both organizations are excited to announce that Clinical Practice Fellows will become a collaborative endeavor in 2019. We invite you to submit an application to participate in this year’s national symposium.

Who are Clinical Practice Fellows?

Clinical Practice Fellows are a group of teacher educators, PK-12 school personnel, and clinical field coordinators who have a strong research interest in clinical practice. Clinical Practice Fellows are selected through a competitive application process.

What do Clinical Practice Fellows do?

Clinical Practice Fellows attend a national symposium where they network with one another, share research interests, and hear from some of the top scholars in clinical practice as they engage in a national dialogue about “turning teacher education upside down” and putting clinical practice at the center of teacher education.

When is the 2019 Clinical Practice Fellows Symposium?

In 2019, NAPDS and ATE will have back-to-back conferences in Atlanta, GA. The Symposium will take place during the days in between the ATE-NAPDS back to back conferences. The Symposium will begin the evening of Saturday, February 16th, 2019, and will end by noon on Monday, February 18th, 2019.

What is the theme of 2019 Clinical Practice Fellows?

This year’s Clinical Fellows Symposium theme, Re-Imagining Clinically-Based Teacher Education Programs, will be action-oriented and designed to bring clinical fellows together to work on challenges they face in their context. Together, we can rethink the nature of our clinical practices, re-imagine the link between methods and clinical experiences, and re-conceive authentic, sustainable partnerships that support rich clinical experiences.

Who should attend?

Returning Clinical Practice Fellows

We welcome and encourage past Clinical Practice Fellows to participate and share their work from the previous year. Former Clinical Practice Fellows should submit their intent to attend the 2019 Clinical Fellows Symposium by completing this form.

New Clinical Practice Fellows

We invite teacher educators in all stages of their careers to participate. We especially encourage mentor teachers, principals, teacher leaders, doctoral students, early career faculty members, and university clinical field coordinators to apply. Clinical Practice Fellows are strongly encouraged to come in pairs of P12 and university partners or in teams of similar representation, however each person must submit his or her own application. You are encouraged to explore funding sources within your own institutions.

How to apply?

For new Clinical Practice Fellows, the application process is competitive, but simple.  The deadline to apply is October 1st of each year.  Once submitted, your application will be reviewed and you will be notified by November 1st, of your acceptance. 

To apply, you will need to prepare the following before completing the application:
  • A brief statement as to why you are applying to be a Clinical Practice Fellow, no more than 150 words.
  • A description of how you are thinking about “Re-Imagining Clinical Practice” and what you hope to learn/take away from the Clinical Practice Fellows Symposium, no more than 200 words.
  • A brief bio, no more than 100 words.
The deadline to apply to be a Clinical Practice Fellow has passed, it is October 1st of each year.  If you missed this deadline, please consider submitting your application next year.  If you have already submitted your application, you will be notified of your acceptance by November 1st.

Please reach out to the Co-Chairs for the symposium with any questions.

 Kathryn Will-Dubyak
University of Maine Farmington
 Robin Johnson
         Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

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