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2021 Clinical Practice Fellows Symposium


2021 Theme: Partnering for Equity

Application Deadline was October 31, 2020.


*** The 2021 National Clinical Practice Fellows Symposium will take place ONLINE.***



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Are you interested in clinical practice? Are you an educator invested in solving real issues and challenges related to developing school-university partnerships and centering clinical practice within educator preparation programs?

If you answered “Yes!” to these questions, you are encouraged to apply to be a Clinical Practice Fellow.

Who are Clinical Practice Fellows?

Clinical Practice Fellows are a community of school- and university-based teacher educators who have a strong interest in clinical practice. Clinical Practice Fellows consist of higher-education faculty, doctoral students, clinical field coordinators, mentor teachers, principals, teacher leaders… committed to engaging in collaborative dialogue focused on centering clinical practice and developing school- university partnerships within teacher education programs. Clinical Practice Fellows are selected through an application process.

What do Clinical Practice Fellows do?

Clinical Practice Fellows network with one another, share research and teaching interests, and hear from some of the top scholars and practitioners in the field as they engage in a national dialogue. These collaborations occur annually at the national symposium and throughout the year as we collectively dialogue on placing clinical practice at the center of teacher education.

When is the 2021 Clinical Practice Fellows Symposium?

The symposium begins on the Saturday immediately preceding the ATE 2021 Annual Meeting and continues Sunday and Monday during the meeting. We begin with a social and preparation activities the evening of Saturday, February 13, 2021, followed by the all-day symposium on Sunday, February 14, 2021, and ending with sessions prepared by returning fellows that will conclude by noon on Monday, February 15, 2021.

What is the 2021 Clinical Practice Fellows theme?

This year’s Clinical Practice Fellows Symposium theme, Partnering for Equity, will be action-oriented and designed to bring Clinical Fellows together to work on challenges they face in their contexts. Together we will re-think the nature of clinical practice, re-imagine our partnerships, and re-envision equitable experiences that support all stakeholders.

How to apply?

Returning Clinical Fellows: We hope to see past clinical fellows return and invite you to share your work related to clinical practice. Once a Clinical Fellow, always a Clinical Fellow, thus former symposium participants need only submit their intent to attend, and if applicable present, at the 2021 Clinical Practice Fellows Symposium by completing this form.

New Clinical Fellows: The application process is competitive, but simple. To apply, please prepare brief responses (no more than 150 words for each!) to the following prompts and then complete this application:

  • A brief bio,
  • A statement as to why you are applying to be a Clinical Practice Fellow,
  • A description of what you hope to gain from attending the 2021 symposium, and
  • A description about your successes and challenges when Partnering for Equity.

The deadline to apply was October 31, 2020

Please reach out to the Co-chairs for the symposium with any questions.
For a PDF of the information on this webpage, click here.

Rachelle Curcio
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of South Carolina

Email: Rachelle Curcio and the
University of South Carolin
a Team

University of South Carolina Team Members:
Patricia Alonso
Roy Blakeney
Chris Burkett
Maggie Frick
Chastity Graham

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