2021 Clinical Practice Fellows Symposium
2021 Theme: Partnering for Equity
Application Deadline is September 1, 2020.
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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?
What is the 2021 Clinical Practice Fellows theme?
The symposium occurs on the Friday and Saturday immediately preceding the 2021 ATE annual conference. We begin with a social and preparation activities the evening of Friday, February 12, 2021, followed by the all-day symposium on Saturday, February 13, 2021, and ending with sessions prepared by returning fellows that will conclude by noon on Monday, February 14, 2021.
How to apply?
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.
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 2020 Clinical 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 is September 1, 2020.