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ATE's 2010 Annual Meeting in Chicago!

Chicago HiltonThe 2010 Annual Conference of the Association of Teacher Educators will be held in February 13-17, 2010, in Chicago, Illinois, at the Hilton Chicago. The theme selected by President Annette Digby is Owning the Future through ACTION: An Inclusive Vision for Teacher Education.

You will not want to miss this ATE conference! We hope you can help by joining us and sharing information about this very important event!!!!

Draft Program: The draft program of the ATE Annual Meeting is now downloadable in pdf format. Click here to go to the page with downloadable links. 

Special Celebration: ATE 90th anniversary

Here is just a brief overview of some of the events planned to date.

Special sessions include these outstanding speakers:

• Sunday General Session keynote address by Manuel V. Scott, an original Freedom Writer
• A keynote panel to honor the memory and contributions of Dr. Rita Dunn with the following panel members: Dr. Karen Burke, Professor, instructional Leadership Doctoral Program, Western Connecticut State University; Dr. Lois Favre, Associate Superintendent, Lakeland School District and Director, Lakeland Learning Style Center; Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Molloy College, NY; Susan Rundle, Director, International Learning Styles Network; and Dr. Karen Russo, Associate Professor, St. Joseph's College, Brooklyn, NY
• Panels on mentoring, Milwaukee public schools, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
• Workshops on NCATE, TEAC, Response to Intervention (RTI), and more

Special Events:

-Preservice Strand including the National Teacher of the Year (for information click here)
-Teacher Strand (for information click here)
Research sessions
-Classroom of the future (A look at the classroom of the future, on-site)
-Interactive professional clinics & concurrent sessions (for information on clinics click here)

And much, much more!


The 2010 Annual Meeting will be held at the Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605. Telephone (312) 922-4400, Fax (312) 922-5240. Hotel room rates will be $171 single, $194 double. Online registration is available at the following link: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/CHICHHH-ATE-20100211/index.jhtml

Online Registration Now Available!

Click here for a downloadable pdf of the registration form. Click here to go to the online registration site.

First Biannual Conference of the World Federation of Associations of Teacher Education

The first Biannual Conference of the World Federation of Associations of Teacher Education will be held in conjunction with ATE's 2010 Annual Meeting in Chicago. To register for the WFATE Conference (with a special price for ATE members to register for both the WFATE Conference and ATE's 2010 Annual Meeting), click here. For information on WFATE and the first Biannual Conference, click here.


Seven pre-conference workshops will be offered in Chicago on Saturday, February 13, two all day, two in the morning, and three in the afternoon. Click here for complete descriptions including presenters. Note the number of the workshop you are interested in. Workshops are listed by number on the registration form and the online registration page.

Tentative Schedule

Saturday, Feb. 13   Monday, Cont.  
Governance 9:00-4:00 Exhibits 9:00-4:00
Workshop Registration 7:30-9:00 Thematic Sessions 8:00-9:50
Conference Registration 10:00-4:30 Research General Session 10:00-11:05  
Workshops 9:00-4:00 Thematic Sessions 11:15-4:05
Delegate Assembly 3:00-6:00 SIGS 4:15-6:00
Open Evening  6:00-11:00 Dist. Educator Lecture 6:15-7:30
Sunday, Feb. 14   Tuesday, Feb. 16  
Governance 8:00-4:00 SRATE Breakfast 7:00-9:00
Registration 8:00-4:30 Thematic Sessions 8:00-9:50
Professional Clinics


Robt. J. Stevenson Lecture 10:00-11:05
Delegate Assembly 3:00-6:00 Thematic Sessions 11:15-4:05
Opening General Session 6:30-8:00 SIGS 4:15-6:00
Presidential Reception 8:00-9:00 ATE Awards Banquet 6:30-9:00
Live Music  9:00-12:00 (note: sit-down dinner)  
Monday, Feb. 15   Wednesday, Feb. 17  
 Newcomers’ Breakfast 7:00-9:00   Thematic Sessions 8:00-9:50
 Conference Registration 8:00-4:30  President’s Brunch 10:00-12:00

General Session Speakers

Manuel V. Scott, First General Session Speaker (Sunday, 6:30 p.m.)

Manuel ScottAn Original Freedom Writer whose story is told in the Hollywood movie Freedom Writers, starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hillary Swank and Grey’s Anatomy’s Patrick Dempsey, Manuel Scott has devoted his life to equipping others with proven tools to succeed. With a tireless, selfless dedication, he enlightens, empowers, and revitalizes others with life-changing messages.

A dynamic speaker and facilitator whose experiences have helped him inspire people of all ages and life stages, Manuel travels throughout the United States, Asia, Africa, and Europe empowering leaders, servants, educators, and youth through powerful programs and presentations taken from his own life experiences.

At the age of fourteen, Manuel dropped out of school, and began to fulfill his teacher’s awful prediction that he would either be dead or in jail by the age of eighteen. His use of drugs and alcohol eventually led to his involvement in criminal activities. He says, “When I look back, I now see that I was heading down a path that would have destroyed me.”

However, due to an amazing transformation, Manuel has defied all the odds stacked against him. The once high school drop-out now holds a degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and a graduate degree from Trinity International University. He now speaks at Universities, colleges, civic organizations, high and middle schools, retreats, seminars, and religious institutions. He has received several awards for his commitment to transforming lives. He has appeared on “The View” with Barbara Walters and on “Nightline.” In 2005, he delivered the keynote address for the Lions Clubs International Convention in Hong Kong, and inspired a coliseum of twelve thousand delegates from 192 countries with a message of hope. Manuel Scott is changing lives all over the globe.

Special Panel in memory of Dr. Rita Dunn, Robert Stevenson Memorial Lecture, Monday, 10:00 a.m.

Dr. Rita DunnA special panel to honor the memory and contributions of Dr. Rita Dunn will be held with the following members: 

Dr. Karen Burke, Professor, instructional Leadership Doctoral Program, Western Connecticut State University
Dr. Lois Favre, Associate Superintendent, Lakeland School District and Director, Lakeland Learning Style Center
Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Molloy College, NY
Susan Rundle, Director, International Learning Styles Network
Dr. Karen Russo, Associate Professor, St. Joseph's College, Brooklyn, NY


Daryl Siedentop, Distinguished Educator Lecture (Monday, 6:30 p.m.)

Daryl SiedentopDaryl Siedentop is Emeritus Professor of Sport and Exercise Science in the College of Education and Human Ecology at the Ohio State University. Siedentop graduated from Hope College in 1960 where he then stayed for ten years coaching basketball and baseball and teaching physical education. During that time he completed a master’s degree from Western Michigan University and a doctorate in physical education from Indiana University.

In 1970 he accepted a position in the School of HPER at The Ohio State University where he eventually became a Professor, Senior Associate Dean and then Interim Dean of the College of Education. In 2001, he retired and assumed initial leadership of OSU’s new P-12 Project, a university-wide outreach initiative to support urban school improvement in Ohio. His research focus for 25 years was understanding and improving teacher effectiveness. In 2005, he accepted a one-year appointment as Research Professor and Director for the Teacher Quality Partnership, a consortium of 50 colleges and universities in Ohio. He has held Visiting Professor positions as the University of Massachusetts, University of Georgia, Instituto Nacional d’Education Fisica in Granada, Spain, Edith Cowan University in Australia, and Beijing Normal University in China.

Siedentop has published 12 books. His newest book The Complete Guide to Sport Education was published in 2004. The 7th Edition of his Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness, and Sport was published in 2008. He has published 6 edited monographs and 80 refereed articles.

His honors included the Visiting Scholar Award from Virginia Polytechnic University, election as a Fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education, The International Olympic Committee President’s Prize, NASPE Curriculum & Instruction Academy Honor Award, AAHPERD Alliance Scholar Award, Research Consortium McCloy Award, The NASPE C&I Emeritus Award, the OSU Obertueffer Award, and the AAKPE Hetherington Award. In 2006, he was inducted into the National Association for Sport and Physical Education Hall of Fame. In 2007, he was inducted into the College of Education and Human Ecology Hall of Fame at the Ohio State University. In 2009, he wrote the White Paper for the Education Sector for the National Plan for Physical Activity. Siedentop has Distinguished Alumni Awards from Hope College, Western Michigan University, and the Indiana University School of HPER.

Betty Achinstein, Research General Session speaker, Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

Betty Achinstein

Betty Achinstein is a researcher with the Center for Research on the Teaching Profession at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is responsible for designing and conducting research on: new teacher socialization and schooling contexts; mentoring and induction; equity, diversity and teacher development; new teachers of color in urban schools; and teacher collaboration.
Dr. Achinstein received her Doctorate in Teacher Education from Stanford University Graduate School of Education and her Masters in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is a recipient of the 2006 Association of Teacher Educators’ Distinguished Research Award. Her recent books include: Mentors in the Making: Developing New Leaders for New Teachers (2006, Teachers College Press); Community, Diversity, and Conflict Among Schoolteachers: The Ties that Blind (2002, Teachers College Press). Some of her recent research articles address: new teachers of color in urban hard to staff schools, new teacher tracking and socialization, mentors’ role in reframing novices’ views of diverse learners, mentoring for equity, and mentoring relationships and new teacher learning. She has taught on issues of diversity and education at UC Santa Cruz. She also co-facilitated the Leadership Network for Teacher Induction, a reform network of induction leaders in Northern California.

Before coming to the University of California, Santa Cruz, Betty Achinstein was Director of Member Schools at the Bay Area School Reform Collaborative. She also taught middle and high school students in Chicago, Boston, and New Jersey.

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2010 ATE Annual Meeting Planning Committee

Annette D. Digby, President
Linda Houser, Co-Chair
Emma Savage-Davis, Co-Chair
David Ritchey, Executive Director
Billy G. Dixon, Meetings Coordinator

Subcommittee Chairs

Program Co-Chairs: Christie McIntyre, John McIntyre
Special Functions: Karen McClusky
Local Arrangements: Pennie Olson
Revenue Sponsorship: Ed Pultorak
Publicity Co-Chairs:
George Fero, Marie Fero


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