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Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona
February 13-17, 2015

The 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators will be held in Phoenix, Arizona, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix February 13-17. The theme selected by President Emma Savage-Davis is Advocating for the Silenced: The Educators’ Vocation.

Left to right, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Luis Moll, Joan Wink, and Etta R. Hollins
Keynote Speakers include Gloria Ladson-Billings, Opening General Session Speaker; Luis Moll, Robert Louis Stevenson Speaker; Joan Wink, Distinguished Educator Speaker; and Etta R. Hollins, Research Speaker.


Click here to go to the online secure registration site. Click here to download a pdf of the registration form which you can fax or mail with payment information.


Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Discover the vibrant heart of the Southwest at Hyatt Regency Phoenix. Set within the center of this cosmopolitan city, our hotel is an urban oasis of comfort and calm. From spacious suites to delicious dining and beyond, we invite you to immerse yourself in the very essence of downtown Phoenix.
Here are just a few of the ways you can enjoy your stay:
•    Unwind in spacious guestrooms and suites with scenic views of the valley and the city skyline
•    Explore the Southwest, tour the city’s sights by helicopter, discover something new at a local museum or browse nearby shops
•    Experience our vibrant location, situated between the desert and the mountains
•    Invigorate your stay, with a visit to our outdoor pool and take a relaxing dip in the hot tub or exercise in our 24 hour fitness center 
•    Treat the family to something unforgettable, with activities to entice mom, dad, the little ones and everyone in between
•    Indulge in masterfully crafted culinary options, all thoughtfully sourced and carefully served   
•    Unleash your potential with a memorable meeting, or a special event that promises to surprise and inspire
Enjoy easy access to the best of Phoenix, surrounded by panoramic city and valley views, delicious dining and new experiences. Make your reservations at Hyatt Regency Phoenix today.

Click here to go to the online reservation site from the hotel. Rate is $189 single, $214 double. The hotel is located at 122 North Second Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Hotel phone: (602) 252-1234.

Exhibit in Phoenix!

ATE's 2015 Annual Meeting offers a terrific opportunity to reach teacher educators and those involved in teacher preparation at all levels. The exhibits area will be in the fourth floor prefunction area. Exhibit schedule is:

Saturday, Feb. 14: Set-up 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Saturday, Feb. 14: Exhibits Open 2:00-6:30p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14: Exhibitor Reception 5:00-6:15 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 15: Exhibits Open 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 16: Exhibits Open 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 16: Dismantle 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Click here to download an exhibitor application with complete information.

Give-Back Program

For the past seven years, attendees at ATE's meetings have donated money to "give back" to the communities where the meetings are held. Now you can make a donation while you register. Click here to go to the page that will allow you to make a donation online as you register for the Annual Meeting in Phoenix. After you make your donation, you will be returned to this page.


Tuesday, February 17, 2015
8:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Creating Catalysts for Change:  Uniting the Profession to Advocate for Equitable and Sustainable Educational Opportunities for All

Without attention to culture, social conditions, environmental roadblocks, and economics, lasting change will not happen. Educators, schools, and institutions of higher education must step up and become empowered as agents of change, not as recipients of mandates for change that come from outside of the education community. Change can start with one teacher, one classroom, one school, one college of education, and should be tailored to the local environment and its needs.  Learn how you can take action and make a difference from pioneers in the field of Education for Sustainable Development.

Tentative Schedule

Friday, Feb. 13   Sunday, Cont.  
Governance 9:00-5:00 Exhibits 9:00-4:00
Workshop Registration 7:30-9:00 Thematic Sessions 10:00-4:30
Conference Registration 10:00-4:30 Robert J. Stevenson Lecture 9:45-11:00
Workshops 9:00-4:00 Thematic Sessions 11:19-1:30
Saturday, Feb. 14   Roundtable Sessions 8:00-4:30
Governance  8:00-5:00 Distinguished Educator Lecture 1:40-2:40
Registration  8:00-4:30 Thematic Sessions 2:50-4:20
Workshops 9:00-4:00 SIGs  4:30-6:30
    Monday, Feb.16  
Emerging Scholars Reception


SRATE Breakfast 7:00-9:00
Delegate Assembly 2:00-5:00 Thematic Sessions 8:00-9:30
Exhibitors Reception 5:00-6:30 General Session 9:45-11:00
Opening General Session 6:30-8:00 Thematic Sessions 11:10-4:00
Presidential Reception  8:00-9:00 SIGS 4:15-6:15
Live Music 9:00-11:00 ATE Awards Dinner (note: sit-down dinner) 6:30-9:00
Sunday, Feb. 15    Tuesday, Feb. 17  
Conference Registration 8:00-4:30  Thematic Sessions 8:00-9:30
Newcomers Breakfast 7:00-9:00 President’s Brunch 10:00-12:00

Keynote Speakers

Gloria Ladson-Billings
Gloria Ladson-Billings is the Chair of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction where she holds the Kellner Family Endowed Professorship in Urban Education and is Faculty Affiliate in the Departments of Educational Policy Studies and Afro American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was the 2005--2006 president of the American Educational Research Association. Ladson-Billings’ research examines the pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African American students. She also investigates Critical Race Theory applications to education.
Ladson-Billings is the author of the critically acclaimed books, The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children, Crossing over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms, and Beyond the Big House: African American Educators on Teacher Education. She is editor of five other books and author of more than 100 journal articles and book chapters. She is the former editor of the American Educational Research Journal and a member of several editorial boards. Her work has won numerous scholarly awards, including the H. I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship, Spencer Post-doctoral Fellowship, and the Palmer O. Johnson outstanding research award. She was named the 2012 winner of the Brock International Prize in education. In 2012 she was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain. In 2010 she was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Massachusetts – Lowell. In 2002 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. During the 2003--2004 academic year she was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California. In fall 2004 she received the George and Louise Spindler Award from the Council on Anthropology and Education for significant and ongoing contributions to the field of educational anthropology. In spring 2005 she was elected to the National Academy of Education and the National Society for the Study of Education. In 2007 she was awarded the Hilldale Award, the highest faculty honor given to a professor at the University of Wisconsin for outstanding research, teaching, and service. She is a 2008 recipient of the state of Wisconsin’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Heritage Award and the Teachers College, Columbia University 2008 Distinguished Service Medal. In 2009 she was elected to Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honor Society’s Laureate Chapter—comprised of 60 living distinguished scholars. Former laureate members include notables such as Albert Einstein, John Dewey and Eleanor Roosevelt. In 2010 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and in 2012 she was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain. Ladson-Billings is currently one of the NEA Foundation Fellows charged with providing advice on its “Achievement Gap Initiative.”
Luis Moll
Luis C. Moll is Professor in the Language, Reading and Culture Program of the Department of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies, College of Education, The University of Arizona. He was awarded his Ph.D. (1978) in Educational Psychology/Early Childhood Development from the University of California, Los Angeles.  Prior to his current position, he was an Assistant Research Psychologist at the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition of the University of California, San Diego from 1979-1986.  His main research interest is the connection among culture, psychology and education, especially as it relates to the education of Latino children in the US.
Among other studies, he has analyzed the quality of classroom teaching, examined literacy instruction in English and Spanish, studied how knowledge is produced in the broader social contexts of household and community life and, in collaboration with teachers, attempted to establish pedagogical relationships among these domains of study. He has served on the editorial board of several journals, including the American Educational Research Journal, Educational Researcher, Reading Research Quarterly, Journal of Literacy Research, and Mind, Culture, and Activity.  His co-edited volume, Funds of knowledge: Theorizing practices in households, communities, and classrooms, was published in 2005 by Erlbaum Press, and received the 2006 Critics’ Choice Award of the American Educational Studies Association. His most recent books are the co-edited volume, The International Handbook of Research on Children’s Literacy, Learning and Culture, published by Wiley Blackwell in 2013, and the book L. S. Vygotsky and education, published by Routledge Press in 2014.  Among his honors, he was elected to membership in the National Academy of Education (1998), and named a Kappa Delta Pi Laureate in 2013.  He was also named Fellow (2009), received the Presidential Citation Award (2010) and the Palmer O. Johnson Award (2011), all from the American Educational Research Association.
Joan Wink
Joan WinkJoan Wink is a professor emerita of California State University, Stanislaus. Throughout her career, she has focused on languages, literacy, and learning in pluralistic contexts. Now, partially retired she divides her time writing on the family ranch in South Dakota and teaching and consulting nationally. Her books and other resources are available at www.JoanWink.com. She is the author of Critical Pedagogy: Notes from the Real World, 4/e, A Vision of Vygotsky with Le Putney, and Teaching Passionately: What's Love Got To Do With It? with Dawn Wink, her daughter. She is presently working on a foundations of education book. A more complete vita is available at www.JoanWink.com/vita.php.
Etta R. Hollins
Etta HollinsEtta R. Hollins holds the Ewing Marion Kaufmann Endowed Chair for Urban Teacher Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She was previously Professor and Chair of Teacher Education at the University of Southern California. She served on the prestigious Teacher Education Panel for the American Educational Research Association and has been an invited speaker for the American Educational Research Association, the Association of Teacher Educators, National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Council of Great City Schools, and the International Reading Association. Dr. Hollins is regularly called upon as a consultant on the preparation of teachers for diverse and underserved students by colleges and schools of education, state departments of education, and school districts.
Her recent publications include Learning to Teach in Urban Schools and Learning Styles in J. A. Banks (Editor), Encyclopedia of Diversity. Current professional activities include Vice President for Division K—Teaching and Teacher Education for the American Educational Research Association and founding member of the NCATE/CAEP Transformation Initiatives Committee.

2015 Annual Meeting Planning Committee

Emma Savage-Davis, President

Renée Clift and Patricia Tate, Planning Committee Co-Chairs


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