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2015 Minneapolis Summer Conference Registration Information
ATE 2015 Summer Conference
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN
Friday, July 31-Tuesday, August 4, 2015
The 2015 Summer Conference of the Association of Teacher Educators will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. The theme selected by President Linda Houser is Accountability: Making it Meaningful.
Summer Conference Registration
Click here to go to the online registration site. Click here to download a pdf of the registration form which can be faxed or mailed.
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Room rates for ATE's 2015 Summer Conference at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis will be $159 single/double. Click here to go to the online site to reserve rooms during the Summer Conference.
A true tribute to “Made in America” Hyatt Regency Minneapolis features granite quarried locally from a century old Minnesota company. Locally crafted art work graces the lobby and well-appointed guest rooms feature images of the iconic Gold Medal Flour building.

Dine on locally grown and seasonal cuisine at Prairie Kitchen and Bar, our chic downtown eatery that evokes the farming heritage of Minnesota. Meet with confidence when you select our completely transformed state-of-the-art facilities.

Swim, lounge or keep up with your fitness routine in our 32,000 square foot StayFit™ gym. And, take time to enjoy the sites and attractions of “one of the top 10 cities in the U.S.” according to Frommers.

Rely upon our helpful concierge, in-room dining service, and multilingual staff to meet your every need during your stay at one of the city’s premiere hotels.
Click here to go to the hotel's online reservation site.
Conference Overview
Download the Summer Conference in pdf format using the following links. If you wish to purchase a printed copy of the Program Book, that option is available on the registration form.
Click here to download the entire 2015 Summer Conference Program Book in PDF format.

Click here to download the cover, front matter and index from the 2015 Summer Conference Program Book in PDF format.
Click here to download the Saturday program from the 2015 Summer Conference Program Book in PDF format.
Click here to download the Sunday program from the 2015 Summer Conference Program Book in PDF format.
Click here to download the Monday program from the 2015 Summer Conference Program Book in PDF format.
Click here to download the Tuesday program from the 2015 Summer Conference Program Book in PDF format.
Friday, July 31
Pre-Conference Workshops 9:00AM-4:00PM
Conference Registration 12:00Noon-4:00PM
Special Event Chanhassen Dinner Theater 5:30PM-10:00PM
Saturday, August 1
Pre-Conference Workshops 9:00AM-4:00PM
Conference Registration 9:00AM-3:00PM
Newcomers’ Reception 5:00PM-6:15PM
Opening General Session
    with meal 6:30PM-8:15PM
Sunday, August 2
Conference Registration 8:00AM-3:00PM
Thematic Session I 8:00AM-8:50AM
Thematic Session II 9:00AM-9:50AM
Thematic Session III 10:00AM-10:50AM
Thematic Session IV 11:00AM-11:50AM
Lunch and General Session


Monday, August 3
Conference Registration 8:00AM-3:00PM
Thematic Session I 8:00AM-8:50AM
Thematic Session II 9:00AM-9:50AM
Thematic Session III 10:00AM-10:50AM
General Session 11:00AM-12:30PM
Evening Activity Minneapolis Queen 5:30-10:00PM
Tuesday, August 4
Thematic Session I 8:00-8:50 AM
Thematic Session II

9:00-9:50 AM

President’s Brunch 10:30AM-12:00PM
Pre-Conference Workshops
Three half-day pre-conference workshops will be offered at ATE's 2015 Summer Conference in Minneapolis on July 31 and August 1. Click here for additional information on the workshops.
Half-Day Workshops:
2. Better Together! Beginning Professional Development School Work (sponsored by NAPDS), Friday 7/31, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon, $75

4. Toward Effective Flipping the Classroom for Teachers, Saturday 8/1, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon, $50
5. iPads for Teacher Educators, Saturday 8/1, 1:00-4:00 p.m., $50

ATE Goes Green!
For the Minneapolis Summer Conference, ATE is trying something new. The Conference Program Book will be posted on this site in PDF form as soon as it is available, and it will be updated as changes are received. Rather than printing Program Books for everyone who attends, we will only print program books for those who wish to pay a little bit more. You can indicate on the registration form if you want to purchase a printed Program Book, or you can download the updated PDFs to your laptop, tablet or other device.
Click here to download the complete Program Book and sections by day.

Keynote Speakers

Speakers for the Summer Conference will include Geneva Gay, author of multiple books including Culturally Responsive Teaching, Kevin Kumashiro who has written 10 books and numerous articles including Seeing the Bigger Picture: Troubling Movements to End Teacher Education and Bad Teacher!: How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture, and Debby Irving, author of Waking Up White.
Kevin Kumashiro
Dr. Kevin Kumashiro is Dean and Professor of the School of Education at the University of San Francisco.  He is a leading expert on educational policy, school reform, teacher preparation, and educational equity and social justice, with a wide-ranging list of accomplishments nationally and internationally as a scholar, educator, leader, and advocate.  He has taught in schools and colleges across the United States and abroad and has served as a consultant for school districts, organizations, and state and federal agencies.

Dr. Kumashiro came to the University of San Francisco from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), where he served as professor and coordinator of Asian American Studies, Chair of the Department of Educational Policy Studies, and Interim Co-Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy.  He was also the primary investigator and project director of the UIC AANAPISI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution) Initiative, which was funded by over $4 million from the U.S. Department of Education to support the recruitment, retention, and academic success of Asian American, Pacific Islander, and English-language learner students in higher education.

Dr. Kumashiro is an award-winning author and editor of ten books, including Troubling Education (recipient of the 2003 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award), Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning toward Social Justice, and Bad Teacher!: How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture. In 2012-2014 he served as President of the National Association for Multicultural Education.  His recent awards include the 2013 Mid-Career Scholar Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division K on Teaching and Teacher Education, the 2014 Engaged Scholar Award from the Association for Asian American Studies, the 2014 Distinguished Scholar Award from the AERA Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific Americans SIG, the 2015 Distinguished Scholar Award from the AERA Scholars of Color, and the 2015 Charles DeGarmo Lecture Award from the Society of Professors of Education.
Debby Irving
Debby Irving brings to racial justice the perspective of working as a community organizer and classroom teacher for 25 years without understanding racism as a systemic issue or her own whiteness as an obstacle to grappling with it. As general manager of Boston’s Dance Umbrella and First Night, and later as a classroom teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she struggled to make sense of tensions she could feel but not explain in racially mixed settings. In 2009, a graduate school course, Racial and Cultural Identities, gave her the answers she’d been looking for and launched her on a journey of discovery. Debby now devotes herself to working with white people exploring the impact white skin can have on perception, problem solving, and engaging in racial justice work. A graduate of the Winsor School in Boston, she holds a BA from Kenyon College and an MBA from Simmons College. Her first book, Waking Up White, tells the story of how she went from well-meaning to well-doing.
Waking Up White is the book Debby Irving wishes someone had handed her decades ago. By sharing her sometimes cringe-worthy struggle to understand racism and racial tensions, she offers a fresh perspective on bias, stereotypes, manners, and tolerance. As she unpacks her own long-held beliefs about colorblindness, being a good person, and wanting to help people of color, she reveals how each of these well-intentioned mindsets actually perpetuated her ill-conceived ideas about race. She also explains why and how she’s changed the way she talks about racism, works in racially mixed groups, and understands the racial justice movement as a whole. Exercises at the end of each chapter prompt readers to explore their own racialized ideas. Waking Up White's personal narrative is designed to work well as a rapid read, a book group book, or support reading for courses exploring racial and cultural issues.
Geneva Gay
Geneva Gay is Professor of Education at the University of Washington-Seattle where she teaches multicultural education and general curriculum theory. She is the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award, presented by the Committee on the Role and Status of Minorities in Educational Research and Development of the American Educational Research Association; the first Multicultural Educator Award presented by the National Association of Multicultural Education; the 2004 W.E.B. Du Bois Distinguished Lecturer Award presented by the Special Interest Group on Research Focus on Black Education of the American Educational Research Association; and the 2006 Mary Anne Raywid Award for Distinguished Scholarship in the Field of Education, presented by the Society of Professors of Education. She is nationally and internationally known for her scholarship in multicultural education, particularly as it relates to curriculum design, staff development, classroom instruction, and intersections of culture, race, ethnicity, teaching, and learning.

Dr. Gay's writings include numerous articles and book chapters, including A Synthesis of Scholarship in Multicultural Education; the co-editorship of Expressively Black: The Cultural Basis of Ethnic Identity (Praeger, 1987); author of At the Essence of Learning: Multicultural Education (Kappa Delta Pi, 1994), and Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Practice, & Research (Teachers College Press, 2000); and editor of Becoming Multicultural Educators: Personal Journey Toward Professional Agency (Jossey-Bass, 2003). Culturally Responsive Teaching received the 2001 Outstanding Writing Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). She also is a member of the authorship team of the Scott Foresman New Elementary Social Studies Series. Her professional service includes membership on several national editorial review and advisory boards. International consultations on multicultural education have taken her to Canada, Brazil, Taiwan, Finland, Japan, England, Scotland, and Australia
Minneapolis Special Evening Events
ATE's 2015 Summer Conference Planning Committee has planned two special evening events during the 2015 Summer Conference in Minneapolis. Click here for detailed information on these events:
Friday Evening, July 31: Chanhassen Dinner Theater -- Spectacular dinner followed by a family favorite: "Mary Poppins"
Monday Evening, August 3: Minneapolis Queen Dinner Cruise -- Cruise on the Mississippi and enjoy dinner in this wonderful historic paddle-wheeler.
Exhibit in Minneapolis
ATE's Exhibit area will be in the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency. Click here to download information for exhibiting at the 2015 Summer Conference.
2015 ATE Summer Conference Planning Committee
President: Linda Houser
Conference Co-Chairs: Annette Digby and Ryan Flessner


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