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Hyatt Regency Phoenix

The 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators will be held February 13-17, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona. Complete information including online registration and hotel reservation will be available soon, but for planning purposes registration fees will be: Member Early Bird (by 1/15/2015): $265; Non-Member Early Bird: $340; Retired Early Bird: $165; Student Early Bird: $160. Member Late / On-Site (After 1/15/15): $290; Non-Member Late / On-Site: $365; Retired Late / On-Site $165; Student Late / On-Site:$185. Hotel rates are $185 single, $214 double. Make plans to attend now!

Scenes from ATE's 2014 Summer Conference: Above left, Opening General Session Speaker H. Richard Milner IV, left, and Ryan Flessner flank ATE President Emma Savage-Davis, with Vaughn Christian Lewis in front. The young man recited two long poems from memory. Above right, President Savage-Davis and Shaoan Zhang present plaque to keynote speaker Gerald Campano. Below left, President Savage-Davis and Romena Holbert present plaque to keynote speaker Donna Gollnick. Below right, Christie McIntyre presents a check to Rocco Merino, Principal, and Diane Bianco, Assistant Principal of Niagara Street Elementary School, recipient of ATE's Give-Back Program. Summer Conference attendees donated $1,140 to the school during the Summer Conference. Photos by David McCarthy.

ATE's 2014 Summer Conference was held in Niagara Falls, NY, at the Sheraton at the Falls Hotel and Conference & Event Center. The theme selected by President Emma Savage-Davis is Advocating for the Silenced: The Educators’ Vocation. The Summer Conference was a success and made the front page news in Niagara Falls' newspaper.

Click here to go to David McCarthy's photo slideshow of the Summer Conference.

Click here for a description of the Digital Opportunity Symposium, held on Friday, August 1, 2014.

Click here to visit ATE's Facebook page to see photos and descriptions posted by David McCarthy, John McIntyre and others.

Click here to visit ATE's Twitter feed with link to #ATENiagara, with additional photos and information posted by Ryan Flessner and others.

Additional information and photos from the Summer Conference will be posted soon.

ATE President Emma Savage-Davis has released a statement on Arizona's SB-1062. Click here to read the statement.

Save the Date: ATE's 2015 Annual Meeting will be held February 13-17, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ. More information will be available soon.

Speakers from ATE's 2014 Annual Meeting in St. Louis

Keynote speakers at ATE's 2014 Annual Meeting in St. Louis. Top left, ATE President Nancy Gallavan presents plaque to Marilyn Cochran-Smith. Top right, Diana Hess of the Spencer Foundation. Bottom left, President Gallavan presents a plaque to the National Teacher of the Year, Jeffrey Charbonneau. Bottom right, Jane Piirto. Photos by David McCarthy.

The 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators was held February 14-18, 2014, in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch. The theme selected by President Nancy P. Gallavan was Advancing Teacher Education that Matters in Teaching, Learning, and SchoolingClick here to visit the photo slide show from the St. Louis Annual Meeting put together by Association Development Specialist for Photography David McCarthy.

Education, Justice Say Schools May Use Legally Permissible Methods to Achieve Diversity Goals: The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice have issued a “Dear Colleague” letter confirming that the decision of the United States Supreme Court issued on April 22, 2014 in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action et. al., leaves intact the Court’s prior holdings recognizing that institutions of higher education and elementary and secondary schools may use all legally permissible methods to achieve their diversity goals. These include programs that consider the race of the applicant as one of the many factors in the process to achieve the educational benefits in a diverse student body. 
Both Departments strongly support diversity in our education system, as a racially diverse education environment helps to prepare students for our increasingly diverse nation. 
The Departments have issued related guidance documents; in 2011, “Guidance on the Voluntary Use of Race to Achieve Diversity in Postsecondary Education” and “Guidance on the Voluntary Use of Race to Achieve Diversity and Avoid Racial Isolation in Elementary and Secondary Schools” were issued.  Late last year the Departments also issued “Questions and Answers about the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.”  All three documents remain in effect after the Schuette decision. 
Click here to see the letter from the Departments of Education and Justice.
THE EMERGING SCHOLARS PROGRAM, one of the highlights of the 2013 AnnualMeeting in Atlanta, was started three years ago and has become a major success for ATE. Click here for more information on ATE's Emerging Scholars Program.
ATE'S PHONE NUMBER AND FAX: ATE now has new office phone and fax numbers. The office phone number is (703) 659-1708. The fax number is (703) 595-4792. ATE’s new office and shipping address is: Association of Teacher Educators, 11350 Random Hills Rd., Suite 800, PMB 6, Fairfax, VA 22030. P.O. Box for regular mail remains the same: Association of Teacher Educators, P.O. Box 793, Manassas, VA 20113.
Support and Recognition Opportunities at ATE's Annual Meeting: 
o                  Exhibit opportunities click here.
o                  Program Book advertising opportunities click here.
o                  Sponsorship opportunities click here.
Handbook of Research on Teacher Education, Third Edition is available to members at a 15% discount! Click here to go to ATE's members only site; after you log in, you can download the order form with discount information. (If you have trouble logging in, click here to send an email to ATE. If you are not a member but would like to purchase the book, click here to purchase directly from Taylor and Francis.)
The Standards for Teacher Educators and information about their use can be found here.
Professional Opportunities, including College/University Positions available. Click here.
LFTE Introduces Stevenson Scholarship: Click here for more information.
Members Only Area Now Available: Click here to go to the Members Only site. Login instructions have been sent to members.
Several ATE Commissions have posted reports on the website. Here's a brief listing:
• Report of the Commission on High Stakes Testing; click here
• Report of the Commission (now Committee) on Technology and the Future of Teacher Education; click here
 (Note: This is a large file, about one megabyte. Depending on the speed of your internet connection, it may take some time to download.)
ATE's New Publications Marketplace lets you purchase ATE publications and other resources online. Click here for more information.
Tribute to Our Sponsors: ATE is pleased to recognize several groups showing their commitment to teacher education through sponsorship. Click here to see the growing list of ATE sponsors.
New from ATE's Technology Commission! ATE's Technology and the Future of Teacher Education Commission has collected online resources to support the use of technology in teacher education and has posted some useful links. Click here to see these resources.
ATE Position Framework. Click here.

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