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Niagara FallsRegistration Is Now Available for ATE's 2014 Summer Conference 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. Click here for link to online registration, downloadable pdf of the registration form, and link to hotel reservation site.

Don't Miss ATE's 2014 Niagara Falls Summer Conference, scheduled for Friday, August 1-Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls and Sheraton at the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, NY. The theme selected by President Emma Savage-Davis is Advocating for the Silenced: The Educators' Vocation. Click here for additional information and registration/hotel reservation links.
 
Keynote Speakers
 
 
H. Richard Milner, IV, Gerald Campano and Donna M. Gollnick
 
Keynote speakers for the general sessions include H. Richard Milner, IV, the Betts Associate Professor of Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Vanderbilt University; Gerald Campano, Associate Professor and Chair of the Reading/Writing/Literacy Program at University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education; and Donna M. Gollnick, an international consultant for accreditation. She served as Senior Consultant for the transition of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) to a new accrediting organization, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) after being the Senior Vice President for NCATE for 25 years.
 
Featured Session: Town Hall Meeting
 
Teacher Preparation Policy:  Making the Voice of the Profession Heard
Tuesday, August 5, 9:00-10:15
 
Steve Wojcikiewicz and Jane West
 
In this session, Steve Wojcikiewicz of the AFT and Jane West of AACTE will lead us in a discussion about teacher preparation policy in Washington. They will provide some history and a current status report on two items of keen interest to ATE members: pending Department of Education regulations on teacher preparation and new legislation in the Congress that would reauthorize Title II of the Higher Education Act (the part of the Act that addresses teacher preparation). Both of these initiatives have significant implications for the work of ATE members and the field of educator preparation. A lot is at stake! This is a time for you to understand how you can impact the shaping of these policies since public comment period is an essential part of them and is beginning NOW! You will leave this session knowing what to do when you get home to make sure that the policy is not made without the influence of the voice of our field! Don’t miss this important session!
 
Steve Wojcikiewicz
American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
Assistant Director, Educational Issues Department
 
Jane E. West
Education Policy Consultant
 
Pre-Conference Workshops
 
One full-day and three half-day pre-conference workshops will be offered at ATE's 2014 Summer Conference in Niagara Falls on August 1 and 2. Click here for additional information about the workshops.
 
The Full-Day Workshop is:
 
Digital Opportunity Symposium (Friday, 8/1, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., $40 includes continental breakfast and lunch). Participants will come away from this highly interactive day-long event with the tools and resource commitments you need to yourself lead and prepare other educators to lead community-wide digital opportunity initiatives. See www.digitalopportunityforall.org. Click here for registration information for the Digital Opportunity Symposium. (This event is sponsored by GovConnection.)
 
Half-Day Workshops are:
 
Assessment and Accountability in the CAEP System (Saturday, 8/2, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon, $50): Join CAEP staff for an overview of the latest development in the Council on Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP), as well as an in-depth discussion of current accreditation pathways and program review options.
 
New Technology Tools (Saturday, 8/2, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon, $50): Come and explore a vast number of great 21st century technology tools that have great application to your face-to-face or online classes.
 
Flipped Classroom (Saturday, 8/2, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., $50): The purpose of this workshop is to model the use of different free technology tools to flip your classroom.
 
Niagara Falls Events
 
ATE's 2014 Summer Conference Planning Committee has planned a special evening event during the 2014 Summer Conference in Niagara Falls. Click here for detailed information on this event:
 
 
Monday Evening, August 4: Old Fort Niagara -- Heavy hors d'oeuvre, National Historical Landmark and New York State Historic Site, and Reenactment Performers
 
(The Friday evening event, Top of the Falls Restaurant and view of the Niagara Falls Illumination Show, is sold out)

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.

Scenes from ATE's 2013 Summer Conference
 
ATE'S 2013 SUMMER CONFERENCE, held August 2-6 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, was a complete success. Click here for photos, and check out our Facebook page. Additional photos and other information will be added soon. Shown in above photos, top row right to left: opening speaker Valerie Ooka Pang; ATE President Nancy P. Gallavan with Anastasia Samaras; President Gallavan with brothers Sheadric and Zheadric Barbra; and President Gallavan with Janice Poda. Bottom row, left to right: President Gallavan flanked by ATE Past Presidents Terrell Peace and Jim Alouf; President Gallavan presents a check for more than $1400 to Washington's Ross Elementary School as part of ATE's Give-Back Program; and Summer Conference Planning Chairs Walter Polka and Noran Moffett. Photos by 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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