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ATE 2021 Online Annual Meeting

February 14-17, 2021

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ATE’s 2021 Online Annual Meeting

Our United Voices Building a Crescendo: Advocating for Inclusiveness,

Equity, and Excellence in Teacher Education

Keynoters such as:

Opening General Session

Shaun Harper, Provost/Professor, University of Southern California

Sunday February 14, 2021; 12:00-1:15pm Eastern Time

Robert J. Stevenson Memorial Lecture

Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus, Stanford University and President and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute

Monday February 15, 2021; 12:00pm-12:50pm Eastern Time

Distinguished Educator Lecture

Rich Milner, Professor, Vanderbilt University and

noted urban educator

Tuesday February 16, 2021; 12:00pm-12:50pm Eastern Time

Research General Session

Arnetha Ball, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University

Empowering 21st Century Educators Through Research: The Effects of a Powerful Trifecta

Wednesday February 17, 2021; 12:00pm-12:50pm Eastern Time

ATE 2021 Online Annual Meeting

President's Closing Session with Judy Beck and John Hicks

  Wednesday February 17, 2021; 3:00pm-4:00pm Eastern Time


The 2021 Online Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators will be held Online from February 14-17. The theme selected by President Judy Beck is Our United Voices Building a Crescendo: Advocating for Inclusiveness, Equity, and Excellence in Teacher Education.

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Exhibit Online!

ATE's 2021 Online Annual Meeting offers a terrific opportunity to reach teacher educators and those involved in teacher preparation at all levels.

Exhibit Dates: February 15-17, 2021  Click here for more information

Application and fees due by January 8  Download the exhibitor information packet here

Pre-Meeting Workshops and Marvin A. Henry Preservice Strand

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Several pre-meeting workshops will be offered Online on Thursday, February 11 and Friday, February 12 in advance of the 2021 Online Annual Meeting. The following are descriptions of the workshops. Click here for additional information on these workshops.


Mental Health First Aid

Training for Adults

Humanizing STEM Education:

Strategies for Justice-Oriented and

Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies

Accreditation, Assessment and

Accountability in Educator Preparation

(CAEP Workshop)

Standards and Processes:

Foundations of Quality Assurance

To Register for these workshops click here

Special Session includes:

Virtually Yours:  Acquiring Essential Strategies

to be a Better Mentor Teacher in Times of

Crisis and Change

ATE Marvin A. Henry Preservice Strand 2021

Date: February 15th, Presidents’ Day

Time: 12:00 – 4:00 Eastern Time

Who: All preservice students are welcome!

Registration fee: $15.00

The Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) online preservice teacher strand is a wonderful opportunity for students! Individuals network, share experiences, interact and learn from nationally recognized educational researchers, teachers, and leaders. Preservice teachers will have the opportunity to learn about critical strategies and techniques that will enhance the likelihood for success as new teachers. Presentations are high-energy sessions that are research-driven and reality-based. The ATE preservice strand will be an online event as part of the ATE 2021 Annual Meeting to be held from February 14th-17th, 2021.

In addition, as a way of helping the community, ATE has approved a special rate of only $15.00 for students who attend this online event.

Reasons to Attend:

  • -Discover critical information regarding Instructional Strategies and Management Techniques
  • -Interact with Nationally Recognized educational researchers, teachers, and leaders
  • -Learn about Employment Strategies and Student Engagement Techniques
  • -Examine how to best Make Data Based Decisions that promote student learning
  • -Discover how to best Differentiate Instruction for ALL learners
  • -Share and interact with colleagues regarding Critical Educational Issues & Topics
  • -Learn about innovative approaches regarding Quality Education and Shaping the Future
  • -And much, much, more!

You will not want to miss these very motivating, informational, and practical presentations. We hope you can join us for this special event.

  • Network
  • Share Experiences
  • Develop Professionally
  • Meet Nationally Recognized Teachers

Annual Meeting Schedule

The online program will be available soon!

Please check back as more information becomes available.

Keynote Speakers

We have some incredible guest speakers lined-up for our Annual Meeting!

Opening General Session

Shaun Harper, Provost/Professor, University of Southern California

Sunday February 14, 2021; 12:00-1:15pm Eastern Time

Shaun R. Harper is a Provost Professor in the Rossier School of Education and the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He also is the Clifford and Betty Allen Chair in Urban Leadership, founder and executive director of the USC Race and Equity Center, president of the American Educational Research Association, and a past president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education.

 Dr. Harper’s research focuses primarily on race, gender, and other dimensions of equity in an array of organizational contexts, including K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and corporations. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and other academic publications. Review of Research in Education, Teachers College Record, Harvard Educational Review, Journal of Higher Education, Journal of College Student Development, and Review of Higher Education are some journals in which his research is published. Johns Hopkins University Press is publishing his 13th book, Race Matters in College. His research has been cited in nearly 12,000 published studies and funded by more than $14 million in grants from Atlantic Philanthropies and the Lumina, Bill & Melinda Gates, Ford, Kresge, W.K. Kellogg, and Open Society Foundations.

The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and several thousand other news outlets have quoted Professor Harper and featured his research. He has interviewed on CNN, ESPN, and NPR. He has testified to the U.S. House of Representatives, and presented his research at various White House and U.S. Department of Education convenings. He was appointed to President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper advisory council in 2015, and recognized in Education Week as one of the 10 most influential professors in the field of education in 2017.

Robert J. Stevenson Memorial Lecture

Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus, Stanford University and President and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute

Monday February 15, 2021; 12:00pm-12:50pm Eastern Time

Linda Darling-Hammond is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University and founding president of the Learning Policy Institute, created to provide high-quality research for policies that enable equitable and empowering education for each and every child. She is past president of the American Educational Research Association and author of more than 30 books and 600 other publications on educational quality and equity, including the award-winning book: The Flat World and Education: How America’s Commitment to Equity will Determine our Future. In 2006, she was named one of the nation’s ten most influential people affecting educational policy and in 2008, she directed the education policy transition team for President Obama. She was appointed President of the California State Board of Education in 2019.

Distinguished Educator Lecture

Rich Milner, Professor, Vanderbilt University and noted urban educator

Tuesday February 16, 2021; 12:00pm-12:50pm Eastern Time

H. Richard Milner IV is a Cornelius Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt Peabody College of Education and Human Development. He has secondary appointments in Peabody’s Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations and the Department of Sociology in Vanderbilt’s College of Arts and Science.

Milner is a researcher, scholar and leader of urban education and teacher education. Centering on equity and diversity, he has spent hundreds of hours observing teachers’ practices and interviewing educators and students in urban schools about micro-level policies that shape students’ opportunities to learn. He examines the social context of classrooms and schools and looks at ways in which teachers talk (particularly about race) influences student learning, identity and development. 

His research in urban schools and his book, “’These Kids are out of Control:’ Why We Must Reimagine Classroom Management,” has influenced designs and practices of teacher education courses and programs. To improve relational, curricular, assessment and instructional practices, school districts across the United States and beyond draw on his recommendations to support students of color, those who live below the poverty line, and those whose first language is not English.

To date, Milner has contributed significantly to the field of education in four interconnected ways. Specifically, he introduced the Opportunity Gap Framework as a tool to describe the ways in which Black students continue to experience individual, structural and systemic inequity in classrooms and schools across the United States. Second, he constructed the Researcher Positionality Framework to challenge and support researchers in designing and enacting studies and programs of research that recognize, name and work through what he describes as dangers “seen, unseen, and unforeseen” in studying race and culture in education science. Third, he developed, with colleagues, the Teachers Race Talk Survey, one of the first survey instruments focused on teachers’ reported beliefs about race and discourse. Finally, he has called for and advanced stronger conceptual and definitional work of urban education.


Research General Session

Arnetha Ball, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University

Wednesday February 17, 2021; 12:00pm-12:50pm Eastern Time

Empowering 21st Century Educators Through Research: The Effects of a Powerful Trifecta

This talk reports on lessons learned from a longstanding program of research designed to prepare the next generation of scholar/practitioners as equity-minded agents of change. The research reports on a trifecta approach that can serve as a catalyst for disrupting deficit thinking and that fosters generativity in the preparation of 21st century educators. The talk includes a discussion of how this research can inform social justice oriented research toward the development of communities that come together as agents of transformative change in an educational system that has historically failed to meet the needs of poor and marginalized students. The talk concludes by sharing insights gained and lessons learned from this study that can help us do a better job of empowering 21st century teacher educators who advocate for inclusiveness, equity, and excellence through our research.

Arnetha F. Ball is the Charles E. Ducommun Endowed Professor (Emerita) in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. She is a Professor in the Curriculum Studies, Teacher Education, Educational Linguistics, and Social Sciences in Education Programs.  She currently serves as Chair of the Cross Area Cross Disciplinary Program in Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE) and is Interim Director of the University’s Program in African and African American Studies. Dr. Ball served as the Secretary and Vice President of AERA’s Division on Teaching and Teacher Education and was the 2011-2012 President of AERA.  She is also the past US Representative to the World Educational Research Association.  Before entering the professorate, she taught in pre-school, elementary, and secondary classrooms for over 25 years and was the founder and Executive Director of "Children’s Creative Workshop," an early education center that specialized in providing premiere educational experiences for students from diverse backgrounds. Her research is designed to advance transformation in teacher education programs and her interdisciplinary program of research is conducted in complex learning environments that are faced with the promises and the challenges of improving education for diverse populations in US schools where predominantly poor and minoritized students are underachieving; in community-based organizations; and in US, South African and New Zealand teacher education programs that prepare teachers to teach students in culturally and linguistically complex classrooms.  Her most recent work focuses on the power of combining community engaged learning with the Model of Generative Change (2009, 2019, 2020); and the development of blended online professional development that prepares teachers to work with diverse student populations.  Dr. Ball is a member of the National Academy of Education and a Fellow of the American Education Research Association.

    Featured Panels

    At the Crossroads: Teacher Educators Navigating the Complexity of Clinical Practice

    Everyone who works in teacher education understands the importance of learning in and from the questions that emerge within the context where they teach.  Join us in a discussion of the ways clinical practice continues to evolve in relationship to our context, our pedagogy, and our expertise as teacher educators, including what it means to be a teacher educator during a global pandemic and how equity must be rightly placed at the center of our work.

    Nancy Dana - University of Florida, Gainesville
    Diane Yendol-Hoppey - University of North Florida
    Moderated by Cheryl Torrez

    Emancipate Education: Leveraging Critical and Community-Based Pedagogies for Transformative Teacher Preparation
    Panelists will discuss transformative and liberatory practices that teacher educators and practitioners can enact to promote equity and inclusivity during these critical times. Scholars will share the necessity for classroom and community-based spaces that leverage the unique cultural wealth and culturally sustaining pedagogies of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). To emancipate education, we must advocate for anti-racist teacher preparation and more intentional partnerships with youth, families, and communities.

    Melanie Acosta - Florida Atlantic University
    Bianca Baldridge - University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Regina Suriel - Valdosta State University
    Moderated by Natalie King, Chair of the Multicultural Education SIG 

        2021 Give-Back

        2021 Give-Back Program to:

        Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, Anaheim, CA

        Attendees at ATE's meetings have donated money to "give back" to the communities where the meetings are held. 

        Please consider a donation when you register for the Annual Meeting.

        2021 ATE Annual Meeting Planning Committee

        President: Judy Beck

        Conference Chair:  Emma Savage-Davis

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