Quality Support Workshop

Regional Professional Learning Event

Columbus, Ohio

August 2-4, 2018

AACTE’s Quality Support Workshops provide a focused opportunity for educator preparation providers to design or refine action plans for assuring and improving the quality of their programs. Each workshop is facilitated by experienced professionals who guide participants in investigating the elements of quality programs, using data to analyze program strengths and weaknesses, and understanding how quality assurance intersects with accountability policies and processes. In 2 days of interactive sessions, attendees gain new perspectives on quality assurance, work through thorny problems of practice, and share ideas with peers while developing their own quality assurance plans.

Workshop Features

  • Beginner and advanced tracks
  • Multiple sessions on key topics with consistent facilitators to promote a progression of learning
  • Interactive formats including “problems of practice” analysis, case studies, and role play
  • Peer-to-peer learning opportunities in all sessions
  • “Office hours” with session facilitators so teams can dig deeper on specific challenges
  • Team work time devoted to producing or refining a quality assurance action plan

Registration

Registration Deadlines

Early Bird: May 11, 2018
Regular: July 12, 2018
Please note that once the regular rate has expired all registrations will be at the "on-site" rate

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Registration Fees

Members

Early Bird Regular On Site
Single $369 $399 $439
Member Teams *
1st Registrant $369 $399 $439
2nd Registrant $329 $349 $389
3rd Registrant and beyond $249 $279 $299

Nonmembers

Early Bird Regular On Site
Single $489 $529 $579
Nonmember Teams *
1st Registrant $489 $529 $579
2nd Registrant $469 $499 $529
3rd Registrant and beyond $439 $479 $499

* Teams: Those attending as a group from the same institution.

AACTE accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and check payments.

Outstanding Balance Policy

Individuals with outstanding balances for previous AACTE events will not be permitted to register for upcoming events until their balance is paid. A message indicating what events are unpaid and how to pay will appear when individuals attempt to register. Permission to register will be granted upon receipt of payment. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Tambini at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cancellation Policy

Notice of cancellation of registration – and any request for refund of conference registration fees – must be made in writing via e-mail and received by July 12, 2018. All refund requests received after this date will be denied. For those cancellations accepted, a $150.00 administrative fee will be deducted from all cancellation requests. “No-shows” will not receive a refund if cancellation request is not made prior to cancellation date. Cancellation and refund requests should be e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Cancellations over the phone will not be accepted.

Substitution Policy

Substitution of registrants is permitted as long as both individuals are from the same institution. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a substitution. After July 12, substitutions can be requested only at on-site registration.

AACTE Event Emergency and Inclement Weather Policy

All nationwide AACTE events, including but not limited to AACTE's Annual Meeting, will be canceled due to inclement weather or other acts of God (including, but not limited to, flood, fire, or natural disaster) only if the venue and/or location of the event is closed or provides notice to AACTE of its inability to hold the event, or if the local government declares an emergency status is in effect for the location of the event.

If a nationwide AACTE event is canceled due to inclement weather or other acts of God as set forth herein, every attempt will be made to reschedule the event, and your registration fee will be applied to the rescheduled event date. If AACTE is unable to reschedule the event, your registration fee will be applied to a subsequent nationwide AACTE event of your choice. Any travel expenses that may have been incurred cannot be refunded under any circumstances. If the AACTE event is held, but weather conditions (whether forecasted or actualized) prohibit you from traveling, AACTE unfortunately cannot refund your registration fee.

AACTE Event Conduct Policy

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is committed to providing an atmosphere that encourages the free expression and exchange of ideas. It is the policy of AACTE that all participants in AACTE-sanctioned events will enjoy a welcoming environment free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. All participants in AACTE events agree to comply with all rules and conditions of the events, which are subject to change without notice. This policy applies to all participants in AACTE events, including but not limited to attendees, students, guests, staff, sponsors, exhibitors, presenters, and partners in sessions, workshops, and other social or networking convenings at any AACTE meeting or other event.

All individuals must behave responsibly at AACTE events in which they participate. Threatening physical or verbal actions and disorderly or disruptive conduct will not be tolerated. Harassment, including verbal comments relating to gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other protected status, or sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, unauthorized or inappropriate photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention, will not be tolerated. All individuals participating in AACTE events must comply with these standards of behavior.

Violations should be reported to a senior AACTE staff member present at the event. In AACTE's sole discretion, unacceptable behavior may result in removal from or denial of access to event facilities or activities, and other penalties, without refund of any applicable registration fees or other costs. In addition, violations may be reported to the offending individual's employer. Repeat offenders may be banned from future AACTE events.

Location: Columbus, OH



Call for Entries: 2019 AACTE Awards

The call for entries is open for the Outstanding Book Award and Outstanding Dissertation Award. Submissions for other AACTE awards will open later this spring.

Submission Deadlines:

  • Outstanding Book Award: May 3, 2018
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award: August 20, 2018

View Call for Entries Submit Online

Award winners will be honored at the 2019 AACTE Annual Meeting, February 22–24 in Louisville, Kentucky, during the general sessions.

Future Annual Meetings

  • 2019 – February 22-24, Kentucky International Convention Center | Louisville, KY
  • 2020 – February 28 – March 1, Atlanta Marriott Marquis | Atlanta, GA
  • 2021 – February 26-28, Washington State Convention Center | Seattle, WA

Site Selection Procedures

Annual Meeting Site Selection Procedures

AACTE considers many factors in determining its future locations for the Annual Meeting, which brings together over 2,000 individuals in the educator preparation field each year. These factors include but are not limited to geographic and cultural diversity, attendee cost, available meeting space, and social justice considerations.

The following priorities guide Annual Meeting site selection:

  1. Location
    1. Selection of a site 4-5 years in advance.
    2. Rotation among U.S. regions, with at least one western region destination every five years.
    3. Urban destination with accessible airlift, affordable airfare, and local travel infrastructure.
    4. Available dates that coincide with AACTE's preferred time frame of late February or early March.
    5. Favorable antidiscrimination and accessibility policies, including those related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, physical ability, health conditions, socioeconomic status, and marital, domestic, or parental status.
    6. Presence of AACTE members in the vicinity of the destination.
  2. Facilities/Space
    1. Adequate amount of meeting rooms, exhibit areas, and other space to meet the Annual Meeting's needs.
    2. Accessibility of facilities/space.
    3. Compact Annual Meeting footprint.
    4. Proximity of hotel partners.
    5. Transportation logistics and cost.
    6. Sizeable block of rooms available at primary hotels.
  3. Cost/Affordability
    1. Guest room rates.
    2. Complimentary facilities or services provided.
    3. Rental rates for facilities.
    4. Food and beverage expenditure requirements.
    5. Labor expenses.
    6. Audio/visual rental costs.
    7. Incentives offered by either the destination or its subsidiary partners.

See What You Missed in 2018

Visit the Learning Center to watch video recordings from previous Annual Meetings. Welcome Sessions and Speaker Spotlight Sessions are public, while other recordings are available only to conference registrants.

Keynote Panel
Opening Session Keynote Panel
Diane Ravitch
Closing by Diane Ravitch
Major Forums
Five Deeper Dives Sessions
Highlights
70th Annual Meeting Highlights