March 2017 Federal Update

Tuesday, March 21, 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. EDT

The past month has brought much attention in Washington, DC, to issues of significance to educator preparation. In this webinar for AACTE members only, you will learn about the joint resolution passed in both the House and the Senate to rescind the federal regulations for teacher preparation programs under Title II of the Higher Education Act. We’ll also touch on the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, whose regulations were rescinded as well. Hear about the latest developments in the FY18 federal budget process as well as the appropriations process for FY17, which is heating up as Congress heads towards its CR (continuing resolution) deadline of April 28. Learn what’s expected, the potential implications for education funding, and how your advocacy can have an impact.

This webinar will include a presentation and time for Q & A. It also will be recorded and posted in the AACTE Resource Library for future reference.

Presenter: Deborah Koolbeck, Director, Government Relations, AACTE

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Location: Webinar



Call for Entries: 2018 AACTE Awards

Submission Deadlines:

  • Outstanding Dissertation Award: August 18, 2017
  • All other Awards: Extended to October 20, 2017

View Call for Entries Submit Online

Award winners will be honored at the 2018 AACTE Annual Meeting, March 1–3 in Baltimore, Maryland, during the general sessions.

See What You Missed in 2017

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.

Shaun R. Harper
Welcoming Session by Shaun R. Harper
Linda Darling-Hammond
Speaker Spotlight Session by Linda Darling-Hammond
Major Forums
Six Major Forums
Highlights
69th Annual Meeting Highlights

Future Annual Meetings

  • 2018 - March 1-3, Baltimore Convention Center | Baltimore, MD
  • 2019 – February 22-24, Kentucky International Convention Center | Louisville, KY
  • 2020 – February 28 – March 1, Atlanta Marriott Marquis | Atlanta, GA

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.

Annual Meeting Highlights