Building Teachers’ Cultural and Global Awareness to “Reach and Teach” All Students

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT

Classrooms today are more diverse than ever, and teachers must be prepared to “reach and teach” students from a broader spectrum of backgrounds. As of 2014, the majority of students in U.S. public schools were considered racial/ethnic minorities, and more than 10% of students were English learners who speak a different language at home. In addition to addressing the wide array of learning modalities, interests, and life experiences that these learners bring to school, teachers need to understand the increasingly diverse socioeconomic, religious, and cultural backgrounds that shape students’ development.

This webinar highlights effective practices and strategies for developing teachers’ cultural and global awareness in order to reach and teach all of their students.


  • Karen Kidwell, Director, Office of Teaching and Learning, Division of Program Standards, Kentucky Department of Education
  • Donna Brockman, NBCT, Director of Internship and Assessment, Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board
  • Sharon Brennan, Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Practices and School Partnerships, University of Kentucky College of Education

Moderator: Heather MacCleoud, Director, Academic Programs, NAFSA: Association of International Educators


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
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.

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