Plan to attend the IACTE Spring Conference on April 4 and 5!
- Two pre-conference offerings on Thursday morning – Iowa Core and edTPA
- Director Brad Buck will be speaking at 1:30 Thursday afternoon
- Collaborative Advocacy/Work Teams in the areas of Reading/Literacy, Iowa Core/Smarter Balanced Assessment, Program/Candidate Assessments, and P-20 Collaborations
- Ms. Sarah Brown-Wessling, National Teacher of the Year 2010 will be speaking
- P-12 educators sharing creative approaches to teaching and learning
- Discussion on Chapter 79 and Annual Reporting revisions
- Private reception at the America’s River Museum for recognition of IACTE Distinguished Service Award and retiring IACTE colleagues, and networking.
Registrations for hotel rooms at the Grand River Center can be made by calling: (1-800-690-40061-800-690-4006) or (1-563-690-32701-563-690-3270 when prompted press 1). Rooms at the conference rate are available for either night at $79 until March 13. When calling to make reservations identify that you are attending the IACTE conference.
We have a wonderful venue for our conference and great opportunities to collaborate and continue our growth as educational leaders.
I’ll look forward to seeing you in Dubuque in about 6 weeks. Hopefully spring will have sprung!!!
See the link for an informational flyer (and application) on the IACTE Distinguished Teacher Education Service Award for 2014 . The award is intended for an individual who has truly exemplified passion, practice, commitment, and caring in areas associated with teacher education in Iowa. Besides the recognition of accomplishment, the award also includes a $1500 prize. As you can see in the attached information, those eligible for this award include:
- Faculty or administrators from an Iowa teacher education program at a public, private or community college or university
- PreK-Grade 12 teachers and administrators
- Area Education Agency or regional service personnel
- Individuals who have served in the public or private sector that have furthered the cause of teacher preparation and development at the local, state or national levels
The application itself is fairly simple to complete and should, in itself, make this a fairly inviting process to all. Of one particular note though is the fact that all nominations should be RECEIVED by me no later than March 21, 2012. Electronic submissions are encouraged and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org . My address is listed in the flyer.
The award will be presented at the spring 2014 IACTE meeting in Dubuque on April 4 and 5. Please let me know if you have any questions or if there is anything I can do to further encourage you to submit a nomination for this very special IACTE award.
In addition, as has been our tradition, we will be recognizing our colleagues that are retiring this year. If you or a colleague are so blessed, please let me know.
I hope that your spring semester has been a good one! I forecast the temperature in Dubuque for our conference in the low 70′s!
The IACTE Day at the Capital continues to grow as an IACTE tradition. We had some outstanding delegations from many of our 32 member institutions and the personal contact with local legislators makes a very positive impression and hopefully adds to the legislator’s understanding and appreciation of what teacher preparation is all about. Our intentions were well displayed by the IACTE-Legislative Priorities sheet that listed the things that matter to our organization as new legislation is crafted. We received a few photos of participants– if you have additional photos of the day that you would like to see here, send them to email@example.com.