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IACTE provides leadership on issues related to professional education, with primary focus on teacher education and promotes effective public policy regarding professional education, enhances and improves professional education programs at member institutions, and enhances the professional effectiveness of members.

IACTE 2015 Spring Conference

When:            Thursday, April 9 & Friday, April 10, 2015         

 Registration begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, April 9th, with the opening general session beginning at 1:00 pm.

Where:               Courtyard  by Marriott  Ankeny

2405 SE Creekview  Drive

Ankeny, Iowa  50021CourtyardMarriotdsman_phototour44


Lodging:            Courtyard by Marriott Ankeny

2405 SE Creekview  Drive

Ankeny, Iowa  50021

515-­‐422-­‐5555 or 800-­‐321-­‐2211


Room reservations must be made by March 18, 2015 in order to receive the IACTE group rate of  $105 (+  tax) per night.

The TQP grant will sponsor a workshop on April 8 (3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) & April 9 (8:30 a.m. – noon) at the Courtyard Marriott.  The focus of the workshop will be the development of Embedded Signature Assessments (ESAs), in essence TE program-developed formative assessments that are aligned with skills reflected in the edTPA.  Programs will receive support for participation the same as per the fall workshop.  A separate flier will be sent with the details.

Rooms are available at this rate for Wednesday, April 8 (if you are attending the workshop that begins that afternoon) and for Thursday, April 9, as long as your reservation is made by March 18, 2015.


Update on Day at the Capitol

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, is the IACTE Day at the Capitol.  IACTE members and our teacher education candidates have a wonderful opportunity to speak with Iowa policymakers and advocate for our teacher education programs.  An exciting component for the DAC is that Grandview has offered to host overnight student guests from other universities and colleges.  This provides teacher education candidates an opportunity to meet future colleagues and as well as acquire leadership skills in advocacy.  Attached are two fliers that share details regarding the DAC that may be used for promoting the event with your program.

The AACTE State Support Grant is providing resources for the Day at the Capitol.  This will include paying mileage for students to attend.  The grant will support one vehicle @$.50/mile up to $150 per institution.  The grant will also pay for the pizza and pop for students staying overnight at Grandview.

The links below include: 1) a poster for the Grandview information,  2) a poster for the IACTE Day at the Capitol, and 3) a copy of the teacher education programs in Iowa and the identified contact representative.  This list will be shared with policy makers and used to promote teacher education in Iowa.  This list was edited following our fall IACTE conference.  Please review for any final edits by December 15th, as it will be shared at the DAC and Day on the Hill in Washington DC.  Send additions or revisions to Nadene.Davidson@uni.edu .

Grandview Information : Fuel up poster 15-1

IACTE Flyer Day at the Capitol

University and College contact list

Iowa Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (IACTE) is an affiliate of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). The views expressed on this website are the views of IACTE.