Materials from 2017 IACTE Spring Conference

Quality Assurance in Educator Preparation: Focal Point of a Profession

Mark LaCelle-Peterson, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

Presentation Slides

Iowa State Education Association: Who We Are, What We Do

Tammy Wawro & Mary Jane Cobb, Iowa State Education Association

Presentation Slides

Teacher Recruitment, Preparation, Transition and Retention: Providing the Context

Rourke Horn, School Administrators of Iowa

Presentation Slides

College, Careers, and Future Ready Students

Ryan Wise, Director, Iowa Department of Education

Presentation Slides

What You Should Know About the Board of Educational Examiners

Ann Lebo, Executive Director, Iowa Board of Educational Examiners

Presentation Slides

Iowa Department of Education

Larry Bice, Carole Richardson, Aministrative Consultants

Presentation Slides 

ESSA Document

Draft State Plan for ESSA

Board of Educational Examiners (BOEE) Perspective and News

Joanne Tubbs, Administrative Consultant, BOEE

Presentation Slides


IACTE 2017 Spring Conference

Acting As One-The Power of the Professional Community

What:                 IACTE 2017 Spring Conference

 IACTE Spring 2017 Conference Agenda

When:                Thursday, March 23

12:30 – 1:00 pm – Registration

1:00 p.m. – Day 1 Opening Session


Friday, March 24

8:00 – 8:45 a.m. – Registration

8:45 a.m. – Day 2 Opening Session







Where:              Thursday, March 23rd – Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center

7213 Nordic Drive

Cedar Falls, Iowa  50613





Friday, March 24th – Slife Commons Ballroom,  University of Northern Iowa

                             West 23rd Street

Cedar Falls, Iowa

Parking in the multi-modal facility on 23rd Street and Merner.

Lodging:           Hilton Garden Inn, Cedar Falls

                             7213 Nordic Drive

Cedar Falls, Iowa  50613

(319) 266-6611

Room reservations must be made by February 23, 2017, to receive the IACTE group rate of $103.60 (+ tax) per night.

IACTE Spring 2017 Conference Registration Form

Materials from IACTE 2016 Fall Conference

Many thanks to our presenters who contributed to the success of our Fall Conference.  A number of presenters have shared their slides for your access below:

Praxis Performance Assessment Test Pre-session  

Kathy Pruner, ETS

IDOE Standards and Curriculum Updates and Connections

Kris Kilibarda, Iowa Dept. of Ed.

Teacher Leader Compensation

Lora Rasey, Department of Education,  Shawna Hudson, Iowa Wesleyan University

National Perspectives/AACTE Partnership Materials

Nadene Davidson, University of Northern Iowa

Model Code of Ethics for Educators

ACSR Policy Statements

State Policy Statements Template

-Every Student Succeeds Act in Iowa

Ryan Wise, Director, Iowa Department of Education


2016 IACTE Fall Conference: Educators As Professionals


What:           IACTE 2016 Fall Conference


When:        Thursday, October 27 & Friday, October 28, 2016

Registration begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday,

October 27, with the opening general session

beginning at 1:00 pm.

Pre-conference Sessions will be held on the

topics of EdTPA (9:30-11:30)and PPAT (10:00-

11:30) on Thursday morning at the Southridge

Center. Please pre-register if you plan to attend

either session.

Where:             Des Moines Area Community College

                             Professional Development Center Southridge

1111 E. Army Post Road

Des Moines, Iowa 50315

Phone: 515-287-8700

Lodging:         Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Airport

6800 Fleur Drive

Des Moines, Iowa 50321



Room reservations must be made by October 7th, 2016 in order to receive the IACTE group rate of $101 (+ tax) per night.

Click on the link below to reserve:

Conference location and hotel accommodations


IACTE 2016 Spring Conference


When:    Thursday, March 31 & Friday, April 1, 2016

Registration begins onsite at 12:30 pm on Thursday, March 31, with the opening general session beginning at 1:00 pm.



Where:   Iowa State University

ISU Alumni Center

420 Beach Ave.

Ames, IA 50011-1430

(in the Iowa State Center complex between C.Y. Stephens Auditorium and Jack Trice Stadium)

IACTE Spring Conference Agenda 2016

IACTE Spring 2016 Conference Registration Form

Lodging: Gateway Hotel & Conference Center

2100 Green Hills Drive

Ames, IA 50014

800-FOR-AMES or 800-367-2637

Room reservations must be made by Monday, March 14, 2016 in order to receive the IACTE group rate of $104 (+ tax) per night. When calling for reservation please identify your affiliation with IACTE – Iowa Association of Colleges for Teacher Education to receive preferred rates.



IACTE Message at Day at the Capitol

IACTE logo-smallIowa kids won’t get a world class education if schools have to raise class size, use old technology, and cut back literacy programs because of underfunding by the state.

~Rep. Patti Ruff of McGregor, Ranking Member of the House Education Committee


*All quotes are from the 2015 Iowa School Administration Survey, available here.



I. Iowa Teaching Candidates benefit from working with high-quality teachers with adequate resources to meet the needs of all students.  It is how we learn.


Kristyn Kell, Principal,BCLUW High School/BCLLUW:

In a small district like mine I am unable to recruit strong teachers when they are only teaching 3/4 time because we cannot afford a full time teacher.

Dewey Hupke, Principal.West Elementary, Independence:

With the limited allowable growth, our school district was forced to eliminate a classroom position. The position was a 3rd grade classroom. In 2017, the State of Iowa says all 3rd graders need to read at grade level.

This gets increasingly difficult when the budget of the district is severely limited by the lack of state funding!!

II.  In 2013-2014, over 2000 student teachers were in Iowa schools, working with high-quality educators across the state.
We rely on the partnership with our PK-12 districts in Iowa to best prepare teachers for the future. When funding is cut, teachers take on more duties and challenges with less time and fewer resources.  That makes it much harder to mentor someone new to the field.swmo

Lynn A. Baldus, 6-12 Principal, St. Ansgar Middle and High School:

We continue to have increased costs and see an increase in our students’ needs (both academically and economically). We do not want to cut staff or programs, but we will not have a choice if we do not see increased state support.

Lynne Wallace, MS/HS Principal, Mount Ayr MS/HS:

We now have middle school classes with 29 and 30 students in each class. Even the very best teachers have difficulty providing interventions or enrichment when that many students are in one class! Please visit our schools in Iowa to see the needy students that we are trying to serve each day in overcrowded classrooms!…

Preparing Iowa Teachers for the Future

338 school districts
Iowa’s K-12 student population=over 480,000

Iowa students eligible for free and reduced lunch=41%

* From 2014-15 Iowa Annual Condition of Education Report

In 2014, the top endorsement areas for new elementary education teachers were reading (816), special education (376), and early childhood education (264).  However, we need opportunities for students studying to be teachers to connect with other high-need areas.  For example, Iowa needs more new teachers to seek endorsements in math (125) and science (29).

College scholarships and grants help Iowa teachers seek excellent preparation for the classroom at our Regents institutions (UI, UNI, ISU) or at any of the 27 private, not-for-profit institutions in the state. Our students rely on the availability of these opportunities to maximize their education for teaching.

Iowa teaching candidates continue to pass the nationally normed test for licensing purposes, Praxis II, at a much higher rate than the national average.

Scores on the tests for pedagogy (teaching) are on average 13% above the national averages.

In 2013-2014, over 2250 teachers were prepared in Iowa licensing institutions (public and private colleges and universities)


For more information about teacher preparation programs in the state, contact the teaching/education department in your local district or contact:

IACTE President Susan Lagos-Lavenz, IACTE Past President Nadene Davidson, or IACTE President-elect Christy Wolfe.

IACTE Day at the Capitol

Senator Dotzler Representative Kressig and Nadene Davidson 2.9.16

Senator Dotzler, Representative Kressig, and IACTE Past-President Nadene Davidson

Senator Mary Jo Wilhelm and UIU 2.9.16

Senator Mary Jo Wilhelm and Upper Iowa University Students

The Iowa Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (IACTE) held its annual Day at the Iowa Capitol on February 9.

The Day at the Iowa Capitol allows students and faculties from the 32 preparation programs in Iowa  the opportunity to speak to legislators regarding issues in education.

The students and faculties  prepared talking points around issues like school funding, Iowa Tuition Grants, program requirements, and Board of Educational Examiners’ fees.

This event continues to be an excellent opportunity to witness democracy and advocacy in action as they observe such  activities as the Iowa Senate debate funding for K-12 schools.

Both professionals and future professionals let their voices be heard on important issues that will impact the education field in our state.


More Photos:

Senator Bill Doztler and UIU students 2.9.16

Senator Dotzler and Upper Iowa University Students

Representative Nancy Dunkel and Clarke College 2.9.16

Representative Nancy Dunkel and Clarke College Students








Representative Sally Stutsman and UIU 2.9.16

Representative Sally Stutsman and Upper Iowa University Students


Senator Tod Bowman and Clarke College 2.9.16

Senator Tod Bowman and Clarke College representatives








Briar Cliff

Briar Cliff University students traveled from Sioux City


Senator Bertrand and students from Briar Cliff.









Representative Nancy Dunkel and Coe College 2.9.16

Representative Nancy Dunkel and Coe College constituent

Senator Liz Mathis Clarke College Coe College University of Iowa and UIU students 2.9.16

Senator Liz Mathis with future teachers from Clarke College, Coe College, University of Iowa, and Upper Iowa









Clarke College

Representatives from Clarke College step up

IACTE group photo 2.9.16

Group Photo

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