2017 Fall Conference Agenda

Celebrating Our Professional Identity:
Shared Knowledge and Advocacy

Kirkwood Regional Learning Center on the UI Campus
2301 Oakdale Boulevard, Coralville, IA 52241

Thursday Morning, October 19, 2017
Room 112, Kirkwood Regional Learning Center on the UI Campus

Pre-Conference Executive Board Meeting
9:00-11:30 AM​Meeting and Lunch

Thursday Afternoon, October 19, 2017 Conference Session
Room 116, Kirkwood Regional Learning Center on the UI Campus

12:30 – 1:00 PM​Conference Registration

1:00 – 1:15 PM​Welcome and Introductions
John Weih, Director, Kirkwood Regional Learning Center on the UI Campus
Christy Wolfe, President IACTE
Mark McDermott, Associate Prof., STEM Leader, University of Iowa

1:15 – 1:45 PM​The Honorable Kim Reynolds, Governor of the State of Iowa

1:45 – 2:15 PM​Dr. Ryan Wise, Director of the Iowa Department of Education

2:15 – 2:30 PM​Break

2:30 – 3:15 PM​Shelly Vroegh, 2017 Teacher of the Year
A 20-year veteran of the classroom, Ms. Vroegh is a fifth-grade teacher and instructional coach at Lakewood Elementary in Norwalk, Iowa.

3:15 – 4:15 PM​Using STE(A)M Outside of the Classroom

BlendED Learning, Jefferson High School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Jefferson BlendED Academy is a program devoted to the personalized learning of students through the use of interdisciplinary, competency-based learning, project- and technology-based innovation with the ability to accelerate through coursework.

​APEX, Waukee High School, Waukee, Iowa
Through a collaboration between education, business, and the community, Waukee Aspiring Professional Experience (APEX) develops highly skilled, adaptable, global innovators and leaders. Waukee APEX draws on the expertise of business partners to bring real-world experience to high schoolers. Through passion-based learning, authentic projects, and experiences, students add value to business partners while exploring career possibilities identified by economic trends within our metro area and state.

4:15 – 4:30 PM​Announcements and Closing for the Day

5:00 – 6:30 PM​Please join us at the celebration and networking reception
– Cash Bar w/ appetizers provided
Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center and Small Plate Bistro
300 E 9th St Coralville, IA
Parking available in the adjoining ramp and nearby street.


Friday Morning, October 20, 2017
116 Commons, Kirkwood Regional Learning Center on the UI Campus
8:00 – 8:40 AM​Continental Breakfast

8:15 – 8:45 AM​Friday Registration

9:00 – 9:15 AM​Welcome and Introductions
Christy Wolfe, President, IACTE
Dean, Dan Clay, College of Education, University of Iowa

9:15 – 10:15 AM​Building Allies While Educating Allies
Asking for support from colleagues, stakeholders, and policy makers can be hard, especially if you have to explain who and what you are before you can ask for that support. Our panelists this morning have all had to step up and ask for support. ISEA sought the support of members of other state entities when the Iowa Legislators put forth new laws that would dismantle some of the greatest protections Iowa teachers have. Solon Community School District had to convince parents and students that “proficiency” says more about ability than a random letter…while still trying to convince teachers the same. And Buena Vista University faculty and staff had to educate their administrators about what they do as they were asking them for the financial backing to do it well. Each speaker will share with us how they educated others about their work while simultaneously winning them over as allies.

Tammy Wawro and Mary Jane Cobb, ISEA
​Matt Townsley, Standards-based grading, Solon Community School District
​Roberta Hersom, Buena Vista University

10:15 – 10:30 AM​Break

10:30 – 11:45 AM​Job Alike Break-out Sessions
Attendees: Bring your work! We will use this 75 minutes to break out into like groups. Do you teach Human Relations? Bring your best readings, your speaker list, your activities that really work. Teach a course in your reading endorsement sequence? Bring some assessments that have given you rich data. Working on curriculum exhibits or a state accreditation visit? Bring questions for those who have been through the process. Building on our “organic conference” model from last spring, we’ll brainstorm groups that help you network across the state and help you with the continuous improvement we all practice in our teaching and in our programs.

12:00 – 12:45 PM​Lunch/IACTE Business Meeting/Announcements​

1:00 – 1:30 PM​Tours of the Kirkwood Regional Center

1:30 – 2:15 PM​Department of Education News: Larry Bice and Carole Richardson
2:15 – 2:45 PM​BOEE News: Joanne Tubbs

2:45 – 3:00 PM​Next Steps and Closing

Fall Conference Registration Form


NOTE: Only 1 form needed per institution

Please fill in the appropriate details and submit using one of the following methods by October 6, 2017:

1) Mail:
Dana Oswald
2580 275th Street
Washington, IA 52353

*Mailing registration with payment is preferred method; onsite payments will no longer be accepted.

2) E-mail (mail payment in): Oswald, Dana OSWALDD@wmpenn.edu

3) Fax (mail payment in): 641-673-1041

Note: Walk-ins are welcome and will be billed the total conference fee of $50, but materials/meals may not be available.

Name of Institution:​​​​​​​​​​


Contact Person:​​​​​​​​​​​


Persons Attending October 19:


Persons attending October 20:


Persons attending both days:

Two-day attendance​​$50 x _____________ =_______________

One-day attendance​​$30 x _____________ = _______________

​Total Due: _________________​​​
​Please make checks payable to IACTE

IACTE Fall Conference

IACTE Fall meeting will be October 19 & 20 at the Grant Wood AEA STEM facility in Iowa City/Coralville. The meeting will begin about 12:30 on Thursday and conclude usually about 2:30 on Friday.

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


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