The IACTE website was initiated in 2004 and the site has been hosted by UNI at no charge since then. This summer, AACTE, our national organization, offered to host state chapter sites at no charge with the provision that the site would also provide timely content from AACTE on the state chapter site. The IACTE Executive Board approved moving the site and you are seeing the initial results.
WordPress is the publishing platform and is one of the more popular and user-friendly ways to develop a blog or website. One of the intents is to facilitate more interaction and communication among IACTE members– hopefully the new site will assist this effort.
Websites and blogs are interesting primarily because of the content provided. I invite members to submit content or links to material of interest. Websites are also an opportunity to communicate with our stakeholders– so don’t hesitate to write or share information that will help us accomplish our organizational mission. –BJW
Mark your calendars for October 17th & 18th for the Fall Conference at the Lakeside Hotel and Casino in Osceola, Iowa. The conference will begin at 1:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon with Dr. Katherine Bassett providing the keynote. Dr. Bassett is the Executive Director for the National Network of Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY). She also facilitated the development of the Teacher Leader Standards.
The conference will be a blend of professional development opportunities and program/policy updates.
1. Cost $68 plus 12% tax
2. Cut off of October 3
3. Call 877-477-5253
4. Address: 777 Casino Drive, Osceola, Iowa 50213; Exit 34 from I-35.
AACTE is celebrating Sen. Jack Reed’s (D-R.I.) and Rep. Mike Honda’s (D-Calif.) introduction of “The Educator Preparation Reform Act.” The bill, announced September 20 at a press conference in Washington, D.C., will improve the quality of teaching in high-need schools by reforming and strengthening accountability of educator preparation programs, and supporting partnerships to meet the needs of educators and educational leaders.