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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.

A New College Ratings System: IACTE Responds to Request for Feedback

nadenephoto2President Obama has directed the U.S. Department of Education to develop and publish a new college ratings system that would be available for students and families before the 2015-16 school year. The ratings system is supposed to help students compare the value offered by colleges and encourage colleges to improve.

Open forums were held and UNI was one of four sites for public comment on November 15, 2013.

IACTE President Nadene Davidson was there to provide input from the IACTE Executive Board.

Here is the statement she made:

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Free Webinar on Preparation of Pre-service Teachers for K-12 Online Learning

webinar-adThe Midwest Regional Educational Laboratory at American Institutes for Research will host a free webinar Wednesday, November 20, 1:30-3:00 p.m. CST, to address the question of how we prepare preservice teachers to work in online and blended settings.

“Making Connections: Teaching Preservice Teachers to Teach Online” will feature Kathryn Kennedy, director of research at the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, and Leanna Archambault, assistant professor at Arizona State University, who coauthored the 2012 study Offering Preservice Teachers Field Experiences in K-12 Online Learning: A National Survey of Teacher Education Programs. Kennedy and Archambault will discuss the current landscape in the field. Bryan Zugelder, executive director for undergraduate affairs and partnerships at the University of Central Florida’s College of Education and Human Performance, will share practical examples, and Mary Herring, associate dean of education at the University of Northern Iowa and chair of AACTE’s Committee on Innovation and Technology, will discuss lessons for future work. More information can be found at AACTE’s Blog.

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