We are pleased to share the information about our IACTE 2021 Spring Conference, Mental Health and Social Emotional Learning, to be held online on two days – Pre-Conference Day – Wednesday, March 24th and Conference Day – Thursday, April 8th. A big thank you to conference co-chairs Angela Hunter (Buena Vista University) and Jeff Haverland (University of Dubuque) for their efforts in putting together an outstanding spring conference around this important and timely topic.
Please share this registration information with all of your colleagues at your institution. We are pleased to once again offer FREE registration to all who wish to attend from your institution. Attached is the final schedule that includes times, titles/descriptions, and presenters. Zoom meeting links will be provided to all registered attendees the week of the conference. All sessions both days will be live; sessions will not be recorded. Here are some of the conference highlights!
We hope you and your colleagues will plan to attend all or part of the IACTE 2021 Spring Conference – March 24 & April 8.
The award documents for the 2021 Friend of Education Award, the 2021 Iowa Outstanding Leader-Educator Award, and the 2021 Political Friend of Education Award are now available.
All dates are also posted on the IACTE webpage Calendar
IACTE Fall Conference Session Proposals Due: September 4, 2020
IACTE Fall Conference: October 22, 2020 - Online Conference (More information to follow!)
IACTE Day at the Capitol: February 11, 2021 - Des Moines, IA
IACTE Awards Nominations Due: February 19, 2021
AACTE Annual Meeting: February 26-28, 2021 - Seattle, WA
IACTE Spring Conference: April 8 & 9, 2021 - Gateway Conference Center, Ames, IA
The IACTE Fall Conference, Education in a Digital Environment, will be held online Thursday, October 22, 2020. This is a great professional development opportunity for our IACTE community to grow and learn around several themes related to digital management, learning and self-care (Themes include - Lessons from the Road; Adapting Coursework and Field Experiences; New and Novel Approaches to Technology in Education; Teaching in Multiple Delivery Modes; and Mental Health and Self Care in a Digital Environment).
We are still taking applications for session proposals – a big thanks to those who have already submitted but we would like more! The Call for IACTE Fall Conference Session Proposals is attached to this message, so please continue to share this information widely with your colleagues and encourage them to submit a session proposal. Our ‘final’ call for session proposals will be by Friday, September 4th! – Please contact one of the conference co-chairs, Jeff Haverland (JHaverland@dbq.edu) or Angela Hunter (firstname.lastname@example.org), if you have questions.
Our community college colleagues really appreciated the information we have shared collectively about our current requirements for the pre-professional skills test etc. in response to HF 2359. This information is helpful to them as they advise and prepare their students for transfer into our programs. There has been a request to add information to this document about clinical/observation hour requirements for teacher education program admittance (Have there been any changes? Can students fulfill this requirement through virtual hours or working as tutors with K-12 students as they complete work online?). If a program representative could take the time to add this information to this document it would be much appreciated.
IACTE Members’ Responses to HF 2359
This is one of the most difficult decisions facing our programs and it is one that I am receiving the most inquiries about – what is everyone doing? In order to keep members informed I created another document where programs can voluntarily share their plans pertaining to practicum students and student teachers to date. We know this is a fluid situation and plans will change and evolve. We appreciate those who are willing to share their plans with colleagues!
IACTE Members’ Responses
October 22: IACTE Virtual Fall Conference
February 11: Day at the Capitol
February 19: Awards Nominations Due
February 26-28: AACTE Annual Meeting (Seattle, WA)
April 8 & 9: IACTE Spring Conference @ The Gateway, Ames
The Spring 2020 IACTE Conference - Mental Health for All- has been cancelled. We will be carrying over a similar schedule for our Fall 2020 Conference. If you have made hotel reservations already, those should be automatically cancelled if you registered under the IACTE discount. Conference registrations will be refunded in the coming week.
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.