Dates for Your Calendar
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
Fall IACTE Conference Update!
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 (email@example.com), 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
Difficult Questions & Answers - Practicum Students/Student Teachers In P-12 Schools?
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
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.