Call for Presentation Proposals Due Dates:January 25, 2019 for Winter Collaboration and early review for the Spring CollaborationMarch 15, 2019 final for Spring.
Collaboration dates: February 12, 2019April 5, 2019
This year’s theme across all MACTE gatherings is Sustaining and Advancing the Profession: Innovation, Diversity, engagement and Partnership. At the fall 2018 Collaboration, we would specifically like to address on-going challenges within teacher education in three specific areas: innovation, diversity, and engagement/partnership. We will intentionally unpack these areas of concern by engaging the many diverse voices found throughout the state of Minnesota and represented within our various educator preparation programs. With these three foci in mind, the Collaboration will seek answers to the following questions and insights into the various bulleted topics listed below:
InnovationWhile learning technology integration in the classroom is expanding at significant levels, many traditional teaching strategies and pedagogies are also being transformed to meet the changing needs of current learners in both P-12 and college classrooms. For the innovation strand, we encourage proposals that describe new developments across a broad range of practices. What are the all-encompassing range of engaging strategies and effective practices that will enable teacher educators to prepare their future teachers for the upcoming demands of learning skills for success in the k-12 classroom?
❖ Innovations in assessment (e.g., edTPA)❖ Effective practices in teacher education classes and clinical experiences❖ Applications for k-12 classrooms❖ Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (i.e.,TPACK)
DiversityWe seek to receive proposals addressing diversity in the he full continuum of activities that make up teacher education. These could include how we address obstacles to teacher preparation for candidates with under-represented identities, as well as, approaches to prepare teacher candidates for the diverse students they will teach. Diversity includes: ethnicity, culture, language diversity, sexual orientation, gender expression, social class, and religion.
❖ Recruitment and retention of diverse candidates❖ Engaging diverse students❖ Making diverse students feel that they belong❖ Increasing success for diverse students❖ Diversity criteria for clinical placements and partnerships
Engagement and PartnershipWe seek to receive proposals that describe unique partnerships between university preparation programs, schools, and agencies focused on equity, youth or family development, and educational outcomes.
❖ Teacher candidate recruitment partnerships and pipelines❖ P-20 partnerships❖ Teacher residency and/or mentoring programs❖ Teacher preparation program partnerships with community agencies
Preference, for all proposals, will be given to those that weave an Action Orientation within the chosen sub-strand. Reviewers will look for proposals that clearly refer to the following question: How are educator preparation programs engaging in professional partnerships with k-12 school districts? Do these partnerships exemplify the breadth of the professional community that prepares and supports excellent new teachers and provides effective education for all students, which is part of MACTE’s overall mission.