Each year, the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) holds a conference in Washington DC in order to complete its mission of advocating for high-quality educator preparation programs and fulfill its vision of being the premier voice on education preparation. Known as AACTE Washington Week, 2015, it lasts from June 9 to June 11 and combines four different events into one through the common theme of “Diverse Perspectives, Deep Partnerships, One Profession.”
Taking place at the Washington Wardman Marriott Hotel, just a 10 minute walk from our Bed & Breakfast through a scenic and historic neighborhood, the convention combines the State Leaders Institute (SLI), the Holmes Scholars Summer Policy Institute, a STEM achievement gap conference, and a Day on the Hill (DOH) to create a comprehensive educational event for all the attendees. Through breakout sessions, Round Robin discussions, business meetings, daily receptions, networking breaks and lunches, and more, the three days are designed to best equip educators, aspiring educators, and institutions with the tools and knowledge they need to achieve the best results for our nation’s students.
Washington Week is about connecting with fellow AACTE members from around the country who are passionate about advancing the profession as well as their career. By attending the conference, participants increase their own knowledge but also spread awareness of the importance of providing the best teacher education to others. It is important work which takes a loud voice to get the job done; if you think you’d like to add your voice to the cause, register today.
To learn more about some of the work AACTE does, see the above video as well as check out their YouTube channel here.
— Emily, innkeeper at American Guest House