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  • Spring 2024 ACSR Update

    2024-25 ACSR Executive Committee

    These are your ACSR officers for the coming year:

    Chair:  Christine Carrino Gorowara, Trinity Washington University (gorowarac@trinitydc.edu)

    Chair-Elect:  Bryan Duke, University of Central Oklahoma (bduke@uco.edu)

    Northeast Regional Representative:  Linda Gronberg-Quinn, Community College of Baltimore County (lgronberg@ccbcmd.edu)

    South Regional Representative:  Diana Lys, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (lys@email.unc.edu)

    Midwest Regional Representative:  Meghan Salyers, University of Mary (msalyers@umary.edu)

    West Regional Representative:  Kimberly White-Smith, University of San Diego (kimberlywhite@sandiego.edu)

    AACTE extends a special thank you to Anne Tapp, Robin Fuxa, and Brian Yusko who have completed their service on the ACSR Executive Committee.

    Washington Week 2024

    Washington Week is just around the corner on June 3-5. As in year’s past, it will include an extended in-person State Leaders Institute. If there are issues or topics you would like to suggest for the agenda, please send them to Christine Gorowara (gorowarac@trinitydc.edu) or me (jking@aacte.org). This year, ACSR leaders will have the opportunity to participate in mock media interviews and, unlike in year’s past, you will not bear responsibility for scheduling your state’s congressional visits!

    Early Bird registration is now available, so reserve your place today!

    2024-25 State Support Grant Call for Proposals

    Please be on the lookout for the 2024-25 AACTE State Support Grant Call for Proposals, which will be hitting your inboxes later this month. Applications will be due by June 28. Proposals are welcome for activities that address advocacy and policy leadership, enhancing program quality, or partnership and communication.

    ACSR Mentor Program

    If you are new to state affiliate organization leadership and would like to have an experienced leader as a mentor – or if you are an experienced leader and are willing to share what you’ve learned with a colleague, please sign up for the ACSR Mentor Program.  This year, ACSR Chair Christine Gorowara will hold quarterly meetings for mentor and mentees to share insights.  To sign up as a mentor or mentee, please send a message to me (jking@aacte.org) or to Christine (gorowarac@trinitydc.edu).

    Changes in State Leadership

    So that everyone in your state organization can stay abreast of the latest ACSR news, please keep me informed of any changes to the leadership of your state organization.

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  • Monday
    3
    June

    2024 Washington Week

    Jun 3, 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM (ET)
    2024 Washington Week Join AACTE in person for Washington Week 2024. AACTE and ACSR state affiliate leaders, Holmes Scholars, and deans and faculty will join together in the nation’s capital to advocate for education and educator preparation. Washington Week will be held June 3-5, 2024 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, VA. The conference program combines exciting keynote speakers with sessions tailored for state affiliate organization leaders, Holmes Scholars, and deans and faculty. In addition, all attendees will receive personalized support for state team meetings with their Congressional representatives. Who should attend? State Affiliate Leaders: Tailored sessions for AACTE and ACSR leaders will focus on leadership capacity building, strategic coalition building, and organizing effective advocacy campaigns. New this year, state affiliate leaders will receive one-on-one coaching on media relations. Holmes Scholars: Programs for Holmes Scholars include visiting key education leaders in their offices on Monday, June 3. Deans and Faculty: AACTE members and non-members alike will gain valuable insights to help navigate the challenges facing educators, educator preparation programs, and students today. All participants will engage in advocacy training, culminating with Day on the Hill visits to their congressional delegation. The program begins with 2 days of programming on Monday and Tuesday, June 3 and 4, at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, VA, and culminates with “Day on the Hill” (transportation will be provided to Capitol Hill offices from the hotel) on Wednesday, June 5. With legislative challenges facing educators and students across the country, this is the year to get involved and make your voice heard. Please note that registration for Washington Week ends on Friday, June 1st, and don’t forget to book your hotel early! The hotel booking deadline of May 10, 2024, does not guarantee room availability, only the lower group rate if rooms are still available.

  • Tuesday
    11
    June

    AACTE Lunch & Learn: Hone your Leadership Skills with AACTE Coaching

    Jun 11, 01:00 PM - 01:45 PM (ET)
    AACTE understand s the multifaceted demands facing deans, department chairs , and senior leaders in educator preparation programs (EPPs) and is committed to providing tailored coaching solutions that empower you to lead successfully. Embark on a journey of transformative leadership with AACTE Coaching. Let AACTE partner with you to strengthen skills, navigate challenges, implement tools, and realize your full potential as you shape the future of excellence in teacher education. The program offers both private and cohort coaching services . Learn more about AACTE Coaching in this interactive informational session. Speaker(s): Shari Baker, Ed.D. Vice President, Professional Learning & Growth AACTE Shari began her career as a high school social studies teacher and eventually serv ed as the director of diversity and inclusion for a high school after over a decade in the field. She then shifted her focus to DEIJ organizational assessment, strategic planning, coaching, and curriculum design/development in the private sector. Most recently, she served as vice president of DEIJ at a PR firm , counseling C-suite executives on DEIJ matters as an executive coach. Shari is also a co-founder and chief financial officer of the Wells Collective, a team of passionate equity practitioners specializing in helping organizations, schools, and businesses become stronger stewards of anti-racism, equitable leadership, and social liberation in their communities. Shari holds a B.A. from Duke University, an M.Ed. in curriculum & instruction: minority & urban education from the University of Maryland; and an Ed.D. in curriculum, teaching, and teacher education from the University of Florida, where she also was an adjunct professor. Shari is a SHRM-CP ( Society for Human Resource Management-Certified Professional ) and holds diversity and inclusion and human resources certifications from Cornell University.

  • Monday
    17
    June

    2024 Leadership Academy

    Jun 17, 07:30 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
    AACTE’s Leadership Academy is a unique opportunity for deans, department chairs, and other administrators and faculty to enhance their leadership skills, address current issues, and build a professional peer network. At this year’s Leadership Academy, attendees will participate in strategic conversations that will empower you to return to your campus with elevated narratives, best practices, and tactics to deliver across your institution and continue critical discussion with refreshed and innovative perspectives, approaches, and results. Achieve Your Goals Attendees will engage with higher education thought leaders, expand their network of supportive colleagues and peers, and develop strategies together. This academy will ensure that AACTE deans, department and program chairs, and other academic leaders are prepared to successfully navigate their roles and responsibilities on campus and achieve their goals and vision for the future of educator preparation. RATE Early Bird (March 19, 2024 - May 24, 2024) Leadership Academy Members $8 99 Additional Registrants at Same Institution $799 Non-Members $1,449 New Deans Academy (Leadership Academy Registration Required) Members $199 Non-Members $499 Regular (May 25, 2024 - June 15, 2024) Leadership Academy Members $1,0 99 Non-Members $1,649 New Deans Academy (Leadership Academy Registration Required) Members $299 Non-Members $699

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