PAC-TE Teacher Education Assembly
October 31 - November 2, 2018
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Democracy and Social Justice: Amplifying the Voices of Teacher Education

  • General sessions with PDE (Wednesday at 12, Thursday at 4:30, and Friday at 10:30) on “hot” topics
  • General session – Thursday, 11 a.m.
  • 50+ small group sessions highlighting PA professional educators’ preparation programs and research
  • Focus Group-sponsored sessions
  • Graduate student research presentations (Thursday)
  • Journal author sessions (Wednesday and Thursday)
  • Institution-alike and focus group meetings (Friday morning)
  • Copy of the PAC-TE journal in its 17th publication year
  • Awards banquet and dessert reception (Teacher Educator of the Year, Friend of Education, Service Awards, NEW Professional Achievement Awards) (Wednesday evening)
  • Annual Business Meeting, followed by luncheon (Thursday)
  • Newcomers Sessions on Wednesday and Thursday
  • TEA 2019 Planning Committee 1st Meeting(Friday at noon)
  • Refreshment breaks
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A good number of Spring Conference attendees and PAC-TE members have written asking how to get in touch with the presenters from the Spring Conference.  The following presenters have given their permission to be contacted, their topics, and their contact information:
  • Noe Ortega -- Opening remarks and a Fireside Chat --
  • Jennifer Robinson -- Keynote Speaker and Fireside Chat --
  • Ron Cowell (EPLC) presented "Issues Related to the Teacher Shortage in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" --
  • Colleen Lelli (Cabrini University) discussing "Helping Teacher Educators Create Trauma-Sensitive Classrooms" --
  • Rae Ann Hirsh and Jennifer Pyles (affiliated with OCDEL) presenting on "Piloting a Statewide Early Childhood Education Workforce Pathway: An Overview;" and "Taking a Deeper Dive into a Statewide Early Childhood Education Workforce Pathway" --;
  • Angela Campbell and Ronald Whitaker, II, (Cabrini University) presenting "A Conversation about Promising Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategies for PA" and "Driven to Successfully Transform Teacher Preparation for Diverse 21st Century Learners" --
  • Christina Baumer -- PDE Update --