PAC-TE Teacher Education Assembly
October 26-28, 2022

at the Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center,  800 E Park Drive, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17111-2807 United States

Theme: Breaking Through to Transform

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Registration for the conference includes:

  • A chance to network face to face with colleagues and other teacher education professionals from around the Commonwealth
  • General Sessions with PDE on "hot" topics
  • General session - Thursday, 11 a.m., featuring Elizabeth Raff, the 2022 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year
  • A new Panel Discussion format on Friday morning
  • Small group sessions highlighting PA professional educators' preparation programs and research.  Some of the sessions by title:
  • PAC-TE Government Relations Committee Session;
  • Newcomer Session;A Service-Learning Story of Assistance to Ukrainian Refugees;
  • “Keep Going”: Abolition as a North Star in Teacher Education;
  • The PDS leveled up: The Immersive District/College Teacher Pipeline;
  • Human essentials in an Online Course: Student Perspectives;
  • Building Relationships Between Mentor Teachers and Candidates: Using Vignettes to Promote Courageous Conversations;
  • Storytelling as a teaching tool to make the theoretical practical for preservice teachers;
  • Re-imagining Inclusion: A Fresh New Look;
  • Transforming Preservice Teacher Curricula to Meet the Needs of Twenty-First Century Schools;
  • Providing Students with a REAL Support System After COVID;
  • Student Teaching & Fieldwork for the Early Childhood Workforce: Exploring Barriers and Solutions to Competency-Based Teacher Preparation Programs;
  • Re-imagining Preservice Special Education Teacher Field Experiences;
  • Unpacking Trauma Informed Practices;
  • Preparing for Implementation of Culturally Relevant and Sustaining Education Competencies: Your Expectations for a Community of Practice;
  • Fostering Critical Thinking and Cultural Competencies in First-Year College Students;
  • Teacher Preparation in the Age of the Endrew f. v. Douglas County School District Decision: Are there Implications?;
  • The Impact of a Media Literacy Module on Preservice Teachers' Media Literacy Knowledge and Confidence;
  • Can I Do It? Using a Developmental Model of Evaluation to Prioritize Preservice Teachers’ Emotional Well-Being and Self-Efficacy;
  • Making Math: Preservice Teachers in the Makerspace;
  • Transforming Special Education Teacher Prep;
  • Centering Critical Vibes Through Community Immersion: A Mixed Methods Study of Early Grades Teacher Candidates’ Critical Consciousness;
  • How to Write a Great Conference Proposal;
  • Teacher Preparation in PA:What Was Discovered and How it Relates to the Newest Structured Literacy Competencies;
  • Exito! A professional development program that ensures success for English Learners;
  • Promoting Active Citizenship in the Early Childhood Classroom Through the Incorporation of Social Studies and Children's Literature;
  • Strategies and Techniques for Deterring Cheating in Online and In-person Classes;
  • Community-Engaged Teacher Preparation: Collaboration and Programming to Promote Community Engagement;
  • Preparing Preservice Teachers (PSTs) to Integrate Technology in Classroom Instruction: The Case of Smart Board;
  • Using Kotter’s Organizational Change Model to Approach the CAEP Standards Revision Process;
  • Teacher Professional Learning Communities for social-emotional learning and character education in schools;
  • Remote Learning to Transform Afterschool Tutoring of Urban Students AND Provide Pre-Service Teachers with Rewarding and Purposeful Experiences;
  • Attract – Prepare – Retain: Pennsylvania’s Model for Strengthening the Special Education Personnel Pipeline;
  • Supporting Pennsylvania teachers in navigating difficult topics in K-12 curricula and school communities: A case study of inquiry-based professional learning;
  • Creating Mixed-reality Scenarios to Assess Students' Application of Theory to Practice;
  • The National Pre-Service Teacher Resource Center;Penn West University: A new opportunity for Equity in Early Childhood Education?;
  • Tech Tools for Non-Ed Tech Faculty;
  • Supporting Pre-Service Teachers in Preparing for Transition Planning;
  • What Analysis Reveals About Teacher Educators’ Understanding of Culturally Responsive Instruction and Translation into Practice
  • Newcomers Sessions on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Delicious Banquet  on Wednesday evening featuring presentation of awards and a chance to meet the candidates for the upcoming election for seats on the Board of Directors
  • The famous PAC-TE Dessert Reception on Wednesday evening.
  • Annual PAC-TE Business Meeting (Thursday)
  • TEA 2023 Planning Committee 1st Meeting (Friday at noon)
  • A chance to win prizes
  • ATTENTION STUDENTSYou must be a PAC-TE student member in order to register at the student rate for the conference.  If you are not a member, you must register at the non-member rate of $275.00. You may join PAC-TE by clicking here.

PLEASE NOTE:  There is NO guarantee that meals will be available for persons choosing to register on-site.  Meal guarantees must be given to the hotel at least one week in advance, so if you plan to attend meal functions, you should pre-register for the conference (prior to October 12).  Thank you for your understanding.

PAC-TE wishes to thank its TEA sponsors:


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