Annual meeting 2001 Teacher Educator As Advocate (Association of Teach)

Venue: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

Location: New Orleans, Lousiana, United States

Event Date/Time: Feb 17, 2001 End Date/Time: Feb 21, 2001
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Call for Proposals

Annual Meeting
Association of Teacher Educators

Teacher Educator As Advocate
New Orleans 2001

New Orleans Sheraton February 17-21, 2001

An Invitation to Participate in the Association of Teacher Educators 2001
Annual Meeting

Teacher Educator as Advocate- Taking Action , the theme for the 2001 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, will focus participants' presentations, conversations and activity on opportunities for advocacy through practice, policy making, program design and delivery, and research. In a unique format called Advocates in Action, participants will also be able to extend the work begun at ATE's Summer Conference participating inaction planning to guide ATE's advocacy in the years ahead.

The following themes will serve as a focus for proposal planning

Advocacy for All Learners
How can teacher educators work to ensure opportunities for all learners?
How can teacher educators work to ensure academic achievement for all learners?
How can teacher educators ensure that students with special needs have full access and opportunity to succeed in schools?
Advocacy for Diversity
How can teacher educators model values which embrace diversity?
How can teacher educators work to increase the diversity of college/university faculty in teacher education?
How can teacher educators prepare a more diverse teaching corps?
Advocacy for Best Practice in Teacher Education
How can teacher educators implement performance-based standards that ensure quality teacher?
How can "best practice" in teaching and teacher education form a common vision for teacher preparation programs?
How can teacher educator programs best tell their stories in a time of increascd high-stakes reporting and accountability?
With the new emphasis on clinical practice, how best can teacher educators ensure quality field experiences?
How can ATE's Teacher Educator Standards and Field Experience Standards be used to ensure "best practice?
Advocacy for Social Justice
How can issues of social justice and democracy best be addressed in a time when the focus of schooling seems to be shifting toward content-based learning?
How can a progressive tradition be maintained in an era of increased demand for single-measure indicators of school achievement?
Advocacy for Parents and Caregivers
How do teachers and teacher educators work in partnership with parents to support quality school programs?
How do teacher education programs prepare teachers to work closely with parents and caregivers as partners in the process of educating children?

Session Types

Two-and-one-half hour clinics on Sunday, February 18, 2001 will involve participants in activities that focus on exemplary models, processes, materials Or research to support teacher educators as advocates. (Proposals due May 1, 2000)

Fifty-minute sessions addressing one of the conference themes are scheduled on February 19-21. These sessions may include the application of research, position papers, descriptions of best programs/practices, or needed innovations to extend advocacy in teacher education. Proposals with the following formats are encouraged. (Proposals due June 1, 2000)
Multiple Presenter Format: During the fifty-minute session, two or three presenters who address the same or similar topic me featured. Each presentation of 10-12 minutes is followed by a 20 minute discussion with the audience.
Single Presenter Format: Single paper presentations provide an opportunity for participants to share their work. The presentation of30 minutes is followed by 15-20 minutes of discussion with the audience. A limited number of thernatic sessions will be in this format. Single Paper proposals will be considered for the Multiple Paper Format based on availability.
Roundtable Format: Individual, informal sessions provide a time to discuss topics of interest or research in progress.

SYMPOSIUM A session organizer submits a proposal for multiple presenters to provide a range of viewpoints on a topic or provide an in-depth discussion around a major or issue or practice. A suggested format is for three participants to provide a I 0-minute overview of the topic, followed by a response from the session organizer (5-7 minutes) and an audience discussion. (Proposals due June 1, 2000)

SHARED PRACTICE FORMAT Presenter demonstrates a particular teaching method. computer software or other bridging of theory/research into practice. Audience involvement is required. (Proposals due June 1, 2000)

Research papers are presented in 10-12 minute time segments. Papers on related topics are grouped in fifty-minute sessions on February 19-21. Each research session consists of three paper presentations with a response from the chair/responder. Research should be original and not published prior to the Annual Meeting, Presenters who must agree to submit written papers to the session chair/responder before January 15, 2001. (Proposals due June 1, 2000)

ACTION RESEARCH PAPER Sessions are for teacher., or graduate students to share their action research projects on topics related to P-1 2 classrooms. Two or more related papers will be grouped together in order to provide maximum discussion. P- 12 educators strongly encouraged to submit. (Proposals due June 1, 2000)

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH FORUM Graduate student papers (dissertation proposals, dissertations, theses, action research papers) are presented in 10-12 minute segments. Papers on related topics are grouped in fifty-minute sessions. ATE members are encouraged to sponsor students' attendance and attend the session with their students. (Proposals due June 1, 2000)

Proposal Submission

Cover Page (2 copies) limited to one page and must include the following:

Title of Session

Type of Session: Professional Clinic, Multiple Presenter, Single Presenter, Roundtable, Symposium, Shared Format, Research Report, Action Research Paper, Graduate Student Research Forum

Session Organizer: Name, title, institution, mailing address (including summer address if 'different), phone number, fax number, and e-mail address

Additional Presenters: Names, titles, institution, addresses, e-mail addresses

Strand Identifier: Identify the related strand

Summary for Conference Program: Provide a description of 30 words or less for use in the conference program, Describe concisely the content of the session. This must be included for proposal consideration.

Participation: Indicate previous presentation history at ATE Annual Meetings and indicate graduate student status if applicable

Description of Presentation (4 copies). Please note that each format has specific requirements

Professional Clinics, Multiple Paper, Single Paper, Roundtable, Symposium or Shared Practice (3 page limit and must include:)
Purpose: Objective of presentation
Relationship to Conference Theme and Strand
Abstract of Presentation (250-300 words)
Description of Participant Involvement
Research Reports,Action Research Paper or Graduate Research Forum (3 page limit and must include:)
Introduction and Theoretical Framework
Research Objectives
Relationship to Conference Theme and Strand
Methods of Data Collection
Findings, Results, Conclusions
Implications for Teacher Educators and Teacher [Education Programs
Proposal Packet should include:
Two copies of cover page
Two copies ofl proposal description (do not include name on top sheet)
Three stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelopes
One plain envelope with no addressee (9.5 inches x 12.5 inches) with four first class stamps
One stamped. self-addressed post card that includes the title of your proposal

Mail complete proposal packet to:
Dr. Terry I. James, College of Education, University of Central Arkansas, 150 Mashburn Building Conway, AR 7203 5
Please note due dates for proposal submission. They vary by proposal type
All communication from ATE regarding the proposal will be with the session organizer.
All presenters and session organizers must pay the pre-registration fee by November 15, 2000 in order to be listed in the program.
Audio-visual equipment will not be provided by ATE. ATE will provide the name of an agency that can be contracted by presenters.

The Site

The site for the 2001 Annual Meeting is the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, located on Canal Street, bordering the French Quarter and just steps away from the Mississippi River. An extensive $25 million renovation of the 1100 guestrooms, suites, restaurants and lounges makes the Sheraton ( an inviting setting. Whether renewing old memories or making new ones, New Orleans presents an historic, unique, world-class destination for ATEers (


Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana United States of America 70130
New Orleans
United States