The 2017 American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) Annual Meeting will take place March 2-4 in Tampa, Florida. In this year’s AACTE Preparing Teachers for Practice strand we focus closely on the intersection of teaching practice and equity. Each talk will center on one high-leverage practice, and will investigate and illuminate the enactment of the practice, and the ways in which issues of equity and inclusion are fundamental to the practice itself. Building out from the careful definition of the practice, each speaker will examine core dilemmas inherent in the work of enacting the practice with students and content. In so doing we will, together, make visible the ways in which equity issues play out inside of each of the high-leverage practices.

The 2017 strand includes the following major forum, concurrent sessions, and other events presented by expert teacher educators and researchers.

Major Forum: How does the work of teaching become the work of justice and equity?
Moderator: Deborah Loewenberg Ball (University of Michigan, TeachingWorks) Presenters: Jason Kamras (District of Columbia Public Schools), Ernest Morrell (Teachers College, Columbia University) and Na’ilah Suad Nasir (University of California, Berkeley).
Friday, March 3, 9:00am - 10:15am
West Hall | Tampa Convention Center

Concurrent Session: Diagnosing particular common patterns of student thinking and development in a subject-matter domain.
Presenter: Christopher Emdin, Teachers College, Columbia University
Thursday, March 2, 10:15 am – 11:15 a.m.
Room 22-23 | Tampa Convention Center

Concurrent Session: Teaching, Justice, and Equity: Designing Lessons and Sequences of Lessons
Presenter: Bree Picower and Casey Doyle, Montclair State University 
Friday, March 3, 12:00 am – 1:00 pm
Room 25 | Tampa Convention Center

TeachingWorks and Educational Testing Service Reception
Join TeachingWorks and Educational Testing Service (ETS) for a reception celebrating the 6th annual Preparing Teachers for Practice strand. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Friday, March 3, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Grand Salon E | The Marriott Waterside
700 S. Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

For up-to-date information about the times and locations for these sessions, please visit the AACTE website.