2017 Annual Meeting and Conference

Achieving the Promise of Independent Liberal Arts Teacher Preparation

The AILACTE 2017 Annual Meeting and Conference was held at the Tampa Marriott Waterside in Tampa, FL on Thursday, March 2nd.  This year's conference theme Achieving the Promise of Independent Liberal Arts Teacher Preparation addressed the following questions:

  • What are some of the ways programs prepare teachers to increase educational opportunity for all students, but especially for students from marginalized populations?
  • How do we ensure programs at independent liberal arts institutions continue to prepare teachers who impact the academic, social, and emotional learning of their students?
  • How do we use findings from research and practice to ensure independent liberal arts institutions are addressing the most important issues of teacher preparation?
  • In what ways have programs reimagined themselves for greater innovation, impact, and influence?
  • How do institutions effectively advocate with political and educational leaders to communicate the benefits of liberal arts teacher preparation?
  • What are some of the leadership challenges, opportunities, and innovations that impact the preparation of 21st century teachers?

Meeting and Conference at a Glance (subject to change)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

  • 12:30 - 3:30 PM
  • Leadership Workshop (Meeting Room 1)
  • 4:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Executive Committee Meeting (Meeting Room 2)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

  • 7:30 - 8:30 AM
  • State Representative Breakfast (Meeting Room 2)
  • 8:00 - 8:45 AM
  • Registration and General Conference Breakfast (Florida Ballroom - Salon IV-V)
  • 8:45 - 9:00 AM
  • Welcome (Florida Ballroom - Salon IV-V)
  • 9:15 - 10:15 AM
  • Breakout Sessions (Florida Ballroom Salon I, Salon II, Salon III, Meeting Room 1, Meeting Room 2)
  • 10:30 - 11:30 AM
  • Breakout Sessions (Florida Ballroom Salon I, Salon II, Salon III, Meeting Room 1, Meeting Room 2)
  • noon - 3:15 PM
  • AACTE Opening Session(AILACTE will not meet or hold breakout sessions during this time)
  • 3:30 - 4:30 PM
  • Round Table Sessions (Florida Ballroom IV-V)
  • 4:45 - 5:15 PM
  • Poster Session (Florida Ballroom VI)
  • 5:30 - 6:30 PM
  • Business Meeting/Award Reception (Florida Ballroom IV-V)