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2018 Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators (SRATE) will be hosted by FATE

October 11-13, 2018

Florida State University Panama City

Theme:  Innovate, Communicate, Collaborate:  Crossing PK-20 Classroom Boundaries

Thematic Strands:

  • Engaging learners by using innovative strategies– The purpose of this strand is to focus on innovations that engage all learners at all levels in learning. These innovations will share how educators respond to providing effective instructional content and strategies to address ethnic and linguistic diversity, challenges of equity and social justice, and other diverse contexts.
  • Extending learning through collaborative environments– The purpose of this strand is to learn about alternatives for extending learning that crosses traditional classroom boundaries and involves multiple stakeholders.
  • Enhancing learning with technology– The purpose of this strand to share best practices and research on the use of technology to maximize student learning experiences. Technology provides numerous tools that educators can use to enrich learning at all levels for all learners.
  • Communicating through research and practice partnerships– The purpose of this strand is to share ways collaborative partnerships can leverage research to address problems of practice and policy facing all educators.

Session formats:

Thematic Paper/Research Sessions (Single and Multi-presenter sessions):  Sessions will be organized across the conference by thematic strand(s) for 50 minutes per session.

Roundtable Sessions:  Sessions will be organized consistently with thematic strands. Sessions will provide opportunities for participants to share methods, programs of interest to teacher educators through posters, technology assisted presentations, pictures, brochures, or other artifacts that promote discussion and interactions among conference participants (20 minutes per individual presentation).

Student Presentation: A poster session for undergraduate and graduate students to showcase their scholarly work from their studies.

Submit your proposal here.

Deadline is June 1st.

ATE Conference

Congratulations Dr. Nancy Fichtman Dana, Professor, School of Teaching and Learning at the University of Florida for receiving the ATE 2018 Distinguished Mentor Award.

Parkland Shootings

Recently in Parkland, FL we had another painful reminder how vulnerable our security and
safety can be. As the horrific events played out at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School,
stories of bravery and heroism have come to light.
Aaron Feis, an assistant football coach, was killed when he threw himself in front of students to
protect them from oncoming bullets. Scott Beigel, a geography teacher, was killed when he
ushered students to his classroom when the shooting broke out. Chris Hixon, the school’s
athletic director and wrestling coach, was killed while patrolling hallways. Ultimately these
teachers gave their all. Their actions are the light. As the investigation continues stories of
student, teachers, faculty, administration and community members’ acts of heroism will
continue to come to light.
The Florida Association of Teacher Educators (FATE) collectively mourn the loss of the 17 lives
lost on Wednesday, February 14th. FATE, an affiliate of the Association of Teacher Educators,
supports the ATE resolution, Action on Gun Violence in Schools: Whereas, the federal ban on
gun violence research, better known as the Dickey Amendment (Public Law 104-208,
September 30, 1996; 110 STAT, 3009) prohibits the necessary research needed to respond to
the proliferation of gun violence in our American public schools. Be it resolved, that the ATE
supports the repeal of the Dickey Amendment and thus supports scholarly efforts to provide a
research basis for action.
We stand in belief if you See Something, Say Something. As we attempt to come to terms with
this dreadful event, we honor those we lost. Be in the light.
Ingrid Cumming, Ed.D.
FATE President

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The Florida Association of Teacher Educators is proud to announce that it will be hosting the 2018 Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators (SRATE) annual conference!


When:  October 11-13, 2018

Where:  Florida State University

Panama City Campus


Mark your calendars!


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