The FATE Conference scheduled for this weekend is canceled due to the possible impact of Hurricane Matthew and the current state of emergency throughout Florida.  The Executive Board of FATE made this decision based on information from the Florida Office of Emergency Management and is already exploring possible dates for rescheduling the conference. We implore all members to stay informed and stay safe.  Please remember to cancel hotel reservations and travel arrangements to avoid possible fees.  We hope for the best.

2016 FATE Annual Conference

October 7-8, 2016
Saint Leo University
33701 State Road 52 St. Leo, FL 33574

Teach with Purpose . . .
Practice with Passion #FATE2016

Registration is Open!
FATE invites education professionals representing all levels, content areas, and specialties, as well as K-12 teachers, to attend this year’s 2016 FATE conference on October 7-8, 2016. This year’s theme is Teach with Purpose . . . Practice with Passion#FATE2016. Conference presentations will center around the themes of emerging technologies, data-driven instruction, universal design for learning, or research.

This year’s Keynote speakers will be:

PirateDave Burgess – Opening Session Friday Evening

Keynote Address – Teaching Outside the Box

Dave Burgess is an educator and the New York Times Best-Selling author of Teach Like a Pirate. Dave will present a high-energy, entertaining, and inspirational session that will transform the way you look at your role as an educator.








BordenJeff Borden – Awards Luncheon Saturday

Keynote Address – Creating a Culture of (Learning) Innovation

Dr. Jeff Borden is an educator and Chief Innovation Officer at Saint Leo University. Jeff also works as a comedian, author, consultant, and international speaker. Jeff’s presentations are creative, thoughtful, and always inspiring – he will change your paradigm.









The 2016 fall conference of the Florida Association of Teacher Educators will be held in St. Leo, Florida, at Saint Leo University October 7-8, 2016. Participants will gather in Kirk Hall, a new state-of-the-art academic building designed to support the most innovative and advanced teaching methods, as well as to enhance student engagement. Saint Leo University is just west of Dade City and north of Tampa.


Please click on the link in the tool bar at the top of this page to enter our secure online registration site. Early bird registration is available by September 23, 2016. After September 23rd an additional cost of $15 will be added to the registration cost.



Hotel Accommodations

Make your reservations now at the Hampton Inn Dade City-Zephyrhills. The FATE Conference group rate of $107.91 (including taxes) per night is available for those attendees needing accommodations. Please make your reservations by calling the hotel directly at 352-567-5277.

Conference Program

Click here to see the Conference Program at a glance.

Tentative Schedule

Friday, October 7, 2016
3:00 p.m.     Registration Opens
4:00 p.m.     Student Showcase
5:00 p.m.     Opening Speaker: Dave Burgess, author of Teach Like a Pirate
7:00 p.m.     Reception

Saturday, October 8, 2016
7:30 a.m.     Registration Opens
7:30 a.m.     Continental Breakfast
8:00 -10:00 a.m. Inservice/Preservice Teacher workshop – Teaching Academic Vocabulary w/Foldables
8:30-11:20  Breakout Sessions/Roundtables
11:30 a.m.  Regional Meetings
12:00 p.m.  Awards Luncheon with Guest Speaker Jeff Borden
1:45-3:35    Breakout Sessions/Roundtables