Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

Indiana IACTE

Advocating for Education, Stimulating Improvement, Preparing Teachers


Thank you to IACTE Members

IACTE Colleagues -

Do you remember the saying "Neither rain, nor sleet, or snow will keep the postal service from delivering the mail"?  The same could be said for the members of IACTE on Friday, January 25th.  In spite of treacherous road conditions, over 50 faithful professionals traveled to the beautiful campus of Franklin College to share and learn about the Common Core Standards, the vision of Indiana's new State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and proposed legislation that could impact teacher preparation. To each of you who persisted throughout the drive on Friday to join a very informative discussion, we thank you -- for your commitment and perseverance.  Thank you to all who attended and to our wonderful presenters --

-    Trisha Wlodarczyk, Indiana Core to College Alignment Director
-    Carlotta Cooprider - Indiana Department of Education perspective
-    Melanie Park, 2012 Teacher of the Year
-    Heather Schilling, Manchester University
-    Trish Whitcomb, Campaign manager for Glenda Ritz
-    Teresa Meredith, ISTA Vice President
-    Mark Shoup, ISTA Public Relations
-    Adam Marlatt, ISEA 2011-2012 President    

It was a very positive and productive professional meeting.  A summary of the presentations will be distributed shortly.

Ena Shelley

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REMINDER - IACTE Meeting (January 25)

IACTE Colleagues –

This is a gentle reminder to advise me of your plans to attend our meeting on Friday, January 25th at Franklin College.  Along with an informative panel discussion addressing the impact of the Common Core Standards on Teacher Education, we will be having Trish Whitcomb, from Glenda Ritz’ staff and ISTA representatives joining us to share their perspectives on issues before the state legislature and in our public schools at this time.  The Executive Committee has planned a very instructive meeting.  We hope you can join us!

The details are below.  Please send to me your r.s.v.p. no later than Monday, January 21st.

IACTE Executive Secretary

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