Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

Indiana IACTE

Advocating for Education, Stimulating Improvement, Preparing Teachers


Reminder: Education Student You Tube Contest

IACTE Colleagues –

Just a reminder of our contest for education students to share “Why I Choose to Teach.”  The deadline for you tube entries is Wednesday, January 23rd.  The judges will include Melanie Park, Indiana Teacher of the Year.  The prize may be an iPad or Kindle.  Please encourage your students to participate.

IACTE Executive Secretary

IACTE Meeting - January 25

Happy New Year!

I do hope that each of you enjoyed fun and relaxing holidays, and that you are looking forward to an exciting new year.  To start the year off we have our first 2013 IACTE meeting scheduled for Friday, January 25th.  PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE CHANGED THE LOCATION TO FRANKLIN COLLEGE.  The meeting’s agenda centers around the impact of the Common Core Standards on Teacher Education.  We will have a very informed panel coming to provide varying perspectives on Common Core Standards.

Below is the general information for the meeting.  Please advise me NO LATER THAN MONDAY, JANAUARY 21ST as to your plans to attend.  We look forward to seeing each of you.

WHEN   :  Friday, January 25 9:30 – 3:00

WHAT   :  IACTE Meeting
Impact of Common Core Standards on Teacher Education

WHERE :  Franklin College
Napolitan Student Center, Branigin Room

REPA 2- IACTE Response

IACTE Colleagues –

The State Board of Education is meeting on Wednesday, December 5th beginning at 9am in the Riley Room, Indiana Department of Education, 101 West Ohio Street in Indianapolis.  The agenda and supporting documentation may be found here --

Revisions to REPA 2 ARE on the agenda to be approved by the Board; a summary of the changes may be found in the attachment on the agenda noted above.  First, the good news is that many voices were heard, and public comments did make a difference.  The revisions to REPA 2 include:

-   The removal of four content areas that can be added to a license only by passing the respective content test; early childhood education, elementary, exceptional needs, and communication disorders.
-   Two teacher licenses will be available – initial practitioner and practitioner – both of which will be awarded for five years and may be renewed through the professional growth plan, as exists presently.
-   The area of exceptional needs may be licensed at the secondary level (5-12), in addition to the P-3, elementary, and P-12 levels.

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