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Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (WACTE) facilitates deep consideration of issues related to teacher effectiveness and student learning in Wisconsin. We collaborate with organizations and agencies to promote research-based standard and policies for professional educator development.

WACTE Book Discussion Group Meeting February 28, 2019, 5:30-7:30pm at Edgewood College

The WACTE Book Group discussing Reclaiming Accountability in Teacher Education is meeting from 5:30-7:30pm at Edgewood College in the Nona McGreal Room, Room 302 in the Predolin Humanities Center.

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When you arrive, please park in the visitor’s section and sign in at the welcome desk to secure a visitor’s parking pass.

If you unable to join us in person, we also have a WebEx meeting scheduled for you to call in.  Here is the information to WebEx in:


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804 543 529




At this gathering of the book group, we will be continuing our discussion of Part I of Reclaiming Accountability in Teacher Education and speaking more specifically about the four cases (i.e. 2016 HEA/Title II Reporting Regulations; CAEP Accreditation; NCTQ; and edTPA) as presented in Part II (pp. 55-132) of the text. 


WACTE Statement on School Safety

Wisconsin Teacher Educators Stand with Students on School Safety

April 11, 2018

As leaders and instructors at colleges and universities, we train teachers. We help both new and experienced teachers understand how best to help K12 students learn and grow. Thus, we have a distinct perspective on school safety.

As teacher educators, we greatly admire the efforts by K12 students and educators to promote debate on school safety. We call attention to the National Day of Action to Prevent Gun Violence in Schools on April 20, 2018.

As teacher educators, we affirm the following:

  1. We believe in educating students to be engaged citizens in a democracy, so we uphold students’ rights to peaceful expression and activism. Schools should encourage awareness and engagement with current events, especially issues that directly affect K12 students.
  1. We believe that social problems and public safety problems can be better understood and addressed through research, so we uphold scientists’ right to pursue the truth wherever it may lead. Researchers should have access to public funding without regard for the possible political impact of their results.
  1. We believe that gun violence in schools can be a symptom of deeper, persistent issues, which can include intolerance, bullying, and other toxicity. We believe that differences can be a source of strength, so we emphasize the need for all schools to be safe, welcoming learning communities where all students can succeed.

Prepared by Dr. Kym Buchanan (UW-Stevens Point) and Dr. Jesslyn Hollar (Edgewood College), on behalf of the Wisconsin Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (WACTE)

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