VACTE/ATE-VA Fall Conference
October 2-3, 2014
Reserving a room – The conference planners have reserved rooms at the Comfort Suites Inn at Ridgewood Farm in Salem; only three miles from Roanoke College for both Wednesday and Thursday evenings, October 1 – 2. When you call the hotel (540/375-4800) to reserve a room, tell them you are with VACTE. The hotel is holding rooms for us until Sept 22.
House Bill 725 ABTEL Bill is currently in the Senate Education Committee
|HB 725 – McClellan – Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure, increases membership.||(H) Committee on Education
The draft Bill for background checks for Student Teachers is attached. You will be able to follow the Bill when it is introduced this fall.
|HB 1205 – Yost – Student teachers; fingerprinting, criminal history records check, and child abuse and neglect data.||(H) Committee on Education||(H) Stricken from docket by Education||02/05/14|
RESOLUTION CONCERNING HIGH STAKES, STANDARDIZED TESTING
This is a call for nominations for the 2014-15 VACTE scholarships in the amount of $1250.
Nominations will be taken through October 10th. Nominees will have until November 1 to complete online application. The committee will review applications and select up to three winners. The award will be announced in early December with the funds awarded at that time. Recipients will be recognized at the spring meeting.
NOTE: Your institution must be up-to-date in membership fees in order to submit nominations.
Here are the Nomination Guidelines:
Each VACTE member institution may submit ONE application. Although each institution must establish its own procedure for identifying that one nominee, they include the criteria listed below.
- Nominee must be a student fully admitted to a teacher education program; both graduate and undergraduate admitted education students are eligible for consideration. This is NOT a scholarship for currently licensed teachers enrolled in a graduate program.
- Nominee must demonstrate a balanced program in liberal arts and professional education.
- Nominee must have prior or current experience in working with children or young people. 4. Nominee must have demonstrated a high level of scholarship in previous studies (a 3.2 GPA or higher).
- Nominee must come from an institution that is a member in good standing of VACTE as of the date of award.
Each nomination must be endorsed by the dean or administrator of the teacher education unit (or his/her designee) of the VACTE member institution submitting the nomination.
Nominations are made using an online form. Once we receive your nominations, a follow-up e-mail will be sent to your nominee, asking him/her to complete an online application by November 3rd at the latest. This means that filling out the nomination form in its entirety is extremely important. We will need the information you supply to contact your nominee.