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BSC Teacher Ed. Interim Co-Director Attends American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Conference

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    Monday, March 26 2012
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thompson darrell(Bluefield)—Dr. Darrell Thompson, Interim-Co-Director of Teacher Education/Bluefield State College of Education, attended the recent American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Conference, "Imagine the Impact: Providing a Learning Journey for All."

The Chicago, IL-based conference was sponsored by the AACTE and featured presentations relevant to educators. "The conference challenged educators to idealize, develop, and deliver innovative and impactful programs that meet the needs of today's students," Dr. Thompson explained. "It connected teacher educators with the very latest developments in policy and in professional development,"

Sessions included technology applications, the role of schools of education in implementing the Common Core Standards, adopting and implementing the teacher performance assessment for program completion, program certification, and teacher licensure.

Keynote speakers addressed problems in higher education, national standards, standardization, and the cultivation of global competitiveness. "The conference provided an opportunity to network with other colleagues, and share ideas and strategies from various institutions, while also gaining information that will better serve the teacher education program at Bluefield State College," Thompson concluded.