IACTE Advocacy Plan
MISSION: For the Indiana Association of the Colleges for Teacher Education to serve as a strong advocate for higher education and teacher education in the state of Indiana.
Designate at least one IACTE member to attend each meeting of the appropriate state educational agencies representing the Association and to report necessary follow-up action to the IACTE Executive Committee. Links to the meeting minutes will be posted on the IACTE Web site.
IACTE will develop a process for providing consistent media and community presentations about the quality of teacher education in the state of Indiana
IACTE encourages institutions to post on the IACTE website press releases and topics, programs, activities within their institution which represent the “positive” story to be told about teacher education.
IACTE serves as a teacher education resource and maintains viable partnerships/coalitions with other state professional education organizations.
Proactive initiatives will inform both the membership, state stakeholders, and communities of work in teacher education associated with:
Teaching and Assessment of 21st Century Skills
Student Assessments and Utilization of Data
Assessment/Documentation of Candidate Impact on Student Learning
IACTE engages in a deliberate process of educating its membership concerning political advocacy, national agendas impacting teacher education programs and issues at the statewide level which will influence programs; to include dissemination to the membership, by way of regular meetings and
the IACTE website, of information obtained or developed in the efforts listed above.
Revised and Approved 7/5/07