VACTE/ATE-VA Spring Conference Call for Proposals

We are accepting proposals for the  VACTE/ATE-VA Spring Conference scheduled for March 14th and 15th on the campus of the University of Richmond. 

The conference theme is…

The Evolution of Clinical Practice: Preparing and Supporting the Teachers of Today and Tomorrow


Strand 1: Broadening our Knowledge: Teacher Educator’s Clinical Practice

  • Research that informs clinical practice in preparation and development of educators.

  • Presentation on the development of our own cultural competence as teacher educators.

Strand 2: Professional Development: Pre-Service and In-Service Educators Preparation and Support

  • Professional development school research practices.

  • Clinical partnerships and professional development initiatives.

Strand 3: The Role of the Teacher Educator: Making the Connection between Schools and University Contexts

  • Presentations that share unique relationships between school and university partners to support both pre-service and in-service educators.

  • Mutually beneficial site-based research projects that support growth in practice.

Interested presenters should submit a proposal by Friday, February 15th. Graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals. 

Proposal Outline:

  1. Lead Presenter Name:

  2. Lead Presenter Email Address:

  3. Lead Presenter Phone Number:

  4. Lead Presenter Institution Affiliation:

  5. Name(s) of Additional Presenter(s) with Institutional Affiliation(s):

  6. Presentation Title

  7. Conference Strand

  8. Presentation Abstract (limited to 50 words):

  9. Presentation Proposal (limited to 300 words):

 All conference proposals are to be submitted online using this link.

The planning committee will review the proposals and electronic acceptance communications will be sent to the lead presenters by the conference chair, Dr. Nancy Bradley (, no later than Friday, February 22nd.

Program presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the registration fee. 

 Please share this information with your colleagues and graduate students!