2013 MACTE Fall Meeting & Congress
Preparing Professional Educators to Serve all Learners
Theme 1: Preparing to Bridge the Achievement Gap
Theme II: Developing Quality Educators
Theme III: Recruiting and retaining diverse candidates
The Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel
( Formerly the Crown Plaza Minneapolis North)
2200 Freeway Boulevard
Fall Meeting, Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Fall Congress, Thursday & Friday, November 7 & 8, 2013
Highlights for the 2013 Fall Congress will include:Teacher Licensure Task Force
The MACTE Congress will feature a panel discussion on Friday with the Teacher Licensure Task Force. This Task Force was established by the 2013 Minnesota Legislature to make recommendations to the Board of Teaching regarding the Basic MTLE tests, including a possible alternative pathway for non-native English speakers. Attending will be committee members Representative Barbara Yarusso; Christopher Smith, co-chair of the committee; James Barnhill, BOT; Representative Sondra Erickson and committee member Stephan Hornstein. Come hear where the panelist are with this discussion and participate in a question and answer session.Megan Olivia Hall, 2013 Teaher of the YearMegan is a 7-12 science teacher at Open World Learning Community in the St. Paul district. She brings passion to teaching science to students at Open World. "I continue to believe it is my honor-bound duty to remove any obstacles to a fair chance at life for my students," she said. "I work to see the world through my students' eyes, for they are, after all, the same as me. We are playing on the same.Experiential learning, character and cultural education are hallmarks of Hall's teaching style. "Megan's classroom is a d elightful learning space, flooded with light and brimming with hands-on science," said Todd Bartholomay, former principal at Open School, in a letter of recommendaton for Hall. "She believes that science is life, not a 'siloed' subject. She is extraordinary in her vision of what a school can be for students."Hall has taught at Open World Learning Community since 2006 and has been teaching in St. Paul since 2002. She holds numerous science-education leadership positions within the district and the state. She holds a Barchelor of Arts degree from Macalester College and a master's degree in science education from the College of St. Catherine.
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