- ORATE Conference Proposal: Please submit your conference proposal electronically by clicking here.
- ORATE Award: Please fill out an Award Application by clicking here.
- Early Bird Conference Registration Open Now! Click here.
Oregon Association of Teacher Educators (ORATE) is a Northwest regional professional organization of teacher educators. We are part of the national Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), which is devoted solely to the improvement of teacher education both for school-based and post secondary teacher educators. ORATE organizes an annual conference in the Northwest of the US for teacher educators, education researchers, teacher practitioners, and college students focused on Education. We welcome innovative ideas surrounding curriculum, pedagogy, policy, and practice. We focus on issues of equity and inclusion, and we also embrace instructional technologies that promote student learning. We hope to see you at our next conference!
- Conference date: February 7, 2020
- Location: Western Oregon University – Monmouth, Oregon
- Early Bird Registration begins Dec. 2 and ends January 24.
- Regular pricing begins January 25.
- Online registration is for individual and groups begins December 2.
We are thrilled and honored to announce Dr. Geneva Gay as our Keynote Speaker for this year’s conference. Dr. Gay is a Professor of Education at the University of Washington-Seattle and is a world-renowned researcher in multicultural education.
Request for Proposals
The ORATE conference organizers invite participants to address the theme for this year’s 23rd annual conference, Advocating for Teacher Education, by sharing presentations about research, practice, policy, theory, and model programs.
The four strands focus on areas where educators are advocating for teacher education. We invite proposals that address one or more of these four strands:
Strand 1: We will advocate for teacher education through civil discourse.
Strand 2: We will expand our influence in higher education.
Strand 3: We will give voice to the interests and needs of diverse educators.
Strand 4: We will serve as a catalyst to change the landscape of teacher education.
The 2020 Annual Meeting Planning Committee encourages sessions that use multiple presenters, undergraduate and graduate students, classroom teachers, teacher educators at all levels, other school personnel, and policy makers.
Concurrent sessions at the 23rd annual ORATE conference will be approximately 50 minutes in length. Presentations will be in one of three formats: paper, poster, and roundtable.
Colleges and universities are encouraged to submit proposals for a student poster session. Faculty members may submit proposals for groups of students to present individual posters; individual students need not submit proposals for their posters. Faculty members wishing to present their research or project in a poster session should submit a proposal for peer review; these professional poster presentations will be listed separately in the program.
Submit a conference proposal: Please submit your conference proposal electronically by clicking here.
Due Date for Proposals: December 8, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. EST. Notification of acceptance will be emailed to the session organizer by December 31, 2019.
2020 ORATE Award
ORATE is pleased to announce its first annual ORATE Award for travel to the 100th annual Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Conference. The 2020 ORATE Award will be given to one recipient to aid with travel expenses to the national ATE conference, which will occur in Atlantic City, New Jersey from February 15 – 19, 2020. Information on the conference can be found by clicking here. The award recipient will be publicly recognized at the 2020 ORATE conference, will receive a recognition letter, and will receive a travel award of $1,000, which will be promptly reimbursed with valid receipt of travel expenses.
Eligible applicants must be either a current graduate student in a Master’s or Doctoral program focused on Education or an education practitioner who supports preservice or inservice teachers.
Award applications are due by December 8, 2019. The ORATE Award winner will be notified by December 31, 2019 and will be recognized at the annual ORATE conference on February 7, 2020 at Western Oregon University.
To apply for the 2020 ORATE Award, please fill out an Award Application.