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!
- Call for Proposals for our Spring 2021 Conference Coming Fall 2020
- Conference Location: University of Portland, Portland, OR
ORATE 2020 Keynote Speaker
We were thrilled and honored to have Dr. Geneva Gay as our Keynote Speaker for last 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. Dr. Geneva Gay has been a tireless advocate for teachers and multicultural education throughout her career. Dr. Gay began her teaching career as a high school social studies teacher in an urban school system in Akron, Ohio. She is now nationally and internationally known for her scholarship in multicultural education, particularly as it relates to curriculum design, staff development, classroom instruction, and intersections of culture, race, ethnicity, teaching, and learning. She seeks to bring awareness of cultural diversity to local, national, and international audiences, most recently in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas.
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 award winner was Annie Cole. Annie is completing her Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Learning and Leading at the University of Portland, with a dissertation focused on exploring the development of educator research competency during graduate school. She is also the Research Coordinator at Pacific University for a multi-site educational research project on predictors of academic success for trauma-impacted youth, a volunteer with Oregon Women in Higher Education (OWHE), and a manuscript reviewer for the NASPA Journal of Women and Gender (JWG). Her goals are to teach and mentor educators in research methodologies and to positively influence the higher education experience for pre-service teachers.
Request for Proposals
- Request for Proposals for our Spring 2021 conference coming soon!