Register now for our virtual annual conference, which will occur on Friday, February 19, 2021 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.! Click here to register! There is no cost for attendance!
2021 Conference Theme: Advocating for Inclusiveness, Equity, and Excellence in Teacher Education
- Strand 1: Advocating for all people through a culture of inclusivity
- Strand 2: Advancing educator preparation throughout the next century
- Strand 3: Collaborating in support of equitable educational opportunities
- Strand 4: Empowering educators toward excellence through research and practice
Conference Theme: Advocating for Inclusiveness, Equity, and Excellence in Teacher Education
Conference Date: February 19, 2021
Proposals Due: December 1, 2020
Conference Format: Virtual Conference
Cost for Attendance: Complimentary; ORATE believes in the value of professional collaboration and learning that occurs at our annual Education conference. Due to the numerous challenges in the professional and personal lives of our members this year, the ORATE Board has decided to offer this year’s conference free of charge to demonstrate our commitment to learning during times of crisis. We look forward to engaging with you on topics related to this year’s theme.
Our Call for Proposals has closed. Thank you to those who submitted proposals. Acceptance notifications will be distributed by Jan. 1, 2021.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Wayne Au – A former public high school teacher, Wayne Au is a Professor in the School of Educational Studies and is currently serving as the Dean of Diversity & Equity for the University of Washington Bothell. He is a long-time editor for the social justice teaching magazine, Rethinking Schools, and his work focuses on both academic and public scholarship about high-stakes testing, charter schools, teaching for social justice, and anti-racist education. Recently, Dr. Au has been working in the Seattle area to support Black Lives Matter and Ethnic Studies in Seattle Schools and surrounding districts. His recent books include Rethinking Ethnic Studies (co-edited with Tolteka Cuahatin, Miguel Zavala, & Christine Sleeter, Rethinking Schools, 2019), Teaching for Black Lives (co-edited with Dyan Watson and Jesse Hagopian, Rethinking Schools, 2018), A Marxist Education (Haymarket, 2018) and Reclaiming the Multicultural Roots of the U.S. Curriculum (co-authored with Anthony Brown and Dolores Calderon, TC Press, 2016). He was honored with the UWB Distinguished Teaching Award in 2015, given the William H. Watkins award for scholar activism from the Society of Professors of Education in 2017, and was honored with the Distinguished K-12 Educational Leader Award from the Evergreen State College MiT program in 2019.