Educational conversations are enriched when teaching is viewed as more than an academic endeavor.
When teaching is discussed as a commitment to support the long-term development and success of children in all facets of their lives, the challenges and opportunities associated with the profession can be approached holistically.
Given the frequent disruptions to children's lives over the last few years, as well as the lives of the educators themselves, the idea of developing and preserving and nurturing "wholeness" is especially important.
Join us as we share research, initiatives, and ideas for "preparing the whole teacher to prepare the whole child," a phrase used by AACTE's former President, Dr. Sharon Robinson when she delivered the keynote address for the national conference several years ago.
World events have given a new sense of urgency to this work, and the OCTEO conference will be an opportunity for us to explore how we can continue to serve our students in meaningful and effective ways.