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NWATE Renewal

Warm June greetings to all in the NWATE community.

May this find you well as summer slips into play. A note on behalf of our small leadership team to share some updates.

First, some background. Since our last annual meeting in 2015 (WSU Pullman), we began a process of restructuring NWATE. We started with a dedicated focus on the organization’s associated journal–the Northwest Journal of Teacher Education. We have accomplished this goal in amazing ways with the leadership of the editorial board; thanks to their commitment, the journal now holds more readership than ever before. To build on this success, this year, we turned our attention back relaunching our annual conference and gathering again. The hope to regather has been expressed by many of you over the last couple of years–thank you for reaching out to express such a hope! Acknowledging that many of us in higher education are moving differently in COVID19 recovery, we are taking this restructuring step slowly and thoughtfully. In other words, many of us are exploring ways to share our work through academic conferences in diverse and flexible ways. Exactly how to host an annual (or semi-annual) conference is our new inquiry project.

With that slow step, we have chosen to co-sponsor the International Globalization, Diversity, and Education (GDE), now in its 17th year. Hosted by Washington State University’s College of Education (Pullman Campus), and also coming back from a necessary COVID19 pause, the Globalization Conference brings together incredible, engaged scholars from institutions regionally, nationally, and internationally. The conference centers community, relationship, and holds spaces for well-respected thought leaders share research, dialogue, and often in authentic networking fashion, strategize deeper ways of working together for greater justice in schools and communities, refusing the status quo. Especially in this way, we see an alignment with the vision and mission of NWATE.

This year’s GDE conference theme is Kinship-in-Action: Relationality and the Spaces We Occupy in Time of Ecological Precarity.” For full description, please see the Call for Presentations. The submission deadline is June 12th, 11:59pm PST. The conference will feature speakers Drs. Michelle Jacob (Yakama), Professor of Indigenous Studies at University of Oregon, and Paula Groves Price, Dean of the College of Education at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, the nation’s largest Historically Black University (HBCU). The conference will be held at the Northern Quest Casino in Airway Heights (Spokane) Washington, September 14-16th, 2023. Please consider submitting a proposal and/or plan to join us in the fall at this event!!

In closing, we are looking to reinvigorate and expand the leadership of NWATE. We will hold a Zoom meeting mid-August to reconnect and share ideas for reigniting the organization and more broadly, get to know one another/again. From that August virtual meeting, we will plan to host a more formal business meeting mid-September (hybrid/ Zoom interface session at the conference venue). Please email Francene Watson at fwatson@wsu.edu if you are interested in being an active part of this work, or have any questions. We will send updates through this page future-forward.

Be well and look forward to connecting with you soon.

Dr. Francene Watson (President), on behalf of the NWATE board.

NEW NJTE ARTICLE – Opening the Door to the Whirlwind

A new article, entitled Opening the Door to the Whirlwind of British Gothic Literature: Exploring Risk-Taking Practices in the Preservice Classroom by Syndie Allen has been added to  NJTE ONLINE.

NJTE has moved online!

Beginning in the Spring of 2014, the Northwest Journal of Teacher Education is moving to an online format!  This means that submissions can be made at any time during the year and, once peer-reviewed through our review process, will be published in a new online format (with PDF versions accessible online).

Connecting with NWATE

We have created a one-page overview of ways to Connect with NWATE online.  Please print for easy reference and share!!

Connecting with NWATE

Become a Blogger at the 2013 NWATE Conference

1-CampusViewInterested in extending your learning at the 2013 NWATE Conference and connecting with educators both in attendance and online?  Become a live blogger for the 2013 NWATE Conference!

What is a Live Blogger? A live blogger is someone who writes essentially shares their learning from the conference online.  Live bloggers create posts that are posted on the NWATE website and shared with NWATE followers through the website, Twitter and Facebook.

What does a Live Blogger post about? A live blogger can post pictures, summarize key learnings, pose questions, share highlights, etc.  Basically, anything that stands out for you at the conference that is worthy of sharing!  Check out some live blogging that happened at a recent Alberta Initiative for School Improvement Conference to see examples.

Why should I become a Live Blogger? Through live blogging, we can extend our collective learning beyond the conference to build our online professional community.  Not only are we connecting with other educators (both at the conference or interacting online), we are modeling learning that ultimately we strive to engage in with our students!

How do I become a Live Blogger?  Send an email to nwate@shaw.ca, expressing your desire to dive into the world of live blogging for the 2013 Conference.  You will be added to the NWATE site as a guest author and your posts will be featured on our site during the conference.  You will also receive information about how to create a post using WordPress, if unfamiliar with the platform.

What if someone leaves a nasty comment about a post I wrote? Live blogging is about connecting and sharing and interactions will remain professional.  All comments made on posts are moderated and only those which respectfully and professionally add to the conversation will be posted.

We encourage you to embrace the power of our online community and consider becoming a live blogger at our 2013 Conference!!  Email nwate@shaw.ca if interested or to find out more!

NWATE on Facebook

The Northwest Association of Teacher Educators are on Facebook!  Like us at https://www.facebook.com/nwate1

2013 NWATE Conference Call for Proposals


The Northwest Association of Teacher Educators is pleased to announce a multidisciplinary collaboration for our 2013 Annual Conference at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. Please view the Conference Announcement below for more information about presenting at the conference.

NWATE Conference and Call for Proposals 2013

Northwest Journal of Teacher Education – Spring 2013 Issue Now Available!

Volume 11, Number 1 contains the following articles:

  • A Call to Action: What Student Teachers Can Teach Us – Kathleen Cowin, Oregon State University
  • Making the Grade: Examining Teacher Education – Kurtis Hewson and John Poulsen, University of Lethbridge
  • Time for ‘Positive’ Transformation in Teacher Education – Colin Saby and Clive Hickson, University of Alberta
  • Enhancing Understanding: Clarifying Teacher Mentor Roles in the Education of Pre-Service Teachers – Lorraine Beaudin, University of Lethbridge
  • Negotiating Liminal Spaces: Purposeful Pedagogy in Diverse Classrooms – Mildred Masimira, University of Alberta
  • Building a Teacher Education ‘To Do List’ – Jim Parsons, Larry Beauchamp and Kelly Harding, University of Alberta
  • Scientism, Philosophy and Brain-Based Learning – Greg Nixon, University of Northern British Columbia

Click here to access the Northwest Journal of Teacher Education (Spring 2013) – Volume 11, Number 1Education (Spring 2013) – Volume 11, Number 1.  For more information about the journal, visit our Publications section of the website.

In the coming days, we will be posting a call for manuscripts for our Fall 2013 issue.  Follow the NWATE website to receive an update email when posted!

Call for Manuscripts – Spring 2013

The Northwest Association of Teacher Educators is currently seeking manuscripts for the Northwest Journal of Teacher Education – Volume 1, 2013.  To view the submission guidelines, please visit the Journal section of the NWATE website or open the document below.  Please note the submission deadline of January 31, 2013.

NJTE Call for Manuscripts – Volume 1, 2013

Fall 2012 NWATE News

The current Fall 2012 NWATE News has been posted to the NWATE website.  Access it in the NWATE News section or click on the link below:

NWATE News – Fall 2012