The Los Angeles Collaborative for Teacher Excellence (LACTE) Future Teachers Conference is a day-long learning event for beginning and pre-service K-12 math and science teachers. The Conference provides information, resources and connections tailored to the needs of prospective and new teachers. A unique aspect of the conference is that a group of new and future teachers serve as partners with college faculty on the planning committee. Thus the Conference not only serves to educate new and future teachers, but also provides leadership training for the planning team members; and, the presence of prospective and new teachers on the planning team ensures that the conference sessions effectively target the intended audience's interests. This conference is the most popular activity for new and prospective teachers in the Collaborative. Over the five years the conference has been held, its attendance has grown to 120-150 participants annually. A planning handbook is available to assist anyone interested in organizing a similar event.
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Kasabian, J.; Fathe, L.; and Dewar, J. M.
"A Future Teachers Conference – A Vehicle to Retain, Inform, and Inspire New and Prospective Teachers,"
Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations: Vol. 5
, Article 18.
Available at: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/jmsce_vamsc/vol5/iss1/18