Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) March 28, 2013
Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), International Honor Society in Education, has had a long history of collaborating with the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE). This partnership became formalized with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding during the February 2013 ATE national conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The agreement, which specifies the ongoing partnership, was signed by KDP International President Mary C. Clement and ATE Immediate Past President, Ann Shelly. Both organizations are committed to excellence in education through leadership, advocacy, quality teacher preparation, and career-long professional development programs. “Our organizations share many of the same members. The mission of ATE aligns with KDP’s commitment to the pursuit of excellence in education,” says KDP Executive Director Faye Snodgress.
In 1994, ATE and KDP created the National Student Teacher/Intern of the Year Award. This award annually recognizes one student teacher/intern who has demonstrated an outstanding ability to plan and develop a repertoire of classroom management skills and instructional strategies that support the needs and curriculum of all students; establish effective interpersonal relationships with students, parents, faculty, and staff; and reflect about the teaching and learning process. Autumn T. Proctor is this year’s recipient of the KDP/ATE National Student Teacher/Intern of the Year Award. She is a 2012 graduate of Penn State University Harrisburg and currently serves as a first grade teacher at Bermudian Springs Elementary School, York Springs, Pennsylvania.
ATE was founded in 1920 and is an individual membership organization devoted solely to the improvement of teacher education both for school-based and post-secondary teacher educators. ATE members represent over 700 colleges and universities, over 500 major school systems, and the majority of state departments of education. The ATE office is located in the Washington, DC area, where it represents its members’ interests before governmental agencies and education organizations. In addition, ATE has representatives on the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. ATE promotes advocacy, equity, leadership, and professionalism for teacher educators in all settings and supports quality education for all learners at all levels.
For more information about Kappa Delta Pi and the KDP/ATE National Student Teacher/Intern of the Year Award, visit http://www.KDP.org or call KDP Headquarters at 800-284-3167.
Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, is a 501 (c) (3) organization established in 1911 to recognize and promote excellence in education, provide a reasoned voice for significant issues, and link learning communities of educators. Through its programs, services, and strategic partnerships, KDP supports the professional growth and teaching practices of educators throughout all phases and levels of their careers. The organization currently has more than 600 chapters and an active membership of 43,000 worldwide.