2015 Conference

2015 SRATE/GATE Conference: October 8-10

at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Jekyll Island Club Hotel

“Shaping the Future of Education: 
Creating Access, Opportunity, and Equity”

Advocacy, Diversity, and Social Justice;   Agents of Change: Innovative Professional Development, Research, and Practices;   The Impact of Policies and Reform on Teaching and Teacher Education;   Promoting Student Engagement and Student Learning; Recruiting and Retaining Quality Educators;   Using Technology to Promote High Quality Teaching and Learning

Preview the program here:  2015 SRATE/GATE Conference Program

SRATE 2015 Conference at a Glance:

Wednesday, October 7:

8:00pm                       GATE Executive Committee Meeting (DuBignon)

Thursday, October 8:

8:00am-5:00pm       Conference Registration

8:30-11:30am            SRATE Board Meeting (DuBignon)

11:00am-1:00pm      Georgia Field Directors Association Meeting and Luncheon (Pulitzer)

Speaker: Dr. Alfrieda Manson, President, Fort Valley State University

11:30am-1:00pm    Lunch on your own

1:00-1:50pm             Concurrent sessions A* (pages 10-11)

2:00-2:50pm             Concurrent sessions B* (pages 12-13)

3:00-3:50pm             Concurrent sessions C* (pages 14-15)

4:00-4:50pm             Special Session: Georgia Sea Turtles (Club Ballroom; pages 16-17)

5:00-5:50pm              Reception: Georgia Sea Turtle Center (foot path to Center on page 17)

6:00pm                       First General Session and Dinner (Morgan Center; pages 18-19)

Speaker: Dr. Stevie Chepko, CAEP, Senior Vice Pres. of Accreditation

Friday, October 9:

8:00am-5:00pm      Conference Registration

8:00-8:50am             Concurrent sessions D

9:00-9:50am              Concurrent sessions E

10:00-10:50am          Concurrent sessions F

11:00-11:50am         Concurrent sessions G

12:00-1:50pm            Second General Session and Awards Luncheon

Speaker: Mr. Dennis W. Bega, US DOE, Natl Director of Regional Ops.

2:00-2:50pm              Concurrent sessions H* (pages 32-33)

3:00-3:50pm              Concurrent sessions I* (pages 34-35)

4:00-4:50pm              GATE Membership Meeting (Club Ballroom)

5:00pm                        Dinner on your own

6:00pm                       Sunset Cruise (Ticketed event)

Saturday, October 10:

8:00am                         Conference Registration

8:00-8:50am               Concurrent sessions J* (pages 36-37)

9:00-9:50am              Concurrent sessions K* (pages 38-39)

10:00-10:50am          Concurrent sessions L* (pages 40-41)

11:00am-12:00pm    SRATE Business Meeting; all are welcome (Club Ballroom; page 42)

Come hear information from these Guest Speakers:
Dr. Stevie Chepko, Senior Vice President of Accreditation, CAEP

Dr. Stevie Chepko will be the Keynote Speaker during the Opening General Session, scheduled for Thursday October 8 at 6:00 pm.

Mr. Dennis Bega, US Department of Education

Bega photo

Mr. Dennis Bega will be the Keynote Speaker during the Second General Session, scheduled for Friday October 9 at Noon, during the Awards Luncheon.

Register early!
For registration information, click here:  2015 Conference Registration
Make your hotel reservations soon!
Be sure to book a room in the SRATE/GATE block for special pricing (use Group ID # 109379).

Jekyll Island Club Hotel
371 Riverview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA  31527

Room Reservations:  800-535-9547; 912-635-2600

The SRATE/GATE rate is $142 per room per night, Tuesday-Thursday (single or double occupancy) and $199.00 Friday through the weekend (single or double occupancy) plus tax and resort fee.  Room rates are available three days pre- and post- conference dates.   Reservations must be received by September 7, 2015 to receive the special rate!
Resort Service Fee: $15.90 per room per day, plus 11 % sales tax.  This fee is in place to cover items that would normally have additional charges associated individually: housekeeping gratuity, in-room bottled water, in-room coffee/tea, daily newspaper, in-room safe, local phone calls, 800 number and long distance access charges, incoming faxes, computer workstation with high speed access and business software applications, fitness room, hotel’s wireless access, complimentary on property parking and beach chairs and umbrellas on the hotel’s beach pavilion (seasonal).
Additional hotel details, including transportation and entertainment information, can be found on page two of the conference registration form.