CONFERENCE UPDATES

Dear participants,

Conference Organizing Committee is welcoming you to this page where we will post most recent updates. Please check it regularly.

ATTENTION !

Changes for November 8 so far. Due to no show of the presenters, the paper “From a Partial Self to a Total Self’ in Session 19.3 is cancelled and substituted by the following:

The Christian Foundations of Teacher Preparation in Scotland

By Stephen J, McKinney, University of Glasgow

This presentation explores the Christian foundations and development of teacher preparation in Scotland, the inception of which is traced to David Stow. Stow turned his attention to the training of teachers to ensure that levels of literacy, numeracy, and religious and moral values were properly addressed in schools. He helped to found the first Normal Seminary in Britain in 1836. The disruption of 1843 led to the creation of the Free Church of Scotland and Stow transferred and helped to set up the Free Church of Scotland Normal Seminary in Glasgow in 1845. The paper will argue that the Christian impetus was essential for the growth and development of teacher preparation. Further, the Christian foundations were world leading in terms of initial and subsequent innovations in teacher preparation in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

CHANGES and CORRECTIONS ON THE PROGRAM SO FAR:

  • Due to Dr. Avraham Cohen’s illness his presentations will be done by Dr. Bai.
  • Symposium 1, Thursday. Instead of Ben Olsen who has been called away on business, his place on our panel will be filled by his colleague: Dave Heiner, Strategic Policy Advisor at Microsoft.
  • Presentation of Dr. Andrew Peterson, Thursday, session 12, is cancelled. Due to some personal circumstances he cannot join the conference. 
  • Presentations by Birgitta Kopp and Laura Pignato are cancelled on Thursday, Session 4, 11:30, due to the illness of the presenters. 

This is November 6 version of the Conference Schedule at a Glance

Changes on the Program on Thursday:

  1. Symposium 1, Thursday. Instead of Ben Olsen who has been called away on business, his place on our panel will be filled by his colleague: Dave Heiner, Strategic Policy Advisor at Microsoft.
  2. Presentation of Dr. Andrew Peterson, Thursday, session 12, is cancelled. Due to some personal circumstances he cannot join the conference. 

Change of rooms for SIG meetings. Race/multiculturalism SIG is in Belltown; Peace SIG – in Ballroom 3, Saturday, during lunch.

To all poster presenters! The details how to put together your poster and how they will be judged to choose the best one at the conference were emailed to you by our AME Board member, Professor Mariano in September. Here we just want to remind you that the size of your poster should be roughly 3′ X 4′ (91.5 cm X 122 cm). All the poster presenters will receive special painter’s tape (the only one allowed by the hotel) and will have a designated space on the wall in a foyer or a ballroom room to place it there on the wall.

Corrections to the Program: Symposium 26, Saturday. This version here is the correct one.

Program Correction. Don’t miss an interactive workshop, The Changemaker Project: Empowering Youth to Innovate Social Change, organized and presented by AnnaLise Hoopes on Thursday, 3:30-4:45 PM, Ballroom 1.

Please find the updated list of Special Events and a map of the conference floor.

The most updated Conference Program (November 2) is now posted on the website.

Please mind that the interactive lecture, How to get published in the Journal of Moral Education is now scheduled from 1:00 to 2:00 PM in Belltown. Come, learn, ask questions, submit a paper.

Please note that on Saturday, Nov. 9, 12:45-1:45 PM there will be two SIG meetings – Diversity SIG – in Belltown, and Peace SIG – in Pioneer.

If you are interested in food options in downtown Seattle, check Page 105 on the Conference Program, right in the middle of the page there is a link to most popular restaurants and cafes close to Hotel Motif. Enjoy!

Check out this Seattle downtown map which shows Hotel Motif and numerous nearby local attractions.

We have started a few social media links with many conference details and plan to post details there. Please check us on Facebook at #ameseattle2019.

To share a taxi from the airport. There is less than a month left until you arrive here, and most of you have already purchased your air tickets. If you would like to try to find a partner to share a taxi with from the airport, we suggest you post your arrival time and flight details on our FB page “Morality and Ethics for the Digital World” (just use a hashtag #ameseattle2019), and also indicate how to privately connect with you. Hope this will be helpful.

Washington State teachers and students receive a unique opportunity to participate in our conference at a very special rate – $180 full conference and $60 one day. Use your chance, register soon.