2018 Association for Constructivist Teaching Conference
October 26 & 27, 2018 at the Marriott Hotel in Columbia, South Carolina
Pre-conference Tour of Schools: October 25
Education as Activism: The Rights of the Learner
Constance Kamii, ACT Lifetime Board Member, has written, “the time has come to stop being satisfied with conservative changes and to plan instead a Copernican revolution in education.” There is a pressing need in our country at this time to consider how education practice, research, theory, and systemic issues can increase the rights of all learners.
We invite educators to the 2018 conference which advocates for the rights of birth through college age learners. Constructivism focuses on rights of the learner and we look forward to a conference where these rights are discussed in areas of classroom environment, engagements, curriculum and a host of other topics ranging from systemic changes in our educational system to classroom specific practices.
Dr. Mariana Souto-Manning
Author of Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom
Dr. Bruce Marlowe
Author of Creating and Sustaining the Constructivist Classroom
About the Venue
The Columbia Marriott boasts an exceptional downtown location, minutes away from a host of attractions including the State House and the University of South Carolina (USC) and just moments away from the Columbia Museum of Art, Riverbanks Zoo, the Koger Center and Colonial Life Arena. The hotel is in walking distance of shopping and an array of wonderful restaurants.
Nightly Rate: $145
This gathering is for:
- teacher educators
- classroom teachers
- school administrators
- education consultants
- pre-service teachers
- and all those who educate children
Register Now for the 2018 ACT Conference
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Present at the 2018 ACT Conference
We seek presentations on research, theory, and practice of the constructivist approach to learning in all subject areas and for diverse populations. These may be in the form of workshops, paper presentations, or interactive panel discussions. A book concession table will be available for author/presenters who wish to sell their books.
This year, all presenters will be given the option to submit their work for peer-review to be considered for publication in a journal of conference proceedings.
The Association for Constructivist Teaching invites proposals for breakout sessions of 75 minutes in length for the 2018 conference.
Proposal Deadline: March 23, 2018
We look forward to receiving your Proposal. The Program Team will review your Proposal, and Program Chair Meir Muller will contact you. We appreciate your interest in ACT and look forward to seeing you in Columbia!