"Staying Committed to New Teacher Induction"
February 22-23, 2012
District and school personnel can make a difference in a new teacher’s career, even in tough times. Quality induction programs accelerate new teacher development and assist new teachers in their knowledge, skill, effectiveness, and professional development, which, in turn, impact student achievement and success. This conference provided practical and standards-based ideas about induction resources, evaluation, program goals, and design. Conference sessions helped both established and new induction and mentoring programs improve, learn from other programs, and develop a network of contacts to pave the way for new teachers’ success.
Critical Issues breakouts, an evening reception, and other conference sessions offered diverse opportunities for self-assessment and induction and mentoring program development.
Nearly 200 educators and policymakers from diverse contexts (urban, suburban, and rural) and all parts of the state attended the event.
|Conference PowerPoint||This was the PowerPoint used during the conference.|
|Keynote Session 1 (pending)||Dr. Thomas Smith, Vanderbilt University. Access his Keynote presentation and presentation handouts. Session underwritten by the Illinois Principals Association|
|Keynote Session 2||Bill DuBois, Consortium for Educational Change. Access his PowerPoint presentation. Session underwritten by the Illinois Principals Association|
|Team Work Sessions||Conference participants worked together in their induction program teams. Three separate sessions occurred during the Conference. Download the work session documents for use in guiding future formative assessment work.|
|Critical Issues Breakout Sessions||Conference participants had four sessions over two days they could attend based on interest.|
|Conference Press Release||New teacher induction and mentoring was the focus of a statewide conference February 22-23, 2012 in Springfield, Ill., the seventh annual conference organized by the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative (INTC).|
|Conference Attendance Report (pending)||This .pdf resource is a report of the Seventh Annual Illinois New Teacher Collaborative Induction and Mentoring Conference attendance.|
|School-District Attendance Report (pending)||This .pdf resource is a report of the schools and districts that attended the Sixth Annual Illinois New Teacher Collaborative Induction and Mentoring Conference.|
|Conference Report||This .pdf resource is a conference report written by INTC Staff. The information presented in this report was generated from the conference evaluation.|
Special Thanks to Conference Sponsors
The Illinois New Teacher Collaborative would like to thank the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the State Farm Companies Foundation, and the Illinois State Board of Education. Their support was key in making the conference a reality.
Additional support for conference events has been generously provided by the Illinois Principals Association; the Illinois Education Association; the Illinois Federation of Teachers; Rethinking Schools; Computer Solutions; Corwin Press; and Area IV Learning Technology Center (Rantoul).