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2014 INTC Beginning Teacher Conference

The Illinois New Teacher Collaborative invites beginning teachers (all grade levels and content areas) who have just completed their first year of teaching in Illinois to the INTC Beginning Teacher Conference Y2: Moving Beyond Survival.

A two-day conference with speakers, breakout sessions, networking opportunities and more.
June 23, 2014
11:30 AM Conference Check-in
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM Conference Sessions
5:30 PM Reception

June 24, 2014
8:00 AM Conference Check-in and Breakfast
8:45 AM - 2:15 PM Conference Sessions

A more detailed agenda is available here.
I Hotel and Conference Center
1900 South First Street
Champaign, IL 61820

Illinois teachers (all grade levels and content areas) completing their first year of full-time teaching
  • An opportunity for new teachers to:
    • Reflect on and share the past year’s teaching experience
    • Network with other new teachers from around the state
    • Gain valuable teaching tools and ideas to use in their classroom next year
    • Hear the motivational speaker, Manuel Scott, Freedom Writer
  • Free registration
  • A breakfast, two lunches, and a catered evening reception provided
  • Door prizes including an iPad mini
  • 4-star hotel on the University of Illinois campus
  • Cost:
    There is no conference fee. Attendees are responsible for the cost of their own transportation, one night stay at the hotel, and any additional personal expenses incurred.

    Negotiated room block rate of $119, plus tax, applies for hotel rooms. Attendees may consider applying for reimbursement through their school district or rooming with one colleague. 

    This is a low-cost conference thanks to the generous sponsorship of the State Farm Companies Foundation and the College of Education at Illinois.

    CPDUs will also be available.


    It was nice to hear from other people who just went through their 1st year teaching and know they experienced similar things.”
    First-year Teacher

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    Conference Agenda
    The conference agenda is available here.

    Breakout Sessions
    The conference breakout session titles have been finalized. The titles are available here.

    What is there to do in Champaign?
    Want to learn more about restaurants, shopping, and activities in the Champaign area before your stay? The Champaign County Convention & Visitors Bureau has all the information you need. Click here for more information.

    Need to Cancel?
    To cancel your registration, email You must also cancel your hotel room at the I Hotel and Conference Center by June 22 at 4 PM or you will be charged the full amount for your stay. To cancel your hotel, call the I Hotel and Conference Center at 217-819-5000.

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