"The Heart of Teaching"
February 24 & 25, 2015
Hilton Springfield, 700 East Adams Street, Springfield, IL 62701
Induction is the catalyst for a successful teaching career. It can turn a bad day into a good one. It is the heartbeat that motivates new teachers to do better from Day One until the last day of school. Induction can develop a value-added mentoring relationship. It helps new teachers determine where they are, where they want to be, and how to become more effective. It works in partnerships with others, including ROEs, education agencies, and higher education. It prepares new teachers to better serve their students.
Join the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative (INTC) at its 10th annual induction and mentoring conference in February 2015, where the heart of teaching emphasizes teacher growth, developing the skills and confidence to have professional conversations, and building high quality mentor/new teacher relationships.
This conference will feature two days of breakout sessions, Educator Chats, facilitated roundtables, and more. Targeted attendees include induction and mentoring program coordinators, mentors, administrators, higher education faculty, professional development providers, and other stakeholders.
- Focus on new teacher progress, professional conversation skills, and value-added mentoring relationships
- Educator Chats (short presentations on Induction and Mentoring)
- Unconference sessions: U-Share, led by attendee volunteers
- Dedicated networking time
- Exhibitor displays
- CPDU’s and an Administrator Academy (tentative)
- High ratings throughout nine-year conference history
- Drawing for prizes including $1000 award to district & iPad mini for professional use
- Affordability: $75 registration, state rate hotel rooms ($70 single, $85 double plus tax)
- February 24th evening reception with hearty hors d'oeuvres
- Two full breakfasts & lunches
Registration fee (per person): $75. Conference registration will open on Nov. 1. The conference fee covers conference materials, breakfasts, and lunches, and a February 24 evening reception. Hotel rooms are not included. The Hilton will provide one complimentary parking pass for each occupied sleeping room. However, you must pay for day-only parking. Mail registration payment to: ROE SchoolWorks, 200 S Fredrick St., Rantoul IL 61866.
Call for Proposals
We invite you to share your expertise, lessons learned, and promising practices related to beginning teacher needs, induction, mentoring, and support at the 10th Annual Induction and Mentoring Conference. Submit a proposal today! Your session(s) should address one or more of the Critical Issue Categories as listed on the proposal form. You are encouraged to submit proposals reflecting the conference focus on “The Heart of Teaching.” To submit your proposal, visit the Call for Proposals page.
Hotel Reservation Information
A block of rooms has been reserved for the IL NEW TEACHER COLLABORATIVE for February 23 & 24, 2014, at the Hilton Springfield. Registration fees do NOT include hotel rooms. The special state room rate will be available until February 1, 2015, or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. You are responsible for making hotel reservations and paying for hotel rooms and any incidental charges as well as canceling room reservations by the date set by the hotel, as detailed on the hotel registration link created for this conference. You may make your own reservations through the hotel registration link or by phone. Please phone 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667). Please be sure to use the group name "INTC" when making phone reservations.
Please remember if you do not check in on the designated arrival date, you will be billed for the first night's room and tax and any remaining dates will be canceled. In the event that you check out prior to your reserved check-out date, the hotel will assess an early check-out fee of $70 to your account. To avoid an early check-out fee, please advise the hotel at or before check-in of any change in your planned length of stay. You may cancel your reservation without penalty up to 24 hours prior to the day of arrival.
Before making room reservations, please check the conference schedule. Although conference activities end midday on February 25, 2015, there are limited rooms at the group block price for that night.
Please contact ROE SchoolWorks at 217-893-4921 no later than noon on February 23, 2015. Refunds cannot be processed for registration cancellations requested beyond that time. If you are unable to attend the conference and have NOT cancelled your registration by this deadline, you are responsible for paying the registration fee.
Exhibitors may find information about our conference here.
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Have questions about the conference? Email Nancy Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 217-244-3166.
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