Illini EDge

The Illinois New Teacher Collaborative is proud to announce Illini EDge, a conference for recent University of Illinois graduates.

Would you like to have a head start your first year of teaching? Would you like to start your first year with specific and real-world plans for building relationships with students, establishing and maintaining behavioral expectations, and implementing classroom procedures and routines? Would you like to work together and network with others who will be entering their first year of teaching? 

The Illinois New Teacher Collaborative invites you to the INTC Illini EDge. This event is for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign teacher education graduates only (all grade levels and content areas) who will begin their first year of teaching in Illinois in the fall of 2017.

Registration will open April 1.

Who: Teacher education graduates (all grade levels and content areas) who will begin their first year of teaching in Illinois in the fall of 2017. This event is for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign teacher education graduates only.

What: A two-day boot camp with speakers, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and more

When:

Day 1
8:30 Check-in and Breakfast
9:15 - 5:00 
Conference Sessions
5:00 - 6:00 Reception

Day 2 
8:15 Check-in and Breakfast
9:00 - 2:00 Conference Sessions 

Where: I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 South First Street, Champaign, IL 61820

Why: Beginning teachers face tough challenges in their first year. This event is an opportunity for participants to:

  • Bridge the gap between preservice courses and what you need to know and do to start teaching successfully
  • Learn by doing and collaborating with others starting their teaching careers
  • Network with participants in the Beginning Teacher Conference at meals on Day 1
  • Exit with practical and workable plans for the fall
  • Hear a motivational speaker

Registration fee is $25. Registration opens April 1, 2017. The registration fee is $25. Only credit cards are accepted. Your registration information will be reviewed by INTC staff, and you will receive notification of your status no later than April 15, 2016. Upon your approval into the Boot Camp, you will receive an email asking for payment information. The boot camp includes one night’s stay at the I Hotel (a $130 value), one breakfast, two lunches, a reception, and a chance at winning several door prizes, including an iPad mini. Attendees are responsible for the cost of their own transportation and any additional personal expenses incurred. This is a low-cost event thanks to the generous sponsorship of the State Farm Companies Foundation and the College of Education at Illinois. Professional Development Hours credit available. Space is limited.

Presentations

Powerpoints and any handouts provided by presenters will be available here as they are collected.

Cancellation Policy

In the event that you need to cancel your participation in Illini EDge contact intc@illinois.edu or call 217-300-3181.