Whole Child, Whole Teacher, Whole Community

June 26-27, 2018
I-Hotel and Conference Center
Champaign, IL

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The Best Way to Wrap Up this Year & Prepare for the Next

Who: Illinois new teachers (all grade levels and content areas) and UIUC's 2018 graduates.

What: A two-day conference with speakers, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and more.

Why: This conference gives new teachers an opportunity 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

Draft Schedule

Tuesday, June 26th 

10:00 Conference Check-in and Graffiti Wall
11:00 Day 1 Welcome and Purpose Setting
11:45 Lunch and Networking Activity
1:00 Critical Issues Breakout Session A (Choose from 4-5 options)
2:20 Critical Issues Breakout Session B (Choose from 4-5 options)
3:40 Whole Child Panel Discussion
4:45 Reception at Houlihan's

Wednesday, June 27th

8:00 Conference Check-in and Breakfast
8:45 Day 2 Welcome and Reflection Activity
9:10  Critical Issues Breakout Session C (Choose from 4-5 options)
10:30 Critical Issues Breakout Session D (Choose from 4-5 options)
11:45  Exhibitors, Gallery Walk, Networking Activity
12:15  Lunch & Keynote with Deneal Silvers & Fitz CrameWho Wants to Be a Teacher?
1:30 Closing and Raffle

Additional Notes:

The I Hotel is equipped with free wireless internet for participants. Please bring your device of choice. 

Attendees are responsible for the cost of their own transportation and any additional personal expenses incurred.

Professional Development Hours will be available.


Conference registration fees cover three catered meals, 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.

 Before May 25May 25th-June 15
2018 Illini Graduates $45$90
Teachers with 1 year of experience$90$130

Need a hotel room for the evening of June 26? Register before June 7 for the added benefit of significantly reduced hotel rates (Individual room at the I-Hotel for $70. Share a room with other registered attendees for the low, low rate of $20 each.). INTC will not be able to reserve hotel rooms for registrations received after 11:59pm on June 7.

Registration has closed. If you have questions, please contact INTC directly.

Presentations & Breakout Sessions

2018 Critical Issue Breakout Session Strands:

  • Student-centered teaching and learning (e.g., differentiation, inclusive methods)
  • Supporting the whole child/whole student (e.g., trauma-informed, social/emotional learning)
  • Connecting with families and communities (e.g., parent connections, community partnerships)
  • Whole teacher and self care (e.g., time management, mindfulness, collaboration and mentoring)

Session Options Include:

  • Trauma-Sensitive Classroom Practices
  • Teachers and Students Engaging in Feedback Productively
  • Engaging Linguistically Diverse Families in Your School Community
  • Social/Emotional Learning and Equity in the Classroo
  • The Truth about Teacher Burnout: From “Failing Out” to Straight A’s
  • Becoming a Teacher Leader - In Your School and Beyond
  • And more!

View the archive of sessions from previous conferences.

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INTC and the University of Illinois College of Education would like to thank partners who have made this conference possible in years past: including the State Farm Companies Foundation, the Meemic Foundation, and the Network to Transform Teaching.

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