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 teachers (all grade levels and content areas) completing their first year of full-time teaching 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
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.


Registration will open in April.

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Presentations & Breakout Sessions

The INTC Call for Proposals is now open. Presenters are encouraged to submit proposals for 70-minute, teacher-centered, workshop-style presentations. These “Critical Issues Breakout Sessions” provide hands-on opportunities for beginning teachers to explore new professional and pedagogical topics and techniques. Presentations should align with one or more of this year's Critical Issue Strands.

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)

For more information and to submit a proposal, go to http://intc.education.illinois.edu/btc/cfp

Proposals are due April 29, 2018.

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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