Image of conference participant12th Annual INTC Winter Leadership Summit 

A working conference for induction and mentoring program leadership teams.

Stoking the Flames of Passionate Teaching
January 26, 2018
Champaign, Illinois

In Illinois, our discussions of teacher recruitment and retention have taken on a new level of urgency. A difficult state budget climate and challenges filling open positions impact communities across the state. At the same time, we recognize the many assets our teachers, schools, and communities bring to the situation. The collaborative pursuit of supportive, stimulating, professional environments for early career teachers makes a difference.

Join the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative at its 12th induction and mentoring leadership summit on January 26, 2018 at the iHotel in Champaign, Illinois.

This summit is a working conference with a full day of breakout sessions, panel discussions, facilitated roundtables, and networking.

The 2018 summit will be best suited for induction and mentoring leadership teams of new, developing, or reorganizing systems of beginning teacher support. Attend as a team of teacher leaders and administrators to make the best use of the summit’s opportunities for obtaining new ideas, networking, and program planning.

Registration for the Winter Leadership Summit will open December 5, 2017.

Tentative Conference Schedule

8:30 a.m.Check-in / Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m.Welcome and Ignition Activities
10:00 a.m.Stoking the Flames Panel Discussion
11:00 a.m.Spark-IL Breakout Session I
12:00 p.m.Lunch and Keynote Igniting the Fire of Teacher Leadership with Joseph Fatheree, 2007 IL Tchr of the Yr
1:30 p.m.Spark-IL Breakout Session II
2:30 p.m.Role Alike Networking and Action Planning
3:45 p.m.Practice Fair
5:00 p.m.Summit Ends, Real Work Begins

Conference Registration

This year’s annual winter summit focuses on Induction and Mentoring systems that are in early development or reorganizing. Bring a team of teacher leaders and administrators to make the best use of the summit’s opportunities for obtaining new ideas, networking, and program planning.


Early Bird Registration -

December 5-January 4

Extended Registration -

January 5-21


$70 per person

$90 per person

Teams of 2-3

$65 per person

$80 per person

Teams of 4+

$60 per person

$70 per person

To take advantage of team pricing, all team members should be registered together with a single registration form. Information requested for each team member includes: Name, Email, Role, and Dietary Restrictions.

Online Registration has Ended. Contact INTC ( for late registration information.


Hotel Guest Room Registration Information:

A block of guest rooms will be available for attendees of the 2018 INTC Leadership Summit to purchase at a reduced rate of $129.00 per night at the I Hotel. Guests must book their room by January 12, 2017 to receive the reduced rate.

Guests may book their reservation using Group Code: INTCWS

Guests may book their reservation online at

Occupancy Tax: 13.0% - sleeping rooms are not tax-exempt in the State of Illinois.

Check In Time: 4:00PM

Check Out Time: 11:00AM


Terms and Conditions of Reservation: Cancellations of individual reservations are accepted until 24 hours PRIOR to arrival unless reservation falls on special event weekend. Should cancellation occur on day of arrival, 100% of the first night stay will be charged. Additional nights will be released to general sale.

Call for Presenters (Closed)

Seeking stories of promising practices in action!

  • What is working in your induction and mentoring program?
  • What practices, supports, and organizational structures are you most proud of?
  • Where can you provide advice to others who are in earlier stages of development?

Submit your ideas by Friday, December 15. No formal proposals are necessary! Only great ideas!

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