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Illinois New Teacher Collaborative’s annual leadership summit to be held Jan. 26

by Sharita Forrest / Jan 11, 2018

Joseph Fatheree

Joseph Fatheree will be the keynote speaker
at this year's Illinois New Teacher Collaborative Winter Leadership Summit

“Stoking the Flames of Passionate Teaching” will be the theme for the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative’s Winter Leadership Summit being held Jan. 26 at the I Hotel and Conference Center.

Sponsored by the College of Education and the State Farm Companies Foundation, INTC is a statewide network of individuals and organizations interested in supporting new teachers’ development and enhancing their abilities to promote student learning in Illinois schools.

The summit is a working conference aimed at induction and mentoring leadership teams and administrators who are developing or reorganizing systems of beginning-teacher support, said Lara Hebert, a co-director of INTC.

“The difficult state budget climate and challenges filling open teaching positions are affecting schools throughout Illinois, giving our discussions of teacher recruitment, support and retention a new level of urgency,” Hebert said. “Teams of teacher leaders and administrators who attend the summit can obtain new ideas for program planning and network with others in their field. Everyone will leave with a set of actionable steps to strengthen their systems of support for those new to the profession.”

The keynote speaker will be Joseph Fatheree, the director of strategic projects for the National Network of State Teachers of the Year, an organization that seeks to improve student learning across the U.S. by defining, sharing and advocating for effective teaching practices and policies.

Read the full article from the Illinois News Bureau.

Photo courtesy of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year