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Y2: Moving Beyond Survival

A two-day conference for teachers who just completed their first year of teaching in Illinois. Conference activities included speakers, breakout sessions, networking opportunities and more.
June 23 and June 24, 2014
I Hotel and Conference Center
1900 South First Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Beginning teachers face tough challenges in their first year. This was an opportunity for them to:
  • Reflect on and share the past year’s teaching experience
  • Contribute to the improvement of preservice teacher preparation and novice teacher induction
  • Network with beginning teachers from around the state

Archive of Conference Materials and Presentations

Conference materials including:
Activity Presenters
Keynote AddressDr. William Trent
A3. The Proactive ClassroomKathy Endsley and Kathy Hansen
A5. The X Factor: Engaging Students in LearningMary Ellen Leonard
B3. The Proactive ClassroomKathy Endsley and Kathy Hansen
C3. Socratic Seminars: Fostering Critical and Creative Thinking in Middle and High School Jessica Schad and Katie Skarzynski.
D2. Beyond the BenchmarkJennifer Frerichs and Paige Waggoner.
D3. Equity in Teaching Mathematics and Beyond: Why do you teach? And what do you stand for?Juan Manuel Gerardo
Stephanie Saclarides
D4. Partnering with ParentsDani Salto
Julie Erlinger
Scott Woods
E1. Multi-Media Curriculum Resources Panel
Lisa Fink.
Angela Winward.
E2. Developing Robust VocabularyJennifer Frerichs and Paige Waggoner.
E3. Teaching Students with Autism in Inclusive Classrooms Linda Tortorelli.
E4. Tweaking Your Classroom Management PlanMary Ellen Leonard
Katie Skarzynski
Julie Erlinger
Scott Woods

Conference Sponsors

Special Thanks to Conference Sponsors
The Illinois New Teacher Collaborative would like to thank the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the State Farm Companies Foundation. Their support was key in making the conference a reality.