Great Lakes TURN Conference May 2017

May 11-12, 2017

Dear Great Lakes TURN Colleague,

Our next Great Lakes TURN event is scheduled for May 11-12, 2017 at the Mayerson Academy, 2650 Highland Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45219. Our conference focus will be Advancing Labor Management and Community Partnerships to Address Opportunity Gaps. We will continue to collaboratively examine ways to plan and integrate the implementation of rigorous and challenging student learning and teaching standards, practices and programs. We will also explore new approaches in developing conditions for effective teaching and learning. Our agenda will feature local, state and national examples of promising practices, emerging case studies, and policies that focus on this joint work.

Our GL TURN teams represent union & teacher leaders, school & district administrators and board members who are working jointly to plan and implement teacher evaluation systems and college and career ready standards to improve teaching and learning. We continue to encourage and support our GL TURN teams to jointly develop, implement and share their efforts.

Due to limited space, we are only able to accommodate 100 participants at this conference. Therefore, we are asking districts to limit their teams to 4 people made up of 2 union/teacher leaders and 2 district administration/board members. The conference will begin at 8:30 am on Thursday, May 11 and will conclude by 12:00 pm on Friday, May 12.

MEETING LOCATION: GL TURN will convene at the Mayerson Academy, 2650 Highland Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45219. For directions and additional information about our meeting facility, log onto:

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati/Uptown-University Area, 3024 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219 for participants at a rate of $129, plus taxes & fees per room, per night based on single or double occupancy. To guarantee room accommodations at this rate, you must make your hotel reservations by March 31, 2017 by phoning 1-513-281-2700 and requesting rooms for “Great Lakes TURN” block.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: The registration deadline is May 5, 2017. There is a $100 registration fee per person, which includes breakfast on both days and lunch on day one. Payment may be made via purchase order or check made payable to the Consortium for Educational Change and mailed to:

Consortium for Educational Change
2030 Timberbrooke, Suite ASpringfield, IL 62704Or fax to: 217-546-3038Attention: Laura Sestak
For more information contact Laura Sestak at or 217-546-8574.

We look forward to meeting with you in Cincinnati, OH!


Mary McDonald, GL TURN
Louise Sundin, GL TURN
Kathy Buzad,