Great Lakes TURN Labor-Management Collaboration Conference

November 5-6, 2015

Our next Great Lakes TURN event is scheduled for November 5-6, 2015 at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center Chicago-Downers Grove, 2111 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515. Our conference will focus on Strengthening Union-Management-Community Partnerships to Promote Excellence and Equity for All Children. 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. Additionally, we will work with teams to develop action plans in order to facilitate the work in our school communities.

Our GL TURN locals are encouraged to invite representatives from their district and school administration, boards of education and community leaders to join their teams for this two-day forum. Our conference will begin at 8:30 am on Thursday, November 5 and will conclude by 2:30 pm on Friday, November 6.

MEETING LOCATION: GL TURN will convene at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center Chicago-Downers Grove, 2111 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515. For directions and additional information about our meeting facility, log onto: http://doubletree1.hilton.com/en_US/dt/hotel/ORDWBDT-DoubleTree-Suites-by-Hilton-Hotel-Conference-Center-Chicago-Downers-Grove-Illinois/index.do

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: A block of rooms will be reserved at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center Chicago-Downers Grove for GL TURN participants at a rate of $109, 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 October 14, 2015 by phoning 1-800-445-8667 and requesting rooms in the GL TURN room block.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: The registration deadline is November 2, 2015. The registration fee is $120 per person, which includes continental breakfast and lunch on both days and a light reception on Thursday evening. 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 A, Springfield, IL 62704, Or fax to: 217-546-3038 Attention: Laura Sestak

For more information regarding registration and logistics, contact Laura Sestak at laura.sestak@cecillinois.org or 217-546-8574.

We look forward to meeting with you in Downers Grove, IL!

Sincerely,

Mary McDonald, GL TURN Co-Director, Mary.mcdonald@cecillinois.org

Louise Sundin, GL TURN Co-Director, lsundin@mft59.org