MASE/Florida TURN Labor-Management Collaboration Conference

January 21-22, 2016

Our next MASE/FL TURN event is scheduled for January 21-22, 2016, at the Italian Club, 1731 E. 7th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605. Our conference will focus on Reframing Our Approach: School-Community Partnerships Focused on Whole Child Education. 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 and policies that focus on this joint work.

Topics include:

•Internal & External Strategies that Empower Educators and Students

•Organizing Strategies to Empower and Engage Students, Families and Teachers

•Understanding ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and the Impact On Student Learning

•Instructional Strategies Focused on the Whole Child

•Building Classroom-School-Community Partnerships to Support Whole Child Education

•Whole Child Education - Community Schools: Case Study

•Organizing Steps and Action Planning

Our MASE/FL TURN teams represent union & teacher leaders, school & district administrators and board members who are working jointly to plan and implement teacher evaluation systems and the common core standards to improve teaching and learning. We continue to encourage and support our MASE/FL 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 MASE/FL 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 9:00 am on Thursday, January 21 and will conclude by 2:30 pm on Friday, January 22. MASE/FL TURN will cover sub pay and one night’s lodging for up to 2 teacher/union leaders, 2 school/district administrators and 1 parent/community leader from each participating team.

The Conference Fee for the MASE/FL TURN Labor-Management Conference is $50 per person (includes breakfast and lunch on both days) Payment made 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 (

Hotel Accommodations: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1700 East 9th Ave., Tampa. FL. The rate is $169.95 per night, plus tax and fees. To make a reservations call 1-813-769-9267. The group code is FLOR in the Florida TURN room block (MASE/FL TURN will take care of moving one night’s charges to the master bill after your reservations have been made). The block cutoff date is January 5, 2016.

For more information about our MASE/FL TURN conference, contact Laura Sestak at 217-546-8574 or

We look forward to meeting with you in Tampa, FL!


Rick Baumgartner, MASE TURN Regional Coordinator

Kathy Breakall, FL TURN Regional Coordinator