NE TURN Labor-Management Collaboration Conference

March 18-19, 2016

Dear Northeast TURN Colleague,

Our next Northeast TURN event is scheduled for March 18-19, 2016 at Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center, 178 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Our conference will focus on Building Capacity to Advance Excellence and Equity Through Collaboration. We are excited to present this conference in partnership with the New Jersey Collaborative School Leadership Initiative. 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.

Our NE 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 NE 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 NE 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 Friday, March 18 and will conclude by 12:30 pm on Saturday, March 19.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Heldrich Hotel, 10 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901, for NE TURN participants at a rate of $169, 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 February 25, 2016 by phoning 866-609-4700 and requesting rooms in the NE TURN room block Code 324151.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: Registration deadline is March 14, 2016. The Registration Fee for the NE TURN Labor-Management Conference is $50 per person (includes breakfast on both days and lunch on Friday). Payment may be made via purchase order or check made payable to the Consortium for Educational Change and mailed to:Consortium for Educational Change2030 Timberbrooke, Suite ASpringfield, IL 62704Or fax to: 217-546-3038 Attention: Laura Sestak (laura.sestak@cecillinois.org)

We look forward to meeting with you in New Brunswick, NJ!

Sincerely,

Kathleen Casasa, NE TURN Regional Coordinator, kmcasasa@gmail.com

Saul Rubinstein, Professor, Rutgers University, Saul.Rubinstein@Rutgers.edu