GL TURN Labor-Management Collaboration Conference November 2017

November 2-3, 2017

Dear Great Lakes TURN Colleague,

Our next Great Lakes TURN event is scheduled for November 2-3, 2017 at Northern Illinois University Naperville Conference Center, 1120 E. Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL 60563. We will continue to collaboratively examine policies, programs and practices that both support and challenge the social, emotional and academic learning needs of all students. We will continue to use Michael Fullan’s Coherence Framework as a guide to assist our teams in their efforts to establish shared goals and accountability as well as building capacity to deepen student learning through pedagogical practices. 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.

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. The conference will begin at 8:30 am on Thursday, November 2 and will conclude by 12:00 pm on Friday, November 3.

MEETING LOCATION: GL TURN will convene at Northern Illinois University Naperville Conference Center located at 1120 E. Diehl Rd., Naperville, IL 60563. For directions and additional information about our meeting facility, log onto:

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Fairfield Inn-Naperville, 1820 Arbriter Court, Naperville, Illinois 60563 for participants at a rate of $99, 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 11 by phoning 630-577-1820 and requesting rooms for “Great Lakes TURN” block.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: The registration deadline is October 27, 2017. There is a $100 conference fee per person, which includes breakfast on both days and lunch on Thursday. 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 contact Laura Sestak at or 217-546-8574.

We look forward to meeting with you in Naperville, IL!


Mary McDonald, GL TURN
Louise Sundin, GL TURN
Kathy Buzad, Great Lakes TURN Associate

Conference Session

Conference Participants - Deepen Student Learning Through Collaborative Partnerships , November 3, 2017, 12:30 P.M.

The session will occur from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, immediately following the conclusion of Great Lakes TURN. During the orientation session, teams will reflect on labor management partnership concepts and engage in reflection and action planning. It is not necessary to attend Great Lakes TURN in order to participate, however, anyone attending Great Lakes TURN event can attend this session free of charge. For interested educators who are unable to attend Great Lakes TURN conference but would like to participate in this workshop, the cost is just $30. Visit the link below to register if you are not participating in the Great Lakes TURN Conference