NE TURN Labor-Management Collaboration Conference September 2017

September 22-23, 2017

Dear Northeast TURN Colleague,

Our next Northeast TURN event is scheduled for September 22-23, 2017 at Boston Teachers Union, 180 Mt Vernon St, Dorchester, MA 02125. 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 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 college and career ready 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, September 22 and will conclude by 12:00 pm on Saturday, September 23.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS:A small block of rooms has been reserved at the Doubletree Boston Bayside at a cost of $199 plus taxes and fees per room per night. To guarantee room accommodations at this rate, you must make your hotel reservations by August 31, 2017 by phoning 1-800-HILTONS and requesting rooms for “NE TURN” block.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION:The registration deadline is September 15, 2017. The conference 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 Change, 2030 Timberbrooke, Suite A, Springfield, IL 62704 Or fax to: 217-546-3038 Attention: Laura Sestak (

For more information about our Northeast TURN conference contact Laura Sestak at 217-546-8574 or

We look forward to meeting with you in Boston!


Kathleen Casasa, NE TURN Regional