NW TURN Conference October 2017

October 20-21, 2017

Dear Northwest TURN Colleague,

Our next Northwest TURN event is scheduled for October 20-21, 2017 at the Doubletree Portland, 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, OR 97232. Our conference will focus on Engaging Students, Educators and Community to Maximize Impact for Student Success. 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.

Featured Topics:

  • Michal Fullan’s New Pedagogies for Deep Learning presented by Joanne Quinn, NPDL Global Director
  • Maximizing Impact through PLC’s
  • Social Emotional Learning Strategies
  • Engaging & Supporting Early Career Teachers

Our NW TURN teams represent union & teacher leaders, school & district administrators and board members who are working jointly to develop collaborative approaches to teaching and learning to improve teaching and learning. We continue to encourage and support our NW 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 NW 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. Friday, October 20, 2017, will run from 9:00am-4:30pm. Registration and breakfast begin at 8:00 am. There will be a social hour from 4:30-5:30pm. Saturday October 21, 2017 will run from 8:30am-12:30pm. Breakfast will be served beginning at 8:00 am.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Northwest TURN will cover one day’s substitute teacher pay if needed and one night’s lodging for up to 2 union/teacher leaders and 2 district administrators from each participating team. For more information, contact Laura Sestak, Regional TURN Project Manager at laura.sestak@cecillinois.org

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: A block of rooms will be reserved at the Doubletree Portland, 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, OR 97232 for NW TURN participants at a rate of $199, 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 September 22, 2017 by phoning 1-800-996-0510 and requesting rooms using group code "NW TURN" for the room block.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: The registration deadline is October 13, 2017. The registration fee is $50 per person, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and a light reception on Friday evening as well as breakfast on Saturday. 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 Portland, OR!


Mary Lindquist, NW TURN Regional Director, maryklindquist@comcast.net

Cindy Williams, NW TURN Regional Director, williams.s@comcast.net