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Register now for Oct 2-3 2014 Northeast TURN Conference in Cambridge, MA

September 10, 2014

Click here to Register Leading Our Profession: Union-Led Collaborative Approaches toward Implementing & Sustaining Education Reform Our next Northeast TURN Conference is set for October 2-3, 2014 in Cambridge, MA. We are excited to be able to provide this opportunity to bring together collaborative teams of union and management from across the NE region states. We are also proud to be able to have the Massachusetts Education Partnership join us as a co-sponsor for this conference. Over the past several years,… Read More

Introducing TURN Talks

September 15, 2014

Our TURN website will feature a series of “TURN Talks” on a range of topics intended to support our TURN communities and their collaborative efforts to improve teaching and learning. The launch of our TURN Talks features Dr. W. Patrick Dolan, author of Restructuring Our Schools: A Primer for Systemic Change. Dr. Dolan received his undergraduate and masters degrees in philosophy from St. Louis University, earned a doctorate in organizational development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and held… Read More

Cal TURN Labor-Management Collaboration Conference

September 15, 2014

Excellence through Equity: Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Click Here to Register Curriculum • Agenda • Flyer • Infosheet Dates/Times: Thursday, October 9, 2014 (10:00am-5:00pm), Friday, October 10, 2014 (9:00am-2:00pm) Location: Manhattan Beach Marriott, 1400  Parkview Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 Conference Registration Deadline: October 6, 2014 Registration Fee: $99 per person which includes breakfast and lunch on both days Contact information: Laura Sestak (217-546-8574) or laura.sestak@cecillinois.org Hotel accommodations: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Manhattan Beach Marriott at a rate of $179 per person (excluding taxes & fees).… Read More

Cultivating Collaboration: The Science Behind Thriving Labor-Management Relationships

September 13, 2014

Cultivating Collaboration G Anrig AFT American Educator

Annual TURN Survey 2014

September 8, 2014

The Annual Regional TURN Survey is designed to help us identify the needs of local teams and their progress in planning and implementing initiatives to improve teaching and learning.  The survey results will also identify common issues or outlier issues among our TURN regions, which will assist us in planning conferences, activities and seeking resources to support the work of our TURN locals.   Please take a few moments to complete this survey. The information we learn from our TURN locals… Read More

Session Videos from GL TURN Conference Summer 2014

September 8, 2014

Dolan: Building Collaborative Structures In this first of 3 videos, Dr. Dolan maps out some key factors that are impacting public education to help us assess “where we are” and “how we got here”. Dolan: Retooling the Teaching Profession Next, he provides a framework to assist our regional TURN teams in building collaborative structures and encourages us to empower teacher voices in retooling our teaching profession. Panel: Refining Teacher Evaluation Systems In the third video, CEC’s Shelley Taylor moderates a Panel Discussion with Glenview School… Read More

July 28-29, 2014 Regional TURN CCSS Conference

July 8, 2014

The deadline for registering a team to participate in our National Regional TURN CCSS Conference which will be held at the Chicago O’Hare Sheraton Hotel on July 28-29, 2014! The purpose of this conference is to bring together union-district collaborative teams of school and teacher leaders to learn from early implementation efforts of CCSS aligned curriculum-assessments-instruction from practitioners across the country. There is considerable financial support to send teams of 5-8. Registration fees and hotel accommodations will be covered and… Read More

Regional TURN Summer Conference 2014

July 8, 2014

The Regional TURN Summer Conference is just around the corner – July 28-29 in Rosemont, IL. Register here New: Download the Agenda and Conference Flyer

Northwest TURN Regional Satellite Takes Off!

May 20, 2014

Seattle, WA May 16-17, 2014  Over 75 participants representing 10 labor-management teams from Oregon and Washington attended the first Northwest TURN Labor-Management Conference on May 16-17, 2014 at the IAM & AW Lodge 751 in Seattle, WA. NW TURN Regional Coordinators, Mary Lindquist, past president of the Washington Education Association and Cindy Williams, President of Oregon City Education Association, opened the conference by with an overview of the Regional TURN efforts across the country and a history of TURN. Dr.… Read More

GL TURN Agenda May 1-2, 2014

April 9, 2014

Dear Great Lakes TURN Colleagues, We have assembled a strong group of presenters, panelists and case studies for our May 1-2, 2014 Great Lakes TURN Conference – focusing on how to collaboratively navigate the education reform initiatives that are challenging our education systems at the state and local levels. We have included Role Alike breakout sessions to provide opportunities for district administrators, boards of education members, union leaders, community members and school/teacher leaders to meet together to consider the changes… Read More