Welcome to the 2023 IATE conference at Millikin University. We are thankful to be back at our institutional home for the second year under the leadership of our Executive Secretary Kaitlin Glause. We are so grateful for the hospitality and support we’ve received from the university and its staff.
Kim Kotty, our conference chair, has developed a program to celebrate and embrace “authenticity in action.” Through enlightening sessions that promote authentic classroom practices, this conference aims to help us meet the ever changing needs of our students and the world they will enter after they leave us.
Our conference this year affords many opportunities to learn, network, and grow in our profession. We are so happy to have you here with us this weekend and with us in our profession as well. I encourage you to find ways to get involved in IATE at the state level or within your home district. Let me know if I can help guide you to leadership opportunities, and enjoy the conference!
IATE President 2022-2023
Return to 2023 Conference Program
Event Offered by Illinois Valley Community College
Friday, April 29, 2022
Registration is FREE—please click here to register.
Courageous Conversations About Race
by Glenn E. Singleton
Please join our book discussion group hosted by IATE’s Intellectual Freedom Committee in spring 2022.
Registration for members: FREE
Registration for non-members: $35
Challenged Book Presentation
Please join Amy Magnafichi Strong, IATE’s Intellectual Freedom Chair, on November 17, 2021, 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM, via Zoom, for a presentation and Q&A.
(Zoom link to presentation for registered guests)
Pandemic Processing and Mindful Solutions
an IATE Professional Development Session
Please join us on November 9 at 7 p.m. on Zoom for a one hour workshop designed to give you some space to process your own experiences as well as offer some concrete strategies for how to help students process theirs. The workshop will be facilitated by Sandra Montes, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and owner of In Motion Counseling.
Sandra Montes is bilingual and Latina, and has worked with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings from inpatient units to community mental health settings. She has worked in both suburban and urban high schools, helping students reach their full potential. Using a trauma-informed lens, Sandra has helped clients with depression, anxiety, and stress management. She works with educators, healers and other high stress professionals. Sandra is a firm believer in strength based perspective and cognitive behavioral therapy and also believes in a spiritual and holistic perspective in therapy. She has a focus on behavioral activation or “moving,” helping clients become motivated to move their physical bodies to feel relief for their emotional state.