2018 Fall Conference: Educating the Whole Person

Friday and Saturday, October 19-20, 2018

Educating the whole person as a whole person

It seems that everywhere you look, the trend toward simplifying and de-cluttering is taking hold.  Maybe, under the tutelage of Marie Kondo’s Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, you have carefully held ten years’ worth of old homecoming t-shirts trying to decide whether or not they bring you joy.  Or maybe you felt the triumph of finally pitching a ledge full of dead dry erase markers.  There’s something very satisfying about cutting through the detritus to make room for what really matters.

In our profession, nothing matters more than people, the students, the teachers, our communities and families.  In 2018, the IATE fall conference asks us all to think critically about how we can honor what matters most as we trek through the daily grind of teaching and learning.

We invite you to share the ways you make space for your students as whole people and citizens of the world, techniques that clear the path for more meaningful collaboration with colleagues, and routines and habits that give you peace of mind or time for self-care.

Join us for a weekend of inspiration Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20, 2018 at the Chicago Marriott Northwest in Hoffman Estates.

The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, April 6, 2018. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, you can review the options here. Please contact Conference Chair, Carrie Thomas, with questions.

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