Teacher-to-Teacher Conference Offers Interactive Professional Development

Date Published: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Designed and presented by educators for educators, the Cato College of Education’s 5th Annual Teacher-to-Teacher Conference will provide a meaningful, affordable professional development opportunity to North Carolina teachers.

The conference will be held on Monday, April 3, 2017 at UNC Charlotte Center City in uptown Charlotte.  

Hosted in collaboration with Urban Educators for Change, the conference takes a different approach than traditional models by inviting participants to facilitate one of a series of breakout sessions on best practices and teaching techniques.

Themes for the 2017 conference include:

  • Engaging hard-to-reach students;
  • Differentiating for a variety of populations;
  • How to be an effective teacher-leader;
  • Maintaining a high level of time on task;
  • Culturally responsive classrooms;
  • Effective digital learning strategies; and
  • Becoming a cooperating teacher for UNC Charlotte

2016 North Carolina Teacher of the Year Bobbie Cavnar is this year’s keynote speaker.

Participants have enthusiastically praised the conference over its history. In 2015, 99% of attendees surveyed said they would recommend the event to others, and 91% said they planned to attend again. The Teacher-to-Teacher Conference has drawn more than 200 participants each of the last two years.

“The conference was well organized and professional. A lot of great information was presented and it was wonderful being able to spend a day with peers,” said one educator.

Participants are eligible to receive 0.8 continuing education units or 8 hours of contact towards professional certification.   

Conference costs (includes lunch and parking):

  • General admission- $25.00
  • Current Cato College of Education doctoral candidates- $15.00
  • Cooperating teachers currently mentoring a full-time UNC Charlotte student teacher- Free


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