Golden Apple Hosts “Teachers for Tomorrow” Conference

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Opportunity for teachers to earn six Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDU)

The annual Teachers for Tomorrow Conference is designed to enrich and inspire educators who are currently working with students, those who are new to the teaching profession, as well as introduce and encourage young adults who are considering the teaching profession. Hosted by Golden Apple Fellows, Teachers of Distinction, and Teaching Scholars, the conference is geared toward high school juniors, seniors and their parents, along with college students who are in education programs, and teachers. Current teachers will earn six CPDU.

The conference topics will focus on 1) Assessment and evaluation 2) Innovation and creativity and 3) STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math).

Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.    

Where: Oak Park and River Forest High School (Oak Park, IL), 201 N. Scoville Avenue

Who: Conference attendees include high school and college students, their parents, and current teachers (many in their first three years of teaching).

Keynote: Alan Mather, 2014 Stanley C. Golder Award Recipient, Principal, Lindblom Math and Science Academy

Cost (includes lunch): $50 – per teacher and college student, $25 – per high school student and parent        

Registration: Click here to register online.    

Media Contact: Eileen Rochford, 312-953-3305

About Golden Apple
Celebrating its 29th anniversary, Golden Apple began with founders Mike and Pat Koldyke and a shared inspiration-to offer outstanding schoolteachers a level of recognition and engagement in the larger work of education reform. Golden Apple’s successful track record of integrated, innovative programs and resources enhance the quality, resiliency and creativity of classroom teachers and improve teaching and learning throughout Illinois. Qualified, passionate educators-including Golden Apple Award recipients and finalists-lead a small staff of dedicated employees with functional and program expertise. A connected and committed board of directors oversees Golden Apple’s strategic direction. Together with a larger community of expert educators, this nonprofit organization works to ensure that all Illinois children have the excellent teachers they deserve, particularly within schools of need. Visit for more information.

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