This conference is open to all educators seeking to enhance their skills and bring fresh, new ideas into the classroom or school. Educators from across the state – from higher education to PK – 12 gather and listen to their fellow educators present and share information via breakout sessions. These breakout sessions offer a chance to dive into specific content topics to improve student learning and professional growth.
The conference by teachers, for teachers.
WHEN: OCTOBER 27 - 28, 2023
All times E.T.
Friday, October 27
6 p.m. - Registration & Exhibitors, Reception
7:30 p.m. - Welcome & National Board Certification Recognition
8 p.m. - Breakout sessions
8:45 p.m. - Aspiring Educators – Region Connections
Saturday, October 28
8 a.m. - Registration & Exhibitors/Breakfast
9 a.m. - Welcome & Keynote - Educator Andrea
10:15 a.m. - Breakout sessions
11 a.m. - Break (snacks will be available)
11:15 a.m. - Breakout sessions
12:15 p.m. - Lunch
1:15 p.m. - Breakout sessions
2 p.m. - Break (snacks will be available)
2:15 p.m. - Breakout sessions
3:15 p.m. - Closing & Door Prizes
Review the full agenda to plan your conference schedule.
*Breakout session lengths will be approximately 50 minute sessions.
Earn Professional Growth Plan (PGP) points for both Friday evening and Saturday sessions. Conference materials and presentations will be available after the conference.
The Good Teaching Conference is free for ISTA members to attend.
ISTA ReSupply Educators within the first seven years of their career can shop at ISTA ReSupply during the Good Teaching Conference! ISTA ReSupply accepts gently used and new classroom supplies from retiring educators and community members. New educators are invited to shop ReSupply for items they need for the school year at no cost.
Enjoy keynote speaker Andrea Michelle. Michelle is from San Diego, California, and was a high school English teacher for nine years. She taught through the pandemic with a newborn and a toddler running around, nursing and throwing goldfish around in between and sometimes during Zoom sessions. She has experience teaching grades 9-12 and spent three years teaching at a private school and six years at Title 1 public schools. Andrea has a bachelor's degree in English, a master's degree in English, a master's degree in secondary education, and a PhD in curriculum and instruction. Andrea started creating content online in the fall of 2021 after seeing how she and her colleagues felt so unheard by their communities. Andrea now uses humor and satire to bring light to the challenges of teaching and hope for a better tomorrow.
Celebrate National Board Certified Teachers, and learn how you can achieve National Board Certification.
New educators – shop ISTA ReSupply.
Should you be unable to attend any portion of the Good Teaching Conference, please send your cancellation within seven days of the conference to Elisa Halpin at email@example.com.