March 6 - 7, 2020 | Noblesville Parks & Recreation Annex at Ivy Tech Hamilton Campus 

The conference by teachers, for teachers. 
This conference is open to all educators seeking to enhance their skills and bring fresh, new ideas into the classroom or school.


All times ET. 

Friday, March 6  
6:30 - 10 p.m. | Registration & Exhibitors  
7:25 p.m. | Welcome 
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Keynote Speaker, Kim Strobel, The Science of Happiness 
8:30 - 10 p.m. | Dessert & Fruit Reception with Wellness Activities & Networking 

Saturday, March 7 
8 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. | Registration & Exhibitors 
8 - 8:45 a.m. | Continental Breakfast  
8:50 - 9 a.m. | Welcome & National Board Certification Recognition 
9 - 10 a.m. | Keynote Speaker, Vicki Davis, 12 Habits of a Top 21st Century Teacher 
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. | Breakout Sessions 
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Breakout Sessions  
12:30 - 1:15 p.m. | Lunch  
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. | Breakout Sessions  
2:45 - 3:45 p.m. | Breakout Sessions  
3:45 p.m. | Closing 

Keynote Speakers


Kim Strobel

Kim Strobel is the owner of Strobel Education. She is a nationally recognized teacher, education consultant, motivational speaker and happiness coach who is deeply passionate about empowering others to live bigger, bolder, braver lives.

During her 20-year education career, she has partnered with teachers and students at all levels to implement innovative and inspirational practices in the classroom, increase academic achievement and create positive school-wide climates.

With her contagious high-energy style, Kim has a unique ability to empower and embolden her audiences. Motivational, inspirational and always approachable, Kim’s “real talk” attitude is a refreshing approach that allows her to authentically connect with audiences everywhere.


Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time teacher and IT director in Camilla, Georgia. Her mission is to help educators be better teachers. She is passionate about helping all teachers reach every student. She focuses on teaching, staying motivated and how to connect with other teachers. Davis emphasizes being organized and using technology, while presenting the latest news and trends.


Registration for the Good Teaching Conference is open to ISTA members.


The Good Teaching Conference is free for ISTA members to attend. ISTA members will need their member ID to register. If you don’t know your member ID, contact the Member Resource Center at 844-ASK-ISTA or

Registration is open to ISTA members only through Feb. 7. If space is still available, registration will be opened to both members and non-members until Feb. 21. Non-member conference registration is $250.


Good Teaching Conference attendees are responsible for their travel and accommodations. Here is a list of hotel accommodations near the venue.

This year, through an NEA Center for Great Public Schools grant, ISTA can provide a $75 hotel reimbursement for the evening of Friday, March 6 to ISEA members and early career educator members within the first seven years of the profession. This offer is to help defray costs of attending the Good Teaching Conference. This will be limited to the first 150 ISEA and early career educator members who submit the completed reimbursement and paid hotel invoice to Katie Beaumont at

Reimbursement Form

Fairfield Noblesville, 17960 Foundation Dr., Noblesville 317-776-9900

Courtyard Noblesville, 17960 Foundation Dr., Noblesville 317-770-7800

*Drury Inn & Suites Indianapolis Northeast, 8180 Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis 317-849-8900

*Drury Inn Indianapolis Northwest, 9320 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis 317-876-9777

*Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing, 8787 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis 317-846-2700

Baymont Inn & Suites, 16025 Prosperity Dr., Noblesville 317-770-6772

Holiday Inn Express, 13625 Tegler Dr., Noblesville 317-316-0606

*ISTA member discounted rates available for hotels using ISTA member benefits. Visit to view and book hotels with ISTA rate.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Noblesville Indianapolis Conference Center 317-849-8900

Holiday Inn Express, 13625 Tegler Dr., Noblesville 317-876-9777

Cambria Suites, 13500 Tegler Dr., Noblesville 317-773-4970

Hampton Inn, 11575 Commercial Dr., Fishers 317-913-0300

Baymont Inn & Suites, 16025 Prosperity Dr., Noblesville 317-770-6777

Baymont Inn & Suites, 9790 N by NE Blvd., Fishers 317-578-2000

Hilton Garden Inn, 9785 N by NE Blvd., Fishers 317-577-5900

Holiday Inn Express, 9791 N by NE Blvd., Fishers 317-558-4100

SpringHill Suites, 9698 Hague Rd., Indianapolis 317-841-0416

Good Teaching Conference Materials 

Conference materials and presentations from previous Good Teaching Conferences can be found on the edCommunities group, ISTA Good Teaching Conference. If you haven’t yet signed up for edCommunities, visit to register. EdCommunities provides access to an online, national community of educators and professional groups to connect with your peers. 


Thank you to our sponsors.