Illinois State University’s New Teacher Conference (NTConISU) is almost here!

The Redbird teacher’s conference will energize new teachers for the next steps in their careers. The conference will take place from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Friday, June 22, in the State Farm Hall of Business.

NTConISU is geared toward all education alumni who have completed between one and four years of teaching. The $20 price tag covers a “classroom survival kit,” a catered lunch from Avanti’s, and professional development hours for licensure renewal.

About the keynote

Antero Garcia is an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University where he studies how technology and gaming shape both youth and adult learning, literacy practices, and civic identities. Prior to completing his Ph.D., Garcia was an English teacher at a public high school in South Central Los Angeles and co-designed the Critical Design and Gaming School.

Garcia’s most recent book is  Good Reception: Teens, Teachers, and Mobile Media in a Los Angeles High School .  Another of his highly-acclaimed works is Pose, Wobble, Flow: A Culturally Proactive Approach to Literacy Instruction . He received his Ph.D. in the Urban Schooling division of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.