Established in 1986, the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program is the most ambitious teacher recruitment program in the nation.

Senior Conference 2014

Registration for workshops begins at 9am on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 and continues through May 2, 2014.

 Please note that Workshop information for Friday and Saturday sessions will be updated in late March, 2014!

Senior Conference 2014 is Friday, July 18, through Sunday, July 20, 2014. The conference is being held on the campus of Elon University in Elon, NC.

Registration on Friday July 18th will take place from 12:30 - 2:15 pm. The conference will end on Sunday by 11:15 am.

As teachers enter schools, their need for successful strategies to manage personal and professional concerns so they can best serve their students is paramount. The Senior Conference is designed to provide meaningful experiences with translating theory into practice and to explore current education initiatives and policies. Its purpose is to strengthen the foundation for a successful induction into teaching.

The conference includes a keynote address featuring Mr. Ron Clark, ECU Teaching Fellow alumnus and 2000 Disney National Teacher of the Year and a panel discussion with Teaching Fellows serving in Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent positions from across the state. Fellows will attend workshops related to cross-curricular issues and specific subject areas/grade levels. In addition, Fellows will consider the issues of wellness and stress-management which are vital to the survival of a beginning teacher.

Senior Conference is a time for you to build and reaffirm friendships that will assist and sustain you throughout your career. You will be able to renew cross-campus acquaintances and to interact with outstanding Fellows in the field, veteran teachers who are alumni of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, and other educators and wellness specialists from across the state.

Registration for workshops begins at 9am on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, and continues through May 2, 2014. Workshop spaces are limited, so register early to ensure you get the workshops you want.

When you log-in, please be sure to verify that your contact information is still correct.
You will register for (1) 180-minute workshop on Friday and for (4) 75-minute workshop sessions on Saturday.

Conference information will be available on the web until the date of the conference.

Under "Forms" you will find the schedule for the weekend.

Under "Conference Logistics" you will find the check-in location and procedures, directions to Elon, what to bring, emergency contact information, and answers to other questions.

Under "Conference Attire" you will find information about the expectations for dress during the Conference. Dress code will be enforced!

Under "Workshops " you will find a list and descriptions of all workshops offered, as well as the link for registration.

Please note: Senior Conference is a required experience as stated in your promissory note. Failure to register for and/or complete this experience will place your scholarship in jeopardy. Please be responsible adults.

Please contact Kerry Mebane at if you have any questions or have any special accommodation needs.