Teacher-to-Teacher Conference

The College of Education is pleased to present the 5th ANNUAL Teacher to Teacher Conference, Monday, April 3, 2017 in the UNC Charlotte Center City Building in uptown Charlotte!

Click here for a copy of the April 3, 2017 Teacher-to-Teacher Conference Flyer

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The College of Education, in collaboration with the Urban Educators for Change, is pleased to present the bi-annual Teacher-to-Teacher Conference.  The purpose of this conference is to provide affordable yet meaningful professional development opportunities to North Carolina educators.  P-12 teachers are invited to participate as well as present at the conference.  The cost for participants is $25.00 (includes lunch and parking).  The cost for currently enrolled UNC Charlotte College of Education doctoral candidates is $15.00.  Cooperating teachers currently mentoring a full-time UNC Charlotte student teacher (all day, every day) are cordially invited to participate free of charge.*  P-12 professionals and university faculty are welcomed and are encouraged to facilitate sessions on best practices and pedagogical techniques. All conference presenters must also register for the conference.  Participants are eligible to receive 0.8 continuing education units or 8 hours of contact towards professional certification.   

Presentation strands may include:

  • Engaging your hard-to-reach students;
  • Differentiating for a variety of populations;
  • How to be an effective Teacher-Leader;
  • Maintaining  a high level of time on task;
  • Becoming a cooperating teacher for UNC Charlotte:
  • Culturally responsive classrooms; and
  • And many more!

*Full-time student teachers MAY fill in for their cooperating teachers to allow cooperating teachers to attend the T2T conference IF the university supervisor, coooperating teacher, and principal are all in agreement.  Please note that whether a student teacher can be PAID as a substitute is a decision for individual school districts.


We are pleased to have Bobbie Cavnar as our Spring 2017 Keynote Speaker!

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Bobbie Cavnar teaches Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition at South Point High School in Belmont, North Carolina.  Mr. Cavnar is the recipient of numerous awards for teaching excellence. He is a five-time recipient of South Point High School’s “Most Inspirational Educator Award” (which is voted on by the students of the school) and two-time recipient of his district’s award for Outstanding Contribution to the Advanced Placement Program.  He is a North Carolina State University Inspirational Teacher of the Year, Gaston County Schools Teacher of the Year, and the 2016 Southwest Region Teacher of the Year.  In 2016, Mr. Cavnar was named the NC Teacher of the Year as well as the Burrough's Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year.  He will represent teachers as advisor to the North Carolina State Board of Education and the Superintendent’s Advisory Council. He will also go on to represent North Carolina in the National Teacher of the Year competition.  Mr. Cavnar’s platform centers around the opportunity of a free, public, and equal education offered to all Americans being not only fundamental to the success of our society but also the keeping of a historical promise made in the founding documents of our nation.


Please contact Dr. Laura Hart, (704) 687-8163 if you have any questions regarding conference content.