NCTR Symposium 2022.

September 14-16, 2022, TIME: TBA


September 14-16, 2022
The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago
909 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611
Free for up to two individuals per NCTR Network organization (a fee may incur for additional guests)

The annual National Center for Teacher Residencies (NCTR) Symposium brings together program leaders, educators and advocates who work with the residency programs in the NCTR Network for a multi-day convening to share ideas, successes, and to learn from one another in a professional learning community. During the convening, Network partners will engage in hands-on working sessions to build knowledge and skills on a particular theme or topic of critical importance, and experts from multiple areas will share the latest research and promising teacher preparation practices. #NCTRSymposium2022

In celebration of our Symposium’s return in 2022, the first 22 individuals who register for the event will receive a free T-shirt!

Registration details, including hotel accommodations, will be sent to NCTR Network partners via email. Check back here for more agenda details.

All attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Registration closes September 9, 2022!


Keynote Speaker

Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz

Keynote speaker Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz. [Photo taken by Vincent Jones II].

The Symposium will host keynote speaker Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, an award-winning Associate Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research focuses on racial literacy in teacher education, Black girl literacies, and Black and Latinx male high school students. A sought-after speaker on issues of race, culturally responsive pedagogy, and diversity, Sealey-Ruiz works with K-12 and higher education school communities to increase their racial literacy knowledge and move toward more equitable school experiences for their Black and Latinx students.

Sealey-Ruiz appeared in Spike Lee’s “2 Fists Up: We Gon’ Be Alright”, a documentary about the Black Lives Matter movement and the campus protests at Mizzou. Her co-authored book (with Dr. Detra Price-Dennis), “Advancing Racial Literacies in Teacher Education: Toward Activism for Equity in Digital Spaces,” was published April 2021. Also a poet, her first full-length collection of poetry, “Love from the Vortex & Other Poems” (Kalediscope Vibrations LLC), was published in 2020, and her sophomore book of poetry, “The Peace Chronicles,” was released July 2021.



Please note this event is exclusive to Network partners only.