The primary purpose of the 2017 IGTLS is to honor the work and legacy of David Gottshall... founder of the National Great Teachers Movement.  

Our 4-day week together with David will serve as an intentional opportunity to interact with David in informal settings and prepare the next generation of educators and leadership to CARRY the seminar - SHARE its power to innovate - ENVISION the next iteration of the Movement.

The summit will be held at the location where David started the National GTS in 1980, ten years after successfully conducting the Illinois statewide GTS at Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton, IL..  The Illinois GTS, in fact, became the National GTS in 1980 and was then moved in 1993 to Hawaii (Kilauea Military Camp) upon David's retirement from full-time teaching.