Action Items


Throughout Summer Training you will be required to turn in work, fill out documentation, and complete surveys. You will find these Action Items below with their due dates, links, and descriptions. Questions? Email chicagosummertraining@teachforamerica.org


June 10

Summer Training Pre-Work

This prework is a collection of reflection pieces, articles, videos, and stories. We hope this plants the seed and gets you reflecting about this work in new ways.
 
Before you get started: 

  • We estimate the prework to take about 10 hours to complete, which is why we are sending it about a month before it is due on June 10th.
  • You should plan to work through this at your own pace. Some will find it easiest to do in one sitting, while others may choose to finish it over a few days or weeks.
  • It is meant to incorporate your expression style—you may record and upload videos and submit the links for your reflections; you may write a poem or share a personal essay—however you choose to reflect, please ensure it’s captured in the Submission Form (see below).

Once you’re ready to begin: 

  1. Download the prework package here. This package houses all of the required content and guiding questions you’ll engage with.New Addition: 
    • NEW! Additional reading:  "But That’s Just Good Teaching! The Case for Culturally Relevant Pedagogy" by Gloria Ladson-Billings // In this article from the journal Theory Into Practice, Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings lays out some foundational thinking for a Culturally Relevant Pedagogy central to the academic success of African American students and other children who have not been served well by our nation’s public schools. <this has been added to the Submission Form but has not been added to the prework document, so please reference it here>
    • On "Isolating Race: Intersectionality and Cultural Layering" 
      by Glenn E. Singleton" - 
      It has come to our attention the link to this reading is broken. We are working with our team to see if we can get a copy of this material, but due to copyright law we are making sure we do our due diligence here. Please skip this section for now.
    • Need the prework in a downloadable format? We've turned both the prework itself and the Submission form into a PDF. 
      • Download the full prework in PDF format here
      • Download the full submissions form in PDF format here
         
  2. Once you’re ready to submit your reflections, open the Prework Submissions Form here. Enter all your reflections accordingly in the form and once you’re done, hit ‘Submit’ to record your answers.

All prework submissions are due in full by 11:59pm CST on Sunday, June 10th. You will need to have a copy of your prework for Week 1. Your Summer Training team will be reading and responding to your reflections during the week.


june 12

Corps Member Emergency Training Webinar | Every Corps Member is required to watch the Emergency Training Webinar and complete a brief quiz over the material. View the Webinar here and take the acknowledgement survey here