"Writing Better IEPs" Professional Development
Jun
13
5:00 PM17:00

"Writing Better IEPs" Professional Development

Acero Schools Director of Specialized Instruction, Dr. Bridgette Sprovieri, and her team members invite teachers of diverse learners to join a training on improving the goals of the Individual Education Plans you are writing for your students. Learn how to incorporate psychological testing and other meaningful tools into the goals for better support and outcomes for students. This event is free of charge and attendees will be eligible to earn 1 CPDU hour. 

When: June 13th, 5pm-7pm

Where: Beermiscuous

2812 North Lincoln Avenue

Chicago, IL 60657

Find more information and register for the event here.

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Mission Propelle Children's Yoga Teacher Training & Certification Program
Jul
12
to Jul 27

Mission Propelle Children's Yoga Teacher Training & Certification Program

  • 1319 S State St Chicago, IL 60605 (map)
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Everyone wants a peaceful and cooperative classroom, and Mission Propelle can help make that a reality. Join us this summer for a 14-day Children's Yoga Teacher Training and Certification Program endorsed by the Yoga Alliance. While becoming certified and earning up to 77 CEU credits, educators will learn yoga-based interventions and tools for children ages 2-18. The program takes a trauma-sensitive approach and includes units on restorative justice, special needs, and somatic therapy. No yoga background is necessary.

TFA corps members, staff, and alumni are eligible for the partner rate of $1,100. Mission Propelle is a CPS vendor and eligible for OSHW, PD, and after-school funds, as well as most grants.

Register by June 10th. For more information, reach out to jill@missionpropelle.com, or visit https://missionpropelle.com/childrens-yoga-teacher-trainings/.

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Alumni Impact Night
May
18
6:00 PM18:00

Alumni Impact Night

On Saturday, May 18th, Teach For America Chicago-Northwest Indiana will celebrate the contributions of our alumni as leaders in the movement towards One Day. Join us for a night of drinks, food, and reconnecting with your alumni community on one of Chicago's best rooftops!

We are charging $10 per ticket as a part of this year's Alumni Giving Challenge. All proceeds will benefit the Corps Member Financial Aid Fund, which provides transitional grants to incoming corps members, and has been critical to our ability to bring a more diverse corps to our region. Already this year, 150 alumni here have made gifts to the Corps Member Financial Aid Fund. If 100 more alumni contribute by purchasing tickets, we will win a challenge grant of $50,000 from donors who want to magnify the impact of our alumni!

If you can’t attend but would like to make a donation, click here: https://fundraise.teachforamerica.org/team/194928

Valet Parking will be available

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TOC, talkin' it out (for and by educators of color)
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

TOC, talkin' it out (for and by educators of color)

“TOC, talkin’ it out” is an event focused on celebrating and connecting teachers of color across the state of Illinois! Tickets are limited to educators of color (currently in the classroom/school setting) in order to build camaraderie with a focus on amplifying the voices of those oftentimes left unheard. Join us for an evening dedicated to celebrating our various identities and the work we put into the classroom on a daily basis. Tickets must be purchased prior to attending the event.

The cost of a ticket supports creatives of color sharing their passion with us.

This includes:

- Light appetizers/food (provided by Manny Mendoza of Herbal Notes)
- Music (provided by Marcus Elston, “M-Dok”)
- One mixed drink (provided by Javi Garcia, Chicago Mixologist)
- Entertainment (spoken word artist, Sarah Bruno)

*Only 50 tickets are available

RSVP here!

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Connect: Career Networking
Apr
27
11:00 AM11:00

Connect: Career Networking

Come meet leaders of mission-aligned organizations and schools across Chicago and Northwest Indiana. If you are a TFA alumni or rising alumni and you are highly qualified to lead in Chicago and Northwest Indiana, this event is for you!

Alumni & Rising Alumni will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet recruiters, hiring managers, and school leaders from mission-aligned  schools and organizations

  • Share your resume beforehand

  • Interview on-site with schools and organizations looking to hire*

  • Get a FREE Headshot

Mission-Aligned & Ed-Adjacent Orgs and Schools will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet alumni and rising alumni leaders

  • View attendee resumes ahead of time

  • Invite alumni & rising alumni candidates for on-site interviews following the career networking*

 *Interviews are conducted at the discretion of hiring partners, who may contact job seekers in advance or invite job seekers day of Connect: Career Networking. Teach For America Chicago Northwest Indiana has no additional information about interviews.

The Growing Attending Mission-Aligned & Ed- Adjacent Organizations and Schools (Update: 4/15: will continue update as Orgs RSVP!)

  • Sor Juana Elementary School, Chicago Public Schools

  • VOCEL

  • Noble Network of Charter Schools

  • Chicago Tech Academy

  • Kipp Chicago Schools

  • Children's Home & Aid

  • Pigeon

  • Elevate K-12

  • Teachers Supporting Teachers

  • Galileo Learning

  • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum/Chicago Academy of Sciences

  • AUSL

  • Rowe Elementary School

  • Lighthouse Academies, INc.

  • Saga Education

  • Accelerate Institute

  • Holberg Financial

  • Ezza Nails

  • Empower Illinois

  • Chavez

  • Code Nation

  • Empower Illinois

  • HowDoWe, Inc.

  • LEAP

Questions? Reach out to Kristi.Torres@Teachforamerica.org

 There is no cost to attend the Connect: Career Networking event but registration is required. Space is limited so RSVP today! A week prior to the event all registered attendees will receive a list of participating employers and employers will gain access to submitted resume folder.


About Connect Series

Over the course of the year, Teach For America Chicago-Northwest Indiana will offer a range of events for our alumni to connect in informal settings. These events provide alumni, corps members, staff, and community members a space to meet their peers, grow their networks, and learn more about TFA Chi-NWI’s programming.

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Breakdown: State of Alternative Education in Chicago
Apr
25
5:00 PM17:00

Breakdown: State of Alternative Education in Chicago

In Chicago, nearly 40,000 youth between the ages of 15 and 20 and approximately 97,000 youth ages 16 to 24 are high school dropouts. Alternative education programs provide access to at-risk students whose needs are not being met in the traditional school setting. Join the next installment of our Breakdown series to learn more about the state of alternative education in Chicago.

Spots are limited, so RSVP today!

Questions? Email Regan.Balmoja@teachforamerica.org

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Noble Schools Spring Career Fair
Apr
23
5:30 PM17:30

Noble Schools Spring Career Fair

Noble principals are ready to fill their vacancies for next year! This is the perfect opportunity to make a positive first impression that can lead to a future interview.

Event Details:

Where: The Noble Academy, 1443 N Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL 60610 

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 @ 5:30-7:30 PM CST

Register here to attend the Spring Career Fair! 

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Illinois Network of Charter Schools Teacher and Administrator Job Fair
Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

Illinois Network of Charter Schools Teacher and Administrator Job Fair

The 2019 INCS Teacher & Administrator Job Fair will take place on April 6th, 2019, in Chicago. Education job seekers will meet leaders representing over 100 mission-driven charter public schools in Chicago and throughout Illinois. You may even have the opportunity to interview on-site. Charters are free, public schools that are free from many regulations and constraints that apply to traditional district schools. Teachers, school leaders and other employees report that in Illinois charter schools they work with like-minded colleagues, focused on supporting traditionally underserved students to succeed.

Can’t attend on April 6? You are welcome to post your resume in our Online Resume Bank, which charter leaders will review before the Job Fair and throughout the hiring season.

Find more information and register at www.teacherjobfair.org or contact Anne at alevybrown@incschools.org.

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Apr
3
8:00 PM20:00

Teacher Resume Webinar

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Are you a 2nd year teacher or alum who needs to revamp their resume? Join this free webinar on Wednesday April 3.

Open to the first 20 people who register. We will spend 60 minutes discussing best practices and then 30 minutes on Q&A. Can't wait to see you!

Who: Teachers who want a new position in or outside of the K-12 industry
When: Wednesday April 3, 2019
Time: 8pm CST

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Apply to the AUSL/TFA Teacher Leader Preparation Program
Feb
25
8:00 AM08:00

Apply to the AUSL/TFA Teacher Leader Preparation Program

Are you ready and willing to take on new challenges to become the school leaders of tomorrow? Do you want to grow your adult and school leadership skills in a supportive environment with like-minded peers? Apply to the AUSL / TFA Teacher Leader Preparation Program by 2/25!

 

See what current participants have to say about their experience:

·         “I am really enjoying this program thus far, and I would highly recommend it to anyone that is interested in furthering their knowledge around effective school leadership.”

·         “These are things that are not explicitly taught in graduate classes or things that teachers are able to work on in their regular learning track.”

 

To learn more check out these FAQs and this article. Contact kate.sanjuan@teachforamerica.org to discuss further.

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Elevate Fellowship Info Session
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Elevate Fellowship Info Session

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What is the Elevate Fellowship?

Over the past several years we have received consistent feedback that alumni want intentional development around becoming organizational leaders. From this, the Elevate Fellowship was born. Facilitated in partnership with The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the program will be focused on Brand, Access, and Skill. We believe by focusing on these areas and tying them together with the thread of Leading with Integrity, we will help craft passionate, determined, and successful leaders.

This Fellowship is open to Senior to Mid Level leaders

This is defined as a non-school based role that has a meaningful impact on students and communities in an organization that is 1 to 3 steps removed from the system/executive level leader in the region. Typically between 7-12 years of professional experience.


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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Jan
21
9:00 AM09:00

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Teach For America is excited to participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 21, 2019. We’re teaming up with 3 schools in Chicago to engage in service projects that will make a difference for students. Interested in joining our projects and volunteering on MLK Day?

Check out the projects below and RSVP by Friday, January 18.

  • Chavez Elementary School: Chavez is proud of its artwork throughout the school created by members of the community and wants to make sure that other features in the school match that beauty. We’ll be sprucing up stairs and fixtures with a fresh coat of paint to brighten up the hallway for students.

  • CICS Lloyd Bond: CICS Lloyd Bond is creating new spaces for students to use during the school day. We’ll be cleaning out storage areas and turning them into spaces for students to use.

  • Nobel Elementary: Nobel is committed to creating a positive environment for their students. We’ll be painting benches and shelves a beautiful turquoise blue and cleaning out the school resource room for students to use.


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Connect: New to Chi-NWI Alumnihood
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Connect: New to Chi-NWI Alumnihood

Want to connect with your fellow Teach For America alumni, and learn about the incredible range of programming we have planned for our region?

This event is recommended for new alumni, alumni who are new to Chicago-Northwest Indiana, and alumni that want to reconnect with our region. You will have the opportunity to network with your fellow alumni and connect with our Alumni Leadership Team, our Summer Training Managing Director, and Leadership for Educational Equity, who will be able to help you find an upcoming program or opportunity that’s a great fit for your interests.

Please note this event has be rescheduled from the original date of 11/29/2018.

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