This section will have opportunities from Teach For America or other mission-aligned organizations. This could include programs, fellowships, and various other opportunities.
ATTEND the ILLINOIS CHARTER SCHOOLS CONFERENCE
The Illinois Network of Charter Schools will be hosting the 2018 Illinois Charter Schools Conference on Thursday, November 15th, at the Swissotel in Chicago. The biennial conference is a day of inspiration and learning from national experts and local education leaders with plenty of time for networking and connecting. This year’s conference theme is Our People, Our Power, and programming will focus on elevating the critical voices of students, teachers, and parents. The conference will be a day to energize charter public school and district school leaders, teachers, and community members and support them to continue the transformative work they are doing every day. Register here. Early bird rate expires August 30.
Apply to Chicago Foundation for Education’s Fellowship
Apply by July 9th! Chicago Foundation for Education’s (CFE) Action Research Leadership Institute (ARLI) invites exemplary PreK-12th grade Chicago public school (CPS) educators to join a fellowship program to improve student achievement and teaching effectiveness. Selected teachers will be awarded fellowship grants of $1,250 and provided with intensive professional development as they analyze the effectiveness of their teaching strategies and practices through an action research study conducted in their classrooms. Learn more and apply at links on right hand side of the website page.
Nominate Your Students for a Hispanic Heritage Youth Award
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation has opened their 2018 Youth Awards applications. Now entering its 20th year, the Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, and Technology & Engineering. Gold, Silver and Bronze recipients are selected in each category and receive a one-time grant to fund their college education or to fund a community service effort that tackles a social issue. Students are then positioned as role models in their community at local ceremonies with an audience of business leaders, elected officials, local organizations and our sponsors. Encourage your students to nominate themselves by October 15th!
Help Strengthen our TFA Teaching Community by Being Part of our Phone-A-Friend List!
Teach For America staff who support corps member and alumni teachers often receive requests from teachers to be connected with other teachers in the same content, school neighborhood, or by a shared interest for support or collaboration. The Phone-A-Friend list will help us make these meaningful connections for you! Add yourself to the list here.
Be in Control of Your Job Search with Teacher Resume Boxes
Are you interested in teaching at a different school next year? Teacher Resume Boxes make it easy for you find and express interest in schools. Simply click on the school name or network you are interested in, an email with populate, attach your resume, and press send! Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Access Free Student Practice Questions for Your Classroom
Need More Student Practice Questions? Former corps and staff member Laura Amling here sharing a bomb opportunity! Testing season is almost here and teachers need to be hooked up with quality resources like Albert. Albert is an interactive online platform, giving students practice questions and immediate feedback on high school content, including AP, SAT, and ACT. Apply here for a FREE month long Albert trial. Email Laura@albert.io (D.C. '09) for more details.
Tools to talk about racial injustice in the classroom
Kids first start recognizing a world structured by racial injustice at three years old. The first time we talked about race in school was in tenth grade. We must start this timely conversation earlier: our hope lies in every teacher's power to shape generations of unity and love. Our names are Winona and Priya, we are recent high school graduates working in partnership with educators, and we believe that a tomorrow of racial justice is impossible without investing in our schools and institutions today. With 30,000+ website hits and current impact in over 30 states, our organization, CHOOSE, seeks to equip all educators in K-12 classrooms nationwide—and through them, our collective future—with the tools they need to both talk about race and act toward change. In 2016, we published a 224-page racial literacy textbook & teacher resource called The Classroom Index with Princeton University's Department of African American Studies, and now we're taking a gap year to travel to all 50 states, collecting stories about race & intersectionality for our next edition, before attending Harvard (Winona) and Princeton (Priya) University. Last week, we spoke at TEDWomen! Check out our website to get a copy of The Classroom Index; please reach out at email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org to get further involved.
Support Puerto Rico through an Organization Founded by Corps Members
Puerto Rico needs you now more than ever after Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico Rising is the organized effort from thousands of Puerto Ricans and friends all across the United States and the world. We represent the local chapter in Chicago, IL coordinating relief efforts. All of this money will be directly impacting the people on the island in coordination with the Government's official effort, Unidos Por Puerto Rico, and other organizations that are focused on helping Puerto Rico. The funds will be used for additional supplies needed, transportation costs and to donate directly to the people of Puerto Rico. Click here to learn more.