Opportunities


This section will have opportunities from Teach For America or other mission-aligned organizations.  This could include programs, fellowships, and various other opportunities. 

Opportunities with Leadership for Educational Equity

Want to learn more about how LEE can support your leadership development? Schedule time to connect with Lildella Douglas here! If you unsure you are a LEE member, register here.

  • Interested in transitioning into a policy career in the next 6 months? Coaching is available. Contact Lildella Douglas at lildella.douglas@educationalequity.org for more info or log into the site.

  • Illinois for Educational Equity (ILEE) Events:

    • None. 

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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.

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The Female Lead: Teaching Resources for all Teachers

The Female Lead: The nonprofit campaign is dedicated to making women’s stories more visible for girls, and offers free copies of their book along with teaching resources to TFA corps members and alumni in education. Contact becky@thefemalelead.com for questions.

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Free Microcredential in Learning Differences

The Friday Institute is offering a two microcredential for 25-30 certificate hours where corps members, alumni, and staff can learn how to meet the diverse needs of all students in your classroom with actionable strategies, expert advice and access to a community of like-minded educators in this free online course. Learning Differences is self-directed, peer-supported and project-based. Learn more at go.ncsu.edu/ldmooc.

Free Student Advocacy Course

The Friday Institute is offering a course to help students understand their own style of learning and develop strategies to strengthen it with Students LEAD, a free online course for students. Learn more at go.ncsu.edu/studentslead.

 

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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 kate.sanjuan@teachforamerica.org for more information.

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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. 

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"Great Diseases" Curriculum and Training - from Tufts University Medical School

Tufts Medical School offers free curriculum material that would be appropriate for upper level high school biology teachers (or could be adapted for general biology settings).  If you have teachers offering an upper level elective biology course curriculum, this could be worthwhile to explore!  See more about the offering and scholarships Tufts is offering to virtual professional development here.

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Curriculum Finder - New Resource for Corps Members 

We know new teachers need access to high quality curricular materials and resources, as well as supports and guidance around implementation. At Teach For America, we are committed to providing you with those resources and guidance. Please check out CurriculumFinder here. This link provides a database of curated curricula, aligned to our Broader Student Outcomes in prioritized subject areas that teachers can execute and/or use to inform their practice. 

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Two Back to School Offers for TFA CM & Alumni Teachers

YogiApproved - Teach For America has partnered with a popular online yoga and healthy lifestyle magazine to offer free online yoga and fitness classes to TFA corps members and alumni teachers. Contact alumniteaching@teachforamerica.org to obtain the code for your FREE and unlimited access to premium online yoga and fitness classes for a school year. In gratitude and Namaste!

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Vote Informed For Every Race

BallotReady is a classroom curriculum covering why and how we vote, voting issues research, what different elected offices are and do, and how to prepare to vote. Learn more here or reach out to nicole@ballotready.org.

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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.