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CEC Approved IL-EMPOWER Learning Partner

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The Consortium for Educational Change (CEC) has been approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) as an IL-EMPOWER Learning Partner. This means schools participating in IL-EMPOWER can choose CEC as their Learning Partner. CEC met the comprehensive requirements to provide services in ALL three “drivers” of system change identified by IL-EMPOWER. Those include:… continue reading »

CEC Creating School Cohorts Around New Pedagogies for Deep Learning

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The Consortium for Educational Change (CEC) and the Teacher Union Reform Network (TURN) is partnering with Michael Fullan, Joanne Quinn and Joanne McEachen on an approach titled New Pedagogies for Deep Learning that aims to articulate and demonstrate how the potential for learning can be realized through new pedagogies in a digital-rich society. CEC is currently creating… continue reading »

Creating NOW Classrooms Through Technology

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With a clear vision for action, educators can establish a creative, collaborative school climate that equips students with the 21st century skills necessary to thrive in the connected world through a hands-on session. Teachers in kindergarten through 8th grade can learn how to create this climate in their classroom through an interactive workshop. The day will be… continue reading »

Apply to Attend Interest Based Process Training Dec. 5-7 in Southern California

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Apply for the Consortium for Educational Change’s Interest-Based Process (IBP) training that will occur December 5-7, 2017, in Perris, Calif. The training location is approximately an hour from Anaheim. This training will provide you with the knowledge and skills to train and facilitate conflict situations, contract negotiations and difficult conversations between groups. The application deadline… continue reading »

Joyce Foundation Provides $75,000 Grant to CEC to Support the Communication of Key Evaluation Information to Educators

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The Consortium for Educational Change (CEC) recently received a $75,000 grant from the Joyce Foundation to support communication and engagement efforts to assist school districts across the state with the continued implementation of the Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) in partnership with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council… continue reading »

Book Study on Michael Fullan’s “Coherence”

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Superintendents and other central office leaders have a unique opportunity through CEC to participate in a book study around Michael Fullan and Joanne Quinn’s “Coherence: The Right Drivers in Action for Schools, Districts, and Systems.” John Hattie had this to say about the book: “Coherence is a book that demands action – it moves from the narrative of… continue reading »

Deepen Student Learning Through Collaborative Partnerships

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CEC will host an orientation session for district and school leadership teams on deepening student engagement through collaborative partnerships. The orientation is designed for teams that are interested in diving deeper into the theories and practices for improving school systems through a collaborative approach focused on strengthening collaborative partnerships. The session will be immediately following the conclusion of Great Lakes TURN. During… continue reading »

Partner with CEC for Interest-Based Bargaining

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School districts and unions frustrated with adversarial bargaining approaches can partner with the Consortium for Educational Change (CEC) to implement Interest-Based Bargaining (IBB) – a process that typically leads to both contract agreements and stronger working relationships. This collaborative process increases the ability to reach shared goals while maintaining advocacy responsibilities. Unlike positional approaches, IBB… continue reading »

Executive and Induction Coaching Available

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One of the most effective ways that a school system can help an educational leader be successful is by providing the support of an external coach. CEC offers a customized executive coaching for experienced leaders and induction coaching for leaders new to their role. Executive coaching focuses on supporting administrators with the issues and challenges… continue reading »