Services/Events

CEC and Partnership for Resilience Earn $100,000 Grant through Chicago Tribune Charities

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The Consortium for Educational Change (CEC) and the Partnership for Resilience recently received a $100,000 grant through the Chicago Tribune Charities – Holiday Campaign, a McCormick Foundation Fund, to support family and community engagement. The two-year grant will support the work of the Partnership for Resilience, specifically a focus on linking schools in Chicago’s southern… continue reading »

CEC Helping Prepare a New Generation of Educational Leaders

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CEC has partnered with the National Education Association (NEA) to help preparing the next generation of teacher leaders. The program, titled Early Career Leadership Fellows (ECLF) has been in place for three years and was recently featured by NEA in their publication NEA Today. There is more information on the CEC website about the program… continue reading »

Standards-Based Assessment Design Training

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Assessment design is a complex thinking process needed by all educators. Yet it is not typically a part of pre-service education. CEC provides training on a six-step process for designing standards-based, high-quality assessments aligned to the instructed targets or standards. The purpose of such training is to clarify what it means to have a “common”… continue reading »

Curriculum Framework Development and Standards-Based Unit Design

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Many districts have gone through a process to review the Common Core Standards but are finding that they are still not able to make the “shift” that it requires. CEC provides professional learning on a process of collaborative thinking around the learning trajectory needing to be evidenced by students in order to achieve an overall standard. This… continue reading »

3-Dimensional Teaching and Learning with NGSS

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Recent shifts in science education from a traditional to an integrated, 3-dimensional approach are exciting, yet often challenging to implement. The Next Generation Science Standards call on educators to guide students to “figure out” rather than “learn about” science. CEC offers training and coaching support for teachers around the Next Generation Science Standards which includes: NGSS… continue reading »

Professional Learning Through Collaboration Training Set for Chicago Area

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District and school leadership teams interested in supporting the development of collaborative teams and deepening the work of existing PLCs or communities of practice should attend this training. The focus of the session titled “Professional Learning Through Collaboration” is to explore ideas and theories about how students learn and consider effective instructional practices that result… continue reading »

Coaching 101 for Leaders

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Coaching 101 for Leaders is a six-hour training designed to assist school and district leaders develop a shared understanding of effective coaching skills, tools and strategies, along with ways to support coaches as they facilitate change. The training will also explore ways to communicate the power of coaching and why the district office needs to support… continue reading »

Strong Union-Management Partnership Increases Student Performance

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A national study on union-management partnerships and educator collaboration in public schools across the U.S. shows that high levels of collaboration between educators positively impacts student achievement. The study also shows that collaboration lowers teacher turnover and increases teacher engagement. At a time when teacher shortages are being reported in states across the country, this… continue reading »

Book Study on Fullan’s “The Principal”

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School and district leaders have a unique opportunity through CEC to participate in a book study around Michael Fullan’s “The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact.” In response to the overwhelming (and unsustainable) role that the principalship has become, Fullan advocates for a concentration on three key areas for principals that helps to provide focus to… continue reading »