Below are upcoming opportunities to explore

Sharing A Vision (SAV) 2019 is just around the corner! Join us at the Embassy Suites and Conference Center in East Peoria, October 2–4 to network with colleagues, choose from over 63 engaging sessions, receive updates on current initiatives in Illinois, and visit the exhibit hall to shop and learn about valuable resources to support you in your work! Nationally recognized and engaging speaker, Rosemarie Allen, will kick-off the conference as we think about ways to provide high-quality educational experiences for ALL children! To learn more and to register before the early bird deadline of August 21st visit

Community Schools Research Practice Network Webinar Series: Powerful Learning – Deeper Learning Lessons for Community Schools

Program Dates August 20, 2019, 2–3 p.m. E.T.

Virtual – What’s “Deeper Learning?” The Hewlett Foundation defines it as “an umbrella term for the skills and knowledge that students must possess to succeed in 21st-century jobs and civic life. At its heart is a set of competencies students must master in order to develop a keen understanding of academic content and apply their knowledge to problems in the classroom and on the job.”  Join this webinar for the latest research and practice discussion on deeper learning in community schools across the U.S. and for a dialogue on teaching for deeper learning in community schools. From the Coalition for Community Schools and the Institute for Educational Leadership. Learn more and register here.