Internship Opportunity at W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation, Downtown Chicago (Loop)

Position: Summer Intern

The Foundation has recently developed an exciting internship opportunity in philanthropy. Working in partnership with other Chicago-based funders, the Foundation developed its internship to provide a unique experience for an undergraduate student interested in pursuing work in the nonprofit space after college. For one current undergraduate student, this ten-week internship will
provide a unique look into the nonprofit sector and opportunities to learn more about the1systems and policies within the education, early childhood development, and youth development fields.

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2020-21 Illinois Teaching Policy Fellowship

A highly selective leadership opportunity for outstanding Illinois teachers looking to deepen their knowledge of education policy and gain a voice in decisions that affect students and the teaching profession. Fellows expand their influence without leaving the classroom, starting in June 2020 and concluding in June 2021.  Monthly Fellows Sessions (virtual and in-person, none in July). Fellows receive training through expert-led modules and direct engagement with key stakeholders. No prior policy experience required. Fellows receive a $1,600 stipend for their commitment.

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Kindergarten Readiness Innovator

The Kindergarten Readiness Innovation Initiative a year-long grant initiative for educators whose work impacts children in pre-K and kindergarten. Recipients will develop and lead a year-long project to improve kindergarten readiness. Successful applicants will receive a leadership stipend, an implementation grant, and leadership coaching as they implement their project.  Applicants must have at least two years of teaching experience and currently work in an education setting (for example–teacher, administrator, district employee, community leader, etc.) who currently or previously demonstrated effectiveness in their classroom and who have the potential to develop the skills necessary for effectively leading other teachers/adults.

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MPC EdCamp for Leaders

Midwest Principals’ Center will be hosting its annual EdCamp for District and School Administrators and Teacher Leaders on Saturday, March 14, 2019, at Maine East High School in Park Ridge.

An Ed Camp is an “unconference” where you help set the agenda. Have a topic that you would like to discuss with other school leaders? Looking for feedback on an idea you would like to implement at your school? Wondering how other districts and schools are handling the latest “hot topics” in education? This is the place and forum for you! Simply come ready to lead or participate in a professional conversation with your colleagues in a relaxed, casual setting. This is an Ed Camp designed for school leaders and aspiring leaders.

If you are interested in leading or facilitating conversations on a hot topic, just stop by the welcoming table and write your name and topic on a post-it note. You will be placed on the Ed Camp Schedule and be assigned a room number and time slot.

The Ed Camp will begin with a general welcome assembly that will include some introductions and thank-you’s, provide basic information about an Ed Camp, and include schedule/directions. Everyone will have the opportunity to choose to participate in several topics during each period. Finally, there will be a closing assembly to share and provide feedback. Stay for your chance to receive free giveaways!

Location & Time: Maine East High School, 2601 E. Dempster Street, Park Ridge, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast at 8 a.m. Program fees: FREE!

PD/CE Credit Available!

Online Summit: Uprooting Inequities in Schools

It remains all too common that a student’s race, neighborhood, or family income are strong predictors of the educational opportunities they can access in their K-12 years—the essence of inequity. Most K-12 leaders believe all children deserve an equitable education, no matter their background or circumstances, but most of them struggle to confront the range of inequities in their schools and districts—much less root them out.

In this virtual summit, Education Week reporters and expert guests discuss the hard work behind confronting inequities such as challenging educators’ longstanding biases and practices, re-allocating resources across schools to support opportunities for all students, and removing barriers to advanced coursework.

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Time: 1–3 p.m.

Revisiting Our Rural Roots: Supporting Students, Preparing Teachers, and Collaborating with Communities to Influence Excellence in Rural Education

The Center for Rural Education was founded to encourage post-secondary goals for rural Tennessee students, support pre-service teaching candidates from rural areas, enhance the professional opportunities for rural teachers, and contribute to the profession with rural research. This inaugural conference is the next step in the journey to accomplish those goals. Please join them on March 24, 2020, as they explore the theme, Revisiting Our Rural Roots: Supporting Students, Preparing Teachers, and Collaborating with Communities to Influence Excellence in Rural Education.” This one-day conference intends to foster collaboration as they pool ideas, share information, and provide tools and resources to support our rural counties.

2020 College Changes Everything Conference

Join us on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at the 10th annual CCE Conference – the state’s preeminent annual college access and success and career readiness event. This is a one-day conference that focuses on effective practices and showcases the programs and services available to help with increasing college access and college completion for students in support of the state’s Goal 2025 – to increase the proportion of adults in Illinois with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by the year 2025.

Call for Proposals: Due Friday, March 13, 2020 

The Conference Planning Committee is making a call for interest session proposals for the 2020 conference. We encourage you to help make this conference a valuable professional development experience by sharing with your colleagues your best practices, perspectives, and knowledge. The online session proposal form is available on the conference website. A key strength of the conference is its bringing together a diverse audience from across the state to focus on educational opportunity and student success: college access practitioners; high school leaders, counselors, and case managers; college and university leaders and administrators; employers and workforce development professionals; and policymakers and elected officials interested in higher education and career readiness. The conference also serves as an opportunity for stakeholders to improve their practice of collaboration and collective leadership as we work toward the state’s goal.

The conference will take place at the Tinley Park Convention Center, Tinley Park, Illinois.

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