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It’s clear why teachers across the country have gone on strike after strike after strike, and that’s to save one of our country’s hallmark institutions: public education. The way forward is to invest in public education.read more
If you became a new delegate this year or last, we’d like to invite you to a workshop about the wins in our new contract and how to implement them in your building.
Learn some simple organizing strategies to get your colleagues on board so you aren’t working alone. Teamwork is so much more effective, and building a team is the key to winning school-based campaigns.
This will be an interactive workshop where you can ask your questions and float your ideas.
Attention All LSC Members, Education Advocates, Teachers, Charter and Neighborhood School Parents: Join the LSCs.4.All Coalition at:
The Gathering is for anyone interested in making local school councils (LSC) more effective. Whether you are curious about LSCs, what it means to be an LSC member; or whether you’re unsure if your school has an LSC; The Gathering is for you. Experts will be available to help participants: assess the needs of their respective schools, schedule trainings, provide technical assistance, and arrange monthly sessions to work together on improving LSC’s for all.
Dec 17th, 2019 | Tues | 6:30pm – 8pm
National Teachers Academy (NTA)
55 West Cermak Road
For more information contact the Lugenia Burns Hope Center at Rod.Wilson@LBHopeCenter.com
Sponsored by the LSCs.4.All Coalition
Advance registration begins at 10:30 a.m. two days prior at https://www.cpsboe.org/meetings.
Join author and educator Gregory Michie, along with a panel that includes Nora Flanagan of Northside College Prep, Cathleen Martin of Jones College Prep, Roxana Gonzales of Prieto Elementary and Kimberly Goldbaum of Seward Elementary. The panel will be moderated by Essence McDowell, Associate Director of Communications for the UIC Social Justice Initiative.
Gregory Michie is an author, former education professor, current CTU member and Chicago Public Schools teacher. In 2012, after more than a decade out of the classroom, Michie returned to the middle school classroom where he began his teaching career in the 1990s. His return coincided with the first CTU strike in 25 years and a new context of excessive standardized testing, rigorous teacher evaluation, and anti-Black and anti-immigrant sentiment. Michie’s new book, Same As It Never Was, is a memoir about what it means to be a social justice educator in today’s polarized nation and under-resourced public schools. Recently featured on WBEZ’s Morning Shift, Michie is the author of several books including 2009’s Holler If You Hear Me: The Education of a Teacher & His Students.
Books will be available for sale at the event.
Normally, members would receive 9 days’ pay due to an unpaid day off on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. However, to make up for strike days, this day was converted to a paid work day. So, this check will be 100% of gross pay.
Restorative. Relevant. Reflective. The Chicago Teachers Union Foundation QUEST CENTER for Professional Learning and Teacher Leadership is the premier professional development provider supporting Chicago’s public school educators through re-licensure, National Board Certification, and endorsements in which pre-service through veteran educators collaborate, network, and learn to improve their practice by addressing students’ cognitive development and social-emotional well-being through culturally responsive, trauma-sensitive learning environments.
National Board Certification
Nurturing Teacher Leadership, established in 1997, is the Chicago Teachers Union/Chicago Public Schools 2-year program of professional development and candidate support that prepares Chicago Public School teachers for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification, the highest credential a teacher can earn.
Nurturing Teacher Leadership has a success rate of more than 94%, twice the national average!
Learn more by attending our next Cohort Informational Meeting!