Programs

Chicago Foundation for Education
http://www.cfegrants.org
Chicago Foundation for Education
Small Grants fund the implementation of classroom and school-wide curricular projects that respond to the specific academic, social, and emotional needs of a student population. Small Grants of up to $600 are available to PreK-8th CPS teachers to fund books, supplies, materials, field trips, or any other items that will deepen student engagement and promote active learning.
Teacher Training, Curriculum Development
Adult
Central, Far North Side, Far Southeast Side, Far Southwest Side, North Side, Northwest Side, South Side, Southwest Side, West Side
No
Chicago Foundation for Education
CFE Study Group Coach Program
Chicago Foundation for Education
http://www.cfegrants.org
Coach Grants are awarded to experienced PreK-8th CPS teachers interested in sharing a teaching strategy or approach with colleagues across the district or within their own schools. The group can focus on a particular methodology or thematic project involving multiple teaching strategies that has effectively increased student achievement. Each Coach mentors a team (“Study Group”) of 6-8 teachers (“Team Members”) through implementation of the group’s focal strategy in their own classrooms.
Teacher Training, Curriculum Development
Adult
Central, Far North Side, Far Southeast Side, Far Southwest Side, North Side, Northwest Side, South Side, Southwest Side, West Side
Yes
Chicago Foundation for Education
CFE Study Group Team Member Program
Chicago Foundation for Education
http://www.cfegrants.org
CFE Study Groups bring together PreK-8th CPS educators (“Team Members”) to learn effective teaching methods from their professional peers (“Coaches”). During Study Group meetings (12-15hrs between June and November), group members share strategies, support each other through implementation, and adapt teaching methods for optimal efficacy across classrooms. Peer feedback and reflection on progress are hallmarks of the Study Group process.
Teacher Training, Curriculum Development
Adult
Central, Far North Side, Far Southeast Side, Far Southwest Side, North Side, Northwest Side, South Side, Southwest Side, West Side
Yes
Changemakers In Education
Innovare
Program focuses on supporting teachers, teacher leaders and school leaders to use data to drive math and reading instruction leading to improvements in student achievement.
Teacher Training, Curriculum Development
PreK (Age 0-3), PreK (Age 3-5), Grades K-8, Grades 9-12, Adult
No Physical Location
No
No
Changemakers In Education
Innovare – Social Innovation Partners
Changemakers In Education focuses on supporting teachers, teacher leaders, and school leaders to use data to drive math and reading instruction leading to improvements in student achievement.
Teacher Training, Curriculum Development
PreK (Age 0-3), PreK (Age 3-5), Grades K-8, Grades 9-12, Adult
No Physical Location
No
No