Bureau: Chicago

What Literacy Leaders Need to Know and Do to Support Teachers in Shifting to Science of Reading-Based Instruction

As a school or district leader, how are you ensuring the effective implementation of research-based practices that will develop students’ critical literacy skills so they become proficient readers with expanded and equitable opportunities to lead fulfilling and productive lives? In this complimentary webinar, Linda Diamond will share the importance of conveying a coherent message when …

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Teaching Asian American History, Culture and Literature for Young Children

Beginning in 2022-23, every public elementary school and high school needs to include a curriculum unit of instruction studying the events of Asian American history, including the history of Asian Americans in Illinois and the Midwest. The workshop will address how to teach Asian American history, culture and literature for the PreK-8 classroom. Teachers can …

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Information Session on Anti-Defamation League’s No Place for Hate® Initiative

Are you a K-12 educator or administrator looking for ways to respond to bullying or bias incidents in your classrooms and schools? Are you looking to equip your students with the skills to create a welcoming and inclusive school environment? ADL can help! No Place for Hate® is a K-12 student led initiative designed to …

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Information Session on Anti-Defamation League’s No Place for Hate® Initiative

Are you a K-12 educator or administrator looking for ways to respond to bullying or bias incidents in your classrooms and schools? Are you looking to equip your students with the skills to create a welcoming and inclusive school environment? ADL can help! No Place for Hate® is a K-12 student led initiative designed to …

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Waqar Faiz Sufi Meditation

Free Sufi Meditation event open to the public. Connect with your heart and explore the depths of your soul. Our meeting will have two sessions of meditation followed by Q&A. Everyone is welcome to engage in this meditation regardless of experience or background.

In the New Educational Landscape, the Future is Blended (Learning)

School districts are reexamining blended learning based on recent digital learning experiences and changed student needs, teacher comfort, and educational expectations. Join our panel of blended learning experts to learn about the evolving research and best practices for you to lead and support your teachers. Our panel of researchers and coaches will share: ·    …

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Practical ways to support children’s mental health in the wake of gun violence

Join Erikson Institute’s Clinical and Community Services for an informational presentation and Q&A on what parents, teachers, caregivers, neighbors, and others can do to support young children’s mental health, whether they have been personally impacted by gun violence or exposed through media and adults’ conversation around them. The recent mass shootings in Highland Park Illinois, …

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A World of Difference® Institute – Information session for k-12 educators

Are you a K-12 educator or administrator looking for ways to respond to bullying or bias incidents in your classrooms and schools? Are you looking to equip your students with the skills to create a welcoming and inclusive school environment? ADL (Anti-Defamation League) can help! ADL’s A World of Difference® Institute offers a variety of …

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A World of Difference® Institute – Information session for k-12 educators

Are you a K-12 educator or administrator looking for ways to respond to bullying or bias incidents in your classrooms and schools? Are you looking to equip your students with the skills to create a welcoming and inclusive school environment? ADL (Anti-Defamation League) can help! ADL’s A World of Difference® Institute offers a variety of …

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GATEWAY FOUNDATION PRESENTS FREE MEN’S HEALTH WEBINAR

Becoming a “Real Man” in Recovery Webinar Will Focus on Addiction Issues and Overcoming Fears in Treatment WHAT: Gateway Foundation, the nation’s largest nonprofit addiction treatment provider, will host a free online webinar, Becoming a “Real Man” in Recovery, during Men’s Health Month on June 29. Addiction expert, Anthony Campobasso, LCSW, CADC, CIP, will discuss the …

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Jet’s Pizza Offering 21 Cent Pizzas on June 16th to Celebrate Opening of 21st Chicagoland Location

Jet’s Pizza is making its debut in the Hyde Park neighborhood. The new location, 1348 E. 55th Street, marks the 21st Jet’s Pizza store in the Chicagoland area. To celebrate the new Hyde Park location and overall expansion into several Chicago neighborhoods, Jet’s Pizza will offer 21 cent slices of pizza with an option of one free topping on Thursday, June 16 from 11 a.m. to …

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Literacy Leadership in Challenging Times

As a school or district leader, how are you ensuring the effective implementation of research-based practices that will develop students’ critical literacy skills in service of comprehension of text? In this complimentary virtual institute, we’ll explore models that show the alignment of instructional practices, discuss current state and district initiatives that support the research, and …

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Heartland Marimba Ensemble Tour

The Heartland Marimba Ensemble is one of two touring groups of the Heartland Marimba organization and constitutes a dynamic membership of accomplished performers from the US. The music includes classical arrangements, jazz, tango, ragtime, Americana, pops, holiday favorites, modern, and circus. The Heartland Marimba Ensemble is very ecstatic to premier 9 works that have been …

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Twilio Transform Together Chicago

Join us in Chicago on June 14 for Twilio Transform Together to learn how leading businesses are using emerging channels, AI and customized journeys to engage customers and how you can build strategies to kickstart your communication initiatives. We’ll be joined by thought leaders from Twilio, Segment, and more!

Literacy Leadership in Challenging Times – Virtual Institute

As a school or district leader, how are you ensuring the effective implementation of research-based practices that will develop students’ critical literacy skills in service of comprehension of text? In this complimentary virtual institute, we’ll explore models that show the alignment of instructional practices, discuss current state and district initiatives that support the research, and …

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Parkinson’s Revolution Chicago

The Parkinson’s Foundation invites you to join us at Parkinson’s Revolution Chicago. Parkinson’s Revolution is an indoor cycling event that combines high energy cycling and fundraising to raise awareness for Parkinson’s disease. On June 11th, at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness in Lincoln Park, you can ride along with the community to fight PD. What’s more, …

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President Mom at Beverly Arts Center

Our fellow Americans, The Beverly Arts Center is proud to present the Chicago premiere of President Mom the hilarious comedy starring our Teen Theatre ensemble.  International diplomacy. World peace. Getting your kids to soccer practice on time. For President Madeline McCallister, it’s all in a day’s work. After all, who is more qualified to run the world than …

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MCA Teacher Institute Webinar

Teacher Institute is the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s immersive and collaborative professional development program for educators. The design of this free, year-long program is aimed at helping educators investigate, design, incubate, and implement innovative, contemporary curriculum. The emphasis of the Teacher Institute is on supporting teachers in developing student-centered projects that give students an …

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MCA Teacher Institute Webinar

Teacher Institute is the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s immersive and collaborative professional development program for educators. The design of this free, year-long program is aimed at helping educators investigate, design, incubate, and implement innovative, contemporary curriculum. The emphasis of the Teacher Institute is on supporting teachers in developing student-centered projects that give students an …

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11th Annual Developmental Differences Resource Fair

If your child has a behavioral, developmental, physical or intellectual challenge, NPN’s Developmental Differences Resource Fair can help. Our free fair puts you in touch with providers and resources that will encourage your child to reach their highest potential. Chat with reps from Chicago-area schools, camps, therapy providers, extracurricular activities and more Meet other parents …

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To&Through Research Spotlight: Helping Homeless Students “Beat the Odds”

What strategies or practices can schools implement to better support homeless students? Join us on Tuesday, May 10 at 12 PM (CST) to learn about a recent partnership between the UChicago Inclusive Economy Lab and Chicago Public Schools to investigate the causes and consequences of student homelessness in Chicago. Study authors Dr. Shantá Robinson and …

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To&Through Research Spotlight: Using Incentives to Boost Attendance

Do awards motivate student attendance? Do different types of awards have different impacts? Join us on Tuesday, May 3 at 2 PM (CST) to learn about recent research on attendance incentives and the implications for practice. Study author Dr. Carly Robinson, who is now a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Brown University, will present astonishing findings …

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Decolonizing Data and Language

This 90-minute interactive workshop explains how deficit language dehumanizes and deflects from the structural racism and flaws built into our systems, and offers ways to effectively use data to illuminate systemic barriers and reveal root causes. Using labels, deficit language and problematic data infographics when advocating for children and families can have unintended consequences that …

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AeroStars’s Spring 2022 Programs

AeroStars’s Spring 2022 Programs are now open. Don’t miss out on your chance to reserve your spot in a FREE space adventure led by NASA and LEGO Education in preparation for the Artemis 1 Mission launch to the moon! Join us every Saturday at Olive-Harvey College, located at 10001 S. Woodlawn Avenue. Programs start February 5th, 2022. Soar into space by registering today at www.aaiaeroverse.com.

Mirrors & Misconceptions Gallery Talk + Collage Activity

Mirrors and Misconceptions, a program presented in partnership with the Court Theatre and the Smart Museum of Art, pairs the visual art of Fred Wilson’s Murano Glass sculpture, Act V. Scene II Exeunt Omnes – named after the final stage direction in Shakespeare’s Othello – with Court Theatre’s production of The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice. On Saturday, December 18, we will host …

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Mirrors & Misconceptions Poetry Reading + Activation

Mirrors and Misconceptions, a program presented in partnership with the Court Theatre and the Smart Museum of Art, pairs the visual art of Fred Wilson’s Murano Glass sculpture, Act V. Scene II Exeunt Omnes – named after the final stage direction in Shakespeare’s Othello – with Court Theatre’s production of The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice. On Friday, December 17, join us for …

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Public Newsroom: How COVID Delayed Plans for Students with Disabilities

When Illinois closed schools in March 2020, students with disabilities in Chicago were unable to receive updated Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), a legally binding document that outlines specific services for each student. As a result, thousands of Black and Latine students were left scrambling to regain access to services from Chicago Public Schools. How is …

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Driehaus Foundation Award 25th Anniversary Virtual Panel Discussion with LISC Chicago and the Chicago Architecture Center

Join us as we celebrate 25 years of the Driehaus Foundation Award, which encourages quality design in Chicago’s neighborhoods. Our panel discussion on Wednesday, October 20, at 5:30 p.m will explore the impact of the award and the unique and inspiring partnerships it has fostered. The panel program is part of CAC’s Open House Chicago …

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American College of Education – Educational Webinar

Learn more about American College of Education and how to continue your education through ACE’s 100% online advanced degrees, single courses, and available tuition grants. American College of Education is an institution offering advanced degrees for educators at an affordable price.  Programs are tailored to educator’s schedule needs, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and …

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WBDC In-person Technical Assistance for the Back 2 Business Grant

During this in-person technical assistance event, trained professionals will be available to help you prepare and submit your Back 2 Business grant application to help your small business recover from the effects of Covid-19. These sessions are of no cost and available to small business owners in Cook and DuPage counties. Walk-ins are welcome. Please …

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WBDC In-person Technical Assistance for the Back 2 Business Grant

During this in-person technical assistance event, trained professionals will be available to help you prepare and submit your Back 2 Business grant application to help your small business recover from the effects of Covid-19. These sessions are of no cost and available to small business owners in Cook and DuPage counties. Walk-ins are welcome. Please …

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Quad County Urban League Back 2 Business Grant Informational Q&A Webinar

Quad County Urban League Aurora invites you to a FREE live Back to Business Grant informational/Q & A session via Zoom. Presenter, Brittany Moore, is the small business case manager for QCUL and will be sharing in depth information about the grant, answering questions, and scheduling one on one sessions for further assistance with applying. We will …

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Quad County Urban League Back 2 Business Grant Informational Q&A Webinar

Quad County Urban League Aurora invites you to a FREE live Back to Business Grant informational/Q & A session via Zoom. Presenter, Brittany Moore, is the small business case manager for QCUL and will be sharing in depth information about the grant, answering questions, and scheduling one on one sessions for further assistance with applying. We will …

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Girls in Aviation Day

Interested in a career in aviation? Join @united and @aerostaravion on September 25th as we explore the future of women in aviation at O’Hare International Airport!! Tour United Airlines’ state-of-the-art facilities. Take the first step to achieving the career of your dreams. REGISTER TODAY at https://linktr.ee/AeroStarAvionInstitute! 

Study and Go Abroad Fair

The free Study and Go Abroad Virtual Fair offers students a unique opportunity to meet with universities, colleges and professional schools from around the world to help them start planning their next step in education. Work abroad and volunteer specialists will also be exhibiting. Learn about admission requirements, exciting programs and scholarships. Chat (text or …

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Study and Go Abroad Fair

The free Study and Go Abroad Virtual Fair offers students a unique opportunity to meet with universities, colleges and professional schools from around the world to help them start planning their next step in education. Work abroad and volunteer specialists will also be exhibiting. Learn about admission requirements, exciting programs and scholarships. Chat (text or …

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AeroStar, Olive-Harvey Partnership Expands Aviation Training for CPS Juniors

Beginning September 13, high school juniors who want to build on the STEM and aviation knowledge they’ve received at AeroStar can now take a college-level Aviation Maintenance Tech course at Olive-Harvey College (free of charge for CPS students)! Thanks to a partnership between AeroStar and Olive-Harvey, high school juniors will be trained and certified for …

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Chicago Ballet Arts Open House

Prospective, new and returning families are invited to attend Chicago Ballet Arts’ Open House on August 21 from 9:30 am – 2 pm. Meet our team, participate in free sample dance classes from our faculty and theater classes from our neighbors, Piven Theatre Workshop, tour our professionally equipped facility and enjoy light refreshments. This is a wonderful opportunity …

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Misfits Market Summer Tour

Who doesn’t love celebrating the summer season with a good time, tasty snacks, all while fighting hunger? Misfits Market – the nation’s fastest-growing online D2C grocer – is bringing increased access to fresh, affordable food for all by kicking off a multi-city pop-up mobile tour and stopping by Chicago! On September 4th, Misfits Market will …

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Firefest One Lawndale

Formerly known as Hip Hop Revival, this year’s FireFest Hip Hop Block Party in Lawndale has a new theme. “We are not all violent like you see on TV,” says Phil Jackson of Firehouse Community Arts Center and coordinator of this 800 person event on Saturday, August 14 at 2111 S. Hamlin, Lawndale. “The only …

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‘What You Do Matters’ Midwest Virtual Event

At this year’s Midwest Virtual Event, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s flagship virtual event on Thursday, Sept. 23, thousands of supporters across the Midwest Region—Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; Boulder, Colo.; Chicago; Cleveland; Kansas City, Mo.; Milwaukee; St. Louis; Tulsa, Okla., among others—will unite virtually to support the vital mission of the Museum. They will learn …

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8th Annual Race Against Gun Violence

The Race Against Gun Violence (RAGV) celebrates the life-changing work of community organizations and provides a dynamic platform for people who care about ending gun violence to connect and get involved. Race