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Partner with CEC on Strategic Planning

Published on July 13th, 2016

School districts interested in a strong partner to engage in a stakeholder involved strategic planning process where the approved plan becomes a guiding document for continuous improvement should consider the CEC strategic planning process. Using a research-based process, CEC works closely with district leaders to tailor the process to fit the system’s unique needs, to

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CEC and NEA Celebrate the Success of the Early Career Leadership Fellowship (ECLF) Initiative

Published in Announcements on July 5th, 2016

The NEA and CEC partnered during the 2015-16 school year on an effort titled the Early Career Leadership Fellow (ECLF) initiative. The goal is to connect early career teacher leaders to union leadership, centered specifically around professional unionism and social justice unionism. Learn More

Partnership for Resilience Part Two: A Journey Towards Trauma-Informed Schools

Published in Announcements, Video on June 22nd, 2016

Learn how the Partnership for Resilience, originally known as the “Southland Education and Health Initiative,” is working with teachers, administrators, and health care professionals to meet the needs of students impacted by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). This second installment of a series shows how dedicated and caring educators in Calumet Park School District 132 boosted parent engagement, expanded dental care for students, and moved toward becoming “trauma-informed.” In schools where 90% of students are low-income, out of school suspensions were reduced significantly, expulsions eliminated, and strong connections forged between teachers, administrators, union leaders, and students. Learn More

Sign Up for the Leadership Coaching Program

Published on May 13th, 2016

CEC Leadership Coaching Program CEC has a long history of providing high quality coaching support for new school leaders. Our experienced team of consultants can provide a variety of leadership coaching services for first-year, second-year and early career principals, assistant principals and central office administrators. Our coaches are experienced former principals and central office administrators

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Join Learning Forward’s Joellen Killion at CEC’s Summer Institute 2016

Published on April 12th, 2016

Event Date: 5 Aug 2016
8 AM to 3:30 PM

Learn About “The Feedback Process” on August 5 Overview of the Day: This year’s CEC Summer Institute will be a full-day session that will feature Learning Forward Senior Advisor Joellen Killion. She will introduce concepts from her new book, “The Feedback Process.” Feedback is a core part of a continuous improvement process for educators. The

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Central Illinois SMART Academy

Published on April 12th, 2016

Purpose: Certify and license SMART trainers and coaches to build sustainable internal capacity for goal-setting, progress monitoring, and continuous improvement at the school level; support a SMART Goal-driven process of principal and teacher effectiveness and student achievement. Format: Participants will learn how to lead teams in the proven-effective and data-driven SMART School Improvement Process. Your

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