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Chicago Equity-Centered Innovation Forum

Recent events have brought renewed attention to aspects of our education system that don’t serve students well, particularly Black and Latinx students. To tackle them, we need to learn from models that are doing more than tinkering at the edges of structures that have underserved students for decades. Recent research has shown promise for using innovative practices to provide more equitable learning opportunities.

Our Role

The Chicago Equity-Centered Innovation Forum (CEIF), launched in the spring of 2021, promotes models of personalized instruction, competency-based approaches, performance assessments, project-based learning, and other emerging innovations that provide promising education frameworks. CEIF identifies, supports, and amplifies models for addressing systemic inequities that are unlikely to emerge from schools making more incremental changes.

EdSystems collaborates with staff from the Chicago Public Schools Office of Teaching and Learning to organize and co-facilitate forums where implementers of innovative models in secondary education can share best practices and strategize toward solutions, receive support and guidance from national experts, and learn about implementation models from other Illinois districts and other states. Related resources are available in the CEIF Resource Hub.

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Project

Future of Learning Coalition

The Future of Learning Coalition is an alliance working to advance an innovation ecosystem for equitable, student-centered education in Illinois to better prepare future-ready young people and empower them to realize their greatest potential.

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I-WIN Events

Health Sciences Career Exploration Event Showcase

Learn from three Illinois communities that piloted a multigenerational Health Sciences Career Exploration event this past year. These events were designed to provide information on education and career opportunities for both students and families.

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