Educator Voice Opportunities: Illinois Teaching Policy Fellowship
Teach Plus engages excellent, experienced teachers in both policy and practice, running fellowships designed to help teachers develop policy recommendations and advocacy steps on issues critical to the profession and equitable educational opportunities for students from low-income families.
Teach Plus Illinois’ current initiatives include the statewide Teaching Policy Fellowship and the TLPL Change Agent instructional practice fellowship in Chicago. Since the first Chicago Teaching Policy Fellowship launched in 2012, more than 600 Illinois educators have taken part in Teach Plus Illinois’ policy fellowships and practice programs.
The Teaching Policy Fellowship is a highly selective program that offers excellent teachers the opportunity to expand their influence and advocate for changes that improve student outcomes across the education system. Fellows engage with key education stakeholders and policymakers in addition to receiving extensive training in policy, advocacy, and storytelling. In recent years, Illinois Teaching Policy Fellows have helped shape Illinois’ ESSA plan and pushed Illinois toward historic education funding reform.
- Social-Emotional Needs and Trauma-Informed Practices: An Advocacy Toolkit for Educators
- Equity and Diversity by Design: Recommendations on Recruiting and Retaining Teachers of Color in Illinois
- From Zero to SB100: Teachers’ Views on Implementation of School Discipline Reform
- Historic Funding Reform case study
- Teacher Voices archive
- Teach Plus Online Course: What Teachers Need to Know to Influence Policy Decisions
The topics below represent this member’s recent priorities, as they’ve reported through the annual PIE Network legislative and policy survey. If no priorities are listed, this member is new to the Network and/or has not yet participated in this survey. For much greater detail about all PIE Network members’ recent campaigns, members can access the PIE Network Policy Map here. If you have questions on the PIE Network legislative and policy survey or the Policy Map, contact Lukas.