Professional

Links to professional resources.

Common Core Resources:

The first stop for introduction to the history and basic around Common Core

http://achievethecore.org/

The Assessments

http://www.parcconline.org/

New information from Illinois State Board of Education

http://www.isbe.state.il.us/assessment/parcc.htm

National Education Association free lesson plans and implementation resources

http://cc.betterlesson.com/

 

The ETA is an active participant leader in various professional and union focused organizations. Our members individually participate is a wide variety of organizations relevant to their focus of work, their students, and their community. This page is intended to be a jumping off point to those groups and organizations.

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Teacher Union Reform Network (TURN)

TURN is a nationwide network of more than 50 union locals promoting progressive reforms in education and in teacher unions – to improve student achievement, increase teacher connectivity, and  elevate teachers’ voices in the reform debate. The ETA is a principal member in this network of local affiliates from both the AFT and NEA.

TURN related posts

Consortium for Educational Change (CEC)

The Consortium for Educational Change (CEC) is a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Illinois Education Association. CEC was founded in 1987 and has over 80 district members. To become a CEC member, district superintendent, board president and teachers’ union president must all agree to work together to improve student learning and achievement.