Study Group Team Member Grants

Overview

Study Group Coach Hannah Nolan-Spohn and her Team Members in "The Art of the Story - Teaching Graphic Novels" group.

Study Group Coach Hannah Nolan-Spohn and her Team Members in "The Art of the Story - Teaching Graphic Novels" group.

CFE Study Groups bring together PreK-12th grade CPS educators (Team Members) to learn effective teaching methods from their peers (Coaches). The Study Group Program launches in June with Coach-led kick-off meetings, wherein groups come together for the first time to set shared goals and develop a meeting schedule. During subsequent meetings, Team Members share strategies, support each other through implementation, and adapt teaching methods for optimal efficacy across classrooms. Peer feedback and reflection on progress are hallmarks of the Study Group process. Collaboration becomes essential, allowing teachers to share suggestions and form a network of fellow professionals working toward similar goals. Benefits to Team Members include the following:

  • Learn new teaching methods and strategies in such topic areas as STEM, math, creative dance, guided reading, and more.

  • Obtain content and lessons learned from teachers who have extensive experience in each study group topic.

  • Gain an opportunity to connect and network with colleagues across the district.

  • Receive 15 PDHs and $300 for classroom materials and resources.

    Team Member Reference

Dates and Deadlines

  • 2019 Application Available: CLOSED

  • 2019 Application Due: CLOSED

  • Award Notification via Email: CLOSED

  • Study Group Kick-Off Meeting: CLOSED (each group will hold its own meeting based on group member availability)

  • Meetings and Implementation: June through November 2019