TST EDworking - Impact
Saturday, April 6th
9:30 AM- 1:30 PM

The Willis Tower,
Chicago, IL

  • Three local leaders in education as speakers
  • Opportunity to network with teachers from across the city
  • CPDUs available for all licensed teachers
  • Breakfast and Lunch provided!

We are excited to host CPS CEO Dr. Janice Jackson as our keynote speaker!

Dr. Janice Jackson – CEO of Chicago Public Schools

Dr. Jackson knows CPS better than anyone as she attended Chicago Public Schools from Head Start through 12th grade. Dr. Jackson continued on to become a CPS teacher, administrator, Network Chief, Chief Education Officer and now serves the district as the Chief Executive Officer. She has an ambitious vision for Chicago Public Schools and is a firm believer in the power of teacher leadership. 

Dr. Cynthia Barron and Sherly Chavarria

Dr. Barron is the Program Coordinator, Assistant Clinical Professor, and Leadership Coach with UIC’s Urban Education Leadership Program. Ms. Chavarria is in her third year as principal of William P. Nixon Elementary School in CPS Network#4. 

They will stimulate dialogue among the participants regarding what constitutes the knowledge, skills, and competencies that teachers need to to assume leadership roles in their schools, district and the profession. They will give concrete examples of how teacher leaders can enact change in schools as they increase their expertise and effectiveness with the support of a principal who promotes their professional learning for Continuous Improvement.
Mr. Paul Zavitkovsky 
“Has Chicago Topped Out?  How Much More Achievement 
Growth Can CPS Realistically Produce?”
  – Paul Zavitkovsky  

 In November 2017, Sean Reardon and the Stanford Education Data Archive made headlines by announcing that Chicago students make six full years of progress in five years of schooling between the end of grade 3 and the end of grade 8. That puts Chicago at the 97th percentile for growth compared with all other districts in the nation.  Realistically, what more can anyone expect Chicago to do?

Paul Zavitkovsky takes you under the hood of CPS test results and the national norms they’re based on to help you uncover some surprising answers about the impact you can still have. 

Mr. Zavitkovsky is a leading researcher in school effectiveness.  He served as a teacher and principal for many years before becoming a leadership coach and assessment specialist in UIC’s Urban Education Leadership Program.