Critical Thinking Like a Student: Leveraging ThinkCERCA to Advance Learning

Event: Start:
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 5:00 pm
End:
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 7:00 pm
Category:
 
Organizer:
Venue:
LEAP Innovations
Address:
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212
Chicago
ILUS

Students today need skills that will help them become college and career ready and successful participants in a global economy. This meetup will help educators discover how to leverage ThinkCERCA, a literacy tool created by educators for educators, to help students develop critical thinking and literacy skills.

Participants will engage in a close reading activity followed by a Socratic seminar to experience the learning process from a student’s perspective. Current educators will share their journey and best practices for engaging students to read, write and think more critically.

Agenda

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm  Open networking

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Program

  • Welcome

  • ThinkCERCA Student Experience

  • Wrap-up and Reflection

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Networking

Discount parking is available at the LAZ Parking Garage located at 210 N. Wells. 

Teach For America - Chicago Happy Hour

Event: Start:
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 5:00 pm
End:
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 7:00 pm
Category:
 
Organizer:
Venue:
LEAP Innovations
Address:
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212
Chicago
ILUS

Teach For America educators and alumni are invited to a special happy hour hosted by LEAP Innovations. Come learn about LEAP’s local and national work to advance personalized learning and hear from Teach For America alums who work on LEAP’s staff to support educators as they innovate their practice. Enjoy great networking with your fellow peers at 1871, Chicago’s hub for tech and innovation.

Light appetizers will be served and discounted parking is available at the Laz Parking Garage located at 210 N. Wells. The Mart is also accessible via the Brown Line elevated train “L” stop on the second floor.

 

 
 

LEAP Edtech Mentor Mixer

Event: Start:
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 5:30 pm
End:
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 7:30 pm
Category:
 
Organizer:
Venue:
LEAP Innovations
Address:
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, Room 2.09
Chicago
ILUS

Local ed tech leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to come network at LEAP’s winter mentor mixer. Educator mentors will provide informal feedback on product ideas, prototypes and new service verticals. 

Light appetizers will be served and discounted parking is available at the Laz Parking Garage located at 210 N. Wells.

 

Democratizing Education through Innovation: Transforming Learning for All

Event: Start:
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 08:30
End:
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 10:00
Category:
 
Organizer:
Venue:
LEAP Innovations
Address:
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, 2.09 Classroom
Chicago
ILUS

Chicago is at a crossroads - the opportunity gap continues to persist as employers add thousands of middle-skill jobs but don’t have enough qualified, skilled workers to fill them. At the root of the gap is a local education system that is failing to transform the way our students learn in order to equip them with the academic, critical-thinking and creativity skills needed to fill new economy jobs.

Join us for a thoughtful discussion on how we as leaders, educators, tech innovators can drive a shift toward a new learning ecosystem that provides equitable access to learning for all  learners regardless of race, socioeconomic status or neighborhood.

Our panel will explore thought-provoking questions about current approaches and new solutions that can drive real change that tailors education and employment opportunities to individual learners based on their needs, interests and strengths. 

Moderator: Brandis Friedman, Reporter, WTTW

Panelists include:
Phyllis Lockett, CEO, LEAP Innovations
Andrea Zopp, Deputy Mayor and Chief Neighborhood Development Office, City of Chicago
Nichole Pinkard, Founder, Digital Youth Network
Brian Hill, CEO, Edovo
Harrison Horan, CEO re:work

Light refreshments will be served. Discount parking is available at the LAZ Parking Garage located at 210 N. Wells.