RSVP for "Teaching," episode six of The School Project

Join us for The School Project’s sixth and final episode, which features the world premiere of Teaching, a short documentary directed by Gordon Quinn and Rachel Dickson that explores a model for math education that has quietly been getting results year after year.

Thursday, May 21st, 5:30-7:30 pm
Conference Chicago At University Center - Lake Room
525 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
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Many methodologies and teaching philosophies came out of the effective schools movement of the 80s and 90s. Since then, teachers, students, parents, administrators and community members have been working at the local level to improve Chicago schools using the research, knowledge, resources and infrastructure that already exists, while a centralized system has repeatedly instituted new, cutting-edge reforms that don’t always work. This segment will look at one program that is getting results.

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Join the online conversation celebrating #Catalyst25 Anniversary and continue your conversation with #TheSchoolProject and #ChicagoTeaches!

Panelist include:
Moderator: Linda Lenz is the founder and publisher of Catalyst Chicago.
Camille Farrington is a research associate (assistant professor) at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (SSA) and the Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR).
Beatriz Ponce de León is the Executive Director of Generation All.
Laura Lemone is the principal at Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center.
Cynthia Nambo from Instituto Justice and Leadership Academy Charter High School.

This year, Catalyst Chicago marks a quarter century of award-winning, in-depth reporting on education in Chicago with a year of events and activities. This event is one of 3 town hall forums called Critical Conversations, aimed at getting more people involved in an informed dialogue about what matters most for our city’s students and their families. Learn more about the publication at "Education: Then, Now, Next. Celebrating 25 years of Catalyst Chicago."

This event is part of The School Project, a six-part documentary series on public education released in segments over the 2014-2015 school year. As a whole, this series will look at local perspectives on the recent mass school closings in Chicago, the expansion of charter schools, the controversy surrounding standardized testing, school discipline policies, and the history of reforms and educational models. The School Project examines the roots of these issues and how each policy impacts the wider school community in Chicago and its implications on a national level.

Event is free and open to the public. RSVP: