Network for College Success

2014 Conference

Our special day is coming as a result of

NCS principals’ aspiration to demonstrate their collective power as a community of learners across schools. This conference will leverage the power of our network community to drive change in and across schools.

The goals are to:


  • strengthen our cross-school community of adult learners;
  • build coherence amongst schools' improvement efforts;
  • extend NCS professional learning to a broader set of staff from each school.

Host: South Shore International College Prep High School

Thursday, Aug. 28th, 8:30am-3pm

1955 E 75th St

Chicago, IL

Registration* & Continental Breakfast (7:30 am - 8:30 am)

Lunch Provided

CPDU's available


(Most schools are offering bus transportation to and from the site; limited street parking is available on 75th, 76th and Jeffery)


*Registration Link

Please complete registration including your top choices for sessions and lunch preference asap. Participants who pre-register will have the best chance of attending their top session choices and will be able to express register the day of the conference.

Opening Presentations

  • Consortium on Chicago School Research: From On-Track to College Readiness
  • NCS Principals: Context and Community Call

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Sessions by Teachers, Administrators, NCS, the Consortium on Chicago School Research and others

  • Opting Out is Not an Option: Techniques for Engaging Students
  • Teaching Math through Problem-Solving
  • Why Are We Doing This? Using questioning to guide classroom practice
  • Benchmarking for Teacher Leaders
  • Facing History and the CCSS: An approach to teaching writing
  • Restorative and Social-Emotional Practices in the Classroom
  • Mastery Data: Engaging students in their own success
  • ACT Preparation: too much, too late
  • Becoming Effective Learners: The role of non-cognitive factors in student achievement
  • College Readiness and College Choice
  • Building a Rigorous Classroom: Standards and Supports
  • Many More