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Teach Plus Illinois

Welcome to Teach Plus Illinois! Our mission is to empower excellent, experienced, and diverse teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that advance equity, opportunity, and student success. Through our programs, teachers from across the state learn how policy is made and how it impacts their classroom. We provide teachers with training and opportunities to change and influence policies at the school, district, and state level—achieving change in schools and in the broader education system.

Teach Plus is offering three different fellowships for educators in the 2021-2022 school year:


Illinois Teaching Policy Fellowship- This Fellowship program is for educators that want to help develop their inquiry and research skills, contribute to conversations surrounding education policies with their local legislators, and forward the efforts of equitable education for the diverse student population of Illinois. The deadline for applying is May 9th, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.


Chicago Change Agent Fellowship- This Fellowship program is for outstanding teachers who want to lead a change effort to address an issue that affects students across their school. Together with their principal, the teacher leader identifies a problem of practice, and works collaboratively with other teachers and a teacher leadership coach to tackle this challenge. The deadline for applying is May 16th, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.


To register for a joint program information session and learn about all three Teach Plus programs (Change Agent, Policy Fellowship, ECE Fellowship) on March 22nd at 6 pm, click here.


Illinois Teaching Policy Fellowship

Illinois Teaching Policy Fellowship

Advocate for change at the local, state, and federal levels.


Teacher-Led Professional Learning

Learn about our Teacher-led Professional Learning programs.

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Illinois Early Childhood Educator Policy Fellowship

A highly selective leadership opportunity for outstanding early childhood educators.

Illinois Teacher Leaders

Meet our Teacher Leaders

Get to know the teachers in our programs.