Illinois Charter Design Institute

Charter Design Institute at the 2014 Illinois Charter Schools Conference

Learn what it takes to plan and launch an exceptional charter public school in your community - and to help drive change throughout public education to create the schools we need now. 

Join other talented educators and community leaders for an intensive day of interactive workshops with charter experts at the 2014 Illinois Charter Schools Conference. All are welcome! Register here


Agenda Highlights 

  • What's the Need? Analyzing Community Assets and Needs in the Charter Design Process
  • Guided Tour of a Chicago Charter School
  • Introduction to Charter Public Schools
  • Best Practices from High-Performing Charter Schools
  • Community Outreach and Engagement
  • Charter School Fundamentals - The Keys to Designing Great Schools

You will also receive a copy of Paving a New Path: A Guidebook for Illinois Charter Public School Development, as well as electronic copies of charter public school design resources and planning tools. Breakfast, lunch and a reception following are included. 

Reimbursement for transportation and/or one night's lodging (optional) is available for those traveling from 100 miles or more within Illinois. Contact Allison Jack, for more information. 


Please contact Anne Levy Brown at or 312-629-2063 ext 18 or Allison Jack at or 312-629-2063 ext 12. 

The INCS Charter Design Institute provided a comprehensive overview of the many areas involved in charter school design. For us, it was a perfect mix of inspiration, information and informal networking.

Micki O’Neil
Founding Executive Director
Foundations College Prep