Illinois Charter Design Institute

Creating the Schools We Need Now
May 9, 2014

The world is changing: technology, globalization, increasingly diverse communities, knowledge-based careers.  Shouldn’t our schools change, too? Charter public schools can leverage their flexibility to introduce new school models focused on equity, excellence and preparing students for success in the 21st century. Learn what it takes to plan and launch an exceptional charter public school in your community – and 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 and a tour of LEARN 6, the newest charter public school in the Collar Counties. 


LEARN 6 Charter School in North Chicago
3131 Sheridan Rd.
Great Lakes, IL 60088

LEARN 6, the newest charter public school in the Collar Counties is located at the Naval Station Great Lakes and serves the North Chicago community, located approximately 30 miles north of Chicago.



8:00-8:30 am                    

  • Registration, Networking and Refreshments

8:30-5:00 pm

  • Guided Tour of LEARN 6 Charter School and Q&A Session
  • Introduction to Charter Public Schools
  • What It Takes to Start a Charter School – Lessons from the Field
  • Community Outreach and Engagement
  • Charter School Fundamentals – The Keys to Designing Great Schools

Registration Fee: $250 per attendee includes:

  • Full-day Institute with guided school tour and expert-led workshops
  • Paving a New Path: A Guidebook for Illinois Charter Public School Development, Update
  • Electronic copies of charter public school design resources and planning tools
  • Morning refreshments and lunch
  • Reimbursement for transportation and/or one night’s lodging (optional) for those traveling from 100 miles or more within Illinois; accommodation information to come

Please contact Anne Levy Brown at or 312-629-2063 x18 or Ashley Heard at or 312-629-2063 x25.

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