Region 9 Promising Practices is a series of brief publications highlighting successful programs and innovations across Illinois and Iowa, featuring districts working to creatively solve perplexing problems. Through this series, Region 9 seeks to spur ideas and connections among educators and leaders in the region who are looking for real-world examples they can learn from and emulate.
Peoria Grow Your Own: A Community Endeavor
This edition of Promising Practices features Peoria, Illinois, District 150, and the Grow Your Own program the district implemented to answer the following question: How can we create a diverse teacher workforce pipeline that mirrors the demographics of the students in the district?
Osage Computer Science: Ensuring Iowa Kids are Future Ready
This edition of Promising Practices features Osage, Iowa, Community School District and the elementary computer science education program the district implemented to answer the following question: How can we ensure our students have the skills they need to succeed in the workplace of the future?
Success for All: Competency-Based Education in East St. Louis School District 189
This edition of Promising Practices features Gordon Bush Alternative Center in East St. Louis, Illinois, District 189, and the competency-based education program the school implemented to answer the following question: How can we ensure our teaching methods meet the specific needs of everyone in our diverse student body?