Chicago Public Schools Activities

This website illustrates the depth of the partnership between Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the University of Illinois System (Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield) in the number and scope of programs offered by the University System with the faculty, students, and staff of CPS. Many of the programs listed here include outreach across the state of Illinois but all have some component offered with CPS. They range in scope from early childhood literacy, to summer camps for high school students, to scholarships for college.

The list is as complete and current as the information we have, and the website is under frequent refinement as programs evolve. Please contact us with suggestions for additions or corrections.

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Title Timeframe University
2019 Aerospace Engineering Camp (Women-Focused) 7/7/19 - 7/13/19 Urbana
2019 Bioengineering Camp (Women-Focused) 6/23/19 - 6/29/19 Urbana
2019 Chemical Engineering Camp (Women-Focused) 7/14/19 - 7/20/19 Urbana
2019 Discover Bioengineering Camp (All-Gender) 7/21/19 - 7/27/19 Urbana
2019 Discover Engineering Camp (All-Gender) 7/21/19 - 7/27/19 Urbana
2019 Electrical Engineering Camp (Women-Focused) 6/16/19 - 6/22/19 Urbana
2019 Environmental Engineering and Sustainability Camp (Women-Focused) 7/21/19 - 7/27/19 Urbana
2019 Exploring Education Summer Camp: Session 1 6/9/19 - 6/13/19 Urbana
2019 Exploring Education Summer Camp: Session 2 7/14/19 - 7/18/19 Urbana
2019 Exploring Mechanical Science & Engineering Camp (All-Gender) 7/7/19 - 7/13/19 Urbana
2019 Exploring Nuclear, Plasma, & Radiological Engineering Camp (All-Gender) 6/23/19 - 6/29/19 Urbana
2019 Exploring the Intersection of Creativity and Engineering Camp (All-Gender): Session 1 6/9/19 - 6/15/19 Urbana
2019 Exploring the Intersection of Creativity and Engineering Camp (All-Gender): Session 2 7/14/19 - 7/20/19 Urbana
2019 Exploring Your Options Camp (All-Gender): Session 1 6/16/19 - 6/22/19 Urbana
2019 Exploring Your Options Camp (All-Gender): Session 2 6/23/19 - 6/29/19 Urbana
2019 Fine + Applied Arts (FAA) Summer Intensive 6/23/19 - 6/29/19 Urbana
2019 Girls' Astronomy Summer Camp (rising 10th through 12th grade) 7/22/19 - 7/23/19 Urbana
2019 Illinois Gies College of Business Emerging Business Leaders Program 7/7/19 - 7/19/19 Urbana
2019 Illinois Science Olympiad State Tournament 4/13/19 Urbana
2019 Illinois Summer Harp Class 6/6/19 - 6/8/19 Urbana
2019 Illinois Summer Youth Music 6/16/19 - 7/20/19 Urbana
2019 Illinois Wheelchair Sports Camps: Illini Premier Camp 6/26/19 - 6/30/19 Urbana
2019 Illinois Wheelchair Sports Camps: Illinois Track Camp 6/16/19 - 6/20/19 Urbana
2019 Illinois Wheelchair Sports Camps: Individual Skills Camp 6/30/19 - 7/4/19 Urbana
2019 iSTEAM Summer Program 6/23/19 - 6/29/19 Urbana
2019 Materials Science & Engineering Camp (Women-Focused) 7/7/19 - 7/13/19 Urbana
2019 Materials Science & Engineering Middle School Day Camp (Women-Focused) 7/15/19 - 7/19/19 Urbana
2019 Mechanical Science & Engineering Camp (Women-Focused) 7/14/19 - 7/20/19 Urbana
2019 ResearcHStart Program for High School Students 6/17/19 - 8/9/19 Urbana
2019 Robotics Camp (Women-Focused) 7/7/19 - 7/13/19 Urbana
2019 Sports & Entertainment Media Camp 7/14/19 - 7/19/19 Urbana
2019 Summer Intensive Arabic Program for High School Students 6/9/19 - 6/22/19 Urbana
2019 Summer Piano Institute 7/14/19 - 7/20/19 Urbana
2019 USDA Ag Discovery Program 7/7/19 - 8/3/19 Urbana
4-H Illini Summer Academies 2019 6/23/19 - 6/29/19 Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter A ACES Research Apprentice Program - 2019 7/7/19 - 8/3/19 Urbana
All Learn Mathematics Project Ongoing Chicago
The All-Star River Explorers: Discover the Basics of Rivers and How They Are Formed Ongoing Urbana
American Migrations Project Ongoing Chicago
Animal Adaptations Ongoing Urbana
Animals Past and Present Ongoing Urbana
Assessment of Standards-Based Mathematics Curricula Ongoing Chicago
August Wilson Monologue Competition Ongoing Chicago
First entry beginning with at least the letter B Band & Orchestra Festival Ongoing Chicago
BeeSpotter Ongoing Urbana
Behavioral Health & Welfare Program Ongoing Chicago
Best of Friends: Kids and Dogs Ongoing Urbana
Big Shoulders Fund Grade 6 through High School Mathematics Initiative #2 Ongoing Chicago
Bioinformatics Instruction & Tutoring Project Ongoing Chicago
Bugscope Ongoing Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter C Campus Visit Programs Ongoing Urbana
Catch the Carrot Ongoing Urbana
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies K-14 Teaching Resources Ongoing Urbana
Center for State Policy and Leadership Ongoing Springfield
Chicago Teacher Partnership Program Ongoing Chicago
Chicago Teacher Transformation Institutes Ongoing Chicago
Chickscope Resources Ongoing Urbana
ChicTech Retreats Ongoing Urbana
ChicTech Visits Ongoing Urbana
Children’s Participation and Environment Research Lab Ongoing Chicago
First entry beginning with at least the letter D Department of Germanic Studies High School Day at UIC Ongoing Chicago
Department of Theatre: BFA Programs Recruitment Ongoing Chicago
Developmental Disabilities Family Clinic Ongoing Chicago
Discover Architecture Pre-College Program 2019 - Session 1 6/16/19 - 6/29/19 Urbana
Discover Architecture Pre-College Program 2019 - Session 2 7/7/19 - 7/20/19 Urbana
Diversity and Inclusion: Learning Across Differences Ongoing Urbana
Dr. Arbor Talks Trees Ongoing Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter E Early Intervention Training Program Ongoing Urbana
Educational Opportunities Program Ongoing Urbana
Emotional Intelligence for Teachers Ongoing Urbana
EngineerGuy Ongoing Urbana
Engineering Design Projects for Specific Grade Bands Ongoing Urbana
Engineering Open House 2019 3/8/19 - 3/9/19 Urbana
English Education: The Kelvyn Park High School/English Education Multi-Genre Project Ongoing Chicago
EQuIP Yourself for NGSS Ongoing Urbana
Evaluation of the Quality and Utility of Assessments in Math Trailblazers and Everyday Mathematics Ongoing Chicago
Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program Ongoing Urbana
Explorer-Cadet Fire School 2019 6/20/19 - 6/23/19 Urbana
Exploring the Secret Life of Trees Ongoing Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter F Food for Thought App Ongoing Urbana
Food Fun - From Apples to Zucchini Ongoing Urbana
Forever Friends Ongoing Urbana
Fresh From the World.... Where Your Food Comes From Ongoing Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter G Girls Who Code at UIC: 2018-19 Program 9/29/18 - 4/27/19
Occurs each week on Sa
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The Great Corn Adventure Ongoing Urbana
Great Plant Escape Ongoing Urbana
A Guide to the Business of Babysitting Ongoing Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter H Health Rocks! Ongoing Urbana
Helping Children Succeed in School Ongoing Urbana
High School Robotics Club at Benito Juarez Community Academy High School (College of Engineering) Ongoing Chicago
HOT Project - Healthy Outcomes for Teens Ongoing Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter I I Think Green - Even Small Things Help Care for the World Ongoing Urbana
Illini Summer Academy - Veterinary Medicine 6/25/19 - 6/27/19 Urbana
Illinois Aerospace Institute Summer Camp 2019 - Session 1 6/23/19 - 6/29/19 Urbana
Illinois Aerospace Institute Summer Camp 2019 - Session 2 7/14/19 - 7/20/19 Urbana
Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) State Math Finals - 2019 5/4/19 Urbana
The Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services Transition Model Implementation Ongoing Chicago
Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map Ongoing Urbana
Illinois Early Learning Project: Project Approach Ongoing Urbana
Illinois Elementary Math Specialists Project Ongoing Chicago
Illinois Engineering Ambassadors Ongoing Urbana
Illinois Families and School Success Ongoing Urbana
Illinois Language Resource Initiative: Q'anjob'al (Maya) Ongoing Urbana
Illinois Online Ongoing Urbana
Illinois School Reform Resource Locator Ongoing Urbana
Illinois State College & University Application Workshop Ongoing Chicago
Incubation and Embryonic Development Course Ongoing Urbana
Institute for Research on Race & Public Policy Ongoing Chicago
Institute on Disability & Human Development Ongoing Chicago
Introducing Engineering in the NGSS Ongoing Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter J Jane Addams Hull-House Museum Ongoing Chicago
Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center Ongoing Chicago
First entry beginning with at least the letter K Knowing Your World Ongoing Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter L Let's Talk About Insects Ongoing Urbana
Little Scientist Ongoing Urbana
Livestock E-Quiz Ongoing Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter M MakerGirl Ongoing Urbana
Math Outside the Book Ongoing Urbana
Mathematics Materials for Tomorrow's Teachers Ongoing Urbana
Maximizing Academic Growth with Social & Emotional Learning Ongoing Urbana
Mental Health Policy Program Ongoing Chicago
Minority Engineering Recruitment and Retention Program Ongoing Chicago
Mission Motion: Making Sense of Graphs Ongoing Urbana
Morrill Engineering Program Ongoing Urbana
My First Garden: A Guide to the World of Fun and Clever Gardening Ongoing Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter N Nab the Aquatic Invader! Ongoing Urbana
NanoCEMMS Online Lab Materials Ongoing Urbana
Natural Resources, the Environment and Ecosystems Ongoing Urbana
Necessary Steps Mentoring Program Ongoing Springfield
NetMath Ongoing Urbana
NetMath Certificate of Professional Development in Applied Mathematics Ongoing Urbana
NGSS for Administrators: An Introductory Guide to Implementation Ongoing Urbana
NGSS for the Novice Ongoing Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter O Office of Continuing Education Ongoing Chicago
Office of Electronic Media Ongoing Springfield
Oral Health Education in Chicago Public Schools Ongoing Chicago
First entry beginning with at least the letter P Pathways Resource Center Ongoing Urbana
Pollen Power! Summer Day Camp for Girls - 2019 7/15/19 - 7/19/19 Urbana
Power and Energy Interactive Activities Ongoing Urbana
The Power of the Wind Ongoing Urbana
Principal's Scholars Program Ongoing Urbana
Project Lead The Way Illinois Ongoing U of I System
First entry beginning with at least the letter Q First entry beginning with at least the letter R Real Teaching with Real Colors (Personality Instrument) Ongoing Urbana
Resources for Educators in Illinois Ongoing Urbana
Riding the Winds with Kalani - A Weather Adventure Ongoing Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter S Salute to Academic Achievement Ongoing U of I System
Sangamon Auditorium Ongoing Springfield
Shake, Rattle and Slide: The Work of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Glaciers Ongoing Urbana
Sibling Leadership Network Ongoing Chicago
Strategies for Empowering Students: Classroom activities that engage the mind Ongoing Urbana
Student Introduction to Engineering Ongoing Urbana
Summer Bridge Program Ongoing Springfield
Summer Jazz Academy Ongoing Chicago
Summer Sports Camps 2019 5/4/19 - 8/24/19 Urbana
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education Ongoing Urbana
Survey Research Office Ongoing Springfield
First entry beginning with at least the letter T Take Action on Radon for Healthy Homes Ongoing Urbana
Teaching Integrated Mathematics & Science Project Ongoing Chicago
Thinking about NGSS: Introducing the Practices Ongoing Urbana
Tree House Weather Kids Ongoing Urbana
Trees are Terrific - Travels with Pierre Ongoing Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter U UIS Summer Youth Sports Camps 2016 Ongoing Springfield
University Academic Programs and Services Ongoing U of I System
Upward Bound Program Ongoing Chicago
First entry beginning with at least the letter V First entry beginning with at least the letter W A Walk in the Woods Ongoing Urbana
Welcome to the Real World Ongoing Urbana
WhysGuy Ongoing Urbana
Wildlife Encounters Resources Ongoing Urbana
Windows to Asian Cultures Ongoing Urbana
Women in Engineering Visit Options Ongoing Urbana
Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering LEADers Ongoing Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter X First entry beginning with at least the letter Y Youth Classics Camps (Ages 9-12): Meet the Greeks - Summer 2019 6/3/19 - 6/21/19
Occurs each week on M/Tu/W/Th/F
Urbana
Youth Classics Camps (Ages 9-12): Meet the Romans - Summer 2019 6/3/19 - 6/21/19
Occurs each week on M/Tu/W/Th/F
Urbana

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