North Central College - Naperville, IL

Brooks Elementary School

Indian Prairie School District 204

Established in 2010, the Brooks-North Central College partnership is modeled after the award-winning Beebe partnership. This strategic partnership involves the mentoring of elementary education pre-service teachers by expert teachers for two consecutive terms in reading and language arts. This 20-week supervised field experience provides pre-service teachers with the opportunity to teach a variety of literacy lessons and measure their impact on student learning. The collaboration brings higher education faculty, administrators and teachers together to provide a rigorous clinical experience for reading and language arts clinical experiences. Brooks has been recognized by the State of Illinois as an Academic Excellence Award Winner as a result of more than 90 percent of students meeting or exceeding state standards.