The TEAACH Collaborative is focused on developing resources and preparing teachers to deliver Asian American history in Illinois.
With their momentum, the work of the TEAACH Implementation Collaborative will become a case study for other states to implement Asian American history curriculum in their classrooms.
After the TEAACH Act was passed, TAAF partnered with AAJA-Chicago; Asian American Caucus Education Fund); and funders The Woods Fund of Chicago, The Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, and AAPIP-Chicago to form the TEAACH Implementation Collaborative. The Collaborative is focused on developing curriculum and preparing teachers to deliver Asian American history in Illinois.
Here’s what they’ve accomplished so far:
Compiled a K-12 Asian American Teaching Database, including resources for topics like Asian American Immigrant Experiences, Ethnic Studies and Student Solidarity Movement, Stereotyping & The Importance of Identity, and more
• TEAACHer Leader Cohorts
• Incentive and Recognition Program Briefing elected officials on TEAACH progress
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
• Launched micro-credentials for teachers to implement TEAACH in classrooms
Illinois State Board of Education
• 2 Education Pioneers Fellows funded by TAAF
• TEAACH Resource Guide for new AAPI history learning standards
• Mentorship program with drop-in office hours pairing Asian American History experts with educators