The ATT is your hub for quality education, funding and advocacy in the Chicago Jewish day schools. We provide member schools with a myriad of educational services and programs, including: on-site classroom supervision, professional development, REACH, technology resources, teacher placement and government programming.
In addition, the ATT in partnership with the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago distributes nearly $2.5 million annually to its schools.
A key leadership role of the ATT is the work it does with principals and administrators of our schools. ATT facilitates the exchange of ideas as well as the creation of educational programs that support our affiliated institutions. The ATT also works with the principals on an individual basis, offering advice, support, and encouragement for their programs. Recently the ATT has also started to involve the lay leadership of our schools and has worked with them in identifying areas that need improvement within their institutions.
ATT professional staff offers our affiliated schools direct on-site supervision of classroom instruction to assist schools and principals in guaranteeing the finest Jewish education.
Evaluation of ATT Schools
The ATT, through its supervisory staff and curricular experts, performs teacher, principal and school evaluations. These evaluations provide valuable insight into the successful functioning of our affiliated institutions and improve the education provided to our children.
Early Childhood Teacher Supervision
The ATT Department of Early Childhood Education works with our schools and the Early Childhood Kehillah in enhancing early childhood education. Among its many activities is the recognition of outstanding teachers in the field of early childhood education.
ATT works together with schools to provide expert advice and resources to review, modify, and evaluate curricula. Recent examples of this work include curricula for Tefillah, Chumash, Ivrit/Dikduk, a complete English writing curriculum, and the “Early Childhood Standards Manual” (developed in conjunction with the Jewish Federation’s Kehillah).
ATT maintains a Board of Professional Review to which differences between teachers and schools, and schools and other schools can be referred. This process has been critical in promoting harmony within the entire system while guaranteeing the right and privileges of all of its constituencies. The ATT is also a forum for the resolution of issues between schools and parents. Parents and/or schools that need outside arbitration in negotiating a problem regularly turn to the ATT for assistance.