Illinois educators looking to teach online can teach in our partner schools across the country over livestreamed video. If you have a standard or professional license in Illinois, Proximity Learning can support you through the license reciprocity process to work in states where this is required.
Proximity Learning teachers are not only certified, background checked, and experienced, but they're also dynamic, engaging, and caring. Learn more about our online teaching jobs in Illinois.
Illinois had 4,120 unfilled positions in 2021. Illinois teacher shortages are not new, and they are not going away. The Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents says, "86% of superintendents surveyed said they thought teacher shortages will remain a problem into the 2022-2023 school year. Districts are struggling to fill vacancies. The study indicates the teacher shortage led to more than 250 classes in schools across the state being canceled," which causes educational disparities throughout the state.
The Illinois State Board of Education reveals, “Communities of color and low-income school districts are most likely to see teacher shortages. Of the unfilled teacher positions in the state, 74% are in majority-minority school districts while 81% are in districts where the majority of students are low-income."
This year, there are over 4,000 unfilled school jobs currently in the state of Illinois.
In April 2021, Frontline Education surveyed 1,200 district leaders to discover that two out of three respondents reported having teacher shortages in their schools. This is a record high since launching the survey in 2015.
“What I’ve noticed is actually seeing the kids transferring the learning from the classroom and they’re actually speaking with each other. They’re practicing [world languages], and that’s what we want to see with learning. We don’t just want it to be in the classroom. But we want to see it transcend throughout the day.”
“The teachers are very flexible, they’re collaborative, they have a strong skill set.“
“Proximity Learning teachers that we’ve encountered have jumped right in. They really focused on building educational relationships with the students in front of them, which is critical when you’re working with them virtually.”
“[The Proximity teacher] and the teachers aide in the classroom hit it off really well and the kids benefited from that because they were such a co-teaching team together.”
Could live online instruction from Proximity Learning benefit your school district?