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Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
The internationally recognized Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) develops creative, ethical leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As a teaching and learning laboratory created by the State of Illinois, IMSA enrolls academically talented Illinois students (grades 10-12) in its advanced, residential college preparatory program. It also serves thousands of educators and students in Illinois and beyond through innovative instructional programs that foster imagination and inquiry. IMSA also serves teachers and school systems through professional development programs, and provides mathematics and science enrichment programs for Illinois students. Information Fluency was originally established at IMSA as the 21st Century Information Fluency Project using Department of Education funds.

Northwestern University - Center for Talent Development
From 2009 to 2014, the Center for Talent Development has incorporated 21cif modules in its summer camp programs and online courses. This is also a research collaboration that demonstrates gifted students' natural search capabilities and how sighnificantly those improve with focused instruction.

Illinois School Library Media Association
The mission of ISLMA is to promote life-long learning by the students of Illinois, ISLMA will provide leadership and support for the development, promotion, and improvement of the school library media profession and programs in Illinois. ISLMA helps promote 21CIF programs to its membership throughout Illinois.

Illinois Computing Educators (ICE)
A statewide organization for computer-using educators, for leadership in encouraging the development, growth and use of technology in all facets of the educational process. ISLMA helps promote 21CIF programs to its membership throughout Illinois.

Wisconsin Department of Instruction
From 200-97 we provided online courses taught by Wisconsin's CESAs--regional ed-tech districts. Through this arrangement, trained facilitators requested 21CIF courses delivered through our Moodle site. Grants obtained by local CESAs paid the tuition for their participants. Similar arrangements are available for interested schools, districts, regions and states. Contact Dennis O'Connor for more information.

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