Thursday, October 31, 2013

Learning for a Lifetime Childcare Center is Hiring Childcare Educators

The Learning for a Lifetime Childcare Center in Chicago is hiring teachers for their program.

They are seeking Teacher-Level 1/2 which requires applicants to be at least 19 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, and be working towards an Associate's or Bachelor's degree.

They are also hiring for their Teacher Level 3/4 position which requires applicants to be at least 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, and be working toward an Associate's or Bachelor's degree.

Resumes can be forwarded to director@lfalchildcare.com.

College of Education Invites Arts and Sciences Faculty to Lunch

The College of Education invites all faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education to a pizza lunch at each campus to celebrate the start of RU REDESIGN, a year long grant project funded by the Searle Funds of the Chicago Community Trust.  The goals of the project are to redesign the elementary education program, hire an assistant professor in ESL/bilingual education, and develop a five year strategic plan that will make more visible the important role that disciplinary faculty play in the preparation of highly qualified teachers, counselors, and school leaders.    

Details about the lunch are listed below.

When: Nov. 8, 2013 
Where:  AUD 320 and SC 707
Time:  12 – 1, prior to A&S College Council

Please email your reservation to Betty White at bwhite01@roosevelt.edu by Thursday, November 7, at noon.  In your email, please specify the campus at which you will munch.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Paraprofessional and Teachers Needed Immediately at Rowe Elementary in Chicago

Rowe Elementary School in Chicago welcomes applications for the following role(s), which need to be filled immediately:
  1. Part-time Recruitment & Enrollment Manager / Apply to: Ana Martinez, Principal, amartinez@nush.org.
  2. Special Education Classroom Assistant (Paraprofessional) / Apply to: Kristin Olson, Director of Special Education, kolson@nush.org.
  3. Associate Teacher / Apply to: Ana Martinez, Principal, amartinez@nush.org.
  4. Elementary Teacher / Apply to: Ana Martinez, Principal, amartinez@nush.org.
  5. Special Education Teacher / Apply to: Ana Martinez, Principal, amartinez@nush.org.
If interested, please submit your resume, cover letter, and completed RES Employment Application with your desired position as your subject line to the person listed above.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Spring 14 Travel Abroad Course to South Africa


Dr. Heather Dalmage is teaching a course at the end of the spring semester called Sociology 329/429: Whiteness in a Global Society.  This course entails travel to South Africa, and meets from May 3 to May 18, 2014.

To LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COURSE and the TRAVEL, all education undergraduate and graduate students are invited to an info session on Monday, Oct 28th, from 4 to 5 p.m. in AUD 720.

Alternatively, contact Heather Dalmage at 312.341.3692 or hdalmage@roosevelt.edu.


See some of the following places:

Soweto *  Apartheid Museum * Robben Island and Nelson Mandela’s story of incarceration * Safari * Cape of Good Hope *  Education  *  Culture  * Incarceration and Juvenile Justice * Indian Ocean * Hluhluwe * Afrikaans  * Zulu * Khosa * Cradle of Humanity * Maropeng * Pretoria * Khayelitsha * Townships * Inequality * Whiteness * Neoliberalism * Sangoma * Western Cape *KwaZulu-Natal * Guateng * so much more! 

Course Withdrawal Deadline is Oct. 31


Thursday, Oct. 31 is the last day to withdraw from a full semester course. Students must withdraw in person at the Office of the Registrar or by fax at 312-341-3660 (no online withdrawal option is available).

A representative from Financial Aid must sign off on all withdrawals if the student is receiving aid. The change of registration form can be found online at http://www.roosevelt.edu/Registrar/Forms.aspx. Click on the Add, Drop, Exchange form. Direct any questions to the Office of the Registrar on either campus at 312-341-3535 or 847-619-7900 or registrar@roosevelt.edu.

Address replies to: lyoung@roosevelt.edu
LaKisha Young, University Registrar

Spring 2014 Undergraduate Course Option: Media Literacy


Dear Education Students:

Hello, my name is Jiwon Yoon, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication.

I am writing to introduce my undergraduate class, MED306: Media Literacy (CRN: 23638, Friday 9:30-12:15, Chicago campus) which might be interesting to education majors.

In this class, undergraduate students first examine how children experience the media and how various pedagogies are used to practice media literacy education in K-12 educational settings. Then, students work with local educators to implement a media literacy program in a real educational setting. Last semester, students went to Donald L. Morrill: Math and Science School (CPS) to teach media literacy to 7th and 8th graders during their technology and library classes. Some of the topics that our students taught include understanding media; media & body image; the power of music; media representation; and the celebrity effect.  Next semester, students will go to Namaste Charter School and work with 5th and 6th graders.

I have researched and practiced media literacy education for eleven years in various educational settings, including K-12 public and private schools, alternative schools, after-school programs, youth media centers and teacher education programs.  I am sure education majors will find this class meaningful and relevant to their future careers, since media play a powerful role in young people’s lives.  In 2011, I taught a course Media and Children, and had several Education majors in the class. Since Communication and Education students had different perspectives on children’s mediated experiences, we had many stimulating class discussions, and students certainly learned from each other.

This course has a prerequisite, which is MED203: Introduction to Media Theory. However, my Department Chair, Prof. Marian Azzaro, agreed that the pre-req could be waived for Education students. If you are interested in taking this class, have contact me and I will help you get a waiver.

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks in advance for considering this new opportunity!

With Appreciation,
Jiwon

Jiwon Yoon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
Roosevelt University
Chicago IL 60605
jyoon@roosevelt.edu
312 281-3243

Friday, October 25, 2013

COE Faculty and Administrators Participate in Multiple State of Illinois Events, October 17 - 21


College of Education faculty, administrators, and school partners were active participants in several state events last week.

On October 17, Margaret Policastro, director of our Language and Literacy Program, presented to a statewide meeting of higher education institutions about the work that has been completed thus far as part of a $353,000 grant from the Illinois Board of Higher Education, "Collaborative Commitment for Continuous Improvement: Aligning Common Core State Standards in Balanced Literacy Schools and Networks."  Dr. Policastro was joined at the meeting by David Wood and Pat Gatewood, principal and assistant principal from Our Lady of the Wayside School; Steven Fabiyi, assistant principal from Perkins Bass School; Tom Philion and Toni Potenza, Dean and Associate Dean of the College of Education; Teryl Rosch, Associate Dean and director of the Office of Community Outreach; Marlene Levin, RU literacy coach; and Diane Morrison, Loyola University evaluator.

Of this event, Dr. Policastro writes: "Dr. Timothy Shanahan facilitated our session at the IBHE-ISBE Common Visions, Common Goals conference at Illinois State University.  Dr. Shanahan is internationally known in literacy and has served in every major capacity in his career while at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His response to our grant work was favorable and, most important, he agreed with our new balanced literacy model and how we have re-conceptualized the tenets of balanced literacy to align with the CCSS instructional shifts; specifically pointing out and mentioning the new guided reading.  We urge all COE faculty and students to visit his blog where he addresses every current issue in the field of literacy with excellent advice for teachers and parents."

On October 18, Linda Pincham, director of our Secondary Education Program, joined Tom Philion and Toni Potenza in attending the fall meeting of the Illinois Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (IACTE), also at Illinois State University.   At this meeting, a decision was made to hire a public relations firm to monitor pending legislation in Springfield related to education and to advise all colleges of education in the state with respect to appropriate responses.  In addition, useful information was shared related to the implementation of a new state-wide assessment for student teaching (edTPA--starting in Fall 2015), the integration of Common Core standards into teacher preparation programs, and the procedures for reviewing and approving state rules and regulations related to teacher preparation.

On October 21, Tom Philion welcomed the Illinois Learning Council, a statewide advisory council to the Governor, to Roosevelt University.  For the second year in a row, this group met at RU to discuss issues related to improving the learning of young children in Illinois; in particular, the group discussed a new vision statement related to diversity learning and initiatives related to improving preschool attendance and later academic outcomes.  In his remarks, Dean Philion highlighted the recent grant from the Searle Funds of the Chicago Community Trust to develop a five-year strategic plan for the College of Education, as well as the recent steps the Early Childhood Education Program has taken to obtain approval for the Level V Gateways for Opportunity credential.
                             

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Presentation on Nov. 7 by Douglas Fisher, Author of Close Reading of Complex Text

The Department of Literacy Education of Northeastern Illinois University and the Chicago Area Reading Association are co-sponsoring a presentation on Nov. 7 by Douglas Fisher, author of Close Reading of Complex Text.  

Registration for this event closes October 25. Book sales and signing after Dr. Fisher's presentation. If you are a teacher, earn 2 CPDUs by attending!

Where and When?
Northeastern Illinois University, Auditorium, 3600 Bryn Mawr
Hors d'oeuvres & networking: 5:00 PM
Presentation: 6:00 PM

Register online and pay your registration fees through PayPal.

Paid Tutors Needed in the Schaumburg Area


Below is a letter from Michael Bruno, a soon-to-be COE alumnus:

Dear fellow graduating students and prospective educators,

During my time in the graduate program at Roosevelt’s College of Education, I have been exposed to a multitude of theories and concepts concerning education methods and ideologies. In an academic sense, I know I haven’t missed a beat. However, in a practical sense, when it came to interacting with children in an academic setting, I felt that I still had much to learn.

I am writing to you now, because I want you to be aware of an opportunity to hone your teaching craft as newly licensed educators. Since acquiring my Type 09 License this summer, I have been a teacher at the Eye Level Learning Centers in Bloomingdale, Bartlett, and Hoffman Estates. These tutoring centers are ideal for new educators, as they operate in the early evenings and weekends, allowing for newly licensed professionals (like me) to pursue high school/elementary teaching careers during regular school hours.

I have also benefited from interacting with my teacher/tutor colleagues. Through observation of other teaching strategies, I am able to see alternative methods of instruction, and have incorporated those techniques into my own teaching.

As a newly licensed secondary educator, I was not sure if Eye Level Centers would be the right fit, but I have found the experience gained from the one-on-one tutoring interaction to be invaluable. I was also concerned that the prep time for tutoring would be too much added responsibility to handle, but the Eye Level Centers utilize a teaching model that requires no lesson planning at home for teachers.

If you have any questions about the Eye Level Learning Centers, please feel free to contact me with any questions, or contact the center directly.

Thank you for your time,
Michael Bruno

Michael is graduating this fall with a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education. You can reach Michael at michaelcbruno@gmail.com, or contact Ritu Patel, Director of the Bloomingdale, Bartlett, and Hoffman Estates Eye Level Learning Centers with the contact info below:

Ritu Patel, Director
Eye Level Learning Centers
1-630-307-7475
Bloomingdale – Bartlett – Hoffman Estates
enopibloomingdale@gmail.com
www.enopibloomingdale.com

Student Event on Nov. 1: The Hopmayer Scholar Activist Workshop


The Hopmayer Scholar Activist Workshop :"Research for Change"
Friday, Nov. 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Wabash 1214.

This workshop will explore aspects of community organizing, with a focus on the critical importance of applied research in forwarding social justice work.  The Mansfield Institute is partnering with the Grassroots Collaborative again this year and will focus on:

• Understanding the structure of movements
• How to conduct “One on ones”
• Self-interest and relationships
• Privilege, oppression, and identity
• Power mapping
• Community-Based Research

Students are asked to come ready to explore their own life and experiences, and be open to learn from the experiences of others. Training will deepen their knowledge and understanding of community organizing and research.

Space is limited. Contact cskiwat@roosevelt.edu for answers to questions and to reserve your spot.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Job and Professional Development Opportunities for Education Majors: Oct. 29 and 30


The Roosevelt University Office of Career Development is hosting an event called “Hire Week” during the last week of October.

On Tuesday, October 29th, Becker Professional Education will be on campus from 10 - 11 a.m. in WB416 (Wabash Building).  They will present “Professional Etiquette 101” an event teaching the do’s and don’ts for working professionals in the industry as well as tips on how to ace interviews.  Lunch also will be provided from 11-12 p.m.  All RU students/alumni are welcome.

On Wednesday October 30, Orion’s Mind will be conducting 1-on-1 interviews with Education majors from 12 - 2 p.m. in WB416.   All juniors, seniors and graduate students are welcome to attend.

If you are interested in attending either of these events, please contact the Office of Career Development using the options listed below.
___________________________________________________
The Office of Career Development | Roosevelt University
425 S. Wabash Ave, Suite 324 |Chicago, IL 60605-1394 | 312. 341. 3560 | career@roosevelt.edu
www.roosevelt.edu/career | www.facebook.com/RUCareer |LinkedIn Group: Roosevelt Connect |www.twitter.com/RUCareer | https://twitter.com/ocd_internships

Graduate Student Intern Needed in CPS Career and Technical Education Dept.


The Career and Technical Education Department in the Chicago Public Schools is looking for an intern for the Curriculum and Instruction unit.  The intern would directly support the team with professional development and curriculum endeavors.  A student studying in the secondary education program, preferably business education, is preferred, but any RU graduate student may apply.  The position pays $11 per hour. A student would need to be able to work about 1,200 hours per year which is roughly 24 hours per week.

If interested please contact RU and COE alumna:

Julia Flores, M.Ed., MBA
Manager of CTE Curriculum and Instruction
Office of College and Career Success
o: (773) 553-3912
c: (773) 230-8732
jflores50@cps.edu
http://www.chooseyourfuture.org/

Teacher Career Fair: November 7, 2013

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and the Chicago Urban League invite you to a teacher career fair.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013 1:00PM - 5:00PM
CHICAGO URBAN LEAGUE, 4510 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL 60653

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) is located in Charlotte, NC in the heart of the Southeast United States. Bright sun and clear skies are common and getting to Charlotte is easy from anywhere in the country. With 160 schools serving over 147,000 students, we offer a wide-range of diverse teaching opportunities for individuals looking to make a difference in the lives of children.  Our motto:

Every Child. Every Day. For a Better Tomorrow.

Register by signing up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D49AFAB2FA4FC1-chicago

Please register no later than Monday, November 4, 2013.

QUESTIONS?
Email: recruiter@cms.k12.nc.us

Friday, October 18, 2013

Spring 2014 Registration for Classes Begins November 1


The Spring 2014 course schedule will be available on October 21st and registration will begin on November 1st.  Please contact your College of Education advisor to set up an advising appointment. Advisors are also available for phone advising appointments if you are unable to attend an on campus meeting.

If you do not know who your advisor is, review the advisor webpage, or contact one of the professional advisors below:

Lily Castillo at lcastillo04@roosevelt.edu or 312-853-4789 (Chicago Campus)

Ligia Amarei at lamarei@roosevelt.edu or 847-240-4093   (Schaumburg Campus)

If you have a tuition hold on your account, the hold may restrict you from registering for the Spring 2014 semester.  Please contact the Office of Student Accounts to ensure your hold is removed prior to the registration date.  Contact information for the Office of Student Accounts is below.

Chicago Campus
Room: WB 1M19-E
Monday -Thursday: 9 am - 6 pm
Friday: 9 am - 5 pm

Phone: 312-341-3570
E-mail: saocc@roosevelt.edu

Schaumburg Campus
Room: SCH 125
Monday -Thursday: 9 am - 6:30 pm
Friday: 9 am - 5 pm

Phone: 847-619-7974
E-mail: saosc@roosevelt.edu

Event: Implementing the Common Core, Oct. 24th, 4 p.m., U of Chicago


Implementing the Common Core: The Politics & Promise of Higher Learning Standards, with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, will be held on October 24th at 4 p.m. at the International House Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL.  Click here to register.

The Common Core aims to improve elementary and secondary education across the country by identifying higher standards for student achievement in English and Math. It’s widely considered to be the most significant change in education policy in more than a decade.

But what exactly is the Common Core? What challenges and opportunities does it present for students, teachers, administrators and parents? And how is the Core playing out in classrooms in Illinois?

This event will feature key education stakeholders talking about how the Common Core standards will shape the country’s challenging, and changing, education landscape. Interviews with Arne Duncan & Frederick Hess will be followed by panel discussion and audience Q&A.

PARTICIPANTS: Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education; Frederick Hess, Resident Scholar and Director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute; Tim Knowles (moderator), John Dewey Director of UChicago’s Urban Education Institute (UEI).

ILLINOIS PANEL: Darren Reisberg (moderator), Executive Director of the UChicago Institute of Politics, former General Counsel and Deputy Superintendent at the Illinois State Board of Education; Jose Torres, superintendent of School District U-46; Dan Montgomery, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Illinois Federation of Teachers; Robin Steans, Executive Director of Advance Illinois

Professional Development Conference for Teachers in Civics, Law, and Government - Nov. 1

The Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago’s Annual Professional Development Conference for Teachers in Civics, Law, and Government is right around the corner.

This year, we are excited to announce a special discount for pre-service teachers for our November 1st conference at Hamburger University in Oak Brook. This will be a wonderful opportunity to network with and to hear from educators in the field about their experiences, best practices, strategies, and curriculum.

Students using the promotional code: PRETEACH, will only pay $50 of the $150 registration fee.  Click here to register.

This year’s theme, “With Liberty and Justice for All?” will focus on current constitutional issues that challenge American democracy.  Andrew Koppelman, John Paul Stevens Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University, will keynote, and Illinois Solicitor General and former law clerk to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Michael Scodro, will present an inside look at the U.S. Supreme Court.  Additionally, we will have Andrew Koppelman’s book The Tough Luck Constitution and the Assault on Health Care Reform (Oxford University Press, 2013) on sale at a discounted rate for conference attendees.

Direct your questions to:

Anne Kennedy
Programs Coordinator
Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago
205 W. Randolph Street, Suite 1245
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-663-9057 x201
Fax: 312-663-4321
www.crfc.org


Elgin School District U-46 Substitute Teacher Job Fair - Oct. 26, 2013

Are you interested in becoming an Elementary School, Middle School, and/or High School substitute teacher for the 2013-14 school year?  District U-46 invites you to attend their one and only Substitute Teacher Job Fair!
   
When: Saturday, October 26, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Educational Service Center
355 E Chicago St., Elgin, IL 60120
(35 minute drive West from Chicago)
  
As candidates, you will have the opportunity to meet administrators, share your resume and review credentials.

What to bring? Resume, copies of your credentials and other professional
documentation that pertain to your qualifications to be a substitute teacher.
 
State requirements for candidates interested in substituting:
Must hold an Illinois Professional Educator License or Illinois Substitute License.

You must submit an online application at www.u-46.org prior to attending the job fair.
     
Please RSVP via email at humanresources@u-46.org.


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Job Announcement: Early Childhood Teachers Needed in Skokie and Chicago

Mosaic Early Childhood Centers is looking for Type 04 teachers at their Skokie and Chicago locations.  Full and part time positions are available with benefits.

If qualified and interested, please contact Erum Jumani, via email, at mosaicearlychildhood@hotmail.com, or phone, at 847-219-4649.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Spring 2014 Graduation Applications Due Jan. 13, 2014 - Avoid the Late Fee!!

Students planning to graduate in May 2014 must submit an application for graduation regardless of whether they plan to participate in the May 2 graduation ceremony.

Applications for Spring 2014 graduation are currently being accepted and must be submitted by January 13, 2014 in order to avoid the $100 late fee.  ALL applications received after January 13, 2014 will be charged the late fee. Most students can apply for graduation on-line through RU Access. Instructions to apply for graduation can be found on the registrar's website.

After the RU Access application deadline (January 13), students will receive an e-mail from Graduation Services providing more detailed information about commencement and purchasing graduation materials. For more information about the graduation ceremony and process, visit the registrar's website.

Attention Spring 2014 Student Teachers: Content Exams Due Dec. 1, 2013

All Roosevelt students planning on completing student teaching during the Spring 2014 semester must pass the appropriate content exam by December 1, 2013.   

Special Education majors are required to take and pass the LBS1 and the Special Education General Curriculum exams.
Follow this link for content test names and numbers:

Harlem School District 122 is Hiring Special Education Teachers for 2013-2014

Two positions are open now with more anticipated for the 2014-15 school year. Position #1 – LBS1 teacher with highly qualified status in social studies; position #2 – LBS1 teacher.  Substitute Teachers – on an ongoing basis, this is a great way to get your foot in the door!

Please contact:
Shelley Wagner
Student Support Services Coordinator
Harlem High School
815-654-4511 ext. 2312

Friday, October 11, 2013

Teacher Preparation Information Session, Chicago Campus: Nov. 7, 2013


Considering a career in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education (Business, History, English, Chemistry, Biology, Math) or Special Education?

Register now to attend an information session about Roosevelt University's teacher preparation programs.  At this information session you will have an opportunity to discuss your goals with our faculty and learn about the requirements for admission and licensure in the above programs.

When: November 7, 2013, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Where: Roosevelt University, Chicago Campus
18 S. Michigan Avenue, Gage Building, Room 700
Chicago, IL 60603

Use this link to register now: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/3206857962


Teacher Preparation Information Session, Schaumburg Campus: Nov. 6, 2013

Considering a career in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education (Business, History, English, Chemistry, Biology, Math) or Special Education?

Register now to attend an information session about Roosevelt University's teacher preparation programs.  At this information session you will have an opportunity to discuss your goals with our faculty and learn about the requirements for admission and licensure in the above programs.

When: November 6, 2013, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Where: Roosevelt University, Schaumburg Campus
1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Room 707
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Use this link to register now: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/3206857962

Lead Infant Teacher Needed for Early Learning Center in Chicago

It Takes a Village Early Learning Center is seeking a Lead Infant Teacher with an A.A. in Early Childhood Education.  This position is full-time and offers medical, dental, vision and 401k benefits.  Qualified candidates should send a resume, cover letter and transcripts (can be unofficial) to Marquinta Thomas, at marquinta@thevillageLLC.com.

Elementary Special Education Classroom Assistant Needed at Rowe Elementary in Chicago


Alumnus Derek Young reports that there is an immediate opening for an Elementary Special Education Classroom Assistant at Rowe Elementary School in the city of Chicago.  More information about Rowe and this position is available on the school website.

A bachelor's degree is preferred, but coursework in special education and enrollment in a BA program also is a possibility.  See the position description for more information.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Special Presentation by Rick Miller: Thurs., Oct. 24, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Roosevelt University's College of Education is pleased to sponsor a special presentation by Rick Miller, Founder & President of Kids at Hope International.  Beginning with the question "Why do some children succeed and others fail?" Rick will explore the science of hope, optimism and success and how it can be instilled in all children without exception.  Rick's presentation will draw considerably upon his many years of work in schools and communities across the country, including several in the Chicago area.

Details about this special event are as follows:

When:  Thursday, October 24, 2013
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Roosevelt University/Gage Building
18 South Michigan (Monroe & Michigan)
Continuing Education Center – Suite 700 (7th floor)

There is NO COST to attend; however, space is limited to the first 50 participants.  Please register to attend this presentation at the Eventbrite website.

For further information, contact Jeanne Barnas at jbarnas@roosevelt.edu or call 312-853-3930.



Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tutor Needed for High School Student in Chicago


Chicago Youth Programs is seeking a motivated Roosevelt student to dedicate 90 minutes a week to tutoring a 12th grade student at their location just a few CTA stops from Roosevelt's campus. This is a volunteer opportunity that can occur any day of the week.

A potential tutor must feel comfortable with high school material as well as assisting the student with college preparation steps such as personal statements and scholarship applications.

This is a great opportunity for a undergraduate education major.

For more information or to apply, please contact:

Sarah Hardin, M.S.W.
Director of Higher Education and Scholarship
Chicago Youth Programs, Inc.
5350 South Prairie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615

773-398-3092 (cell)
773-924-0222 (fax)
higher_ed@chicagoyouthprograms.org

Monday, October 7, 2013

Schaumburg Common Core Standards Presentation: October 8, 6:30 p.m.

District 54 Associate Superintendent Nick Myers will provide an overview of the new Common Core State Standards immediately following the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs Fall General Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8, at Keller Junior High School, 820 Bode Road in Schaumburg.
 
The presentation will include the following:
  • how they came to be our state standards;
  • the big instructional shifts that are embedded within them; and
  • how District 54 has realigned its curriculum to meet the new demands associated with teaching these standards well in the district.
For more information, visit the Schaumburg Township Council website.

Friday, October 4, 2013

1995 COE Graduate Finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year


Mark Buesing, a 1995 graduate of Roosevelt University with a master’s degree in secondary education, is one of 11 finalists out of 200 nominations, for the Illinois Teacher of the Year award presented by the Illinois State Board of Education.  The award celebrates the contributions and accomplishments of educators and school service personnel throughout Illinois.

A science and physics teacher at Libertyville High School, Buesing was an engineer who changed careers.  “He was one of the best students I’ve had,” said Fran Baumgartner, an adjunct faculty member in Roosevelt’s College of Education. “He teaches physics in a way that makes kids want to learn.”

Baumgartner, who also had Buesing as a student teacher, said he is the type of teacher that more students want to take than the classroom can accommodate.

The 2013-14 Illinois Teacher of the Year will be announced on Oct. 19 at the Those Who Excel banquet in Normal, Ill.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Roles and Responsibilities in the Office of the Dean

A chart listing all personnel in the Office of the Dean has been published to the College of Education website.  Click on the link above to access the chart, or visit the General Information web page.

The chart provides concise information about roles and responsibilities.  Students, faculty, and others can use the chart to identify the proper person to contact within the Dean's office.  Contact information is available through the Roosevelt University Faculty/Staff directory.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Attention Fall 2014 Student Teachers: Applications Due Nov. 1, 2013

All Roosevelt students planning to student teach in Fall 2014 need to submit an application by the priority deadline of November 1, 2013.
            
Using your TaskStream Account, please submit your application form and four other documents by the priority deadline of November 1, 2013.
     
After you submit your required documents, your College of Education Advisor will follow up with an evaluation.
    

One of the documents you will need to submit is a resume.  Need help with your resume? Career counselors can help you create, update and maintain your resume. Contact the Career Center today! The Career Center also has a resume website with some helpful hints on writing a resume.


Visit the Field Placements website for more information on submitting your student teaching application. If you continue to have questions, please contact your advisor.

Attention Spring 2014 Student Teachers: Register Now for CPS Student Teaching

Registration is now required for all Roosevelt students planning to student teach in Spring 2014 in the Chicago Public Schools.  

     

The Spring 2014 Student Teaching Registration Period opens October 1, 2013 and closes on December 31, 2013.

     
If you are planning to student teach in a Chicago public school in Spring 2014, please click on the links below to access the CPS Student Teaching registration guide and CPS Spring 2014 student teaching forms.  All registration forms must be submitted by December 31 to ensure a timely start to Spring 2014 placements.
   


Questions? Contact your advisor.