Saturday, November 23, 2013

Teachers Needed Immediately at Perkins Bass Elementary School

Perkins Bass Elementary School has an immediate need for 3 special education teachers and a 2nd grade teacher.  If interested and qualified, please contact immediately the assistant principal of the school:

Stephen Fabiyi
Assistant Principal
The "New" Perkins Bass Elementary School
1140 W. 66th Street Chicago, IL. 60621
Office: 773-535-3279 Cell: 773-858-0299

Perkins Bass is partnering with the College of Education's Language and Literacy Program to enhance reading and literacy achievement in line with the Common Core Standards, and so they are very interested in receiving applications from RU graduates.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

RU Literacy Courses on Saturdays for K - 8 Youth In Schaumburg

The College of Education is pleased to announce the offering of literacy courses on Saturdays for K - 8 youth in Schaumburg, beginning on January 25, 2014.

Under the leadership of Dr. Becky McTague, Associate Professor of Language and Literacy, the Schaumburg Institute for Literacy Enrichment will offer 8 week courses on Saturdays beginning January 25, 2014.  Three course options are available for Schaumburg area youth and parents:

  1. SILE 001 - Accelerated Literacy.  This accelerated reading and writing workshop focuses on literature that is above current reading level, and organizes students to collaborate with like-minded peers. Enrollment is limited to 20 students; a letter of recommendation or evidence that the student has scored in the top 20% on an ISAT exam is required.  The tuition for this course is $280.
  2. SILE 002 - Literacy Enhancement.  This highly individualized academic support program focuses on age-and grade-appropriate literature, and organizes students to acquire fluency and reading, writing, listening and speaking strategies . Enrollment is limited to 20 students; test scores and recommendation letters are not required to register.  The tuition for this course is $280.
  3. SILE 003 - Digital Literacy.  This program focuses on using programming tools that allow students to learn how to develop, design, and code their own computer programs.  Enrollment is limited to 12 students; previous experience with computer coding is not required.  The tuition for this course is $350.

All courses meet from 9 a.m. to noon at the Schaumburg campus of Roosevelt University, 1400 North Roosevelt Blvd., directly across the street from IKEA.  A welcome to the program will be held at 8:30 a.m. on January 25th.

For more information and to register, visit the Schaumburg Institute for Literacy Enrichment page on the College of Education website.  Or, email Dr. Becky McTague at

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Elgin School District Bilingual Educators Job Fair on Nov. 23

Elgin School District U-46 will hold a job fair for bilingual educators on Saturday, November 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Educational Service Center, 355 E Chicago Street, Elgin, IL 60120.

Attendees MUST submit an online application at prior to the event! RSVP via email at

District U-46 is looking for innovative and creative Bilingual Educators who would like to utilize their talents, skills and passion in a supportive environment.  Current needs in the district include:

  • ELL Bilingual Teachers 
  • Bilingual Early Childhood 
  • Bilingual Psychologist 
  • Bilingual Special Education 
  • Bilingual Speech Therapist 
  • Bilingual Social Worker

Candidates will have the unique opportunity to share resumes, review credentials and interview for the 2014-15 academic year.  Please bring copies of your resume, credentials and other professional documentation.

For more information, contact:

Amelia Gavina
Human Resources Coordinator
847-888-5000 x 7174

Dec. 7 Workshop on Teaching Close Reading in a Balanced Literacy Classroom

The literacy project at Roosevelt University funded by a grant from the Illinois Board of Higher Education is pleased to offer a free workshop to College of Education students, faculty, and alumni.  The topic of the workshop is "What does close reading look like in the new balanced literacy classroom?"

Emphasis will be placed on the following:

  • How to model close reading during read alouds in all grades, K - 12
  • How to model close reading during small group and guided reading lessons
  • Developing language and literacy centers that focus on close reading activities
  • Teaching students to use close reading during independent reading and writing
  • Close reading in the disciplines
  • How to assess close reading behaviors

The workshop is free and will be held on Saturday, December 7th, 2013 at the Wabash Building at Roosevelt University from 9:00-12:00 in room 1111.  No advance registration is needed.  Contact Margaret Policastro at for more information.

Prairie Ridge High School Needs Long Term Sub in Chemistry and Physical Science

Prairie Ridge High School is looking for a long term maternity leave sub for chemistry and physical science starting in January for twelve weeks. If qualified and interested, please contact the point person below:

Kathy Gilbert
STEM Division Leader
Prairie Ridge High School
815-479-0404 x5399

Fellows Program for Undergraduates and Graduate Students Now Accepting Applications

Founded in 1971, Youth Organizations Umbrella (Y.O.U.) is a leading youth services agency that is based in Evanston, Illinois.  Y.O.U. provides a holistic set of services—afterschool and summer learning programs, mental health counseling, mentorship, and street outreach—that empower youth to realize their potential.  Each year, we serve 1,000 low-income youth, ages 8 to 21, and all of our services are provided at no cost.

Y.O.U. is seeking applicants for its Spring 2014 Impact Fellows Program.  Impact Fellows serve as youth workers and workshop leaders at Y.O.U.’s afterschool programs in Evanston and Skokie, IL.  This Fellowship offers undergraduate and graduate students an exciting opportunity to learn best practices, impact kids' lives, and prepare for a career in youth development, education, or the non-profit sector.

Fellows are asked to devote 12-15 hours a week to the program from January 27, 2013 through May 23, 2013 and are provided with a stipend of $700 to support their time. The highly selective Impact Fellowship is aimed at talented, motivated, and caring students who seek to:

1.  Make a Difference in the Lives of Youth
2.  Develop crucial career and life skills

Primary responsibilities of the Impact Fellow include:

  • Support youth three days a week by serving as youth workers and workshop leaders for Y.O.U.’s afterschool program
  • Help lead workshops on social and emotional enrichment and life skills
  • Develop, implement and facilitate academic, cultural, artistic and recreational enrichment activities
  • Deliver small group instruction and homework help in a safe and structured environment
  • Engage youth in meaningful service learning projects
  • Build positive relationships with youth that support their success and well-being in and out of school time
  • Help youth build healthy positive relationships with each other, with adults, and with their families
  • Actively pursue connections and build relationships with parents of Y.O.U. youth

In addition to their service, Impact Fellows will:

  • Receive training in youth development practices and strategies to support their work with youth
  • Have close supervision of their work and receive both formal and informal feedback to help them grow

 In general, the Impact Fellow should have the following qualifications:

  • Experience in and passion for youth services
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with a diverse group of team members and youth
  • Extraordinary teamwork and leadership skills
  • Passion for Y.O.U.'s mission of ensuring that all youth have the resources they need to thrive
  • Personal qualities of integrity and credibility
  • Be actively seeking or have already obtained an undergraduate or graduate degree
  • Ability to commit to 3 weekday afterschool sessions, which run from 3:00 to 7:00 pm or 2:30 to 6:30 pm, per week

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; however, applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please visit to apply. Contact for more information.

Y.O.U. also has open youth worker positions for students eligible for work study. If you are eligible for work study at your university and are interested in this opportunity, please contact Ariel Maschke at

Nov. 21 Lecture on The Role of Schooling in Contemporary Struggles for Social Equality

The St. Clair Drake Center for African and African-American Studies, with generous financial support from Robert and Rose Johnson, is sponsoring a lecture by R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy, PhD, an assistant professor of sociology and black studies at the City College of New York-CUNY.  Professor Lewis-McCoy’s forthcoming book– Inequality in the Promised Land – will be published this summer by Stanford University Press. 

The lecture is free and open to the public. It begins at 5:30 p.m. on November 21 on the 10th floor of the Auditorium Building, in the Murray-Green Library.

For more information, contact Professor Alfred DeFreece at

Photographs by Jessica Dimmock at the Gage Gallery

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Gage Gallery present The Ninth Floor: Photographs by Jessica Dimmock. Award-winning photographer Jessica Dimmock photographed a group of heroin users living on “The Ninth Floor” of a Manhattan building in a surprising, powerful, and intimate way. Dimmock’s contemporary visual language, coupled with a strong narrative approach, compels the viewer to understanding and to care. 

The show runs through December 14 on the first floor of the Gage Building, at 18 South Michigan Ave. The exhibition is made possible with generous financial support from Susan B. Rubnitz and with additional support from Flax Art and Frame. 

For more information, contact Professor Mike Ensdorf at or visit

Math Tutoring Available - Auditorium Building, Room 401

Event Date: Now – 12/11/2013

Need to brush up on your skills?  Does math have you stressed out?  Need a place to do work and get help?  Help is available!!  Come to the Math Department Tutoring Center in AUD 401 - tutors are ready to help you!
  • MONDAY 9am-6pm 
  • TUESDAY 1pm-7pm 
  • WEDNESDAY 9am-6pm 
  • THURSDAY 1pm-6pm 
  • FRIDAY 9am-11am and 12pm -5pm 
The schedule will change during finals week. The changes will be posted on the door of the Tutoring Center.
Contact Norma Moore for more information:

Komensky Elementary School in Berwyn is Hiring a Bilingual Interventionist

A bilingual interventionist is needed at Komensky Elementary School in South Berwyn District SD100.  Komensky School has a student population of approximately 85% Latino students with a large bilingual program.  Our bilingual interventionist works closely with our reading specialists and ESL teachers to provide intervention support to students in the bilingual program.  

For more information, contact:

Jeremy J. Majeski
Principal, D100 Literacy Director
Komensky Elementary School
2515 S. Cuyler
Berwyn, IL 60402
(O) 708.795.2342

(F)  708.795.1254

Friday, November 15, 2013

COE Announces Search for an Assistant Professor of ESL/Bilingual Education

The Language and Literacy Program in the College of Education at Roosevelt University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in ESL/bilingual education.

The Language and Literacy Program offers an MA degree in Reading with Reading Specialist, ESL/Bilingual, and Post-Secondary Reading concentrations. Over the next five years, the College of Education plans to integrate ESL/Bilingual coursework into all of its teacher preparation programs, mostly through online coursework. The development of a multilingual/multicultural degree program is another goal of the college.

The principles that gave rise to Roosevelt University continue to drive us. Roosevelt University was founded in 1945 on the belief that higher education should be accessible to all academically qualified students. Today, Roosevelt is the fourth most ethnically diverse college in the Midwest (U.S. News and World Report, 2013), a nonsectarian institution that prepares students to assume roles as leaders in their professions and communities. The College of Education prepares students to serve as teachers, counselors, and leaders in diverse schools, organizations, and communities. We invite you to contribute your talents to our mission.

The review of applications will begin January 6, 2014 and continue until the position is closed. The starting date for this position is August 15, 2014.

Minimum Qualifications. An earned doctorate or ABD in second language studies, bilingual education, TESOL, language acquisition and development, curriculum and instruction, or a related area is required.

Experience in online teaching and using innovative technologies also is desirable.

Preferred Qualifications. Preferred candidates will have a substantial background in teaching ESL in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade settings, teaching diverse student populations, and providing professional development to in-service teachers.

To apply and obtain contact information, visit the Roosevelt University Human Resources website at

Friday, November 8, 2013

Green Beginnings Childcare is Hiring Teachers, Assistants and Aides

Green Beginnings Childcare & Early Development Center in Chicago is seeking candidates for a few positions in their facility. They are located at 1436 West Randolph, 1st Floor.

If interested, send immediately your resume and three (3) letters of recommendation to  For more information please contact Green Beginnings at (312) 226-4256.

IEA Hosts A Student Program Conference on November 22-23 in Lisle, IL

The Illinois Education Association is hosting a Student Program Conference on November 22-23, 2013 at the Hilton Hotel in Lisle, Illinois.  Keynote speaker Terrance Green is a former NEA Student Program leader, high school teacher, author, and nationally recognized speaker.  This conference is geared toward the needs of future teachers.

More information and an online registration form are available at the website for the IEA Student Program.  Future teachers are encouraged to register online or call (217) 321-2311.

An Evening with Pedro Noguera, Co-Author of Creating the Opportunity to Learn

On Tuesday, December 10, 2013 the Illinois Resource Center is sponsoring "An Evening With Pedro Noguera - Educating Immigrant and Bilingual Youth: What Educators Can Do to Create Safe Havens for Immigrant and Bilingual Student Populations" at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort, 3500 Midwest Rd., Oak Brook, IL.

Dr. Noguera is the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University and is a regular commentator on CNN, National Public Radio, and other national news outlets.  Online registration is available online at  For more information visit this link:

UNO Charter School Network Needs a 7th-8th Grade Reading Teacher

Location: UNO Carlos Fuentes Charter School, 2845 W Barry Ave,Chicago, IL
  • Bachelor's degree (required)
  • Masters degree in education (preferred)
  • At least one year of teaching experience (preferred)
  • Experience working with children who have been educationally underserved
  • Candidate must be able to demonstrate the academic progress of students under his/her leadership and articulate the methods used to achieve those results
  • Valid Illinois Professional Educator License or equivalent (required)
  • Middle School Language Arts Endorsement (required)
  • Reading Endorsement (preferred)
  • National Board Teaching Certification (optional)

Englewood Daycare Is Looking for Type 04 Teachers

Children Learn and Play Daycare is looking for Type 04 teachers at their Englewood location. The hours available are 9am-3pm.

All interested candidates please forward through email your cover letters, resumes, and transcripts to the attention of Mashanda Scott:  Fax also may be used: (773) 966-7168.

For more information, contact:

Mrs. Mashanda Humphrey-Scott M.Ed
Children Learn and Play Daycare II
6512 S. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60621
(773) 966-7162 (o)
(773) 966-7168 (f)
(773) 759-3691 (c)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Schaumburg Campus Brown Bag Sessions on Nov. 5 and 7

The University has formed a committee of Schaumburg faculty to examine and evaluate multiple components of the Schaumburg campus: programs, governance, and operations.  To secure input from all stakeholders, the committee has organized two brown-bag sessions.  All students and faculty are invited to attend.

The first session is Nov. 5 at noon; the second session is Nov. 7 at 3:30 p.m.  Both meetings are in Room 713.  A reservation is not required to attend.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Invitation to a Kickoff Event for RU REDESIGN

The College of Education invites all stakeholders - school partners, students, alumni, and faculty - 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 teacher preparation plays in the achievement of the Roosevelt University mission.     

Details about the kickoff event are listed below. 

When: Nov. 10, 2013  
Where:  Gage 700, 18 South Michigan Ave.
Time:  3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Please email your reservation to Betty White at by Friday, November 8, at noon, or call at 312-853-4754.

Drinks and appetizers will be served.

Job Openings Of Potential Interest to Alumni

Here is a compilation of all of the job openings that have been sent to the College of Education over the last two weeks.

25 Teacher Openings in Chicago That Need To Be Filled Immediately

Friday, November 1, 2013

25 Teacher Openings in Chicago That Need To Be Filled Immediately

The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a not-for-profit school management organization that manages 29 schools and serves more than 17,000 children across Chicago. They currently have 25 teacher openings across their network that need to be filled immediately. Nearly half of these positions are special education vacancies.

AUSL would love to be able to tap into Roosevelt University's vast student and alumni network to fill their teacher openings.  Class of December 2013 graduates who are looking for teaching opportunities upon graduation are especially encouraged to apply!

If you are interested in a position with AUSL, please contact Sabine Champagne.  She is available and willing to provide you with specific information about AUSL.  Sabine's cell and email address are below.

Sabine Champagne
Manager of Talent Acquisition for AUSL Schools
Academy for Urban School Leadership

cell: 312-286-6501