Tuesday, February 11, 2014

COE Programs Receive Race To The Top Funding for Program Improvement

On January 30, the Early Childhood Program was notified that it has been selected as a recipient of an Early Childhood Educator Preparation Program Innovation Grant.  The grant award is in the amount of $45,000 for the period February 1, 2014 through December 15, 2014.  The money will be used to update curriculum and build stronger relationships with transfer institutions such as Harold Washington and Harper community colleges.  The grant is funded through federal monies from the Race to the Top --- Early Learning Challenge and will catalyze collaboration among several institutions of higher education in the Chicago area.

In November 2013, the English and Math secondary education programs also received notification from the Illinois State Board of Education that they had been selected as recipients of an award in the amount of $20,313 as a part of the Race to the Top III, Federal Teacher Preparation Program Redesign Grant.  The award will assist faculty in the programs with the incorporation of the Common Core State Standards into required courses.  The Race to the Top III, Federal Teacher Preparation Program Redesign Grant has been approved for funding for three fiscal years and may be renewed thereafter.

Spring 2015 Student Teaching Applications Due April 1

If you plan to student teach in Spring 2015, you may submit an application at any time up until the deadline of April 1, 2014.  The application is located in each student’s TaskStream account, along with several other items that are required in order to student teach.  For more information about the application, contact your COE advisor.

The College of Education has moved back the submission deadline by one month in order to allow time for the review of all applications by Lily Castillo on the Chicago Campus and Laura Lag on the Schaumburg Campus.

Applications for Fall 2014 Student Teaching and Summer 2014 Counseling Practicum/Internship should already have been submitted via TaskStream.  If you have not yet submitted an application, and need to, you should contact your academic advisor immediately. 

COE Alumna Lori Bein Appointed Next Superintendent of School District 25

In December, COE alumna Lori Bein was named the next superintendent of School District 25, in Arlington Heights, IL.  Bein's current post is superintendent of Roselle School District 12, where she has led the school system for the last seven years.

Previously, Ms. Bein was assistant superintendent for instructional services at Skokie School District 69, the principal at Thomas A. Edison School in Morton Grove, and assistant principal at Winston Campus School in Palatine.

Her bachelor's degree is from Illinois State University, focused on middle school education; Bein also has a master's degree in Educational Leadership from Roosevelt University and a doctoral degree from Loyola University Chicago.

Congratulations, Dr. Bein!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Final Call For COE Student Advisory Board Nominations

The College of Education seeks nominations for a Student Advisory Board.  A description of the board and the responsibilities of members is below.

If interested in participating, please send an email to Tom Philion, Interim Dean, at tphilion@roosevelt.edu.  In your email, explain briefly why you are interested in serving, and any specific contributions you believe you could make to the board.  Also, indicate your expected graduation or program completion date.

Self-nominations are encouraged, as is the participation of both undergraduate and graduate students.

The final deadline for nominations is March 15, 2014.

Student Advisory Board Description and Responsibilities

Members of the Student Advisory Board (SAB) meet two times a year with the Dean of the College of Education to provide input and feedback on ways to enhance student learning and improve student life at each of the campuses served by the College of Education at Roosevelt University.  Members may attend meetings from either campus, or by phone or Internet connection.

The Student Advisory Board is a group of approximately 10 students composed of representatives from freshmen through graduate students reflecting the diversity of the campuses and the College of Education student body.  In addition to attending two meetings during the academic year, members are responsible for communicating thoughts, ideas, and concerns to the Dean through email and phone throughout the year in response to observations, experiences, and/or input from other students.

On occasion, SAB members also may represent and serve the College of Education in various other capacities, as requested by the Dean of the college (e.g., service on search committees, interviews with faculty and administrative candidates, meetings with accreditation teams, etc…).

Questions? Contact Tom Philion at tphilion@roosevelt.edu.

5th/6th Grade Teacher Needed in Berwyn

The Children’s School in Berwyn is in need of a 5th/6th Grade Classroom Teacher (Full-time, 2014-15).

The ideal candidate for Fifth/Sixth Grade Classroom Teacher has experience with and is passionate about progressive education and what it can offer children. This person has experience leading a classroom with 15 students and/or co-teaching in a classroom with 15-25 students. Supervised by the Director for Curriculum and Instruction and in collaboration with other faculty, this person will work with students in a developmentally appropriate manner to develop emerging curriculum while aligning with national, state, and school-level curriculum goals. This is a co-teaching position.