Monday, December 15, 2014

Dec. 19 Veterans Upward Bound Holiday Party

Veterans Upward Bound Cordially Invites College of Education Students, Faculty, and Alumni to Our
December 19, 2014
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Roosevelt University, 430 South Michigan Ave., Room 320
 Join us in celebrating the Holiday Season with good food, fun & holiday cheer. 
RSVP: Michelle Smith , (312) 462-7533,

Jan. 10 Free Literacy Workshop at RU

The next free balanced literacy workshop will be on Saturday, January 10th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Wabash Building, Room 1111 of Roosevelt University. The topic for the workshop will be: What does formative self-monitoring look like in a balanced literacy classroom? 

What researchers know about formative assessment and, more specifically, student self-monitoring is that it is the most effective strategy for improving student achievement.  The Jan. 10th workshop will cover topics that include a (very) brief history and background of metacognition which will lead to a collaborative understanding and definition of self-monitoring in the formative assessment process.

Workshop presenters will have plenty of examples and student templates for teachers to use during read-alouds, guided reading, centers and independent reading and writing. They also will have plenty of teacher resources to hand out. Each workshop participant will receive a copy of the following books:

  • Be Fabulous: The Reading Teachers Guide to Reclaiming Your Happiness in the Classroom by (2014) Jennifer Scoggin. This is a wonderful book for a school-wide professional book club. (all teachers)
  • The Bobbin Girl (1996) by Emily Arnold Mc Cully. This is a story about the mistreatment of women in the early mill factories (1835). (all teachers)
  • Lyddie (1996) Katherine Patterson. (5th-8th grade teachers)

This free workshop is another installment in a series of monthly workshops sponsored by Roosevelt University's Language and Literacy Program and its IBHE funded grant initiative on balanced literacy.  Registration is not required; all RU students, faculty, and alumni are invited to attend.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Eating Disorder Symposium on March 20, 2015

The Counseling and Human Services Department and The Awakening Center will host “Treating the Whole Person: Recovery from Eating Disorders” a Symposium for Eating Disorder professionals on Friday, March 20, 2015 in the Wabash Building.  Roosevelt Students and Counseling Professors will not need to register through the website. If interested in attending, please contact Dr. Kristina Peterson at 312-853-4779 or before January 30, 2015. For more information, please visit