Wednesday, January 28, 2015

March 3 Teacher Preparation Program Info Session

On March 3, the College of Education will host an Information Session about teacher preparation programs at Roosevelt University.  The event will take place on the 8th floor of the Gage Building, at 18 South Michigan Ave., from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CST).  Appetizers and refreshments will be served.  Click here to register now.

Participants will meet faculty and administrators, and learn about graduate programs and careers in early childhood, elementary, secondary, and special education.  Information about the programs' admission requirments, student outcomes, and curriculum also will be shared.  For more information, contact Lily Castillo at

Feb 28 Teacher Job Fair

The 2015 INCS Teacher Job Fair will take place on February 28 at UNO Charter School Network (UCSN) Veterans Memorial Campus. Representatives from over 50 of the region’s charter schools will be on hand to recruit over 600 teachers.

INCS seeks talented and committed teachers who want to be free to teach in Illinois’ innovative charter schools. Each charter is guided by its own unique mission, and charter leaders are seeking teachers who share their vision for their school.

Teachers, you will have the opportunity to:
  • Meet recruiters from over 50 public charter schools representing over 120 campuses
  • Post your resume to the INCS Teacher Job Fair Resume Book, which is circulated to all charter schools in Illinois
  • Interview on-site with schools looking to hire great teachers like you

Schools, you will have the opportunity to:
  • Meet with hundreds and hundreds of teachers
  • Get teacher resumes ahead of time
  • Interview candidates on-site

If you have questions, please contact Christina McClain at

Monday, January 26, 2015

Feb. 25 Educators Job Fair at EIU

Spring Educators' Job Fair    (formerly Mid-America Educators' Job Fair)  

Wednesday, February 25, 2015             9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. | MLK Jr. University Union- Grand Ballroom  

1720 7th Street
Charleston IL, 61920
Cost: FREE!
Alums & Non-EIU students:  We welcome you as well! No pre-registration!  No entrance fee!  No separate entrance times!   No hassle!  Get a group together and carpool to EIU! A day pass can be purchased at the University Police Department directly across the street from the Union. Plan to arrive early!   A list of participating employers can be found here and you can also download and print the floor plan.

This is a great PROFESSIONAL DAY experience for Student Teachers!  
Dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes!   

Questions? Call (217) 581-2412 or email

Feb. 21 Teacher Evaluation Framework Workshop

Are you overwhelmed by the new requirements for teacher evaluation?
Join us for workshops describing the process as related to instruction!

Dr. Deb Hays, Keynote Speaker
Breakout Sessions with Area Principals and Teachers

Saturday, February 21, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Northeastern Illinois University's Center for College Access and Success formerly Chicago Teachers' Center
Attendees will earn ISBE Clock Hours

Registration includes breakfast and is due by February 15, 2015.
          $30.00 for CARA Members & NEIU Faculty and Alumni
          $50.00 for Non-members
          $10.00 for Students with ID
          $65.00 Membership Special includes IRC and CARA membership with    
                          conference registration.

Online registration with PayPal payment option is available on the CARA website or use the PDF version to pay by check.

For further information, please contact JoAnne Vazzano at 773/442‐5388 or

Academic Success Center Open for Spring 2015 Tutoring

The staff of the Academic Success Center seek to help students who want or exhibit a need for support within their coursework. Students who work with the trained tutors in the Academic Success Center gain deeper understanding of the course content, make connections with a community of learners, and receive personal attention. 

The Academic Success Center, located in room 124M of the Auditorium Building and room 125 at the Schaumburg Campus, can provide support for the development of study and standard English editing skills, as well as such courses as: Accounting, Finance, Biology, Chemistry, English as a Second Language, French, Italian, Mathematics, Music Theory, and Statistics. Assistance is also available for both the APA and the MLA forms of secondary source documentation.

Appointments can be made online at or by calling 312-341-3818 in Chicago or 847-619-7978 in Schaumburg. Students can also visit the ASC to request a tutor.  Referrals from faculty also are highly encouraged.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Free Webinar on Feb. 11 With RU Literacy Professors

What Does Formative Assessment Look Like in the Classroom? 

Are Your Assessments Driving Instruction? 

Please Join An Expert Panel Discussion on Feb. 11 Featuring RU Literacy Professors Margaret Policastro and Becky McTague

Formative assessments are key to creating a learning environment that meets individual student needs and improves learning outcomes. Take this opportunity to share your expertise and experience with our expert panelists: Dr. Michael Ford, Dr. Margaret Mary Policastro, Dr. Becky McTague, Dr. Adele T. Macula, and Judy Shaal, M. Ed. You’ll hear some fresh perspectives and pick up tips and strategies you can put to use in the new year. This is an open forum so bring your questions and thoughts! 

Workshop For Prospective Principals

Are You Or Do You Know An Aspiring School Leader?

Want to be a school administrator? Know someone who's on that career path? Join IPA Executive Director Jason Leahy and General Counsel Brian Schwartz on Feb. 14 for this day-long bootcamp on the Principalship. The course will examine what aspiring principals should know about be able to do, current education reform initiatives and job hunt skills for the soon-to-be administrator. If you are interested in learning more about all aspects of being a principal, this is the workshop for you. Current principals are encouraged to share this with promising/interested candidates in their school. Click here for more details and to register.

Paid Tutors Needed @ Ombudsman Educational Services

Ombudsman teachers have a special passion for working with students who are at risk. They love knowing they make a real difference in the lives of young people who may not otherwise graduate from high school.
Our blended learning approach is differentiated and personalized, and includes enrichment, teacher-led instruction and small group collaboration. Because each education program is tailored to meet the specific needs of the student, Ombudsman instructors give every student focused attention.

We are actively seeking talented tutors to join our growing team. Ombudsman Educational Services is seeking tutors for our centers in Chicago. Suggested work hours are between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Each tutor selected may work up to four 1-2 days per week for 1-2 hours per day. Pay is $15/hour.

Immediate openings are available for tutors with expertise in all areas of Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II with Trigonometry), Science (Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Biology), and English Language Arts.
1.  Prior teaching or tutoring experience preferred
2.  Depth of subject matter
3.  Excellent communication skills and friendly personality
4.  Ability to pass a background check
5.  Proper U.S. work authorization

Please email your resume and transcripts to: or apply online at: and click careers on the bottom of the page

Equal Opportunity Employer

Jan. 27th CPS Virtual Information Session for Teachers

Please join us to learn how you can make a difference with CPS!

As a CPS teacher, you hold the future of our students in your hands. CPS offers the opportunity to help make a difference in the wonderful City of Chicago!

What: A virtual information session where you’ll have the opportunity to learn about teaching careers with Chicago Public Schools (CPS), hear about the experiences and opportunities from our teachers and principals, ask questions and receive candid responses from educators, administrators and our Talent Team

Who: Current and Prospective Teachers
Date: Tuesday, January 27
Times: 11 –1 and 3 –5 pm CT (20 minute sessions repeated throughout the two hour timeframe)
Format: Live Webinar

To Participate:
1. Register via Google Docs:
2. Join us! You will receive an email with login information the day before the event!

For Questions: Please email us or call 773-553-HR4U

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Teacher Job Hunting Resource sponsors job fairs and provides prospective teachers with access to over 100 Illinois schools and school districts who are seeking candidates for a variety of teaching positions for the 2015-2016 school year. To register and apply, or for more information, visit

Jan. 22nd Racial Profiling Event

Two partners of the College of Education--the Chicago Teachers Union and The Mikva Challenge--are sponsoring a youth driven racial profiling event on Thurs., January 22nd, from 5 - 7 p.m., at 2229 South Halsted in the city of Chicago.  All RU students, faculty, and alumni are invited to attend this event.

The registration page is located at  Information also is available on Facebook at

COE Faculty Earn 2015-2016 Research Leaves

I am pleased to announce that Byoung Kim, Associate Professor of Elementary Education, and Alyson Lavigne, Assistant Professor of Curriculum Studies, have been awarded Roosevelt University Faculty Research Leaves for the 2015-2016 academic year.  The research leave program is highly competitive, and is a key vehicle through which the University supports faculty research
and professional improvement.

Research leaves are available to any full-time member of the faculty with two or more years of service by the time of the leave.  Grants for such leaves release the faculty from teaching for a period of one semester so that they can pursue research projects or professional development activities.

Professor Kim's research will examine the impact of STEM
instruction on CPS students' learning of
science and mathematics.  He will jointly collaborate with and help science teachers at Newberry Math and Science Academy in Chicago to implement STEM modules in K-8 science classrooms.  After the research project, the teachers' and students' work samples will be used as resources for his future teaching in science and math methods courses at Roosevelt.

Alyson Lavigne's research will build upon three studies that she has completed over the last two years.  These studies describe and analyze the practices and perceptions of school leaders (e.g., principals, assistant principals, and directors) during the implementation of the new teacher evaluation model in the state of Illinois.  During her research leave, Dr. Lavigne will conduct initial and secondary analyses of data from the three studies. This work will identify principals' teacher evaluation practices and perceptions, and when published will become an important resource for the development of both public policy and leadership practices. 

Please join me in congratulating Professors Kim and Lavigne on their successful pursuit of these awards.

Feb. 24th Education Job Fair at NEIU

Roosevelt University's College of Education is a co-sponsor of the 2015 Education Job Fair that will take place at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Alumni Hall.  Alumni Hall is located on the main campus of NEIU, at 5500 N. St. Louis Avenue in Chicago.  RU current students and alumni are encouraged to attend this free event.

School districts from the Chicagoland area, Chicago public schools, and school districts from out-of-state will be present to recruit teachers for their school districts.  A resume is required of each candidate who attends the Education Job Fair. 

Job seekers DO NOT need to pre-register. This event is free to everyone. All candidates should dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes to distribute to employers.  You can view the list of participating employers after January 31, 2015 at  For more information, call 773-442-4693.