Tuesday, October 6, 2015

New Partnership With IL Gifted Children Association

I am pleased to announce that the College of Education has signed a partnership agreement with the Illinois Association for Gifted Children (IAGC).  The agreement commits each organization to work together to empower gifted children, parents, and teachers through education and leadership development.

The Illinois Association for Gifted Children is a not-for-profit corporation that was established in 1989 by a small group of Illinois educators who wanted to create opportunities for teachers, parents, and administrators to better understand the educational and social/emotional needs of gifted individuals.  IAGC is an Affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children, and is located close to the Schaumburg campus, in Palatine.

As a result of the agreement, the Schaumburg campus will be available to IAGC for professional development events and other mutually agreed upon activities.  In return, ten RU pre-service students will have free access to the Sunday Pre-service /New Service Session (9:00-12: 00 and 1:00-4:00) at the annual IAGC conference on February 7-9, 2016.  More information about how to participate in this free event will be distributed shortly.

In addition, IAGC will provide unlimited RU students and alumni with access to the Sunday Educator Seminar (9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., lunch included) at the same conference at a reduced cost of $60.  The registration form must be completed and noted RU student or alumni.  The full cost of this event is $90.

Finally, over the coming year, IAGC will provide RU graduate students enrolled in our Instructional Leadership Program with a 2 hour professional development workshop focused on the needs of gifted children.

This new partnership is yet another example of how the College of Education is integrating high quality professional development opportunities into its curricula and programs for teachers and school leaders.  For more information about all of our community partnerships, please contact Dr. Teryl ann Rosch at trosch@roosevelt.edu or 312-853-3928.

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