Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Register Now For Summer and Fall 2016 Courses

Registration for Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 courses has begun.  Please contact your College of Education advisor to set up an advising appointment.   Advisors also are available for phone or online advising appointments if you are unable to attend an on campus meeting.

If you do not know who your advisor is, or need help making an appointment, please contact Brittany Carlsen at bcarlsen01@roosevelt.edu or 312-853-4758.

To ensure your timely enrollment, current students should register for courses by April 30, 2016.  

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Student Teaching Honor Ceremonies: April 14 and 21

In April, the College of Education will host two honor ceremonies for Spring 2016 student teachers.  All of the student teachers will be awarded for their accomplishment of successfully completing student teaching.  In addition, an Impact Award will be given to the student teachers who went above and beyond expectations during their experiences.  

On April 14, the Chicago ceremony will be held from 5-6 p.m., in Room 700 of the Gage Building All students, faculty, alumni, and community partners are invited to attend. 

On April 21, the Schaumburg ceremony will be held from 5-6 p.m., in Room 714.   All students, faculty, alumni, and community partners are invited to attend.  

Dessert will be served at both ceremonies.  Please stop by and learn about the tremendous accomplishments of our Roosevelt student teachers!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

April 7 Job Search Workshop - Schaumburg Campus

See the flyer below for information about using LinkedIn to energize your job search.  The workshop is at the Schaumburg Campus, on April 7.  RSVP at http://rulinkedin.eventbrite.com.  Contact Danette Schulz at dschulz@roosevelt.edu for more information.

Attention Secondary Business Education Students

Attention Secondary Business Education Students: a conference is being held by the Chicago Area Business Education Association (CABEA).   

The president of CABEA, Kerri Largo, the Department Head of Business at Hoffman Estates High School, invites Roosevelt students to this conference.  

The conference will be held on Friday, April 8th at Barrington High School.  The registration information can be found at cabea.org

COE Faculty Making An Impact!

College of Education faculty have been very busy this spring disseminating their knowledge to others in the fields of teaching, learning, and leadership.

With H-G Yon, Byoung Kim recently published an article in the Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education entitled "Preservice elementary teachers' beliefs about nature of science and constructivist teaching in the content-specific context." 

With three other University of Arizona graduates,  Erin Mackinney has published a new book, Critical Views on Teaching and Learning English Around the Globe -- Qualitative Research Approaches. In addition to editing the book, Erin wrote a chapter based on her doctoral research in a dual language school in Miami, FL. 

Capstone Books has just released Margaret Policastro's new book, Living Literacy at Home: A Parent's Guide.  In addition, a grant from the Illinois Board of Higher Education is funding the distribution of two other Capstone books to students enrolled this semester in the Reading and Teaching and Learning MA programs: Formative Assessment in the New Balanced Literacy Classroom (2016), written by Margaret Policastro, Becky McTague, and Diane Mazeski, and The New Balanced Literacy School: Implementing Common Core (2015), written by Policastro and McTague. 

Finally, on April 8, Alyson Lavigne will participate in a roundtable session at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Washington, D.C.  The title of the session is Critical Knowledge and Development Perceptions of Novice Principals, and the title of Alyson's talk is "Teacher Evaluation Through the Eyes of the Principal: How the Role of Experience and School Context Shape Perceptions."

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

May 5: Baruti Kafele Explains How To Transform Schools & Students

Baruti Kafele presents School Leadership Practices for Transforming the Attitudes of At-Risk Students

 The complex role of the educational leader is the most important role in bridging the attitude gap! In this high-energy, highly-interactive workshop, Principal Kafele discusses the characteristics of an effective leadership team in an underperforming school comprised of an at-risk student population. He will also out line what he did to lead the transformation of four different low-performing public schools in New Jersey. In his discussion on effective school leadership, Principal Kafele argues that before we can focus on closing the achievement gap, we must first focus on closing the attitude gap – the gap between those students who have the will to strive for excellence and those who do not. When the attitude gap of at-risk students is adequately addressed, the achievement gap becomes a “nonissue,” he contends. 

 An internationally-renowned education speaker and consultant, Principal Kafele is one of the most sought-after speakers for transforming the attitudes of at-risk student populations in America. He works with hundreds of schools and districts to assist them with closing what he coined, the “attitude gap” – the gap between those students who have the will to strive for academic excellence and those students who do not.


How to register:

On-Line: Use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card at www.conferences.illinoisstate.edu/ILASCD
Call: 800-877-1478 or 309-438-2160, Mon. through Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.
Mail: Send completed form with check or copy of PO to: ILASCD Kafele— Illinois State University, Conference Services, Campus Box 8610, Normal, IL 61790-8610.
Fax: Fax completed form to 309-438-5364 using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express or a copy of school P.O.

Conference Fees:
IL ASCD Member $195
1 Person Each $244* (includes IL ASCD Membership)
2 People Each $214
3 People Each $204
Full Time Student/Retiree $98

Registration deadlines: April 28, 2016
A $15.00 fee will be charged for cancellations made in writing prior to the deadline. No refunds will be given after the deadline.
Confirmation will be sent via e-mail after your registration is processed.  Registrations can be transferred to another individual by faxing information to 309-438-5364 or by emailing dscowde@ilstu.edu.

April 1 Registration for CPS Student Teaching!

CPS Registration Dates and Deadlines
  • Online registration will open on April 1, 2016
    The online registration will be available for students on the CPS Student Teaching page, http://cps.edu/careers/Pages/StudentTeaching.aspx
  • Step 1 online registration must be completed on or before June 30, 2016
  • Step 2 submissions must be completed on or before August 30, 2016
    • Note: If a student believes s/he may have a HIT on her/his criminal background check(s), we recommend Step 2 submission on or before June 30, 2016 
See below for more information, or click on the link above.

April 8: Perspectives On Homelessness

In collaboration with Chicago HOPES for Kids, Roosevelt's Counseling Program and the College of Education are sponsoring a one day panel event focused on homelessness in Chicago.  The event is scheduled for April 8, from 9 a.m. to noon.  For more information about the event, see the flyer below, or register at http://bit.ly/HOPESPanel.

April 20 Spoken Word Reading & Reception

Building off of its highly successful event in December 2015, the College of Education will again host a Spoken Word reading by current students and graduates of Roosevelt’s Spoken Word Education Program.  The event will take place on April 20, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., in the Gage Loft at 18 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Room 700.

The reading and reception are free and open to the public.  After the reading, there will be a
reception and a question and answer session with the poets and presenters, including a discussion of approaches to spoken word education in area schools.  The leader of our program, Pete Kahn, also will be available to talk about the enrollment process for the 2016-2017 courses that begin on August 31, 2016.

Click here to learn more and RSVP for this event.

Three open mic slots will be available for the first three Roosevelt students who show up at the event and want to read a short poem. To participate, send an email to Pete Kahn at mrpkahn@hotmail.com.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

New Student Teaching Registration Process Coming To CPS

Starting this April, Chicago Public Schools is utilizing an updated registration process. 

           Key updates are outlined below.

·        The CPS Student Teaching Program website page will now include only the Registration Guide and Registration form
·        The Registration form requests information about prospective student teacher placement site and cooperating teacher
·        After CPS reviews the completed registration form, the Certification of Freedom from Tuberculosis and Accurate Biometrics Fingerprinting Authorization & Release form will be directly sent to prospective student teachers via university email to be completed
o   Students’ fingerprinting and TB tests may be completed after they have received the forms from the CPS Talent Office
·        Prospective student teachers will electronically submit their Certification of Freedom from Tuberculosis results directly to the CPS Student Teaching program
·        Prospective student teachers will electronically submit their Accurate Biometrics Fingerprinting receipt directly to the CPS Student Teaching program

We plan to open registration for the Fall 2016 semester on April 1, 2016 and it will close June 30, 2016. CPS will not accept student teaching registrations after June 30, 2016. We will send further communication notifying you when registration is live.