Saturday, August 19, 2017

RU Upward Bound Launches Newsletter


Beginning this school year, Roosevelt University Upward Bound will issue newsletters during the Summer, Fall and Spring. The purpose of the newsletter is to inform our students, families, partners, and community-at-large of the exciting things going on in our organization, provide information regarding important dates and events, and of course showcase our awesome students! To receive a copy, send an email to upwardboundru@gmail.com.


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Call for Proposals: IATE Fall 2017 Conference

Illinois Association of Teacher Educators
Fall 2017 Conference
Friday, November 10, 2017
Location: Bradley University
1501 W. Bradley Ave., Peoria, Il, 61625


CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Building Learning Communities:
Multiple Perspectives through Culture and Interactions

The IATE Planning Committee invites proposals pertaining to the 2017 conference theme, “Building Learning Communities: Multiple Perspectives through Culture and Interactions”. Participants are encouraged to report on ways in which research and practice inform our practices as educators, both in terms of what we do and how we study our work. It is critical that as a profession we define our knowledge base and the impact of our research on P-12 students and teachers. This is an excellent opportunity for each of us to inform the educational community of our work.

Types of Sessions/Presentations:
  • Paper Presentations - Single paper presentations provide an opportunity for authors to share their work.  Typically, presentations last 30-35 minutes with 5-10 minutes for discussion.
  • Panel Presentations - Multiple presenters provide a variety of perspectives on an issue related to the conference theme and are organized and chaired by one of the presenters. Typically, each individual presentation lasts 10 minutes with 5-10 minutes for discussion.
  • Poster Presentations - Poster sessions combine the graphic display of materials with the opportunity for individualized, informal discussion of the research. All poster presentations will be organized in a single area at a single time for conference participants to be able to visit as many as possible. This is a wonderful way for preservice teachers (undergraduate & graduate), faculty members, and others to informally share their work.

Proposal Submissions Must Include
Proposal Format is double-spaced, one-inch margins, and no more than 2-3 pages for Section II.  Because proposals are subject to blind review (refereed), presenters’ names should not be included in Section II. 
      I.         Section I - Cover Page (1 page): Include A) Title of Proposal; B) Type of Presentation; C) Name of Session Organizer & Contact Information; D) Name and Institution/School of each additional presenter; and E) a 35 word or less description for inclusion in the conference program.

    II.         Section II - Description of Paper, Panel, or Poster (1-3 pages): Include A) title of proposal; B) purpose or objectives of work; C) relationship to the conference theme; D) abstract; and E) planned audience involvement.

Audio-Visual: Screens and data projectors will be provided. Presenters are responsible for all other AV equipment.

Email Proposals as an MS Word attachment to:                               
Heljä Antola Crowe, Planning Chair                                  
helja@fsmail.bradley.edu                          

Deadlines:                                                             Questions?? Contact:
Submission: October 2, 2017                                 Heljä Antola Crowe, Planning Chair
Acceptance Notification: October 16, 2017                        helja@fsmail.bradley.edu

(Student Proposals welcomed and encouraged)

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the 2017 IATE Fall Conference.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Educator Licensure Renewal Deadline Quickly Approaching

The grace period for renewing professional educator licenses and educator licenses with stipulations endorsed for career and technical educator ends Aug. 31. All licenses with a July 1, 2017, renewal date must be renewed and registered by Aug. 31 or they will lapse and be invalid for employment. 

Educators who wish to reinstate a lapsed license must either pay a $500 penalty fee or complete nine semester hours of endorsement-related coursework.

Educators, don’t let your license lapse! Login to your ELIS account today to record your professional development, renew, and register your license for the upcoming five-year cycle.
For questions, please contact ISBE’s Educator Effectiveness Division at (217) 557-6763 or licensure@isbe.net.