blog posts HRD Doctoral Student Part of iVenture Accelerator Project Jun 16, 2022 3:30 pm18 views Congratulations to Bethanie Couri, an Ed.D. student in EPOL's Human Resource Development program, who is part of two projects selected as part of the Gies College of Business' 2022 iVenture Accelerator cohort. Juneteenth Celebration Events in C-U Jun 15, 2022 9:30 am45 views This community calendar is a service of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to commemorate the anniversary of the end of slavery in the United States. Book Club with Edith Campbell and Sarah Park Dahlen: Moonwalking Jun 12, 2022 11:00 am0 views Join professor Sarah Park Dahlen (U. of I. School of Information Sciences) and Edith Campbell (Indiana State University) for a book club discussion of Zetta Elliott and Lyn Miller-Lachmann's Moonwalking. Aiman Ghani, ElEd '22, Named a U. of I. Fulbright Student Scholar Jun 10, 2022 12:00 pm6 views Sixteen University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students and recent graduates were offered Fulbright grants to pursue international education, research, and teaching experiences around the globe this coming year. Another six Illinois students were named Fulbright alternates. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program builds international relationships to help solve global challenges. This flagship international educational exchange program of the U.S. government awards grants to students based on their academic and professional achievement, as well as their ambassadorial skills and leadership potential. The Fulbright student program will fund approximately 2,200 U.S. citizens to live abroad for the 2022-23 academic year. CITL’s Newest Podcast Series Features SPED's Kary Zarate in 'Ungrading' Jun 9, 2022 4:00 pm10 views Teach Talk Listen Learn is a podcast featuring conversations about teaching and learning at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Join host Bob Dignan and his guests as they shine a spotlight on the innovative and creative ways faculty and instructors across campus are shaking up the hallowed halls of academia to engage traditional and nontraditional students in all modalities and create transformative learning experiences for them. Humanities Without Walls’ Summer Bridge Program Welcomes EPOL PhD Student Rayven Morrow Jun 7, 2022 4:00 pm20 views Humanities Without Walls’ Summer Bridge participants were just announced, and among them is an EPOL PhD student Rayven Morrow. Participants in this program, supported by the Mellon Foundation, are matched with local community organizations to collaborate on a summer project. Harvard University Hosts Juneteenth Talk Featuring EPOL Assistant Teaching Professor Theopolies J. Moton III Jun 1, 2022 12:00 pm18 views In honor of Juneteenth and the recent conversations around Harvard & The Legacy of Slavery, the Harvard Office of Diversity & Inclusion welcomes historian Theopolies J. Moton III for the lecture "Reconciling with our Historical Memory: Committing to HBCUs as Social Progression" on Monday, June 13, 2022 at noon CST. College Supports New First Generation Latinx Grad Student Group Jun 1, 2022 10:00 am40 views There is a new graduate student group that has organized in the College of Education for those who are first-generation college students and identify as Latinx. Black Teacher Collaborative Selects Asif Wilson as a Clark-Woodson Fellow May 27, 2022 9:00 am9 views Congratulations to Asif Wilson, assistant professor of Curriculum and Instruction, who was named a 2022-23 Clark-Woodson Research Fellow by the Black Teacher Collaborative. Curriculum and Instruction's Gloriana Gonzalez Named University Scholar May 26, 2022 2:30 pm45 views Join us in congratulating Professor Gloriana González on being selected by the University of Illinois System as a University Scholar. EPOL Doctoral Candidate's Research to be Featured in Art Gallery Exhibit May 24, 2022 2:30 pm14 views Marlee Bunch, doctoral candidate in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, researchers the history of African American teachers in Mississippi post-Brown decision. Artwork is being created as a visual compenent to her work and will be on display at Haw Contemporary Gallergy in Kansas City, Missouri, beginning August 26, 2022. EPSY's Cromley Part of New LAS-funded Student Success Initiative Project May 23, 2022 1:45 pm10 views The College of LAS chose five projects to receive funding for one year (AY23) as part of its pandemic-necessitated LAS Student Success Initiative. Cromley's project team will work on Reimaging the general chemistry experience: Enhancing learning outcomes and fostering belonging for under-represented students in STEM and pre-health majors. EPOL Doctoral Student Jack Baldermann Wins 2022 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Leadership May 18, 2022 1:15 pm9 views On Thursday, May 12, Westmont (IL) High School Principal and Ed.D. candidate in Education Administration and Leadership Jack Baldermann was honored Thursday with a surprise all-school assembly to announce his Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Leadership. Survey for K-12 Justice-Centered Teachers Regarding Burnout May 16, 2022 1:00 pm11 views Are you a K-12 teacher that identifies as justice-centered or social justice? Are you feeling burned out, or have you felt burned out? Do you know any educators would might fit this description? If so, we invite you (and them) to participate in a brief online survey about experiences with burnout as a justice-centered/social justice K-12 teacher. Meadan Family Lab Researchers Honored at INSAR 2022 May 13, 2022 12:15 pm14 views The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) honored autism research pioneers and early-career researchers during its 2022 Annual Meeting, May 12 through May 14, 2022. The Meeting brings together a global, multidisciplinary group of hundreds of autism researchers, clinicians, advocates, self-advocates, and students to exchange the latest scientific learnings and discoveries that are advancing the growing understanding of autism. EPOL's Dixson Gives Context to 'Why Trans Rights Became the GOP's Latest Classroom Target' May 12, 2022 5:30 pm0 views In a story for ABC News' online magazine fivethirtyeight, Professor Adrienne Dixson is quoted and gives context to the numerous legislative bills regarding transgender students' rights. Reminder: Don't Miss the 2022 Convocation Ceremony with Our Livestream and Video May 11, 2022 3:00 pm16 views Can't make it to Saturday's College of Education 2022 Convocation Ceremony? Do you have friends or colleagues participating, and want to cheer them on? Join the celebrations online. Visit the Convocation website for links and details. NSF's 2022 STEM For All Video Showcase is On! May 11, 2022 12:00 pm9 views This year there are two videos from UofI College of Ed project teams. Robb Lindgren, Emma Mercier, Jina Kang and several C&I students have a video titled Connections of Earth And Sky with Augmented Reality (CEASAR) and Nigel Bosch, Michelle Perry, and EPSY students have a video titled Help-seeking and Help-giving in Online STEM College Courses. Please check out these videos and vote them for a public choice award! OVCRI Debuts 'Diverse Voice Speaker Series' Apr 25, 2022 11:15 am12 views This speaker series, featuring its first event on May 5, is designed to inspire campus dialogue on topics such as race, gender, identity, religion, age, veterans, disability, and social justice in the research enterprise. 'Best Friends' Art Reception Illini Union Art Gallery Apr 22, 2022 12:30 pm19 views GSSO's own Lori Fuller, of L A Fuller Art, is displaying her art in a show called "Best Friends" at the Illini Union Art Gallery. The opening reception is Thursday, May 5, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and all are invited to attend. 2022 State of the College Conversation Recording Now Available Apr 22, 2022 10:45 am16 views The video recording of the April 19, 2022, State of the College Conversation with Education Dean James D. Anderson is now available for viewing. 2022 James Scholar Virtual Celebration Video Premiere Apr 20, 2022 11:00 am14 views The James Scholar Virtual Celebration video premieres April 30 at noon on YouTube. Education Faculty Awarded Spencer Foundation Research Grant Apr 15, 2022 4:00 pm16 views Catherine Dornfeld Tissenbaum, Idalia Nuñez Cortez, and Monica Gonzalez Ybarra's project, Our Lives, Our Dreams, Our "Voces": Leveraging Community-Based Collaborations to Increase Representation of Latina/x Girls’ Narratives in Museums has been awarded a Racial Equity Research Grant from the Spencer Foundation. ICTW Symposium: April 25-26, 2022 Apr 6, 2022 4:00 pm13 views Registration is now open for the ICTW Symposium, focusing on career development and transition to work for students with disabilities, with particular focus on students with significant disabilities. Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Youth Literature: APALA's Evaluation Rubric Apr 5, 2022 11:00 am4 views Interested in learning about how to build inclusive, respectful collections and syllabi centering Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders? Join The Center for Children’s Books and a panel of children’s literature scholars and practicing librarians for a virtual discussion... EPOL Doctoral Student Lecture 'Autism & Neurodiversity: Reimagining the Strengths of the Human Spectrum' Mar 30, 2022 10:00 pm1 views EPOL Higher Education doctoral student Kelly Searsmith, MA, PhD, EdM, gave an invited talk, “Autism & Neurodiversity: Reimagining the Strengths of the Human Spectrum,” with research partner Laura DeThorne, CCC-SLP, PhD (Western Michigan University) at the Michigan Speech Language Hearing Association’s Annual Conference in East Lansing on March 25, 2022. C&I's Asif Wilson Selected as Summer 2022 Vivian Harsh Research Society Fellow Mar 29, 2022 4:15 pm18 views Congratulations to assistant professor Asif Wilson on receiving the 2022 Timuel D. Black Jr. Short-term Fellowship in African American Studies, a summer research fellowship with the Vivian G. Harsh Research Society in Chicago. Two Education Grad Students are 2022 Image of Research Semifinalists Mar 25, 2022 1:00 pm13 views The Graduate College and the Scholarly Commons of the University Library are pleased to announce the 2022 Image of Research semifinalists and encourage you to vote for your top three entries for People’s Choice award. Congratulations to two of the 30 semifinalists that are College of Education grad students: Marlee Bunch (Education, Policy, Organization and Leadership) Victor A. Ruiz-Divas (Education Policy, Organization and Leadership) CCB 2022 Gryphon Lecture: "Picturing Young, Gifted, and Black: Phillis Wheatley’s Image and the Creative Black Child" Mar 25, 2022 10:00 am0 views On April 8, 2022, Brigitte Fielder, associate professor in the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, will give the 2022 Gryphon Lecture. Attendees may participate virtually over Zoom. Calling Faculty and Researchers: Apply to Become a DPI Member Mar 22, 2022 4:30 pm44 views Led by the University of Illinois system, faculty, researchers, and educators play a vital role as DPI members. Request to join DPI by submitting your name, short biography, and CV. Center for Children's Books (CCB) Annual Book Sale Mar 22, 2022 2:15 pm3 views The Center for Children's Books (CCB) is hosting its Twentieth Annual Book Sale on Monday, April 4, 2022 from 11am-6:30pm. The sale will take place in the first floor lobby of the new iSchool building, located at 614 E. Daniel St., Champaign, IL 61820. The new building is a 2 minute walk directly east of the old building where the sale has been held in the past. Thousands of new children's books for youth of all ages will be available. Our titles represent the full spectrum of children's publishing in fiction and non-fiction: board books, picture books, easy and transitional readers, chapter books, series fiction, novels, activity books and kits, non-fiction series, mass-market paperbacks, and more. Books sell for $1-5, with other items priced as marked. We strongly recommend wearing a mask while inside the iSchool building. All proceeds support the CCB and the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, a review journal for youth literature. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Anna Wiegand at firstname.lastname@example.org. ICYMI: Meadan Family Lab Wins 2022 INSAR Cultural Diversity Research Award Mar 18, 2022 4:30 pm24 views The Meadan Family Lab was selected to receive the 2022 INSAR (International Society for Autism Research) Cultural Diversity Research Award. The award application highlighted the projects led by James Lee, Stacy McGuire, Kaori Terol, Michelle Sands, Moon Chung, and Nikki Adams. Special Education Graduate Student Association Hosts Spring 2022 Disability Film Festival Mar 14, 2022 4:15 pm7 views The College of Education's Special Education Graduate Student Association invites you to celebrate March as Disability Awareness Month. Please join us for the Spring 2022 Disability Film Festival. This event will feature two movies and discussions with the filmmakers on two subsequent nights. Register today to be sent links to view the films, free of charge. Book Club with Ms. Edith Campbell and Dr. Sarah Park Dahlen: Maizy Chen's Last Chance Mar 9, 2022 10:00 pm9 views Each month, join iSchool professor Sarah Park Dahlen and Edith Campbell of Indiana State University for a virtual book club. On March 30 at 6 p.m. CST, they will be discussing Lisa Yee's Maizy Chen's Last Chance. Register Here: https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vc-uprj4jGtxDVnvNB3J7d5438tEWwDRM CSBS Launching New Policy and Research Legislative Fellowship Mar 9, 2022 5:45 pm15 views CSBS has launched a new Policy and Research Legislative Fellowship. The program matches UIUC graduate students with a state legislator representing the community or a neighboring district to collaborate on a policy research project. Apply by March 31. 2022 Convocation Registration, Cap & Gown (Regalia) Deadlines Approaching Mar 8, 2022 3:45 pm46 views Are you participating in either the College's 2022 Convocation Ceremony or campus' 2022 Commencement event as a graduate or as faculty? Upcoming deadlines for registering and ordering regalia are fast approaching. EPOL Prof. Linda Herrera Publishes Book on Education in Egypt Mar 3, 2022 5:30 pm19 views Education Policy, Organization and Leadership professor Linda Herrera's book by the title, "Educating Egypt: Civic Values and Ideological Struggles" by the American University in Cairo Press was released on March 1, 2022. Military Families Learning Network is Now OneOp Mar 2, 2022 4:00 pm5 views Greetings from OneOp—formerly the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN)! On March 1, 2022, our name officially changed from the Military Families Learning Network to OneOp. Learn more about the change in this blog post. OneOp, a grant housed in the College's Special Education Department, continues a tradition of free quality information and education for professionals helping military families. Find out more about our programming at our new website! Be a Community Advocate and Co-Creator in Chicago with BECOME Mar 1, 2022 10:00 am16 views Attention College of Education graduate students: BECOME is a nonprofit organization located in Chicago and is a movement building organization that facilitates authentic community leadership and co-creates strategies and solutions to help communities actualize their collective liberation. BECOME is currently looking to expand our team to include a Community Advocate and Co-Creator who would be responsible for organizing, coordinating, planning and designing proposals and projects for and with BECOME’s nonprofit partners. EPOL Doctoral Student Mostafa Adel Hanafy a Finalist for UK Social Action Award Feb 24, 2022 3:30 pm37 views Mostafa Hanafy, a PhD student in EPOL's Learning Design and Leadership program, is a finalist for a prestigious award from the United Kingdom. EPOL Graduate Student's Book Published on Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Ed Feb 17, 2022 10:00 pm24 views Online EPOL graduate student Fawzia Reza is the editor of a new book, just released from Cambridge Scholars Publishing. International Women's Day Celebration: March 8, 2022 Feb 17, 2022 11:15 am25 views The Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program and the Humanities Research Institute co-host this annual event bringing together faculty, staff, students, and community members to recognize people who have made a difference in academia. Each speaker will have five minutes to tell the story of a woman in their discipline who changed the field in important ways. Sensitivity Reading Panel Feb 17, 2022 8:45 am2 views Join the Center for Children's Books for a virtual panel discussion of youth literature and sensitivity reading, the practice of evaluating manuscripts for bias, inclusivity, and authenticity. Panelist speakers will include Professor Sarah Park Dahlen and School of Information Science doctoral students Jessie Maimone and Lettycia Terrones. EPSY Doctoral Student Named an Inaugural Mellon Interseminars Graduate Fellow Feb 11, 2022 2:00 pm151 views Congratulations to Educational Psychology doctoral student María B. Serrano Abreu, who is part of the first cohort of Interseminars graduate fellows: nine students from a range of disciplines and home colleges, including Education, Fine and Applied Arts, and Liberal Arts and Sciences. These fellows are funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Several Education Faculty to be Honored at Campus' Celebrating Excellence Event Feb 11, 2022 2:00 pm86 views In the Celebrating Academic Excellence event on February 23, the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs will honor fourteen College of Education faculty, among others on campus, for their academic achievements during the 2020 and 2021 calendar years. Upcoming i-Programs at the Illinois Leadership® Center Feb 10, 2022 11:15 am32 views The Illinois Leadership® Center is a resource center on campus that provides free leadership training and education to all University of Illinois students. Please encourage your students to register for these unique programs. "Using Our History to Dismantle Racism" Podcast Episode with EPOL's Dr. Chris Span Feb 7, 2022 5:00 pm32 views Listen to this episode to learn more about Dr. Span's background, how important knowing our history is, and how we can use it to create tangible change. Foundation for Child Development Virtual Event: Scholars of Color Series Feb 4, 2022 11:45 am4 views Join the Foundation for Child Development for a special virtual event dedicated to highlighting the life and timeless work of Dr. Asa G. Hilliard III (1933–2007).As a psychologist, teacher, and historian, Dr. Hilliard was a preeminent scholar whose research influenced the fields of education, child development, and social policy. His pioneering work on child assessment, teaching and curriculum, and African culture was grounded in his commitment to promote the genius and excellence of all children. His enduring legacy continues to have relevance for the preparation and practice of the professionals who educate young children.Attendees will have an opportunity to join the conversation and pose questions during a live Q&A session. Brian Brauer, Ed.M. HRD '06, Ed.D. EPOL '16, Named Campus' Inaugural Executive Director of Emergency Management Feb 3, 2022 2:45 pm14 views Congratulations to two-time Education alumnus Brian Brauer, who has been chosen to serve as the campus’s first Executive Director of Emergency Management. Liberation Now Podcast Releases Episodes on Arab/MENA Trauma and Liberation Feb 2, 2022 11:45 pm0 views EPSY doctoral candidate Amir Maghsoodi (Counseling Psychology) interviewed pioneering Arab/MENA psychologists Dr. Germine "Gigi" Awad, Dr. Maryam Kia-Keating, and Dr. Mona M. Amer, for the latest two episodes of the Liberation Now Podcast. Maghsoodi spoke with his guests about their paper (published in American Psychologist) on cumulative racial-ethnic trauma among MENA Americans, and its applications to healing and liberation. Liberation Now is produced in the Liberation Lab research group, led by Dr. Helen Neville. The podcast can be accessed by searching for "Liberation Now" on any podcast streaming service and via the following link: https://bit.ly/LiberationNow.