blog postsImage of Research Competition NOW OPENDec 13, 2019 10:45 am0 views Graduate and professional students enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are invited to submit images of their research, creative or scholarly work, along with a short narrative sharing how it has impacted them or others. The entry deadline is Monday, January 27, 2020.2020 INTC Leadership Conference Announces Keynote SpeakerDec 12, 2019 4:15 pm0 views Dr. Richard M. Ingersoll will be the keynote speaker at the 2020 INTC Leadership Conference.On-Site Researcher Background Checks Sign-Up | SAVE THE DATEDec 12, 2019 2:45 pm0 views Accurate Biometrics will visit the College of Education, Room 333, on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 between 10 a.m. and noon to administer fingerprint criminal background checks. You must have a background check on file to conduct research in local schools this academic year.Spring 2020 College Research Awards Competition | SAVE THE DATE(S)Dec 12, 2019 2:45 pm0 views The following Spring 2020 College Research Awards competitions open January 30, and close at 5 p.m. on February 28, 2020: Hardie Conference Travel Awards for Students & Faculty Hardie Dissertation Awards Faculty Fellows Distinguished Scholar Children (5-17 yrs) Needed for Paid Research Study about Hearing in NoiseDec 11, 2019 12:15 pm50 views The Department of Speech and Hearing Science is recruiting children for a paid research study about hearing in noise. We're looking for children (5-17 yrs) who speak English as their first language and have no history of hearing loss.Alumna Ebonie Durham, Ed.M. '14, EAL, Named Pahara-NextGen FellowDec 6, 2019 2:45 pm12 views Congratulations to Educational Administration & Leadership alumna Ebonie Durham, who has been named a Pahara Institute Next-Gen Fellow for their Winter 2020 cohort.Spring Break: STUDY IN COSTA RICADec 4, 2019 3:15 pm2 views Earn course credit during spring break! During this Spring Break study abroad opportunity, students will work in local schools and live with families in San Joaquin de Flores. We will also stay overnight in Guanacaste for a agroecological immersion learning experience, visit a coffee and cocoa plantation, and work with local students on themes and strategies related to environmental education. For more information or to apply, visit our website: studyabroad.education.illinois.eduSpring Break: STUDY IN FRANCEDec 4, 2019 3:15 pm2 views During this 2020 spring break study abroad trip, participants will go into the classrooms of Cité Scolaire Internationale de Lyon (CSI) in France and learn about the education in France, discover the impact of different culture and education systems on the teaching in the classrooms, and meet the student teachers from ESPE Académie de Lyon (Claude Bernard University Lyon 1) while enjoying the beautiful cities of Lyon and Paris! Visit our website for more information or to apply: www.studyabroad.education.illinois.eduSpring Break: STUDY IN ITALYDec 4, 2019 3:15 pm10 views During this 2020 spring break study abroad trip, participants will visit Milan, Verona, Reggio Emilia, and Venice in Italy. We will take you to visit classrooms in Verona and Reggio Emilia and learn from the cultural and educational perspectives of Italian students and teachers. We will also meet up with the semester study abroad students and teach abroad students from the College of Education in Verona! Participants will visit Milan, Verona, Mantova, Reggio Emilia, and Venice. In Milan, you will see Castellow Sforzesco and Duomo and immerse yourselves in Italian culture and art! In Reggio Emilia and Verona, we will take you to visit classrooms and learn about Reggio Emilia approach from the cultural and educational perspectives of Italian students and teachers. In Verona, you will also learn about Italian cooking and make some traditional Italian food, as well as learn about Italian wine in a winery. In Mantova, you will go to Teatro Bibiena: the palace where the Opera was born and the theater where Mozart played. In Venice, you will go to a glass factory and lace school in San Marco Square. For more information or to apply, visit our website: studyabroad.education.illinois.eduSpring Break: STUDY IN SPAINDec 4, 2019 3:15 pm0 views Collaborating with Centre de Formació Permanent at Universitat Politècnica de València (URV), this study abroad trip aims to provide students an overview of education in the Spanish region and a comparative experience between the European and American education systems. On this trip, students will visit URV, attend seminars at the College of Education, visit local schools, tour local cultural sites such as Reus Art Nouveau tour, and spend the last day in Barcelona. Visit our website for more information or to apply: www.studyabroad.education.illinois.edu C&I's Gloriana Gonzalez Accepted to 2020 New Leadership Academy Fellows ProgramNov 29, 2019 3:15 pm26 views Congratulations to associate professor Gloriana Gonzalez, who has been accepted into the 2020 New Leadership Academy Fellows Program, a partnership between the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good (National Forum) and the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE)Kelly Searsmith: Invited Speaker at ASHA 2019Nov 24, 2019 9:00 pm0 views M.Ed. candidate in EPOL-Higher Education and autism advocate Kelly Searsmith gave an invited talk on Nov. 22 titled "Autism & Neurodiversity: Reimagining the Strengths of the Human Spectrum" with co-presenter Prof. Laura DeThorne of Western Michigan University at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's annual convention in Orlando, Florida. The talk helps medically-oriented practitioners to reframe their approach to autism therapies using a social model of disability and to understand the importance of adopting an assumed-competency, strength-based, and person-centered perspective.2019-20 College Award Nominations Now OpenNov 20, 2019 2:30 pm20 views The 2019-2020 College awards competition is underway. We encourage you to nominate faculty, academic professionals, staff, and teaching assistants for excellence by the deadline of Tuesday, February 18, 2020.Ayesha Boyce, PhD '14, EPSY, Wins Award at AEANov 18, 2019 1:30 pm41 views Educational Psychology alumna Ayesha Boyce, PhD, was recently awarded the American Evaluation Association 2019 Marcia Guttentag Promising New Evaluator Award. This award, which she received at the American Evaluation Association (AEA) Conference, Nov. 12–16 in Minneapolis is presented to a promising new evaluator during the first five years after completion of his or her master’s or doctoral degree and whose work is consistent with the AEA Guiding Principles for Evaluator.Dr. Gloriana Gonzalez: Keynote Speaker at the PME-NA 41 ConferenceNov 14, 2019 1:30 pm6 views Dr. Gonzalez will present the Saturday Plenary Session, “Empowering Teachers to Construct Problems for their Students,” for the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education conference. The Realistic Mathematics Education theory establishes that problem contexts provide an entry point for mathematical understanding. Problems that are situated in relevant contexts can also support the development of students’ mathematical identity. At the same time, problems that are situated in contexts that appear to be too contrived may limit students’ opportunities to engage in mathematics and to develop their mathematical identity. In our dialogue, we will argue for opportunities for empowering teachers to design mathematics problems for and with their students. Teachers can identify relevant, authentic contexts for meaningful mathematics learning. We will provide examples from our own work regarding children’s mathematical knowledge bases, using students’ prior knowledge, social justice mathematics, and engaging students in problems situated in visual arts contexts as well as discuss the challenges and tensions in this work. We will discuss implications for mathematics teacher education, such as considerations about teachers’ mathematical and pedagogical knowledge, as well as teachers’ knowledge of their students and their school contexts, when embracing this approach. For more information view the conference website.