blog postsCongratulations to EPSY's Sherry Yi, First Prize Winner of Research Live!Apr 14, 2021 9:00 am28 views The Graduate College just announced the graduate student 2021 Research Live! Winners. First prize ($300) went to Sherry Yi in Educational Psychology for "Using Videogames to Spark Interest for Learning." Research Live! is a fun, fast-paced competition where Illinois graduate students share their remarkable research in 3-minutes or less.COVID-19 Vaccine Study Seeking Participant Students Ages 18-26Apr 12, 2021 11:45 am26 views Campus is conducting this vaccine study, partnering with the National Institutes of Health and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, and is seeking participants.CCB 2021 Gryphon Lecture: "Transnational Networks and the Spread of Early Modern Children’s Books"Apr 12, 2021 10:30 am0 views Please join us virtually at the CCB on Thursday, April 15, at noon for Professor Matthew Grenby's 2021 Gryphon Lecture, "Going Global: Transnational Networks and the Spread of Early Modern Children’s Books." Professor Grenby's talk will examine the international networks through which children's books circulated the globe during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, evolving in form as they intersected with new cultural contexts. M.O. Grenby is the Dean of Research and Innovation in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Newcastle University and Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies. His books include The Anti-Jacobin Novel (2001) and The Child Reader (2011); he is co-editor of the Companion to Children's Literature (2010) and Popular Children's Literature in Britain (2008). The Gryphon Lecture is an endowed talk given annually at the Center for Children’s Books. It features a leading scholar in the fields of youth literature, media, and culture. Sarah Isaacs Wins 2021 Advocate Award from Women's Resource CenterApr 8, 2021 11:00 am17 views Sarah Isaacs, librarian and project coordinator at the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse, is the Student Affairs/Women's Resource Center 2021 recipient of the Strive Awards Advocate Award. She holds a master’s degree in library and information science and has worked with children and families in a variety of libraries for 20 years. Since arriving at the EI Clearinghouse in 2012, she has worked hard to expand the resources available and raise awareness of this outstanding state resource.Free Bystander Intervention Training Hosted by Asian American Cultural CenterApr 6, 2021 3:45 pm24 views In response to the sharp and sustained rise in anti-Asian harassment, the AACC will be hosting a FREE bystander intervention training online for faculty, staff, and students on April 16. Register today!TIER-ED Calls for Pilot Project ProposalsApr 6, 2021 3:30 pm4 views The TIER-ED Pilot Projects Program is designed to foster inter- or trans-disciplinary intellectual engagement through funding pilot or proof-of-concept projects. The submission deadline is Friday, April 23, 2021, by 5 p.m. CST.TIER-ED Graduate Fellows ProgramApr 6, 2021 3:00 pm42 views Technology Innovation in Educational Research and Design (TIER-ED) Graduate Fellowships will be awarded to graduate students working on a research project in a TIER-ED focused area. Selected TIER-ED Fellows will receive $20,000 for one academic year. Please submit required documents and reference letters by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The submission deadline is Friday, April 23, 2021, by 5 p.m. CST.DPI Adds Professors Rodney Hopson and Robb Lindgren to Executive CommitteeApr 2, 2021 3:15 pm40 views These Education faculty join a highly selective and distinguished group of scholars that will enable DPI to explore and develop solutions to long-term economic and social challenges throughout Illinois.Computer Science Education Speaker SeriesMar 30, 2021 3:15 pm8 views In anticipation of launching the Teaching Endorsement in Computer Science for Illinois high school teachers in summer of 2021, the College of Education has planning a Computer Science Education Speaker Series this spring.Dr. Dipesh Navsaria: “Books Build Better Brains: Sharing Books as a Public Health Intervention”Mar 30, 2021 10:00 am0 views On Tuesday, April 6 at noon CST, Dr. Dipesh Navsaria will present "Books Build Better Brains: Sharing Books as a Public Health Intervention" a Zoom speaker event.OCCRL Partners to Launch Career and Technical Education CoLab (CTE CoLab)Mar 29, 2021 4:00 pm58 views The Office of Community College Research and Leadership is one of five partnering organizations that has helped launch the CTE CoLab, in response to addressing equity gaps related to low completion rates in career and technical education, particularly among students of color who face systemic inequalities and challenges accessing and completing high-quality CTE programs. The CTE CoLab aims to reduce equity gaps for students of color—especially students who are Black, Latinx, or Indigenous—enrolled in credit-bearing online postsecondary CTE programs. Funded by ECMC Foundation, the CTE CoLab is a collaboration led by the Urban Institute in partnership with five national organizations: World Education, Inc., the National Council for Workforce Education, the Office of Community College Research and Leadership at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the Instructional Technology Council, and the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers. This coalition supports the College Community of Practice—a group of community and technical colleges—to build knowledge, center equity in program goals and delivery, and develop and share resources to improve education and career outcomes in online CTE programming. The CTE CoLab coalition will select up to 15 community and technical colleges to join the College Community of Practice. CCP will advance the work of these institutions in scaling or enhancing equity-centered approaches to online teaching and learning through a focus on a selected credit-bearing CTE program. Each CCP college team will be awarded a $30,000 grant to support participation in this two-year engagement. Visit the Urban Institute website for the RFP, CCP Application, and FAQ.2021 College of Education Convocation InformationMar 29, 2021 9:30 am50 views In-person convocation ceremonies will not take place due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Convocation website shows the exciting things that are happening to celebrate your great achievement! Read on to learn more.College of Education COVID-19 Research Seed Funding: Spring 2021 Call for ApplicationsMar 26, 2021 3:45 pm22 views The Bureau of Educational Research and the College Research Committee, honoring faculty research and scholarship in these areas, invite College of Education researchers to apply for this third call for COVID-19 Seed Grants.EPOL Doctoral Candidate Passionate About STEM Education in Underserved CommunitiesMar 22, 2021 4:30 pm163 views Natalie Coleman, B.S. '02, is a current doctoral candidate in EPOl and founder of After the Peanut, a company based on the core idea of providing STEM educational opportunities for students in underserved communities.Call to Action to Address Racism & Social Injustice Research ProgramMar 19, 2021 2:00 pm57 views In July 2020, Chancellor Jones announced a $2 million annual commitment by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to focus intellectual and scholarly talent of our university to examine two of the greatest challenges facing our society and seek new solutions. Recognizing the critical need for universities across our nation to prioritize research focused on systemic racial inequities and injustices that exist not only in our communities but in higher education itself, the Call to Action to Address Racism & Social Injustice Research Program will provide support for academic research and the expansion of community-based knowledge that advances the understanding of systemic racism and generationally embedded racial disparity.