blog posts BER Research Assistantship for Graduate Students: Applications Now Open Oct 5, 2023 11:30 am7 views Applications are now open to graduate students (with preference for those from the College of Education) for a yearlong 50% graduate research assistant position with the Bureau of Educational Research (BER). Professor Herrera Participates in Policy Dialogue on Youth Political Engagement in the Middle East Sep 30, 2023 5:45 am3 views Professor Linda Herrera participated in a policy dialogue on Youth Political Engagement in the Middle East and North Africa hosted by the the Hollings Center for International Dialogue in Istanbul, September 18-19. Professor Herrera Lectures at Tampere University, Finland on Youth Transitions to the Labor Market in the Middle East Sep 30, 2023 5:45 am1 views Professor Linda Herrera gave a lecture in the series at Tampere University, Finland, on Youth Transitions to the Labour Market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) on September 25. She talked about the notion of youth precarity and the growing disconnect between education and employment. Community College Success Stories Sep 28, 2023 3:15 pm0 views The September 21 "Success Stories from Community College Graduates" panel discussion, moderated by OCCRL Director Lorenzo Baber, highlighted the thoughts of four panelists who related their experiences as former community college students and how the open-access institutions they attended led to successful pathways and careers in the medical field. Read the thoughts of Dean Madory, Juliana Simonetti, Gaby Vargas, and Samantha Velasco. College of Education Faculty, Graduate Student, Published in Engineering Education Book Sep 27, 2023 9:15 am22 views Faculty members Emma Mercier and Molly Goldstein and graduate student Robin Jephthah Rajarathinam published chapters in the new book, The International Handbook of Engineering Education Research. Illinois Alum named Outstanding Secondary New Teacher Sep 27, 2023 8:45 am24 views Melvin Burch-Bynum, a 2004 College of Education Alumni, began his teaching career after retiring from the Marine Corps. He is the Senior Marine Instructor in Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia. Education at Illinois Alumni Award Cookout Sep 20, 2023 1:00 pm1 views Join Dean Mouza and the College of Education for a cookout and meet our 2023 Education Alumni Award recipients! Denice Hood Named Interim CREA Director Sep 20, 2023 9:45 am128 views Gonzalez Rivera, Herrmann, Tissenbaum among Inaugural Siebel Center for Design Affiliates Sep 19, 2023 9:45 am25 views Michele Schutz Receives $2.5M Grant from the Department of Education Sep 18, 2023 11:45 am55 views Funding was granted to Schutz, co-PI, for the project entitled "EMPOWERing Transition-Aged Youth with Visual Impairments: Equipping More Professionals for Work and Education in Rural Communities" Strong Enrollment Numbers for Illinois, College of Education Sep 13, 2023 3:45 pm58 views Strong increases in enrollment at the campus and college level, tenth-day numbers reveal. Alumnus Royel Johnson Named Co-Editor of AERA Educational Researcher Journal Sep 11, 2023 3:30 pm0 views Johnson is a two-time Illinois graduate with a master's degree in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership. He is currently an associate professor at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. Ruedas-Gracia Receives NIH Diversity Supplement Award Sep 5, 2023 11:45 am96 views She will be responsible for leading efforts to examine racial and ethnic disparities in biomedical research and design and implement methods to foster participation in research equitably and ethically. Sustaining Mesoamerican Indigenous Languages at the Beginning of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages Sep 4, 2023 10:45 pm9 views The conference on September 8 and 9 is dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary inquiry at the intersections of Indigenous language education, technology, policy, and more. EPOL Ph.D. Student Aigul Rakisheva Wins Best Paper Award at Conference Sep 3, 2023 9:00 pm80 views Rakisheva was honored at the European Educational Research Association (EERA) conference for her paper, entitled “Bridging the urban-rural gaps in education in Kazakhstan. Meadan-Kaplansky Receives $2M Institute of Education Sciences Grant Sep 1, 2023 11:45 am152 views The study, which will be conducted in partnership with Michigan State University, will evaluate Family Telepractice Augmentative and Alternative Communication Modeling (FamTAM) Intervention. Meadan-Kaplansky will serve as co-PI, and work with IT Partners at Education to develop a digital learning platform. College of Education Faculty Awarded $800K NSF Grant For Collaborative Project with Grainger College of Engineering. Aug 30, 2023 9:30 am46 views Faculty members Jennifer Cromley, co-PI, and Cherie Avent, evaluator, are members of the research team. The grant was awarded to a project called Developing Equity-Minded Engineering Practitioners (DEEP). Three Education Faculty Named NSF Discovery Research PreK-12 Awardees Aug 29, 2023 10:30 am31 views College of Education faculty Stina Krist, Gloriana Gonzalez Rivera, and Michelle Perry have been named National Science Foundation Discovery Research PreK-12 Awardees. OCCRL Welcomes Two New Affiliate Members Aug 28, 2023 9:45 am41 views The Office of Community College Research and Leadership in the College of Education recently added two new affiliate members to its team and has retained the affiliate services of a former staff member. Perry, Bosch, Bates Awarded $1.5M NSF Grant to Study Professional Learning for Math Teachers Aug 24, 2023 4:15 pm33 views The College is pleased to announce that yet another group of Education at Illinois researchers have been awarded National Science Foundation funding for research. C&I's Krist, Hug Awarded Nearly $1M from NSF's Division of Research on Learning Aug 21, 2023 3:30 pm69 views Congratulations to Curriculum & Instruction assistant professor Stina Krist, PI, and teaching professor Barbara Hug, co-PI, who are leading a team of researchers developing A Professional Development Model for High School Teachers to Adapt Curricula Toward Students' Knowledges and Resources thanks to a four-year, nearly $1M grant from the National Science Foundation. EPOL's Paul Bruno Awarded NSF Grant to Lead Study on Impacts of Policy on CS Participation and Teacher Prep Aug 16, 2023 2:30 pm82 views The National Science Foundation has awarded EPOL assistant professor Paul Bruno, PI, nearly $500K for a three-year project examining Collaborative Research: Impacts of State Policy on Computer Science Participation and Teacher Preparation. Associate professor Colleen Lewis of the Grainger College of Engineering's Department of Computer Science joins Bruno as Co-PI on the project, along with Tuan Nguyen of Kansas State University. From Community College to Medical School: Supporting the Transition Aug 10, 2023 8:45 am18 views OCCRL Director Lorenzo Baber will be one of the session speakers at this free virtual event, which will offer a collaborative environment for community college counselors who want to gain valuable insights, resources, and best practices to help aspiring medical students achieve their academic and career goals. College of Education, Community Choices, Experience Champaign Urbana, Launch Accessible CU Guide Aug 9, 2023 3:00 pm248 views The project, first launched in 2018, helps users find local businesses that meet their accessibility needs, outlining the physical, sensory, cognitive, and accommodation-ready characteristics of local businesses. Alumnus Tyrone Williams, Jr., Named 2023 Illinois History Teacher of the Year Aug 2, 2023 3:15 pm122 views Tyrone Williams, Jr., a three-time University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign degree earner and a two-time College of Education alumnus, has been named the 2023 Illinois History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. EPSY Doctoral Candidate Wins Dissertation Research Award from American Psychological Association Jul 26, 2023 2:00 pm60 views Laura Valderrama will earn $10,000 to offset the cost of her dissertation research. Her research interests focus on Latino children's biliteracy practices and future teachers' training on language diversity issues. Education Faculty Awarded NSF Grant to Develop Learning Strategies for Elementary Mathematics Teachers Jul 20, 2023 9:30 am90 views Faculty members Michelle Perry and Nigel Bosch, along with alumna Meg Bates, will join researchers from the University of Chicago and New York University to investigate teachers' learning through online asynchronous learning modules. Two Education Alumni, One Staff Member Win 2023 Awards from Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Jul 19, 2023 3:30 pm40 views Danielle Murchison, Joe Muskin, and Hannah Ruedy were honored with 2023 awards from ICTM. Professors Luc Paquette and H. Chad Lane Awarded Additional NSF Grant for Project Jul 11, 2023 3:15 pm73 views This project, entitled "Collaborative Research: Advancing the Science of STEM Interest Development through Educational Gameplay with Machine Learning and Data-driven Interviews" is under the direction of principal investigator Luc Paquette and starts on July 15, 2023. Connect With OCCRL Via its New Facebook Page Jul 7, 2023 12:00 pm19 views Stay engaged with the Office of Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL) by liking and following their new Facebook page! Connect with OCCRL on Facebook. C&I Professor Gloriana Gonzalez and Alum Saad Shehab Awarded $1.375M NSF Grant Jul 5, 2023 1:00 pm92 views Congratulations to Curriculum & Instruction professor Gloriana Gonzalez, PI and C&I alumnus Saad Shehab, Co-PI, who have been awarded a new grant from the National Science Foundation for their project, Engaging Teachers in Integrating Human-Centered Design for Geometry Problem-based Instruction. The $1.375M award is effective August 1, 2023, and the work is in collaboration with the campus' Siebel Center for Design, where Shehab serves as associate director of assessment and research. Sustainability Education Collective Conference Series: Day Two Jun 30, 2023 7:00 am10 views Join us for Day Two of the Sustainability Education Collective Conference and Workshop Series on Thursday, August 17, 2023 online or in-person in CIF 4035. Day Two panelists will explore participatory and place-based approaches to evaluation in the Global South as well as social resilience in education as a tool for community capacity-building to respond to the effects of climate change. Two Education Student-Athletes Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars Jun 29, 2023 1:15 pm41 views Eddie Lennon of Men's Track and Field and Sydney Stephens of Women's Soccer were among the 1,717 students selected for this honor by the Big Ten Conference. Spots Still Available for TEACH Academy, July 19-21 Jun 28, 2023 1:30 pm70 views This three-day interactive experience, presented by the Campus-Community Compact to Accelerate Social Justice, is designed to strengthen instructional practices using a lens that focuses on educational justice, equity, and inclusion. Jonathan Phalen, '23 Secondary Education Minor, Receives Fulbright Award Jun 23, 2023 2:00 pm52 views Fulbright grants allow students and recent graduates to pursue international education, research, and teaching experiences around the globe this coming year. You're Invited: 2023 Campus-Community Compact to Accelerate Social Justice Convening Jun 12, 2023 11:00 am43 views The campus' Office of Public Engagement cordially invites the College of Education community to participate in the Campus-Community Compact to Accelerate Social Justice (Compact) Convening on Wednesday, June 21 from 2 to 7:30 p.m. Alumna Evthokia Stephanie Saclarides Featured in Latest Podcast from Math Teacher Educator Journal Jun 9, 2023 12:00 pm18 views Check out the latest podcast from the Math Teacher Educator Journal featuring C&I alumna Evthokia Stephanie Saclarides, Ph.D., now at the University of Cincinnati. IWERC and the College of Education: Collaboration Discussion Jun 7, 2023 2:00 pm13 views All current faculty are invited to join the conversation on June 15 to discuss collaboration between IWERC (Illinois Workforce and Education Research Collaborative) and the College of Education. New Elementary School Opening for Neurodiverse Students Jun 2, 2023 10:30 am280 views Current Ph.D. student in Special Education and SLP-BCBA Landria Seals Green is opening a new K-third grade school in Champaign to address the needs of neurodiverse learners, called Excel Prep. Jill Donnel Selected as Council on Teacher Education's Executive Director May 25, 2023 4:15 pm145 views Join us in welcoming Jill Donnel, Ed.D., to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as Executive Director of the Council on Teacher Education. Most recently, Donnel served as Assistant Director for Undergraduate Programs and Advising at Illinois State University's College of Education, School of Teaching, one of the largest teacher preparation departments in the nation. College Part of Four Funded FY24 Investment for Growth Projects May 24, 2023 1:45 pm51 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has selected 11 proposals with budgets totaling nearly $15 million as part of the Investment for Growth program. College of Education faculty are leading two projects, and are collaborating on two additional projects. Projects chosen for the program’s fifth round of funding demonstrate the spirit of collaboration, innovation and immense promise to impact our campus community and beyond. C&I Graduate Student Pair Awarded Global Intersections Grant May 15, 2023 1:45 pm63 views Citlalli Garcia and Brian Acosta were awarded the Global Intersections Grant, a campus initiative by the University's Center for Global Studies to encourage multicultural, international, transnational, and global perspectives that promote understanding and aid in solving global problems through developing new research areas and projects of global importance. New Book Co-Edited by OCCRL Director Reimagines Colleges, Communities May 8, 2023 2:45 pm17 views Drs. Lorenzo D. Baber and Heather McCambly have edited a new book titled “Critiques for Transformation: Reimagining Colleges and Communities for Social Justice.” PANEL: Demonstrations of Research on Teaching & Learning with ChatGPT May 4, 2023 4:15 pm6 views Hear directly from research teams currently conducting ChatGPT research on the Illinois campus. This session is part of our ongoing focus on ChatGPT's impact on research and teaching and what we must consider as we continue to study teaching and learning in response to the rapid development and implementation of ChatGPT and other generalized AI tools. EPOL Department Head Yoon Pak Receives Campus Executive Officer Distinguished Leadership Award May 1, 2023 10:45 am16 views Congratulations to Professor Yoon Pak, who has been recognized by peers and awarded from the campus' Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost. Sustainability Education Collective Conference and Workshop Series Apr 28, 2023 11:00 am20 views Join the Sustainability Education Collective, a three-day conference and workshop series focuses on sustainability education as a way to advance equity and justice in research and public education. Advanced registration for in-person and online participants is required. Space is limited.Registration is free: https://go.education.illinois.edu/sustainabilityedcollective Virtual Exchange for the Post-pandemic Era: DEI in a Virtual Global Context. A Global Symposium Apr 28, 2023 10:45 am0 views This Global Symposium is being curated by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, College of Education with the support of The Center for Global Studies (CGS) and the European Union Center (EUC). This symposium brings together leading scholars and thought leaders in virtual exchange from around the world to explore its future development. Our goal is to reconsider the role and responsibility of virtual exchange in a global context with experiences and insights from across different disciplines. The event is scheduled in a hybrid format for May 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT. More information is available on this website: https://international.education.illinois.edu/events/global-education-symposium Registration link: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/88500606 Rebecca Ginsburg, EJP Awarded LAS Student Success Innovation Project Funding Apr 28, 2023 10:30 am9 views Congratulations to EPOL Professor and Education Justice Project Director Rebecca Ginsburg, who is part of a team awarded up to $100,000 from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as one of three projects in their Student Success Innovation program. Online Master's Student Published in National Diversity Council Newsletter Apr 25, 2023 9:15 pm8 views Online master's student in EPOL Dr. Fawzia Reza published an article Anyone for a No Female Left Behind (Nflb) Policy? in the April 2023 National Diversity Council Newsletter. U.S. News & World Report Ranks College's Graduate Programs Among Nation's Best Apr 25, 2023 12:30 pm188 views U.S. News & World Report released their 2023-24 Best Graduate Schools rankings today, and the College of Education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s on-campus graduate programs all continue to rank in the top 25 nationwide.