blog posts Two from College of Education named to State Committee on Teacher Licensure Nov 28, 2023 1:15 pm9 views Asif Wilson Awarded with Early Career Scholar Award Nov 28, 2023 11:15 am9 views Ruedas-Gracia to Deliver Keynote at University of Illinois Springfield Nov 13, 2023 4:30 pm0 views Ruedas-Gracia will be the keynote speaker for the Politics of Inclusion Symposium on November 17 at the University of Illinois Springfield Student Union Ballroom in Springfield, IL. Wilson Honored by Critical Race Studies in Education Association Nov 7, 2023 2:15 pm38 views Asif Wilson, assistant professor, Curriculum & Instruction, was given the Early Career Scholar award from CRSEA at their annual conference in Chicago on October 26. Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership Honored by OVCDEI Nov 7, 2023 2:00 pm40 views The Department has been awarded the 2023 Larine Y. Cowan Make a Difference Award for Leadership in Diversity. Program Review Advisory Committee Plans for the Future Nov 6, 2023 12:00 pm0 views The 2023-2024 Program Review Advisory Committee (PRAC) held its first quarterly meeting of the academic year in October with an in-person get-together at Olive Harvey College. The meeting kicked off a year-long focus on strategic planning and vision-casting goals for the committee’s future. Members are striving to embed collaboration and collective responsibility as they return to in-person engagement after the last few years of conducting mostly virtual work due to COVID. Quality Public Schools: A Reconstruction Legacy Worth Considering Nov 3, 2023 1:00 pm5 views All are warmly invited to hear Professor Hillary Greene, James B. Duke Professor of Africana Studies at Davidson University, in her upcoming lecture, “Quality Public Schools: A Reconstruction Legacy Worth Considering.” Professor Greene’s renowned work explores race, class, and gender and pre-1920 African American history. Her first book, Educational Reconstruction: African American Schools and the Urban South, 1865-1890, explores how African Americans and their white allies created, develop, and sustained a system of African American schools. Dr. Green’s presentation is on Tuesday November 14th at 2:00 pm in Room 2, College of Education. The talk is free and open to the public. Ruedas-Gracia Keynote Speaker for First-Gen Week at Texas State University Nov 1, 2023 9:00 pm166 views Nidia Ruedas-Gracia, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology is invited to be the keynote speaker during First-Gen Week at Texas State University. Ruedas-Gracia's keynote address, titled "The FLI Ride: Developing a First-Generation/Low-Income Story of Success", will outline how first-generation/low-income (FLI, pronounced FLY) college students are trailblazers and can customize their college experience with the support of their institution for optimal success. Ruedas-Gracia's keynote will be held at the LBJ Student Center Ballroom on Thursday, November 9th, 2023. Rodriguez Publishes Chapter in New Book Nov 1, 2023 11:30 am15 views Gabriel Rodriguez, assistant professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership has co-written a chapter in a book titled Civic Engagement in Communities of Color: Pedagogy for Learning and Life in a More Expansive Democracy, published by Teachers College Press. OCCRL Releases Fall 2023 UPDATE on Research and Leadership Issue Nov 1, 2023 9:15 am0 views The fall UPDATE on Research and Leadership issue from the Office of Community College Research and Leadership delves into critical research such as the impact of the SFFA v. Harvard Supreme Court decision on community colleges and the role of community colleges in empowering student parents. “While this UPDATE edition provides no concrete answers to the difficult questions presented,” Dr. Lorenzo Baber writes in the Director’s Note section, “I believe the research reflected on these pages engages with the tradition of social justice, in the face of attempts to suppress progress.” EPOL Alum Publishes New Book Nov 1, 2023 8:45 am15 views Marlee Bunch, Ed.D. '22 EPOL, has written the book, which will be out in 2024, titled The Magnitude of Us: An Educator's Guide to Creating Collaborative & Culturally Responsive Classrooms. Williams Wins Award from Division for Early Childhood Oct 30, 2023 2:00 pm15 views Crystal Williams, a doctoral student in Special Education, was awarded the J. David Sexton Doctoral Student award. Ostrosky Honored By Division for Early Childhood Oct 26, 2023 3:15 pm28 views Ostrowsky, professor in Special Education, will receive the Mary McEvoy Service to the Field Award from the Division for Early Childhood. OCCRL’s Illinois Community College Leadership Institute the Start of Something Special Oct 26, 2023 10:30 am0 views Last spring, the Office of Community College Research and Leadership in the College of Education held the inaugural Illinois Community College Leadership Institute. The two-day event was at Parkland College in Champaign and brought together statewide community college scholars and practitioners who shared best practices in community college leadership. Gonzalez Rivera Publishes Chapter in New Book Oct 25, 2023 9:00 am4 views Gonzalez Rivera, and her collaborators from the University of Puerto Rico were published in the book, titled Lesson Study with Mathematics and Science Preservice Teachers. The chapter was written as part of their National Science Foundation Grant to improve STEM education. Cherie Avent named to News-Gazette 40 under 40 Oct 25, 2023 8:45 am32 views Avent was honored as one of the top young professionals in our community. She was chosen for professional accomplishments, and community involvement. Watson Named Director of School Improvment at Champaign Unit 4 Oct 10, 2023 11:00 am2 views Cynthia Watson, LAS '11 Secondary Education, was named to the position after spending her career teaching in Indianapolis and Chicago Public Schools. She has experience working with Teach for America, and the Golden Apple Foundation. Herrera Publishes Website on Egyptian Education Research Oct 10, 2023 9:30 am18 views Herrera has been researching education reform in Egypt since 2018. The site includes resources available in both English and Arabic and is an asset for those studying education in the middle east. Dr. Jennifer Randall | Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series Oct 9, 2023 6:45 pm5 views Please join the College of Education and the Dean's Office for a lecture given by Dr. Jennifer Randall on the subject of Publicly Engaged Research for Social Justice on Thursday, November 2 from 12:15 - 1:15 pm in 22 Education. Living Wall Student Design Meeting Oct 6, 2023 10:45 am4 views The College of Education has plans to install a living, or green, wall in the south lobby. All College of Education undergraduate and graduate students are invited to contribute to the design of the wall. Join us in the south lobby on Wednesday, October 11 at 11:00 a.m. for more information. Email any questions to Dr. Sam Lindgren (email@example.com) or Dr. Jon Hale (firstname.lastname@example.org). BER Research Assistantship for Graduate Students: Applications Now Open Oct 5, 2023 11:30 am4 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 am2 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 am0 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 am18 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 am19 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 am115 views Gonzalez Rivera, Herrmann, Tissenbaum among Inaugural Siebel Center for Design Affiliates Sep 19, 2023 9:45 am24 views Michele Schutz Receives $2.5M Grant from the Department of Education Sep 18, 2023 11:45 am47 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 pm54 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 am91 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 pm8 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 pm78 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 am144 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 am45 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 am29 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 am39 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 pm28 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 pm63 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 pm80 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 am13 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 pm246 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 pm110 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 pm59 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 am87 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 pm39 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 pm67 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. 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