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  • 10th Annual INTC Induction and Mentoring Conference

    "The Heart of Teaching"

    Join the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative at its 10th annual induction and mentoring conference on February 24 and 25, 2015, in Springfield where the heart of teaching emphasizes teacher growth, developing the skills and confidence to have professional conversations, and building high quality mentor/new teacher relationships. This conference will feature two days of breakout sessions, Educator Chats, facilitated roundtables, and more. Targeted attendees include induction and mentoring program coordinators, mentors, administrators, higher education faculty, professional development providers, and other stakeholders. More information is available at intc.education.illinois.edu/conference

  • 10th Annual INTC Induction and Mentoring Conference

    Join the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative (INTC) at its 10th annual induction and mentoring conference in February 24 & 25, 2015, in Springfield, IL, where the heart of teaching emphasizes teacher growth, developing the skills and confidence to have professional conversations, and building high quality mentor/new teacher relationships.

    Induction is the catalyst for a successful teaching career. It can turn a bad day into a good one. It is the heartbeat that motivates new teachers to do better from Day One until the last day of school. Induction can develop a value-added mentoring relationship. It helps new teachers determine where they are, where they want to be, and how to become more effective. It works in partnerships with others, including ROEs, education agencies, and higher education. It prepares new teachers to better serve their students.

    This conference will feature two days of breakout sessions, Educator Chats, facilitated roundtables, and more. Targeted attendees include induction and mentoring program coordinators, mentors, administrators, higher education faculty, professional development providers, and other stakeholders.

    For more information, contact Nancy Johnson at 217-244-3166 or nljohnsn@illinois.edu, or visit http://intc.education.illinois.edu/conference

  • 12th Annual Chancellor's Academy: Making Teaching and Learning Visible

    The Center for Education in Small Urban Communities will host the 12th annual Chancellor’s Academy June 22-24, 2015. This year’s theme, “Making Teaching and Learning Visible,” sets the tone and focus of the center’s professional development efforts as it moves forward.

  • 16th Annual AERA Brown Lecture Viewing Party

    The College of Education is pleased to sponsor a viewing party for the 16th Annual AERA Brown Lecture: "A Shade Less Offensive": School Integration as Radical Inclusion in the Pursuit of Educational Equity, presented by Dr. Prudence L. Carter. The lecture will be live-streamed at 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time in 4G Education. A moderated discussion will be held immediately after the lecture.   

  • 1960s Discovery Course for First Year Students EPS 199-BAR crn #40564

    FALL 2015 DISCOVERY COURSE ON THE 1960S  FOR FIRST YEAR STUDENTS!

    "BACK   TO    THE    1960s

    Educational Policy Studies: EPS 199 section BAR (crn # 40564)

                              Sociology: SOC 199 section BMB (crn # 49855)

    Days, Time, Location: Tue & Thr, 8:30-9:50am, Room 323 Educ Bldg  Credit:3 Hours Limited Enrollment:19 students

    Professor: Dr. Bernice McNair Barnett (email: bmbarnet@illinois.edu.

    About this 1960s Discovery Course & the Professor

    This First Year (Freshman) Discovery course is a sociological examination of the exciting I 960s! The primary objective of the course is to provide students an opportunity to: ( 1 ) discuss the popular youth cultures of the 1960s; (2) analyze the diversity of social, educational, political, and cultural concerns, themes, events, issues, leaders, and changes; and (3) reflect on the legacies of the 1 960s youth generation. Against the soundtrack of rock and roll, folk, pop, soul, rock, and other genres of music by the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Temptations, Supremes, Beach Boys, Jimi Hendrix, Mamas and Papas, and other artists and festivals at Monterey and Woodstock, we explore concerns expressed not only by a diversity of political leaders (John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon) and social movement leaders (Mario Savio, Betty Friedan, Martin Luther King, Jr, Malcolm X, Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Septima Clark,Yuri Kochiyama) but also by a diversity of youth cultures (Flower Children/Hippies, Yippies, Diggers, Merry Pranksters, Politicos), fashions, fads, dances, poetry, slang, literature, and social movement protests in/outside of schools and colleges/ universities (esp. students rights, Free Speech Movement, Vietnam/Antiwar protest, Women's/Feminist, African American, Chicano/a, Native American, Asian American, LGBT, disabled, immigrant, and alternative school movements) .

    Professor Barnett earned her Ph.D. in Sociology. She is an historical sociologist and Associate Professor in the Departments of Educational Policy, Organization, & Leadership (EPOL), Sociology, and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has presented research on the 1960s at international forums in the U. S., Canada, and Germany and has received various awards, including the Faculty Award for Excellence i n Teaching, Advising, and Research by the Council of Graduate Student in Education and Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by Students at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

    For questions, contact Professor Barnett at bmbarnet@illinois.edu. Peace!

    Read more about the course.

  • 1984 alumna named president-elect of CEC; tenure to begin in January

    Alumna Mary Lynn Boscardin, Ph.D. ’84 EOL, is the most recent College of Education graduate to make her mark on and help lead the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), an organization known for advancing the success of children with exceptionalities through advocacy, standards, and professional development.

    As president of CEC, she will serve as a voting member of the board, provide leadership to the organization’s planning and programs, oversee the work of CEC committees, and assist with the overall strategic direction.

  • 2014 Annual Conference - Call for Proposals


    The Illinois New Teacher Collaborative, housed in the College of Education, invites you to share your expertise, lessons learned, and promising practices related to beginning teacher needs, induction, mentoring, and support at the 9th Annual Induction and Mentoring Conference on February 25 & 26, 2014. Your session(s) should address one or more of the Critical Issue Categories (based on the Illinois Induction Standards). You are encouraged to submit proposals reflecting the conference focus of “The Changing Landscape of Induction and Mentoring.” 

The deadline for proposal submissions is November 20, 2013.
 For more information and to submit a proposal, visit: 
http://intc.education.illinois.edu/events/conf2014/presenters/ 

  • 2014 Summer Teach in China Program

    Applications for the 2014 Summer Teach in China Program are due April 10. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Individual awards of $500 are available to help finance the study abroad program to students studying in the College of Education. Please contact Lucinda Morgan at lmorgan4@illinois.edu for more information.

    Learn more about the 2014 Summer Teach in China Program.
    Apply for the 2014 Summer Teach in China Program.

  • 2015 Digital Humanities Symposium, February 27-28

    The Scholarly Commons at the University Library and the Institute of Computing in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (I-CHASS) are pleased to announce the 2015 Digital Humanities Symposium: Explorations of Technology in Humanities Research on February 27th-28th, 2015:

    Hands-on workshops will be held on the evening of February 27th at the Main Library, and will feature leading digital humanities practitioners from UIUC teaching on topics such as text analysis, geographical information systems, and data visualization. This will be followed by a day-long research symposium featuring leading researchers in digital humanities presenting on current digital research and methodologies on February 28th at Altgeld Hall.

    Please join us for this great opportunity for faculty and graduate students to learn about digital humanities tools and research approaches and to build a research community for digital humanities practitioners at Illinois.

    Register for FREE here:

    https://eventbrite.com/event/15364430425/

    For more information, visit http://publish.illinois.edu/digitalhumanities/dh-symposium/

  • 2015 Student Recognition Brunch

    Dean Mary Kalantzis invites you to join us in honoring our student award recipients for the 2015-2016 academic school year.

    Saturday, November 7, 2015

    I Hotel and Conference Center, Illinois Ballroom

    1900 S. First St., Champaign, IL

    Parking is available on the east side of the building.

    9:30 a.m. registration

    10 a.m. brunch and ceremony

    Please RSVP online by October 26, 2015.

    Students are responsible for registering their guests.

    Registration fee for guests of students is $20 per person.

    Students, faculty/staff, scholarship donors,

    and children under 7 may attend at no charge.

    Questions? Please call 217-244-7228 or email advancement@education.illinois.edu.

  • 2016 AERA Annual Meeting

    This year’s AERA Meeting will take place April 8-12 in Washington, D.C., and several Education at Illinois faculty members are being recognized.

  • 2016 Chinese Culture and Language Camp

    Aug. 8-12, 2016

    8:30 to 4:40 pm

    College of Education

    K-5th graders welcome (exceptions can be made for sibling enrollment if one of the siblings is above elementary level)

    $220 ($180 if you make your payment before June 1st) 

    Register Now! 

    The Chinese Culture and Language Camp aims to promote early second language development and culture learning through Chinese immersion in a fun, safe, and stimulating environment by providing bilingual teaching experts of the College of Education and innovative curriculum.

    The camp is open to kindergartner to fifth-graders who want to explore Chinese and further develop their Chinese. Campers will have the opportunity to explore or continue developing Chinese and gain knowledge of the rich cultural traditions of the Chinese-speaking world through stories, games, martial arts, music, food, calligraphy, crafts, and field trips, while being immersed in Chinese.

    More info please go to our website: http://education.illinois.edu/chinese-camp

    Register Now! 

  • 2016 CREA Conference - The Next Generation of Theory and Practice: Rethinking Equity through Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment

    The 2016 Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment Conference will take place April 20-22 in Chicago, with pre-conference workshops happening April 19.

  • 2016 Environmental Education Seasonal Jobs - Champaign County Forest Preserve District

    Champaign County Forest Preserve District

    Museum & Education Department - HLIC

    2016 Seasonal Positions

     

    Review of applications for the following positions will begin February 26, 2016. To apply, complete online application at www.ccfpd.org/About/employment.html. For more information please visit www.ccfpd.org or contact Pam Leiter, Education Department Assistant Director, at 217-896-2455 or pleiter@ccfpd.org.

     

    Seasonal Naturalist:                                                                            

    Main Duties:

    Teach natural history programs for children grades pre-k to 12 at Forest Preserve sites and in local schools Assist with special events and public programs Complete short term assignments for the growth of the District Education programs Assist with daily operation of the Interpretive Center Assist with maintenance of education reptiles and fish Must be available to work occasional weekends and evenings

     

    Hours:

    This is a part-time seasonal position (approx. 15-30 hours/week) available from April 18 to Nov. 8. The primary work location is Homer Lake Forest Preserve, with some work at Lake of the Woods. Pay: $9.50-$11.00/hr.

     

    Nature Day Camp Educators                                                                                                                              

    Main Duties:

    Teach Eco-Adventures summer day campsConduct other educational programs for youth and adultsAssist with daily operation of the Interpretive CenterAssist with special programs and eventsMust be available to work occasional weekends and evenings

     

    This is a part-time seasonal position (approx. 30 hours/week) available from June 1 through August 5. Several positions available. The primary work location is Homer Lake Forest Preserve, with some work at Lake of the Woods. Pay: $9.50-$11.00/hr.

     

    Campground Naturalist                                                                                                                                       

    Main Duties:

    Develop and conduct naturalist programs at the Middle Fork River Forest Preserve campground Must be available to work weekends

     

    This is a part-time seasonal position (approx. 26 hours/week), mid-May through early September. The primary work location is Middle Fork River Forest Preserve. Pay: $12.50-$13.50/hr.

  • 2016 Graduate Student Wellness Fair

    It’s halfway through the semester…and grad school just got real.

    It can be easy to forget to take care of yourself as the semester moves full speed ahead, but there are many campus resources to help you do just that.

    Do you have questions about McKinley Health Center, Student Insurance, the Counseling Center, work-life balance, self-care, campus safety, managing stress, or financial planning?

    Stop by the Graduate Student Wellness Fair to find answers!

    Wednesday, November 9
    Noon – 2 p.m.
    Illini Union, room 104