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The Chalkboard: Weekly News and Events for College of Education Students
 
 
Upcoming Events for Students

Wednesday, September 21

Improv Night
The CHANCE Program presents an improv night for COE students.  Read more

When:  6 p.m.
Where:  ETMSW L285

Thursday, September 22

Explore @ 4:  Special Education
An exploratory career series covering the basic information and career highlights of different education and social justice-oriented careers.  This first program features Michelle Parker-Katz, PhD, professor of special education, and alumni of the MEd Special Education program.

When:  4 p.m.
Where:  The Commons (ETMSW 3233)

Bring it to the Table
An event encouraging civic political participation.  Read more

When:  5 p.m.
Where:  Burnham 208

Sunday, September 25

CHANCE Tailgate
Enjoy the Bears-Cowboys game at a CHANCE program tailgate, featuring food, activities and the Sunday night football game.  Please bring your own chair.  Read more

When:  5 p.m. (Kickoff at 7:30 p.m.)
Where:  ETMSW Patio

Thursday, October 6

#Hashtag Talk:  Restorative Justice
An interactive event for undergraduate students focused restorative justice.  No RSVP required, and food will be served.  Guest speaker:  Juliana Stratton

When:  12 p.m.
Where:  ETMSW 3233

 
 
 
 
Scholarship Funding for Undergraduate Students

The $5 for 4 Scholarship helps to support students who display a financial need that will impede their continued enrollment in the College of Education

To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time in one of the BA programs, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (unless you are in your first semester) and demonstrate financial need.  Scholarships awarded will range in amount up to $2,500 and are not renewable.

The scholarship award will be applied to tuition, university fees and books for BA Urban Education - Elementary Education and BA Human Development and Learning students.

The deadline to apply for scholarship funding for the Fall 2016 semester is October 1.

Application

 
 
 
 
UIC Center for Literacy Research GA Positions

Center for Literacy Research Assistant Opportunities
Fall 2016 with Tuition Waiver

English GED Instructor

 The UIC Center for Literacy’s FAmily STart (FAST) Learning and Support program administers Adult Education and Career Transition services in high need areas in Chicago.  Graduate Research Assistants teach adult and family literacy workshops to Head Start and Child Care parents.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Teach adult literacy GED and/or PreGED workshop in English designed to serve the educational needs of Head Start/Child Care parents.
  • Assess and track students’ progress on IL ABE/ASE Content Standards.
  • Collaborate with Lead Teacher to develop individual education/transition plans and evaluate students’ progress on their goals.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings which promote Family Start Learning Center programs, services, and program improvement initiatives.

Teaching Location: Off Campus: King Community Service Center, 4314 South Cottage Grove, Chicago

Time: Monday through Friday, 8:30-12:30, (20) hours a week. This schedule is not flexible.

Commitment: At least one year and two preferred Start Date: Fall 2016

Application Process: Submit your resume, cover letter, and three references ASAP to

Susie Karwowski and Barbara Travis via email to skarwow@uic.edu and batravis@uic.edu.  

No phone calls please.

 Minimum education and work experience (including years) to qualify for position:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field required with 1-year literacy teaching/tutoring preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills required. 
  • Knowledge of adult/family literacy and Head Start/Child Care programs desirable.

Spanish GED Instructor

The UIC Center for Literacy’s FAmily STart (FAST) Learning and Support program administers Adult Education and Career Transition services in high need areas in Chicago.  Graduate Research Assistants teach adult and family literacy workshops to Head Start and Child Care parents.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Teach adult literacy GED and/or PreGED workshop in Spanish designed to serve the educational needs of Head Start/Child Care parents.
  • Assess and track students’ progress on IL ABE/ASE Content Standards.
  • Collaborate with Lead Teacher to develop individual education/transition plans and evaluate students’ progress on their goals.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings which promote Family Start Learning Center programs, services, and program improvement initiatives.

Teaching Location: Off Campus: King Community Service Center, 4314 South Cottage Grove, Chicago

Time: Monday through Friday, 8:30-12:30, (20) hours a week. This schedule is not flexible.

Commitment: At least one year and two preferred Start Date: Fall 2016

Application Process: Submit your resume, cover letter, and three references ASAP to

Susie Karwowski and Annaly Pardino via email to skarwow@uic.edu and annaly@uic.edu.

No phone calls please.

 Minimum education and work experience (including years) to qualify for position:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field required with 1-year literacy teaching/tutoring preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills required. 
  • Knowledge of adult/family literacy and Head Start/Child Care programs desirable.
  • Fluency in oral and written Spanish.
 
 
 
 
Introduction to Korean History and Culture for Educators

National Korean Studies: Outreach Program - Chicago
“Introduction to Korean History and Culture for Educators”
Saturday, October 1, 2016
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
University of Illinois at Chicago
Student Center East - Cardinal Room

Information about the event
Tentative schedule
Registration

 
 
 
 
Early Childhood Volunteer Opportunity
ART WORKS Projects is currently seeking several Early Childhood Education students to volunteer to provide activities for children at our annual fundraising event Picturing Change. 
 
The event is a cocktail reception with live music, refreshments, speakers, etc., and parents will have the opportunity to bring their children. An area will be set aside with volunteers who would lead the children in arts-based activities hopefully related to human rights issues.
 
October 21 from 5 - 9 p.m. at Life Creative (219 N. Paulina, Chicago).
 
Contact Annalise Taylor at ataylor@artworksprojects.org.
 
 
 
 
Council on Teacher Education: Dates to Remember

- Candidacy Application Submission Deadline for EC and SpEd – October 1, 2016
- Elementary Education CPS Student Teaching Registration Process Seminar
      Session 1: October 18 (12pm – 1pm)
      Session 2: October 25 (12pm – 1pm)
      Please check with Jen DeLago to determine which session you should attend.

-CPS Student Teaching Online Registration Process for Spring 2017 closes November 30, 2016.

 
 
 
 
COE Professor Hiring GAs

Dr. Shelby Cosner will be hiring up to three 1/2-time graduate assistants beginning in September for the start of October with two of the positions running through December 2017 and one of the positions running through August 2016.  The first two positions are GA positions that will require a range of duties including locating, annotating and reviewing literature; locating and storing a variety of principal preparation and development program materials; and a range of other duties as assigned by Dr. Cosner. The third position (running through end of summer 2017) will involve extensive library and qualitative field research including participant interviews, most of which will be conducted in schools with principals and teachers.

Individuals: a) interested in various issues related to school leadership, b) who have strong library research skills, and c) who have excellent project management skills/proven track records with on-time quality work submission are encouraged to forward a resumes to Dr. Shelby Cosner at sacosner@uic.edu as soon as possible. In addition to these expectations, individuals interested in the third position must have transportation for traveling to/from interview sites and flexibility in their weekly schedules for conducting interviews.

With the electronic submission of a resume, please also provide a brief email that includes information about your current program of study at UIC and why this position seems like a fit and is of interest to you.

 
 
 
 
TechBytes: How Chatbots Can Help With Learning

Talkative software-based robots have companies and organizations scrambling to set up their own chatbots, automated software for chatting with potential for learning uses.  Read more

 
 
 
 
Teaching Assistant/GA Position with Early Outreach Program

The Early Outreach Program was created in 1981 as the pre-college, academic pipeline program to the University of Illinois at Chicago Urban Health Program. From this position, the Early Outreach Program was among the first on the UIC campus to recognize the opportunity for educational enrichment in the core content areas of reading, math, and science, and its specific application to health sciences preparation and urban health equity.

The program’s goal is to ensure the students’ ability to matriculate into high school, university, and postgraduate health science programs of their choice, so that they can ultimately attain careers in the health professions in our changing and global society.

Teaching Assistants/GAs are responsible for providing academic instruction and other 21st century skills enrichment programming to Early Outreach Program academic pipeline participants while ensuring program integrity and academic excellence.

Full job description

Send Resume to:
Vernita Lewis 
 
 
 
 
University of Washington Faculty Positions

The University of Washington College of Education is hiring four new professors in the following positions:

-Critical perspectives in English education
-Instructional excellence, early intervention and special education
-Educational policy, organizations and leadership across P-12 settings
-Senior faculty position in multicultural education

More information

 
 
 
 
Fall 2016 Babysitting Position

Looking for a reliable late afternoon – early evening weeknight babysitter starting in the fall/September 2016 for an 8 and 12 year old in the South Loop neighborhood.  Hours would be 3:30 to 7:30 on Mondays through Thursdays (can be flexible on some days depending on your school schedule).  Responsibilities include picking up children from school, driving them to after school activities (we will provide car & insurance; just need current driver’s license), and helping with night time routine (dinner, homework, ready for bed).  There is the possibility of additional weekend babysitting if desired.   We have had a terrific UIC student babysitter for the last 3 years who is graduating, so we are looking for someone else who would like to help our family.  Pay is $15 per hour.   If you are interested, please call 312-961-2461 or email Jennifer Rakstad at jrakstad@hotmail.com.

 
 
 
 
Phillips Academy High School Positions

Phillips Academy High School in Bronzeville is hiring a special education teacher and a minimum of 4 paraprofessional aids for our diverse learners.

Special Education teacher position 1

Special Education teacher position 2

You must apply through the CPS Teacher Quality Pool, but also please e-mail directly your interest and resume to Assistant Principal Ronnie Bates (rfbates@cps.edu) and Principal Matthew Sullivan (mgsullivan@cps.edu).
 
For those interested in being a paraprofessional, please contact the case manager Kathryn Lucido directly at kalucido1@cps.edu.
 
 
 
 
Job Opening for Nanny

A south suburban family is searching for a student in the College of Education to work as a nanny for their two-year-old son. Hours are from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm with a start date of September 12. Applicants must have prior experience working with toddlers and a passion for early childhood education, especially in the areas of language development and literacy. Other duties include light housekeeping, meal preparation, and providing homework help for their eleven-year-old son from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Pay is $65/day. Reliable transportation is required.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Maureen Crichlow at maureen1282@gmail.com.

 
 
 
 
Literacy Volunteer Opportunity

Little Village READS is a new literacy initiative that pairs reading tutors with 1st through 3rd grade students in the Little Village Community. All our students have been referred by their teachers for extra help outside the classroom, and they meet with tutors two days a week to work on building their reading skills. Tutors engage students in free reading, interactive games, and fun literacy activities.

If you are interested in being a tutor we would love to hear from you! This is a great opportunity to gain some hands on experience working with an amazing group of kids.

September – December 2016
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays
** Tutors may come 1 day or all 4!
2:30-5:00pm

contact: Rachel Serra, 773-542-7617, rserra@eriehouse.org
address: 4225 W. 25th Street, Chicago, IL 60623

 
 
 
 
Kindergarten Aide Position

Hawthorn Scholastic Academy is hiring for a position that works closely with the kindergarten teacher(s) and students to support learning in the classroom, as well as lunch/recess supervision, clerical support, and any additional responsibilities as given by administration.

This position is paid at an hourly rate of $15, with no benefits included. We are looking for a candidate who is able to give Hawthorne a 1 year commitment. Throughout the school year we will work with you to develop your skill set, and provide opportunities for advancement. We are committed to preparing you to be as successful as possible.

Contact Jessica Plaza at jmplaza@cps.edu.

 
 
 
 
Military Families Scholarship Opportunity

Orent Law Offices is offering a $2,000.00 scholarship specifically for college students whose parents have served in the military. Prompt and submission information can be found online at: http://www.orentcriminallaw.com/scholarship/

 
 
 
 
Second Grade Reading Teacher Position

Leif Ericson Scholastic Academy is hiring a second grade reading teacher.  Send resumes to principal Leavelle Adams at labrams@cps.edu.