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

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

Explore @ 4:  Early Childhood Education
An exploratory career series covering the basic information and career highlights of different education and social justice-oriented careers.  This second program features Catherine Main, senior lecturer and program coordinator of the MEd Early Childhood Educatin program.

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

RSVP REQUIRED

Tuesday, October 11

#Hashtag Talk:  Education & Social Justice
An interactive event for undergraduate students focused on education and social justice, with speaker Dr. Eve Ewing.  No RSVP required, and food will be served.

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

 
 
 
 
Program Director Internship

Dream on Education, a nonprofit organization that provides high-performing 6th-8th graders in low-income communities with results-driven and thoughtfully curated enrichment services – scholastic development, mentoring, career exposure, and cultural exposure, seeks an intern program director (stipend provided).

We are currently looking for dedicated individuals who are passionate about providing equal access to education to join our rapidly growing academic enrichment team. The role that we are filling is the Volunteer Program Director. The Program Director Intern will lead 1.5 hour educational enrichment sessions once per week.

The Program Director will lead a session by teaching a pre-developed lesson plan (provided by Dream On Education). Being a  Program Director for Dream On Education is an excellent experience for working with education, management, and community building. We see a Volunteer Program Director as an integral part of our mission to uplift students from disadvantaged backgrounds and help close the education gap. This position is paid via stipend.

Responsibilities:

-Lead a 1.5 hour session, once per week after school (Day and exact time varies, depending on location).

-Assist middle school students with academic lessons, activities, and enrichment.

-Program Director Intern will work along with Kelli Haywood and other Dream On staff to implement tutor training and new tutor orientation.

-Program Director Intern will be responsible for emailing/recruiting future tutors to remind them of tutoring sessions

-Program Director Intern will be responsible for addressing immediate concerns and relaying them to Kelli Haywood

-Program Director Intern will be in charge of managing all student progress report logs

Requirements:

-Must be a full-time college student or graduate or have equivalent experience

-Must be available to lead weekly session once per week and to be on call to assist future tutors on a regular basis

-Must be willing to make at least a year long commitment for this position

-Must provide own transportation to program site

To apply, please email a cover letter and a resume to Kelli Haywood at kelli.haywood@dreamoneducation.org.

 
 
 
 
Child & Community Development Fellow

Greater Good Studio is seeking a Child & Community Development Fellow to join our team! This paid part-time fellowship (20 hrs / week) is designed for doctoral candidates or recent PhD graduates with a research focus on the intersection of child development and community development, and skills in data collection, analysis, and communication.

The Fellow will support Greater Good Studio on a national project focused on catalyzing demand for places that support healthy kids. Supported by a prominent foundation, the work will follow a three-phase lab process across six US communities. Our team will facilitate local leaders through the human-centered design process, ultimately emerging with solutions that are locally-owned and ready for implementation.

The Fellow's role is to provide the project team with subject matter expertise on child and community development, as well as lead the project team's efforts toward research and evaluation."

More information and application

 
 
 
 
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 ECE and SPED – October 1, 2016
- Elementary Education CPS Student Teaching Registration Process Seminar
      Blue Cohort: October 18 (12pm – 1pm)
      Red Cohort: October 25 (12pm – 1pm)

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

 
 
 
 
Social Justice Organizing Retreat

Solidarity Ignite is hosting a social justice organizing retreat in St. Louis October 13-17.

Schedule of Events | Registration

The organization will also host a social justice solidarity immersion study abroad to the Dominican Republic, where students can meet with garment workers who sew collegiate apparel and learn how our universities are connected to global social justice movements. This Winter break's trip runs January 1-14th.

More information

 
 
 
 
TechBytes: A Teacher Guide to Ministories

Short-snipped storytelling, in bite-sized chunks of strung-together media, is surging in popularity on the web, with specific benefits teachers can leverage for learning. 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

 
 
 
 
Family Seeking Child Care Assistance

Family in West Loop neighborhood seeks child care assistance for our 10-year old son.  He attends Skinner West, located about 2 blocks from our home.

 

We have two shifts available. We need help in the mornings from 6:30 am until 9 am, Monday through Friday.  In the afternoons, we need help as follows:

 

Monday, 3:45 – 6:45

Tuesday, 4:30-6:45

Wednesday, 3:45 – 6:45

Thursday, 5:30 – 6:30

Friday, 3:45 – 6:45

 

The afternoons will change to 3:45-6:30 daily when after school activities end in November.

 

Pay is based on experience and negotiable.  Please send an email to Michelle Bjelke at mrbnoguera@comcast.net if you are interested in either shift, or both shifts.  Spanish speaker is a plus; references required.

 
 
 
 
Center for Literacy 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.
 
 
 
 
UIC Start-Up Challenge

Have you heard of the UIC Startup Challenge?  The UIC Startup Challenge is a startup competition (think "Shark Tank") open to the UIC community.  If you have an idea for a new startup, or have been working on one of your own, this is a great opportunity for you to get involved!

The semifinals for this year's UIC Startup Challenge will take place on March 3, 2017.  However, information sessions & workshops have already begun!

Want to learn more?  Come to our upcoming workshops.  In addition to learning a bit about the UIC Startup Challenge, you'll have the opportunity to meet potential teammates and to start learning about the ins & outs of creating a plan for your startup.  Here are a few events coming soon - and check out our website for more!

UIC Startup Challenge - Team Mixer and Workshop
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
4:30pm-6:00pm
IES Office (815 W. Van Buren, Suite 400)
RSVP: http://go.uic.edu/Oct5Workshop

UIC Startup Challenge - Idea Generation Workshop
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
4:30pm-6:00pm
IES Office (815 W. Van Buren, Suite 400)
RSVP: http://go.uic.edu/Oct19Workshop

More details & other upcoming events are on our website.

Please contact Dawn Birkland at birkland@uic.edu with any questions.

 
 
 
 
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.