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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

 
 
 
 
Key Dates for Undergraduate Students

Junior Teacher Candidate Academic Advising Sessions:

Social Science Concentrator:  Monday, November 21, 2016  12:00pm - 12:30pm, ETL
Math Concentrator:  Monday, November 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:00pm, ETL
Language Arts Concentrator:  Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 12:00 - 12:30pm, ETL
Science Concentrator:  Tuesday, November 22, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm, ETL

CPS Application Meeting & Academic Advising

Senior Blue Cohort: October 18, 12 - 1 p.m., ETL
Senior Red Cohort: October 25, 12 - 1 p.m., ETL
CPS DEADLINE NOVEMBER 30, 2016

Candidacy Information Sessions

All sessions are at 4 p.m. in ETMSW 3427
Fall: October 26
Spring: February 1, March 1, April 5

 
 
 
 
School Aide Position

A Chicago family is seeking a one-on-one aide for a kindergarten student with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder in an inclusion classroom (half-day program in North Center/Lincoln Square area). Main duties include facilitating appropriate interactions between student and peers, providing assistance and accommodations throughout various group and independent activities, and helping student self-regulate using breaks and regulation toys.

Candidate should be available to train with child’s support team, including current aide, in early to mid-December and begin regular hours in early January. 12-15 hours a week over 4 to 5 days, 8:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. $15/hour.

Contact Cynthia at cynthiachernoff@gmail.com with resume and references.

 
 
 
 
Chemistry Tutoring Opportunity

Truman College seeks chemistry tutors to work in its Science Center:

-Provides academic assistance and tutoring to students on an individual.
-Tutors students to help them gain a deeper comprehension of course materials and a better understanding of work assignments to improve their academic success.
-Crafts effective tutoring plans to address tutee’s weaknesses and strengths; motivates students and provides them with confidence to feel successful.
-Provides students with learning strategies including ways to improve study skills and retention, how to organize work, effective use of time, and how to build better study habits.
-Make and create instructional materials and/or workshops.
-Plan workshops for students and staff

More info and application

Contact Derek Lazarski, Interim Associate Dean of Instruction, at dlazarski@ccc.edu for more information.

 
 
 
 
Chicago Ridge School District Teacher Position

Chicago Ridge is hiring two teachers, one immediately and one for the 2017-18 year.  The immediate position is for an elementary teacher bilingual in English and Arabic.  The second position is for an elementary reading specialist.

More information and applications

 
 
 
 
Tutoring Opportunity
FrogTutoring is an educational technology platform that facilitate 1-on-1 private tutoring offering the full range of academic courses and test prep in your area. Our company has been featured on CNN and other media outlets.

We’re looking to hire​ students to work not just as tutors but also as mentors to students throughout your community and surrounding cities. We have found that when students (K - 12 & College) are tutored by college students, they become more receptive and enthusiastic about the subject. This will be a great opportunity to encourage, engage as well give great advice as to what to expect in college to local youth, ALL while enhancing your resume.

Not only will you​ tutor/mentor youth throughout your area, but you will receive great benefits as well!

⦁ Great pay- Minimum of $30 per session
⦁ Tutors choose which grade level and subjects to tutor
⦁ Tutors create their own schedule
⦁ Driving compensation
⦁ Periodic bonus and Referral bonus.
 
How to apply: 
 
 
 
 
Congrats to doc student Marcus Croom

PhD Literacy, Language and Culture student Marcus Croom has been awarded The NCTE Research Foundation's Cultivating New Voices among Scholars of Color (CNV) Fellowship! This fellowship provides two years of support, mentoring, and networking opportunities for early career scholars of color.

Marcus' research examines teachers’ understandings of race and the influence these understandings may have on teacher efficacy, student identification, pedagogical reasoning, and teaching practices in literacy instruction.

To learn more about the fellowship and see a list of other 2016 fellows, please visit: http://www.ncte.org/research-foundation/cnv/2016
 
 
 
 
Urban Prep Teacher Openings
Urban Prep Academies have the following openings for teachers:
 
Urban Prep Bronzeville Campus, 3 vacancies:  Geometry, Algebra II and Pre-Calculus, and English III
 
Urban Prep West Campus, 3 vacancies:  Special Education/Diverse Learners
 
 
Contact Lionel Allen, Jr., Chief Academic Officer, at lallen@urbanprep.org.
 
 
 
 
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: Evaluating Web Information

Follow a presidential debate on Twitter and you will be well aware that the web can be a font and cesspool of (mis)information. Our tips for evaluating web information quality. Read more

 
 
 
 
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

 
 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
 
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.