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New This Week! February 20, 2017

DePaul Diversity Series: Working with High Needs Student Populations: How to Holistically Support Students 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
4:00pm-5:30pm 
LPC Richardson Library, Rosati Room 300
Current Professional in K-12 education will share their expertise in how they holistically support students in underserved communities. Space limited to don't wait! Register on Handshake​

Winter Education Issues Forum: Trauma Informed Teaching and Counseling 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
5:30-7:30pm
Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 314
The panel of experts will discuss causes and symptoms of child trauma and its impact on student development, learning and academic performance. Panelists will focus on chronic trauma particularly related to poverty-impacted stressors and experience with violence, and will offer strategies for both teachers and counselors to help work effectively with students affected by trauma, particularly related to poverty-impacted stressors and experience with violence, and will offer strategies for both teachers and counselors to help work effectively with students affected by trauma.

Topics to be discussed include:
  • Understanding multiple cases of trauma
  • Identifying trauma symptoms in students
  • Building systems of support in students
  • Developing classroom interventions and clinical services
  • Addressing prevention and advocacy
  • Self-care for teachers and counselors
The panel includes: 
  • Dr. Tara Gill,  Clinical Psychologist, Center for Childhood Resilience, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital 
  • Michael Moriarty, NBCT, former high school math teacher, Professional Development Facilitator, Quest Center, Chicago Teachers Union Foundation.
  • James Smith, MA, LCPC, Counselors/Case Manager, John Cook Elementary School, CPS
Dr. Melissa Ockerman will moderate the panel. There will be 2 CPDUs available. For more information please contact Diane Horwitz (dhorwit1@depaul.edu

Important Dates to Remember 

Spring Quarter begins on Monday, March 27th 
Summer Session 1 (5 weeks) and the full 10-week Summer Quarter begins on Monday, June 12th 
Summer Session 2 (5 weeks) begins on Monday, July 17th 
For all important university dates check out the Academic Calendar

TAP Boot Camp

Come to the TAP Test Boot Camp for a mass review of the Math, Language Arts and Reading portions of the test! Tutors will provide practice questions and guides to get you fully prepared for the test. 

When: 
Saturday, March 4th 
Schedule: 
Reading: 10:00am- 11:15am
Language Arts: 11:15am-12:30pm
Break: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Math: 1:00pm-3:00pm 
Where: 
John T Richardson Library Learning Commons 
All questions can be directed to The Academic Success Center (ASC@depaul.edu​

Winter Quarter TAP Workshops

The Academic Success Center will offer TAP workshops during the following days and times:
Math workshops with Reece
Tuesday, February 21st: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Thursday, March 2nd: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Reading workshops with Travis
Thursday, March 2nd: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Language Arts workshops with Lizzie
Wednesday, February 22nd: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Thursday, March 2nd: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Tutors will provide guides and questions to help you prepare for the TAP test. 
Workshops will be held in the Academic Success Center in room 270 of The College of Education Building. 

Celebrating Teachers 2016-2017

The College of Education knows that good teachers can transform lives. We want to acknowledge and honor the K-12 teachers who have had a powerful impact on the lives of DePaul Students. 

DePaul juniors and seniors from all colleges and schools are invited to share their stories about the educators near and far who have inspired them. Esteemed teachers will be celebrated for their service this Spring. 

TO NOMINATE: 
Please submit your nomination using the Google Docs submission form, located at tinyurl.com/CTNomination 
INCLUDE: 

  • Your name, email address and phone number
  • Your teacher's name, email address and phone number
  • The name of the school where your teacher taught
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 17, 2017

For more information, visit http://education.depaul.edu/about/fiftieth-anniversary/Pages/celebrating-teachers.aspx 

Ongoing Announcements

Gerald Paetsch Academic Advising Award

The Gerald Paetsch Academic Advising Award recognizes members of the University community who demonstrate excellence in advising undergraduate and graduate students.
Click here for the Gerald Paetsch Academic Advising Nomination form.
For FAQs about the award click here
For guidelines for the award click here
To check out the past Gerald Paetsch Academic Advising Award Recipients visit here

The Elsie Luhan Scholarship 

The Elsie Luhan Scholarship is awarded each year to multiple Secondary Math Education students enrolled in the College of Education to provide financial assistance to future educators. The College of Education is accepting applications through February 28, 2017 for scholarships to be awarded for the 2017-18 academic year. 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Enrolled in the College of Education as and undergraduate student

  • Enrolled in the Secondary Mathematics Education Program

  • Demonstrate Financial need

HOW TO APPLY​

  • Log on to Scholarship Connect, http://depaul.acadmicworks.com/ using your Campus Connect username and password.

  • Complete the general application if you have not yet done so.

  • Search for the "Elsie Luhan Scholarship" in the Opportunities tab.

  • Complete the application essays and submit!

Applications are due by midnight on February 28, 2017. Please contact Sarah Magnuson with questions at smagnuso@depaul.edu or 773-325-2541 


Nomination for Excellence in Teaching Awards

Purpose: Teaching is at the Core of what faculty members do at DePaul University. In support of the University's affirmation of the reaching mission, the Quality of Instruction Council presents annual University Excellence in Teaching Awards. These awards recognize outstanding significant achievement in teaching and commitment to the teaching mission.

Eligibility: All College of Education tenure-track faculty members who teach at least three degree credit courses at DePaul during an academic year and have completed at least three full years of teaching at DePaul at the time of the award (autumn following the nomination) are eligible for consideration.

Who May Nominate: Students, faculty, and staff members in the College of Education

When You May Nominate: Nominations may be accepted at any time during the year. You are encouraged to nominate faculty members from the College of Education now for the annual award. 

Procedure:
  • Nominations should be typed in letter form and signed, detailing reasons why the faculty member should be considered for the Excellence in Teaching Award.
  • Nominations should be submitted to Sarah Magnuson, Executive Assistant, at smagnuso@depaul.edu 
  • Each letter should contain only one faculty nomination per letter. However, you are allowed to submit more than one nomination letter. 

Winter Education Issues Forum: Trauma Informed Teaching and Counseling

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
5:30-7:30pm
Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 314
The panel of experts will discuss causes and symptoms of child trauma and its impact on students' development, learning and academic performance. Panelists will focus on chronic trauma, particularly related to poverty-impacted stressors and experience with violence, and will offer strategies for both teachers and counselors to help work effectively with students affected by trauma. 

Topics to be discussed include: 
  • Understanding multiple causes of trauma 
  • Identifying trauma symptoms in students
  • Building systems of support in schools
  • Developing classroom interventions and clinical services
  • Addressing prevention  and advocacy 
  • Self-care for teachers and counselors
The panel includes:
  • Dr. Tara Gill, Clinical Psychologist, Center for Childhood Resilience, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital
  • Michael Moriarty, NBCT, former  high school math teacher, Professional Development Facilitator, Quest Center, Chicago Teachers Union Foundation 
  • James Smith, MA, LPC, Counselor/Case Manager, John Cook Elementary School, CPS
Dr. Melissa Ockerman will moderate the panel. There will be 2 CPDUs available. For more information please contact Diane Horwitz (dhorwit1@depaul.edu) 


Mandatory Student Teaching Meetings

If you are planning on student teaching in Autumn 2018, Winter 2019 or Spring 2019, you MUST attend a Mandatory Meeting one year in advance of your planned student teaching quarter. 
Please see the below PDFs for the dates and times of the meetings.

JASC Spring Scholarships 

The Japanese American Service Committee (JASC) located in the Uptown community of Chicago provides an annual scholarship award to those pursuing education beyond high school. 

In an effort to support members of the community and advance JASC's commitment to community service, JASC scholarships provide financial assistance to promising students who have demonstrated both academic excellence and service to the Japanese American Community.

High school seniors and currently enrolled full or part-time college students are invited to apply. Scholarship applications are due by 5:00pm on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.
Visit the pages below for guidelines and the application. 


All questions can be directed to Rebecca Plotke (rplotke@lasc-chicago.org )

Tutors needed in the ECC!

Change the life of a child by donating some of your times to provide homework help this school year. The ECC provides academic and counseling services to Chicagoland families that may not be affordable otherwise. The ECC has lots of kids who would like to receive tutoring/homework help!
*Credit towards class of pre-service hours also possible with instructor approval.

Most of the children are in grade school and come from all over the Chicagoland to receive help. They are referred by teachers and parents. Tutoring generally lasts 1 hour.

If you can spare an hour of more each week, please email Dr. Mason in the ECC at mmason26@depaul.edu 

Crossing Boundaries: Fourth Annual LAS Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference 

Truth, Justice and the American Way: Sharing Narrative across the Disciplines 

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences presents a conference showcasing interdisciplinary work from around the university. 
Friday, March 3, 2017
12:00pm-5:00pm
Lincoln Park Campus, McGowan South 

Call for submissions for the Fourth Annual LAS Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Students may propose individual papers or poster presentations. Papers can be completed or in-progress, and this conference can be a good opportunity to workshop a paper to be submitted to another academic conference. 

For the first time, students from all DePaul graduate programs are eligible to submit. Non-LAS graduate students may present on Liberal Arts- affiliated interdisciplinary subjects, designed for a non-specialist audience. 

The submission deadline is January 15, 2017. Submit your proposal here: 

If you have any questions, please contact LAS Graduate Student Services at lasgraduateoffice@depaul.edu.
  

Education Minors and Endorsements

Undergraduate students! Are you interested in learning more about special education, and/or receiving a special education endorsement?

There are a variety of options in the COE to help you meet those goals.

  1. LBS1 endorsement: This endorsement will be attached to your Professional Educator License, assuming you complete the required course work and pass ISBE's LBS1 Content Test. The endorsement consists of 18 credit hours. learn more here: http://goo.gl/9h5kab
  2. Special Education Minor: This minor is available for students who want to deepen their knowledge of special education beyond the 18 credits necessary for the LBS1 endorsement. Completing the Special Education Minor will also make you eligible for the LBS1 endorsement. The minor consists of 26 credit hours. Learn more here: http://goo.gl/arvw61
  3. Exceptionality and Learning: This minor is available for students who want to learn about special education from theoretical and applied perspectives. This 20 credit hour minor does NOT lead to the LBS1 endorsement from ISBE. Learn more here: http://goo.gl/BrrJs49

 

DePaul Launches Off-Campus Housing Service

DePaul has officially launched its University off-campus housing service: https://offcampushousing.depaul.edu.

Search off-campus housing listings, potential roommates, furniture and more! 

Host-Home Program of DePaul USA for DePaul University students facing Homelessness

DePaul USA, a national homeless service organization, launched the Dax Host-Home Program Spring/Summer 2015 to assist DePaul University students confronting homelessness.

The "Host-Home" model is a best practice that provides an alternative to the shelter system. Volunteers open their homes to homeless DePaul University student for an academic term (12 weeks). Both the student and the volunteer hosts go through a screening and training process facilitated by the Dax Program Coordinator.

The program gives temporary housing and provides case management at St. Vincent Outreach Center to help students pursue  their dreams and goals and to explore issues that contribute to their homelessness.

Please click here for further information.

Contact info:
Sister Judy Warmbold,DC
Program Coordinator
312-802-970
Judy.warmbold@depaul.usa.org 
Shenay Bridges 
Assistant Dean of Students, Community Resources
773-325-4857
Sbridge3@depaul.edu

Fr. Patrick McDevitt, CM, PhD
Associate Professor, College of Education
773-325-4010
Pmcdevi1@depaul.edu

CPS Background Check 

In order to complete field experience within the Chicago Public Schools, students must complete a two-step process. Field experience includes any students completing observations, pre-clinical hours, practicum experiences and any PRE-student teaching experiences in CPS schools. Field experience is NOT the same as student teaching clearance. 

To get a Background Check there are two steps that must be followed:

1. Registration Form ~ Visit this website and click on Field Experience Program to access the online registration form. Complete the online form. Please enter Kate Liston as the name of the Coordinator of Field Experiences. Please put 773-325-7768 for the telephone number of the Coordinator of Field Experiences.

2. Criminal Background Check form ~ Visit this website and click on Field Experience Program for the CPS Fingerprinting Form. Print the form and take it to the Accurate Biometrics Office closest to you. You can find the locations by going to the Accurate Biometrics website. Put the receipt that you will receive from Accurate Biometrics in a safe place. You will need it in case any questions should arise.

After your livescan fingerprints are completed, Accurate Biometrics will send your fingerprints to the Illinois State Police and to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Once your fingerprints have been cleared, the ISP and the FBI will send the clearance to Accurate Biometrics. Accurate Biometrics will send the clearance to CPS. CPS will then send you an e-mail with your Approval Notice form attached. This will take at least two weeks to be processed. The Approval Notice is valid for all of your field experiences until it is time to Student Teach. When you are getting ready to student teach, you will go through the process one more time

Please contact Kate Liston at kliston@depaul.edu  if you have any questions about background checks and/or Student Teaching

Nominations for Excellence in Teaching Award- College of Education

Purpose: Teaching is at the core of what faculty members do at DePaul University. In support of the University’s affirmation of the teaching mission, the Quality of Instruction Council presents annual University Excellence in Teaching Awards. These awards recognize outstanding and significant achievement in teaching and commitment to the teaching mission. 

Eligibility: All of College of Education tenure-track faculty members who teach at least three degree-credit courses at DePaul during an academic year and have completed at least three full years of teaching at DePaul at the time of the award (autumn following the nomination) are eligible for consideration. 

Who May Nominate: Students, faculty, and staff members in the College of Education 

When You May Nominate:  Nominations will be accepted at any time during the year. You are encouraged to nominate faculty members from the College of Education now for the annual award. 

Procedure:

  • Nominations should be typed in letter form and signed, detailing reasons why the faculty member should be considered for the Excellence in Teaching Award.  
  • Nominations should be submitted to Sarah Magnuson, Executive Secretary of the Dean of the College of Education (either in person at the COE Building 203 or at smagnuso@depaul.edu )
  • Each letter should contain one faculty nomination per letter. However, you are allowed to submit more than one nomination letter. 

Two NEW Programs from the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Research (EPSR)

The minor in Educational Policy Studies is open to all undergraduate students in any major who want to explore educational thought, policy, and institutional practice broadly from a critical and interdisciplinary perspective. Coursework will examine education in relationship to such issues as globalization, the corporate political economy, human development, urbanization, poverty, and complex social relations and identities.

Please see attached flyer with information on our new COE minor in Educational Policy Studies.

For more information please contact Dr. Amira Proweller, EPSR Department Chair and Associate Professor.

The Graduate Certificate in Social and Cultural Foundations in Education is open to students in any field who want to complement their primary degree through interdisciplinary study of the foundations of education and educational policy. The certificate is an attractive option for students in teacher, administrator or counselor licensure programs within the College of Education and others with a broad interest in educational issues who are not professional educators who want to enhance their disciplinary knowledge and increase their marketability in the workforce.

Please see attached flyer with information on our new Graduate Certificate in Social and Cultural Foundations in Education. 

For more information please contact Dr. Amira Proweller, EPSR Department Chair and Associate Professor.

ESL and BE Minor

Please see attached flyer with information on our new COE minor in ESL and/or bilingual education. For more information please contact Dr. Jason Goulah, BBE Program Director or Dr. Sung Park-Johnson the ESL-BE Minor Director. For more information click here. 

The minor in ESL and/or bilingual education is an attractive option for students in education who are seeking teaching licensure.

The minor in ESL and/or bilingual education will make teacher candidates more marketable, with greater potential for employment due to the chronic teacher shortage in ESL and bilingual education. For students pursuing a major outside of education, but who are interested in teaching English abroad, teaching in bilingual schools abroad, or teaching ESL to adult immigrants in the US.

Assessment of Professional Teaching (APT) (Available through August 31, 2020)

In order to complete an educator preparation program, each candidate who has completed his or her student teaching by August 31, 2015 and is seeking his or her first Illinois professional educator license endorsed in a teaching field shall be required to pass the APT relevant to the endorsement sought (see Section 25.710).

Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA)

Beginning September 1, 2015, each candidate completing an educator preparation program in a teaching field shall be required to pass the TPA, except as otherwise provided in subsection (d) (see Section 21B-30(f) of the School Code). 

  • Each recognized institution offering approved teacher preparation programs shall administer the TPA during a candidate's student teaching experience.
  • A person who has successfully completed an evidence-based assessment of teacher effectiveness, as required under this subsection (e), at the time of initial certification or licensure in another state or country shall not be required to complete the TPA. (See Section 21B-35 of the School Code.)

Essentially, the APT licensure requirement is transitioning to the edTPA

Candidates seeking initial teacher licensure in Illinois are required to take and pass the edTPA rather than the APT if they:

  1. Completed an educator preparation program in Illinois but have not yet completed student teaching requirements as of September 1, 2015 
    OR
  2. Completed an educator preparation program out-of-state and applied for Illinois licensure on or after July 1, 2015.

In-state candidates who completed student teaching requirements prior to September 1, 2015 are required to pass the APT.  The APT test will be available through August 31, 2020.

APT vs. edTPA:  Common Questions and Answers

  1. Does an educator need to take the APT or the edTPA?
    In-state candidate:  If student teaching was completed by August 31, 2015, he/she needs to pass the APT.  The edTPA is required if student teaching will be  completed September 1, 2015 or after.
    Out-Of-State (OOS) educator:  If application was submitted before July 1, 2015, educator needs to pass the APT.  Applications on or after July 1, 2015: edTPA is required.
  2. Will educators get a refund for the APT they realize they need the edTPA instead?
    Refunds are handled through Pearson. Please contact ILTS Customer Service at http://www.il.nesinc.com/Contacts.aspx

ATTENTION: SECONDARY EDUCATION STUDENTS

As part of ongoing efforts to continually improve the secondary education program there has been a small change in the timing of two Secondary Education program courses.

The following changes will be in effect starting Fall 2015:

  1. SEC 395/TCH 495: ASSESSMENT ISSUES IN SECONDARY EDUCATION: 
    This course must be taken in conjunction with one of the content methods courses (SEC 371, SEC 372, SEC 373, SEC 374, SEC 365, SEC 366, TCH 471, TCH 472, TCH 473, TCH 474, T&L 465, T&L 466 OR SEC 381, SEC 382, SEC 383, SEC 385, TCH 481, TCH 482, TCH 483, TCH 484). Consult the DPR to confirm which of the content methods courses are required for your program. The program recommends that students take this course in conjunction with the first content methods course (SEC 371, SEC 372, SEC 373, SEC 374, TCH 471, TCH 472, TCH 473, TCH 474). Visual Arts majors can take the course with either SEC 365, SEC 366, T&L 465, or T&L 466. Previously, this course was recommended to be taken in conjunction with the second methods course).
  2. SCU 351/SCG 451/TCH 451/TCH 452/TCH 453/TCH 454: DOING CRITICAL PRACTITIONER RESEARCH IN EDUCATION:
    This course must be taken in conjunction with the second content methods course(SEC 381, SEC 382, SEC 383, SEC 385, TCH 481, TCH 482, TCH 483, TCH 484). Consult the DPR to confirm which of the content methods courses are required for your program. Visual Arts majors can take the course with either SEC 365, SEC 366, T&L 465, or T&L 466. (Previously, this course spanned two quarters and was taken in conjunction with both content methods courses).

edTPA: A New Requirement for All Teacher Education Students Beginning Fall 2015

Beginning Sept 1, 2015 there will be a new requirement for any individual seeking teaching licensure in the State of Illinois. This new requirement, the Teacher Performance Assessment (called “edTPA”) will become a requirement mandated by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) for anyone that completes their student teaching in Fall 2015 and beyond. It is an assessment conducted during the student teaching experience that will include video clips of instruction, lesson plans, student work samples, analysis of student learning and reflective commentaries. Students will submit an electronic portfolio to an outside agency for independent evaluation and a fee will be imposed by that agency as part of the assessment. The Department of Teacher Education is still determining the method for assisting students with this requirement and more information will follow. Although edTPA isn’t required for all students until Fall 2015, some programs will begin incorporating this new state requirement into programs to help students prepare.

Need assistance locating edTPA materials on the Digitation website? Clickhere!

Application Fee Increase January 1, 2015

Per School Code (21B-40), application fees for a Professional Educator License (PEL), Educator License with Stipulations (ELS) and Substitute License will increase to $100.00 on January 1, 2015. Please also note that the application fee for a provisional endorsement on an ELS remains $150.00 and that the application fee for an endorsement remains $50.00.

(105 ILCS 5/21B-40)/p>Sec. 21B-40. Fees.

(a) Beginning with the start of the new licensure system established pursuant to this Article, the following fees shall be charged to applicants:

  1. A $75 application fee for a Professional Educator License or an Educator License with Stipulations and for individuals seeking a Substitute Teaching Li cense. However, beginning on January 1, 2015, the application fee for a Professional Educator License, Educator License with Stipulations, or Substitute Teaching License shall be $100.
  2. A $150 application fee for individuals who have completed an approved educator preparation program outside of this State or who hold a valid, comparable credential from another state or country and are seeking any of the licenses set forth in subdivision (1) of this subsection (a).

Events

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

Spring Quarter begins on Monday, March 27th

Summer Session I (5 weeks) and the full 10-week Summer Quarter begins on Monday, June 12th

Summer Session 2 (5 weeks) begins on Monday, July 17th 

For all important university dates check out the Academic Calendar

​Tech Fair

When: Monday, February 13, 2017

Where: DePaul College of Education 2247 N Halsted St. Chicago, IL Rm 250.

Join the CET, DePaul Writing Center, Future Teachers and many others at the upcoming Tech Fair! This free event will feature several interactive, digital tools and resources, such as: The Smartboard, Google Cardboard/ Virtual Reality software, and mobile apps for every subject area. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to network with peers and CET assistants and learn how you can integrate tech in your classrooms!

Open to all COE faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students.

Prizes and small refreshments provided.​

Learning to Breathe (6 week program)

Tuesday, February 7th at 5:30pm
Elementary through high-school students welcome- groups will be spilt age-appropriately.
This 6-week course will be facilitated by the Director of the Education and Counseling Center at DePaul University, Dr. Mason, assisted by graduate interns in counseling. It will utilize the Learning to Breathe curriculum, along with other age-appropriate supplemental materials. 
Please visit this flyer for more information. 

​From Stress to Sucess- Workshop for Parents

Saturday, February 11th 10:00am-11:30am AND Saturday, February 16th 6:30pm-8:00pm
A conscious parenting approach to asupport your child's success ar home, in school and in life.. 
Please visit this flyer for more information. 

 

Winter Education Issues Forum: Trauma Informed Teaching and Counseling 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
5:30pm-7:30pm
Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 314
Registration is required. Register online at http://tinyurl.com/coeforumrsvp​

The panel of experts will discuss the causes and symptoms of child trauma and its impact on students' development, learning and academic performance. Panelists will focus on chronic trauma, particularly related to poverty- impacted stressors and experience with violence, and will offer strategies for both teachers and counselors to help work effectively with students affected by trauma. 

Topics to be discussed include: 
  • Understanding multiple causes of trauma 
  • Identifying trauma symptoms in students 
  • Building systems of support in schools
  • Developing classroom interventions and clinical services
  • Addressing prevention and advocacy 
  • Self-care for teachers and counselors 
The panel includes: 
  • Dr. Tara Gill, Clinical Psychologist, Center for Childhood Resilience, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital 
  • Michael Moriarty, NBCT, former school math teacher, Professional Development Facilitator, Quest Center, Chicago Teachers Union Foundation 
  • James Smith, MA, LPC, Counselor/Case Manager, John Cook Elementary School, CPS
Dr. Melissa Ockerman will moderate the panel. There will be 2 CPDUs available.  For more information please contact Diane Horwitz: dhorwit1@depaul.edu 

DePaul Diversity Series: Working with High Needs Student Populations: How to Holistically Support Students

When: Wednesday February 22, 2017
Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm 
Where: LPC Richardson Library, Rosati Room 300

Current professionals in K-12 education will share their expertise in how they holistically support students in underserved communities. 

Space limited so don't wait! Register on Handshake

Conflict Management Workshop

Wednesday, March 1st 3:00pm-5:00pm
We will explore common sources of conflict in the workplace and the impact conflict can have on the work environment, and you personally. You will learn to identify your conflict managing and avoiding conflict.
This workshop is sponsored by the Education & Counseling Center located in the College of Education Building 2247 N Halsted.
Please enroll by emailing the ECC at ecc@depaul.edu or by calling 773-325-7745
For a full schedule of workshops visit here

Crossing Boundaries: Fourth Annual LAS Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference 

Truth, Justice and the American Way: Shaping Narrative across the Disciplines 

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences presents a conference showcasing interdisciplinary work from around the university. 

Friday, March 3, 2017
12:00-5:00pm 
Lincoln Park Campus, McGowan South 

They are now accepting submissions for the Fourth Annual LAS Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference. Students may propose individual papers or poster presentations. Papers can be completed or in-progress, and this conference can be good opportunity to workshop a paper to be submitted to another academic conference. 

For the first time, students from all DePaul graduate programs are eligible to submit. Non-LAS graduate students may present on Liberal Arts- affiliated interdisciplinary subjects, designed for a non-specialist audience. 

If you have any questions, please contact LAS graduate Student Services at lasgraduateoffice@depaul.edu 

Education & Counseling Center (ECC)  Ongoing Workshops

Homework Help & Tutoring

The Education & Counseling Center at DePaul University is offering weekly tutoring and homework help for grade-school and high-school students. Scheduling is flexible dependent on your needs. Typical subjects include math, social studies, reading/ English science, etc. **Free for DePaul University Students**

For more information visit here! 

To register, call 773-325-7745 or email  ecc@depaul.edu

Saturday Drop-In Homework Help

The ECC is now offering drop-in homework for any grade level Saturdays from 10:00am-12:00pm
Please visit this flyer for more information! 

Counseling Services

DePaul University provides affordable counseling services to the public on the Lincoln Park Campus at the COE Building (2247 N. Halsted Ave.) 

Graduate students under the supervision of licensed professionals conduct counseling sessions for individuals, couples and groups.

The DePaul Education & Counseling Center offers a safe, confidential environment for adults, children, couples, and families in search of personal counseling and support. Fees are assessed on an affordable, low- cost sliding-scale basis. No one is excluded due to inability to pay. 

For more information please call 773-325-7745 or email ecc@depaul.edu 

Volunteer and Job Opportunities

Huntington Learning Center- Part Time Teachers 

Huntington Learning Center in Skokie is looking for enthusiastic and dynamic Part-Time Teachers for SAT/SAT Exam Prep, Elementary/ Middle School and High School Reading, English, Math and Science. 
Click here​ for more information. 

Clinical Educator Position

Looking for a chance to make a difference? Become a Clinical Educator for Cities Mentor Project at DePaul University 
Cities Mentor Project aims to support youth living in urban poverty so that they can succeed in school and life. The Clinical Educator position involves a collaboration between the College of Education and the Department of Psychology. Clinical Educators receive training in special education, literacy teaching, collaborative problem-solving, and psychological and behavioral interventions in the context of real work conditions in some of the more challenged communities in the country. 

"The Fine Print"
  • You will travel between DePaul University and Chicago public schools in the Auburn Gresham/Englewood neighborhoods with a more experienced supervisor and other DePaul student teammates. The team will use your time in the car to problem-solve issues with Chicago public school students and/or to discuss professional development topics. 
  • You and your supervisor and teammates will teach literacy and provide additional tutoring using educational and psychological interventions to children who are far below grade level with the goal of dramatically altering the trajectory of their lives.
  • Current positions require availability one afternoon a week form 1:45pm to 4:45pm and a commitment to remain with the team through the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. If you are not available during that time-frame but would still like to be involved, the team will attempt to accommodate your schedule with other opportunities.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Bob Gottlieb (bobgot@aol.com) for more information. 

Chicago Botanic Garden 

The Chicago Botanic Garden is seeking responsible and enthusiastic students who enjoy working with children ages 2-12 years to help their summer camp programs! Camp CBG will be held weekdays from June 19 through August 18. Camp hours are 9:30am- 12:00pm  and 12:30pm-3:00pm. Students are asked to commit to a minimum of 25 volunteer service hours over the course of the summer, or five half-day camp sessions. 

Interested candidates can contact Amy Wells (awells@chicagobotanic.org) or (847) 835-8361

Visit the documents below for more information! 

Clemson University Summer Camp Counselor Opportunity

4-H Summer Camp, located in Summerton, South Caroline, works with youth ages 8-14and focuses on water activities, high adventure, sports and recreation, and much more. Camp Voyager works with youth ages 10-14 and focuses on GPS devices, PDAs, video and digital cameras, and editing software. Lego Mindstorms NXT robots, video games and much more. 
Visit the documents below for more information: 

Lycee Francais de Chicago 

The Lycee Francais de Chicago is seeking an experienced teacher for a maternity leave position from May 1 to June 20. Responsibilities include teaching English, language arts, math and STEAM in 4th grade.  This is a full-time, temporary position. Candidates should possess a degree in education and have experience in working with primary school age children. 
Please send resumes and letter of inquiry to hmillie@lyceechicago.org 

St. Josaphat School on Southport- Aide Position/ Substitute Teacher 

St. Josaphat is seeking an aide for a set of twins in PreK that have physical, academic and developmental delays. The aide will assist with transitions, self help skills, and independent academic work. The aide is not responsible for any planning, they would just be there to assist one of the twins with the above activities. The aide will be needed Monday-Friday from 8:00am-2:30pm. They are willing to split the position between two applicants (MWF and TTH) 

St. Josaphat is also looking for additional substitute teachers.  The school's grades range from three year old preschool to 8th grade. The school's hours are 7:45am-3:00pm. 

All interested candidates can reach out to Marie Dunn (mdunn@stjosaphat.net) 

The Chicago Park District- Coaches/Officials

The Chicago Park District is currently hiring coaches & officials for 5th grade-8th grade soccer, floor hockey, and track & field that will be places in CPS schools throughout the city. The SCORE program is run as a partnership between CPS and the Chicago Park District and more information about the program can be found at www.cps.edu/cpsscore
Coaching opportunities entail a couple hours of practice during the week, and a game on Saturdays. Officiating opportunities offer Saturday hours. There will be training towards the end of March and the seasons will run from April-Early June. 
Click here to apply! 
Questions? Contact Rebecca Brandtman (rebecca.brandtman@chicagoparkdistrict.com

Gateway Special Recreation Association- Open positions

Gateway Special Recreation Association is looking for fun, enthusiastic people to work programs with people with disabilities. 
Gateway SRA promotes the full participation of people with disabilities in meaningful activities. 
For more information visit here

Middle School Math Teacher

Carter Elementary School is seeking a middle school math teacher. Carter provides daily coaching support to teachers. 
Interested candidates can contact Amy Treadwell ajtreadwell@cps.edu or 773-759-3690

Illinois Action for Children- Licensed Teacher Opportunity

Click  here  to view a full job description. 

YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago- Analyst in Quality and Evaluation 

Visit here for a  full job description and to apply! 

St. Ignatius College Prep- Job Openings 

To apply click here.

Therapist Openings 

Part Time ABA Therapy positions available for working with children on the Autism spectrum. Training and supervision is provided. Hourly rates range from $17 to $25 per hour, based on experience. Please send resume to resumes@bgfperformance.com 

Visit their website for more information: www.bgfperformance.com

All questions can be directed to Brad Friewyk: brad@bgfperformance.com ​or 773-539-7099​

Therapist Openings

Park time ABA Therapy positions available for working with children on the Autism spectrum. Training and supervision is provided. Hourly rates range from $17 to $25 per hour, based on experience. 
Please send resume to resumes@bgfperformance.com 

Meddeas' Language Assistant Programs in Spain 

Becoming a Language Assistant in a Spanish private school for one academic year (September to June) is a unique opportunity for recent graduates from any degree discipline. They will add international experience and transferable skills to their CV, learn a new language, and immerse them in a different culture. 
Click here​ for more information! 

Substitute Position

Alphonsus Academy and Center for the Arts is a Catholic school in Lakeview. They are an arts integrated school that incorporates Responsive Classroom, 21st century learning, and a student-centered learning environment. Your experience as a substitute teacher at AACA can prepare you to teach in a variety of  school settings and make a difference. They offer substitutes $110 per day and a free hot lunch! Their school community is warm and welcoming and right around the corner from DePaul University. 
Interested candidates can send their resume and letter of interest for Tom Newman, Assistant Principal tnewman@alphonsusacademy.com ​​

Egan Office School Partnerships Program Coordinator 

Are you interested in working with undergraduate and graduate students in a social- justice- focused environment? The Egan Office of Urban Education and Community Partnerships of the Steans Center at DePaul University seeks a graduate student to serve as Program Coordinator for the School Partnerships Programs. The Program Coordinator supports the work and learning of a team of DePaul students who wo​rk in Catholic and public schools around Chicago. Applicants must be current graduate students eligible for work study. For a detailed position description, please visit DePaul's Campus Job Board ( https://studentemployment.depaul.edu/) and click on the position entitled Program Coordinator in Steans Center for Community-Based Service learning. Questions? Contact Abby White at awhite76@depaul.edu 

Temporary English Teacher- Benito Juarez Community Academy High School

Benito Juarez Community Academy High School is looking for a temporary English teacher for the entire month of January and the first week of February. 
Interested candidates can email their resume and cover letter to Keith Adams (kwadams@cps.edu​

Substitute Teacher Position- Berwyn South School District 

Berwyn South School District 100 located at 3401 Gunderson Ave. Berwyn, IL. 60402 is hiring a substitute teacher. 
They are a PreK through 8th grade school district. 
Please visit here to fill out an online application. 

For more information please contact Jane Bagus at 708-303-4021 or by email at jbagus@bsd100.org 

St. David's Nursey School- Searching for a Director 

The Nursey School Board is currently accepting applications for this position from interested candidates. The Director must be DCFS and NAEYC qualified with minimum three years Early Childhood teaching experience. 
The director would be responsible for the following: 
  • Serve as the school's leader
  • Give continual professional support to the teachers
  • Oversee the school's daily and long-range activities
  • Be familiar with the school's current and prospective enrollment 
  • Actively engage in enrollment follow-up
  • Organize and maintain the school's paperwork
  • Maintain standards to retain DCFS and NARYC requirements 
  • Maintain an excellent working relationship with the school board
  • Develop interpersonal relations with school families
  • Works with board on tuition and budgetary decisions.  
​Applications will be accepted through the end of December 2016. Interested candidates should email their interest and contact information to stdavidsdirectorsearch@yahoo.com ​

Civitas Education Partners

Civitas Educa​tion Partners in Chicago, IL is a school management organization that operated four Chicago International Charter School (CICS) campuses within the city: 

All questions can be directed to Danielle Griffin (dgriffin@civitasedpartners.org​

Chicago History Museum- Volunteer Gallery Interpreter 

​Volunteer gallery interpreters engage museum visitors in experiences that provide new perspective on the past and help them make connections to Chicago. Gallery interpreters are involved in innovative activities designed to reflect the Museum's brand of experience- welcoming, fun, social, and meaningful- such as gallery activity carts and workshops for student groups, and guided tours for the general public and adult groups. 


For a full position description click here. 

Chiddix Junior High and Normal Community High School - ESL Positions

Chiddix Junior High and Normal Community High School in Unit 5 in Normal, IL has two open ESL positions. These two positions work primarily with Newcomer students from Mexico and Central America, The Democratic Republic of Congo, India, and China in both self-contained as well as co-teaching scenarios.

interested candidates can visit here for more information: http://www.unit5.org/domain/25 ​
*All questions can be directed to Leslie Romagnoli: romagnol@myunit5.org 

​Helping Hand School for Autism- Early Childhood Education Teacher
Helping Hand Center is a non-profit organization that has been providing services for children and adults with disabilities and developmental delays for over 6 1 years. 
They are looking for an energetic individual who enjoys variety and works well independently and with a team, and who has a passion for children. 
Must have Professional Education License (PEL) with LBS1 and EC endorsements. 

Apply here: www.hhcenter.org
Questions? Contact Sally Wilson-Gamble (sally.gamble@hhcenter.org  or 708-966-5768)

Sherwood Forest Summer Reading Program 

Sherwood Forest is a non-profit residential summer camp program serving kids from the Greater St. Louis region. Each year, they serve roughly 320 youth in grades one through nine. Sherwood Forest has an award-winning summer reading program, in which their youth read a novel and participate in hands-on learning activities that allow children to see reading as fun and engaging. 

Interested applicants can apply here: https://sherwoodstaff.campbrainstaff.com 
*Also offer paid internship positions.

Questions? Contact Amanda Westall (amandaW@sherwoodforestSTL.org

For more information visit the documents below:

Language Assistants Program in Spain

Any degree welcome! Spanish is not required! No teaching experience needed!
Graduating? Come to Spain! Application period is now open to become a Language Assistant in Spanish school with Meddeas.
Visit here to apply: www.meddeas.com ​

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Before and After School Care Site Worker- Berwyn Pav YMCA 

  • Position is responsible for leading a group of Elementary School children in a variety of activities such as sports, crafts, homework, swimming, kidz lit and more. 

  • Enthusiastic personality required

  • Responsible for the safety and well-being of children. Must be very reliable and a good role model.

Hours and days

  • 6:15am-8:30am, Monday-Friday

  • 2:45pm-6:15pm, Monday- Friday

  • Status: Part-time

Qualifications

  • ​Ability to relate to children and adults with respect at all times.

  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills. 

  • CPR and First Aid Certifications (if you do not have these, you will be required to get them in the first 30 days of working.)

​​To apply visit here: pavymca.org/jobs

Education Coordinator, Youth Development Program

The Museum of Science and Industry's Community Initiatives provides programs and experiences that deepen the engagement of youth, families, and communities in science and science-related disciplines, with a vision to inspire and motivate their children to achieve their full potential in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine. The Education Coordinator, Youth Development Programs will develop and implement science learning experiences that engage teens at the Museum's primary support to youth and their families, providing opportunity and access to science learning, leadership and communication development, work experiences, and college and career pathways. 

For a full job description and to apply please click here​! ​

Lakeview High School- Tutoring Opportunity

Lakeview High School (4015 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago) is looking for DePaul Education students to help with their tutoring program. Tutoring will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15pm-4:15pm.  Tutors are needed for English, Math, History and Science. 
DePaul students interested in tutoring do not have to commit to a particular number of sessions. There will be a sign up sheet in Google Docs. Tutors can sign up as they are available. The Lakeview students will be in their first year. Tutors do not need to have completed higher-level content courses to get involved. There will be a certified teacher supervising, so tutoring hours can count toward observation requirements for DePaul courses, pending the approval of the professor. 

Tutors will receive an orientation and information about effective strategies for tutoring. 

Working one-on-one with high school students is one of the best ways to prepare to teach! If you are interested or want to know more, please contact Dr. Cohen at jcohen19@depaul.edu 

Reading Mentor Program- Village Leadership Academy 

​Change a Life, Prepare a Leader, Become A Reading Mento at Village Leadership Academy!

Village Leadership Academy Reading Mentors Program is located in the South Loop 800 S. Wells St.  Suite 90 Chicago, IL 60607

Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:45pm-4:45pm

For more information visit here: www.vlacademy.org ​

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center- Intern

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is seeking a creative, highly motivated and energetic individual to assist the Education Department team with all school and public programming. This is a great opportunity for those seeking hands-in experience in the Holocaust, human rights, or social justice museum or education field. 
For a full internship description visit here

Alcott Elementary School

Alcott Elementary is looking for an Interventionist. 
Located: 2625 N Orchard St
$15 per hour
5 flexible hours per day 
Math and Literacy Interventions for 5-8 graders
Interested candidates can contact: 
Navjeet Allen, Assistant Principal ( nkallen1@cps.edu​)
Dorothy Loades, School Counselor ( dmloades@cps.edu

Maternity Leave Position

Audubon Elementary is Roscoe Village is looking to fill a maternity leave position at the beginning of March through the end of the year. Looking for an individual who has their Type 04 license.  Interested candidates can send resumes to Chase James, Assistant Principal and direct supervisor.  ( chjames1@cps.edu

ChildCare Careers 

ChildCare Careers is an early education substitute and staffing agency. They hire teachers and other early childhood education professionals and assign them to schools as substitute, temporary and permanent staff. Childcare careers not a third party staffing agency, they are the employing entity and are here to answer all questions pertaining to evaluations, pay, tuition reimbursement, and any other concerns. They are an 'at will' company, meaning that employment is as short or long as convenient.  ChildCare Careers employees will get experience in a variety of childcare centers, working with different age groups, under an array of educational philosophies, and, not to mention, the ability to shop around for a permanent home if they choose. They offer flexible scheduling and their staff will only be assigned to the areas they choose. 

For those interested in substituting, there is also a "perm placement" option. 

Interested candidates can cont​act Maggie Mikuzis  (chicago.recr@childcarecareers.net

Looking for a chance to make a difference? Become a Clinical Educator! 

City Mentor Project aims to support youth living in urban poverty so they can succeed in school and life. The Clinical Educator position involves a collaboration between the College of Education and the Department of Psychology. Clinical Educators receive training in special education, literacy teaching and collaborative problem-solving and psychological and behavioral interventions in the context of real world conditions in some of the most challenged communities in the country. 
For more information click here.​ 

Irwin W. Steans Center- PSI Tutor Mentor

The Steans Center for Community- based Service Learning develops mutually beneficial relationships with schools and community organizations to engage DePaul students, staff and faculty in opportunities grounded in the Vincentian values of respect for human dignity and the quest for social justice. 

Visit here​ for a full job description. 
Please contact: Alex Lloyd (alloyd7@depaul.edu) for an application and/or any questions. 

Social Justice Educator Pipeline Internship Program (SJEP)

The Village Leadership Academy Social Justice Educator Pipeline Internship Program provides rich opportunities for beginning teachers to train directly with experienced mentor teachers and to develop their own teaching skills by working daily in the classroom. Our unique learning environment focuses on community engagement, student empowerment, critical thinking and civic engagement. 

For more information visit here: Social Justice Educator Pipeline Internship Program (SJEP)

Swing for Kids- Teacher's Assistant Interns 

Swing for Kids provides essential social, emotional, and fine arts instruction to Kindergarten to 8th graders through the practice of Swing Dance. Their fun & engaging curriculum teaches prosocial skills like effective communication, empathy, collaboration, conflict resolution, and self-control. 

They are currently seeking Teacher's Assistant interns for their full-year residency at Prescott Elementary School. 

For more information please visit here: Swing for Kids 

Nuturing Wisdom Tutoring Opportunity 

Nurturing Wisdom has an immediate need for tutors in all subject areas to meet with students in Chicago, the western suburbs, and the North Shore. If you have a passion for education and love working one-on-one with students, consider joining our team of tutors! Even if you haven't tutored professionally before, we have a great program and team in place to help you become and awesome tutor! 

To apply visit here: http://nurturingwisdom.com/apply/ 

Nanny/Babysitting Opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a nanny or a babysitter please email Sandra Tanksley atstanksle@depaul.edufor more information.

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