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Latest News & Updates

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​At the DePaul College of Education, we make it easy to stay on top of the latest important  announcements, upcoming events, and job opportunities. 

Every Monday during the academic year, we email our students with important announcements, events and job/volunteer/scholarship opportunities. Miss a mailing? Check out the news below.

January 3, 2022

WINTER QUARTER BEGINS TODAY!

As was announced at the beginning of December, the first two weeks of Winter Quarter classes will be held via Zoom. This decision was made with an abundance of caution to protect our faculty, staff, and students from any potential spikes in positive cases due to holiday celebrations/travel or new variants and, in the weeks following DePaul’s announcement, many other colleges and universities have made similar decisions.

DePaul is fully committed to in-person learning and in-person classes will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, following the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Until then…

  • The College of Education building will be open and accessible with your DePaul ID card (by swiping it). There will be a rotation of staff available in-person during regular business hours. Please confirm prior to coming to the building if there is a specific staff member that you wish to see that day. You can call the Advising Office Front Desk at (773) 325-4409.
  • All of our advisors will be available for Zoom appointments or via email to answer any last-minute scheduling and registration questions. During the first week of classes (January 3-7) appointments will be reserved for 2022 Winter Quarter schedule questions only and normal appointments will resume on Monday, January 10th. If you would like to schedule an appointment please do so using BlueStar (available through Campus Connect).
  • COE staff will continue to be available to assist you virtually through email and Zoom. We also have staff members and student workers available via the chat feature on our website during regular business hours.

DEAN ZIONTS’ OFFICE HOURS THIS WEEK

Thursday, January 6 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm CST
https://depaul.zoom.us/j/92803314964?from=addon 

If you would like to speak with Dean Zionts on a one-on-one basis about any issue, please drop in his weekly office hours. No appointment is necessary. Just click on the Zoom link above during the scheduled time. If the dean is already meeting with someone, he will meet with you in order of arrival.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

First day of Winter Quarter is today, January 3. The last day to add classes for Winter Quarter is Sunday, January 9 and the last day to drop courses for Winter Quarter is Sunday, January 16.

ISBE ANNOUNCEMENTS

On December 10, 2021, the Governor of the State of Illinois issued and signed a Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation. Due to this disaster proclamation, the edTPA licensure requirement will now be waived for the fall 2022 academic quarter for those student teaching that quarter. The earliest it could be required again is for those student teaching during the Winter 2023 quarter. In addition, content tests will continue to be required for licensure, but do not need to be completed prior to student teaching at least through the fall 2022 academic quarter. As always, if you have questions please reach out to your College of Education Academic Advisor.

STUDENT FORUM AND ADVISORY GROUP

Do you want to introduce your ideas for new practices within the college? Do you have ideas of changes or improvements that the College of Education can make? Then be sure to save the date for the COE Open Student Forum on January 19 from 4:00-5:00pm or January 25, from 7:00-8:00pm. One of the topics covered will be the formation of the new COE Student Advisory Group. If you want a chance to influence the future of the COE, mark your calendar and keep an eye out for more details next week.

STUDENT ADMISSIONS ASSISTANT, GRADUATE ADMISSIONS

Graduate Admissions is currently seeking a student employee to fill an Admissions Assistant position. To learn more about the position and to apply, visit the Campus Job Board.

SHORT-TERM SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, CPS

Chicago Public Schools is now hiring substitute teachers who hold a Short Term Substitute License. These additional opportunities are for candidates who previously expressed interest in working as a substitute teacher, but did not meet the state’s minimum requirement of holding a bachelor’s degree. More information about the Short-Term Substitute position can be found here and below. Becoming a substitute with CPS allows building their experience in education while getting paid.

Candidates must

  • Hold a valid short-term substitute license (to get paid for their work)
  • Participate in paid training with CPS prior to accepting any assignment
  • Work on a daily basis at least once every 90 days to remain active in the sub pool
  • Continue to fulfill their university training requirements with fidelity

CPS Short Term Substitutes earn $115 per day. This is an option for university students who are currently completing their clinical observations and may be interested in working a few days a semester, or for those completing their student teaching as a bridge between the end of their student teaching assignment and being licensed as a teacher.

EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT SPECIALIST, THRESHOLDS

Thresholds is hiring a new IPS Employment Support Specialist. The ESS works with all members on their team who would like to or are thinking about obtaining a job by following the components of the Employment Supported Specialist Evidence‐Based Practices (SE EBP). Assisting members in obtaining and maintaining employment that is consistent with their vocational and recovery goals is at the core of SE. The specialist will be required to spend at least 60% of direct service time in the community to engage and support consumers, family members, and employers.

This role will work with job-seekers living in Woodlawn and surrounding neighborhoods. Thresholds is able to provide supervision for clinical licensure in Illinois at no cost (LSW, LCSW, LPC, LCPC).

More info here: Thresholds_IPS_Chicago_South_JD_12_2021

If you are interested, please apply directly or to reach out to Adam Malson via cell direct at (847) 610-0474 and via email at adam.malson@thresholds.org

MIDDLE SCHOOL RELIGION TEACHER, ST CLEMENT SCHOOL

Saint Clement School, a PK3 - Grade 8 school located in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago, is seeking a dynamic, collaborative and passionate educator to teach 6th, 7th, and 8th grade religion classes for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year. There are two sections per grade level for six total classes. The teacher will present the Catholic faith in a way that helps students develop a relationship with Jesus Christ and grow in their faith. The religion teacher will connect with middle school students and help make their faith come alive. Additionally, the teacher will build cross-curricular connections between language arts, social studies, and other relevant fields of study. Valid teaching licensure is required and they do accept out-of-state licensure. For more information, visit the listing on AppliTrack.

VOLUNTEER, ACADEMIC DECATHALON

The Annual Academic Decathlon, a nationwide competition that promotes academic excellence through teamwork, is seeking volunteers. Students of all achievement levels are tested on various subjects, such as, Art, Economics, Music, Language Arts and Literature, Mathematics, Science, Social Science. They also include proficiency in Speech, Interview and Essay writing. Students receive training and coaching throughout the school year in preparation to compete on a citywide and national stage. The specific content varies from year to year and is determined by the United States Academic Decathlon (USAD) Board of Directors. The 2022 topic is Water: A Most Essential Resource. They are in need of approximately 100 volunteers for this competition. Confirmed volunteers will receive training via webinars prior to the competition.To volunteer for Academic Decathlon City Championship February 9, 2022 click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NpvSksgWCrhVMEHugnEMYgCy-Bd5O2TcA5OqPFwyrkA/edit

INSTRUCTOR, SNAPOLOGY

Snapology, an enrichment company that offers STEAM programs to children throughout the year using LEGO®bricks, K’Nex and technology, is seeking instructors. The primary focus of an Instructor will be to teach Snapology programs. Instructor are asked to promote creativity, teamwork, and problem-solving skills while educating students on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) concepts. Programs are conducted for children ages 2-14, although not all instructors are required to teach all age groups. This role requires internal collaboration and communication with Snapology leadership as well as representing the Snapology organization to parents & children with a high degree of professionalism. For more information and to apply, visit https://snapology-careers.careerplug.com/jobs

COUNSELORS, CAMP AKEELA

Camp Akeela, a coed traditional overnight summer camp in Vermont, is seeking General and Activity Counselors. Akeela campers have been diagnosed with Level 1 ASD, ADHD, or a similar social communication disorder. As an intern, you will receive unparalleled hands-on, real workd experience with neurodivergent youth, will build you resume and social.professional network and hone your leadership, collaboration and critical thinking skills. In addition, they offer a competitive salary package, including room and board, travel allowance and meals. To apply, visit campakeela.com or contact them at staff@campakeela.com or 866/680-4744.

PRINCIPAL, PROVIDENCE CATHOLIC

Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox, Illinois is seeking its next principal who, inspired by their Augustinian values, will lead the school community. Interested and qualified candidates should electronically submit application materials no later than January 5, 2022 to principalsearch@providencecatholic.org To apply and obtain the complete list of qualifications and application procedures, please refer to the Principal position profile.

MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER (ESL PREFERRED), HITCH ELEMENTARY

Hitch Elementary, located at 5625 N. McVicker Ave in Chicago, is seeking a Social Studies teacher to teach 5th/6th grades. For more information, visit the CPS Jobs Portal.

GLOBAL DEPAUL TALKS

Friday January 7, 3-4pm via Zoom

Come join Global DePaul for an informal time of talking and playing games and figuring out how to succeed this quarter! More information and registration are here: http://go.depaul.edu/iss-gdt

PLAY PICTIONARY WITH GLOBAL DEPAUL & WIN A FREE T-SHIRT!

Friday January 14, 1-2pm via Zoom

Come play Pictionary with Global DePaul. Join a small team, make some friends, compete and win a t-shirt! More information and registration here: https://cglink.me/2cC/r18545 

STUDENT FORUM AND ADVISORY GROUP

Do you want to introduce your ideas for new practices within the college? Do you have ideas of changes or improvements that the College of Education can make? Then be sure to save the date for the COE Open Student Forum on January 19 from 4:00-5:00pm or January 25, from 7:00-8:00pm. One of the topics covered will be the formation of the new COE Student Advisory Group. If you want a chance to influence the future of the COE, mark your calendar and keep an eye out for more details next week.

STUDENT ADMISSIONS ASSISTANT, GRADUATE ADMISSIONS

Graduate Admissions is currently seeking a student employee to fill an Admissions Assistant position. To learn more about the position and to apply, visit the Campus Job Board.

SHORT-TERM SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, CPS

Chicago Public Schools is now hiring substitute teachers who hold a Short Term Substitute License. These additional opportunities are for candidates who previously expressed interest in working as a substitute teacher, but did not meet the state’s minimum requirement of holding a bachelor’s degree. More information about the Short-Term Substitute position can be found here and below. Becoming a substitute with CPS allows building their experience in education while getting paid.

Candidates must

  • Hold a valid short-term substitute license (to get paid for their work)
  • Participate in paid training with CPS prior to accepting any assignment
  • Work on a daily basis at least once every 90 days to remain active in the sub pool
  • Continue to fulfill their university training requirements with fidelity

CPS Short Term Substitutes earn $115 per day. This is an option for university students who are currently completing their clinical observations and may be interested in working a few days a semester, or for those completing their student teaching as a bridge between the end of their student teaching assignment and being licensed as a teacher.

EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT SPECIALIST, THRESHOLDS

Thresholds is hiring a new IPS Employment Support Specialist. The ESS works with all members on their team who would like to or are thinking about obtaining a job by following the components of the Employment Supported Specialist Evidence‐Based Practices (SE EBP). Assisting members in obtaining and maintaining employment that is consistent with their vocational and recovery goals is at the core of SE. The specialist will be required to spend at least 60% of direct service time in the community to engage and support consumers, family members, and employers.

This role will work with job-seekers living in Woodlawn and surrounding neighborhoods. Thresholds is able to provide supervision for clinical licensure in Illinois at no cost (LSW, LCSW, LPC, LCPC).

More info here: Thresholds_IPS_Chicago_South_JD_12_2021

If you are interested, please apply directly or to reach out to Adam Malson via cell direct at (847) 610-0474 and via email at adam.malson@thresholds.org

MIDDLE SCHOOL RELIGION TEACHER, ST CLEMENT SCHOOL

Saint Clement School, a PK3 - Grade 8 school located in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago, is seeking a dynamic, collaborative and passionate educator to teach 6th, 7th, and 8th grade religion classes for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year. There are two sections per grade level for six total classes. The teacher will present the Catholic faith in a way that helps students develop a relationship with Jesus Christ and grow in their faith. The religion teacher will connect with middle school students and help make their faith come alive. Additionally, the teacher will build cross-curricular connections between language arts, social studies, and other relevant fields of study. Valid teaching licensure is required and they do accept out-of-state licensure. For more information, visit the listing on AppliTrack.

VOLUNTEER, ACADEMIC DECATHALON

The Annual Academic Decathlon, a nationwide competition that promotes academic excellence through teamwork, is seeking volunteers. Students of all achievement levels are tested on various subjects, such as, Art, Economics, Music, Language Arts and Literature, Mathematics, Science, Social Science. They also include proficiency in Speech, Interview and Essay writing. Students receive training and coaching throughout the school year in preparation to compete on a citywide and national stage. The specific content varies from year to year and is determined by the United States Academic Decathlon (USAD) Board of Directors. The 2022 topic is Water: A Most Essential Resource. They are in need of approximately 100 volunteers for this competition. Confirmed volunteers will receive training via webinars prior to the competition.To volunteer for Academic Decathlon City Championship February 9, 2022 click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NpvSksgWCrhVMEHugnEMYgCy-Bd5O2TcA5OqPFwyrkA/edit

INSTRUCTOR, SNAPOLOGY

Snapology, an enrichment company that offers STEAM programs to children throughout the year using LEGO®bricks, K’Nex and technology, is seeking instructors. The primary focus of an Instructor will be to teach Snapology programs. Instructor are asked to promote creativity, teamwork, and problem-solving skills while educating students on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) concepts. Programs are conducted for children ages 2-14, although not all instructors are required to teach all age groups. This role requires internal collaboration and communication with Snapology leadership as well as representing the Snapology organization to parents & children with a high degree of professionalism. For more information and to apply, visit https://snapology-careers.careerplug.com/jobs

COUNSELORS, CAMP AKEELA

Camp Akeela, a coed traditional overnight summer camp in Vermont, is seeking General and Activity Counselors. Akeela campers have been diagnosed with Level 1 ASD, ADHD, or a similar social communication disorder. As an intern, you will receive unparalleled hands-on, real workd experience with neurodivergent youth, will build you resume and social.professional network and hone your leadership, collaboration and critical thinking skills. In addition, they offer a competitive salary package, including room and board, travel allowance and meals. To apply, visit campakeela.com or contact them at staff@campakeela.com or 866/680-4744.

PRINCIPAL, PROVIDENCE CATHOLIC

Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox, Illinois is seeking its next principal who, inspired by their Augustinian values, will lead the school community. Interested and qualified candidates should electronically submit application materials no later than January 5, 2022 to principalsearch@providencecatholic.org To apply and obtain the complete list of qualifications and application procedures, please refer to the Principal position profile.

MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER (ESL PREFERRED), HITCH ELEMENTARY

Hitch Elementary, located at 5625 N. McVicker Ave in Chicago, is seeking a Social Studies teacher to teach 5th/6th grades. For more information, visit the CPS Jobs Portal.

WINTER QUARTER BEGINS TODAY!

As was announced at the beginning of December, the first two weeks of Winter Quarter classes will be held via Zoom. This decision was made with an abundance of caution to protect our faculty, staff, and students from any potential spikes in positive cases due to holiday celebrations/travel or new variants and, in the weeks following DePaul’s announcement, many other colleges and universities have made similar decisions.

DePaul is fully committed to in-person learning and in-person classes will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, following the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Until then…

  • The College of Education building will be open and accessible with your DePaul ID card (by swiping it). There will be a rotation of staff available in-person during regular business hours. Please confirm prior to coming to the building if there is a specific staff member that you wish to see that day. You can call the Advising Office Front Desk at (773) 325-4409.
  • All of our advisors will be available for Zoom appointments or via email to answer any last-minute scheduling and registration questions. During the first week of classes (January 3-7) appointments will be reserved for 2022 Winter Quarter schedule questions only and normal appointments will resume on Monday, January 10th. If you would like to schedule an appointment please do so using BlueStar (available through Campus Connect).
  • COE staff will continue to be available to assist you virtually through email and Zoom. We also have staff members and student workers available via the chat feature on our website during regular business hours.

DEAN ZIONTS’ OFFICE HOURS THIS WEEK

Thursday, January 6 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm CST
https://depaul.zoom.us/j/92803314964?from=addon 

If you would like to speak with Dean Zionts on a one-on-one basis about any issue, please drop in his weekly office hours. No appointment is necessary. Just click on the Zoom link above during the scheduled time. If the dean is already meeting with someone, he will meet with you in order of arrival.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

First day of Winter Quarter is today, January 3. The last day to add classes for Winter Quarter is Sunday, January 9 and the last day to drop courses for Winter Quarter is Sunday, January 16.

STUDENT FORUM AND ADVISORY GROUP

Do you want to introduce your ideas for new practices within the college? Do you have ideas of changes or improvements that the College of Education can make? Then be sure to save the date for the COE Open Student Forum on January 19 from 4:00-5:00pm or January 25, from 7:00-8:00pm. One of the topics covered will be the formation of the new COE Student Advisory Group. If you want a chance to influence the future of the COE, mark your calendar and keep an eye out for more details next week.

GLOBAL DEPAUL TALKS

Friday January 7, 3-4pm via Zoom

Come join Global DePaul for an informal time of talking and playing games and figuring out how to succeed this quarter! More information and registration are here: http://go.depaul.edu/iss-gdt

PLAY PICTIONARY WITH GLOBAL DEPAUL & WIN A FREE T-SHIRT!

Friday January 14, 1-2pm via Zoom

Come play Pictionary with Global DePaul. Join a small team, make some friends, compete and win a t-shirt! More information and registration here: https://cglink.me/2cC/r18545 

Check out the COE events page to see what else is coming up.

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