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COE Advising 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. The Weekly Updates email is sent on Mondays from the COE Advising Office to all current students.

College of Education Academic Advising is open for online advising appointments through Spring Quarter 2020. Any student can get in touch with their advisor via email or are welcome to meet with an advisor via Zoom. Please email your advisor directly for assistance scheduling an appointment or with any other advising questions.

Dear students,

This has been a challenging week but I have been impressed with the ability of our faculty, staff, and students to weather whatever comes their way. While there remains a great deal of uncertainty and many questions, we will continue to answer what we can in these updates.

As of now, graduation is still on the schedule but the university administration continues to review this event in light of any new information. We understand that a date will be announced in the near future when there will be a “decision” to proceed or cancel. Fortunately, Commencement is still 3 months away. Know that we will immediately update you if the situation changes. If you have any questions, please email us at COEGraduation@depaul.edu.

Internships and Student Teaching
ISBE (the State Board) has been meeting with Colleges and Universities to develop alternate plans for licensure should school closures continue. Emergency policies need to be approved by the State Legislature. We are hoping to have something definitive to share with you by the end of next week.

Mental Health
Even individuals who manage stress well may be finding it difficult to do during this unprecedented time in our history. The Education and Counseling Center has put together resources for those who may be struggling.

COVID-19 Resources

In addition, students who feel they need more help should email Martha Mason, Director of the Education and Counseling Center, who can arrange for you to talk with someone who can help.

College of Education Email Address
If you have questions and do not know who to contact, please email education@depaul.edu. We will be happy to answer your question or direct you to the person or office who can help.

Please take care of yourselves,
Paul Zionts, Dean
College of Education


Dear students,

We share in the frustration of this difficult and stressful situation, and understand that information and updates seem to change by the hour. We will be increasing the frequency of these communications to you to help keep you abreast of any news.

Student Teaching and Field Experiences
To navigate this time, we are currently in communication with the Illinois State Board of Education and with Pearson regarding adjustment of requirements for field experiences and edTPA. While these updated procedures are the result of a disruption in your education plan, the college and university are certain that these measures are necessary for maintaining the health and safety of our university community. As such, we greatly appreciate flexibility, patience, and understanding on everyone’s part. We are currently providing training for online teaching to our faculty so that we can maintain our standards for student experience. Faculty are working on alternatives to field experiences and internships that will meet the state requirements. Our Office of Field Experiences and Student Teaching and your professors will be communicating with you as the situation develops.

Spring Quarter Online Courses
Our faculty are currently working to adjust their syllabi to these new circumstances. They will be communicating with you as to whether or not the course will be synchronous (happening in real time during the originally scheduled class period) or asynchronous (occurring outside of a prescheduled time). Please keep an eye on D2L and your email for course-specific information.

We know this is not ideal, and it is not how you envisioned your spring quarter. Our priority right now is your health and safety. Our goal is to keep you as on track as possible for your degree progress given the challenges ahead.

St. Vincent DePaul once wrote to a priest in Rome who was having a difficult time: “Far from worrying that the Lord will abandon you in your little boat, and that it will be submerged by the multitude and size of other boats, trust it will sail along with greater assurance in the midst of all those fine ships.” There may be some stormy seas ahead, but we’re determined to keep our boats sailing together.

Sincerely,
The administration, faculty, and staff of the College of Education


VIRTUAL ADVISING

Have a question about your course selections for spring or summer? You can still meet with an advisor!
College of Education Academic Advising is open for online advising appointments through Spring Quarter 2020. Any student can get in touch with their advisor via email or are welcome to meet with an advisor via Zoom. Please email your advisor directly for assistance scheduling an appointment or with any other advising questions.

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR ONLINE LEARNING

To assist those of you who may have never taken an online class (or even those who have), we will be publishing a weekly series of tips and tricks designed to assist you in getting the most out of your online courses this quarter. First up? What you can be doing right now to get ready for the start of spring quarter.

How to Prepare for an Online Course

NEED HELP TRANSITIONING YOUR K-12 CLASSROOM ONLINE?

We know that many of our students are already teaching (or student teaching) in a K-12 classroom and are frantically working to prepare adjusted lesson plans and activities that can be delivered in an online environment. We have assembled a preliminary listing of resources available to you from around the web and will be adding to this list as we find more. Be sure to bookmark the page and come back often!

K-12 Online Teaching Resources

COMCAST INTERNET ESSENTIALS PROGRAM

Students who do not have internet connectivity at home may be eligible for the Comcast Internet Essentials Program.

From their website: As the country deals with the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Comcast is taking immediate steps to help connect more low-income families to the Internet at home. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, new Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service. We are also increasing the speed of the program to 25 Mbps downloads, and 3 Mbps uploads for all new and existing customers.
To be eligible a household must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • MEDICAID: card or most recent eligibility letter for an adult in your household.
  • Public housing assistance documentation such as your lease, housing assistance payment (HAP) contract, or eligibility documentation from HUD.
  • SNAP: letter indicating you are approved for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.
  • TANF: eligibility letter for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
  • SSI: eligibility letter for Supplemental Security Income.
  • NSLP/Head Start: copy of a letter indicating current participation in the National School Lunch Program or Head Start, with your child's name, the school name, and the address of where you are requesting service.
  • LIHEAP: letter confirming your eligibility for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
  • WIC: eligibility letter for the Women, Infants, and Children program.
  • FEDERAL PELL GRANT: (Colorado and Illinois only) documentation from your community college’s financial aid office.
  • VA PENSION: veterans pension eligibility determination letter from the Veterans Administration.
  • Tribal assistance eligibility letter, including TTANF, FDPIR, etc.

While we do not endorse one internet company over another, we thought that we would share this information with students who may be worried about how they will access online classes from home.

Interested?
For more information on the program and to apply visit https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19

TUTORS NEEDED

The Education and Counseling Center will continue to provide homework help and tutorial services for K-12 students. If you are interested in volunteering to provide virtual tutoring services, please email ecc@depaul.edu. No matter what your field is, it looks great on a resume. Credit towards class or pre-service hours are also possible with instructor approval.

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP INTERNSHIPS

For students in the Educational Leadership Graduate Program, Spring and Summer Internships are available in the Education and Counseling Center located in the College of Education. Information about the Center can be found at http://go.depaul.edu/ecc Please contact Brandon Washington at bwashin3@depaul.edu for additional information about this internship opportunity.

COVID-19 UPDATES

Please refer to the official site for DePaul COVID-19 updates

go.depaul.edu/covid

In addition, we at the College of Education are closely monitoring the ever-changing situation in regard to the COVID-19 outbreak. In an effort to keep our students up-to-date with any developments and to answer the many questions you may have, we will be increasing the frequency of our COE Advising Updates. Please be sure to check your email regularly for important information.

Due to the many closures and cancellations in response to COVID-19, please contact organizers directly to confirm that the information below is still correct.

 

HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICS TEACHER

Glenbard West High School has an opening for a teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. Candidates must have a current valid Illinois Professional Educator License with an endorsement in High School Physics.

Interested?
Fill out online application

INCS JOB FAIR

Have you ever wondered what it would take to be a teacher? Are you a teacher looking for a new challange? Consider attending the INCS 2020 Educator Job Fair on April 18.

Interested?
Register here

HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICS TEACHER

Glenbard West High School has an opening for a teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. Candidates must have a current valid Illinois Professional Educator License with an endorsement in High School Physics.

Interested?
Fill out online application

 

INCS JOB FAIR

Have you ever wondered what it would take to be a teacher? Are you a teacher looking for a new challange? Consider attending the INCS 2020 Educator Job Fair on April 18.

Interested?
Register here

Due to the many closures and cancellations in response to COVID-19, please contact organizers directly to confirm that the information below is still correct.

INCS JOB FAIR

Have you ever wondered what it would take to be a teacher? Are you a teacher looking for a new challange? Consider attending the INCS 2020 Educator Job Fair on April 18.

Interested?
Register here

 

CELEBRATING TEACHERS NOMINATIONS OPEN

Current DePaul students are encouraged to nominate a K-12 teacher that has had an impact on their educational journey for the College of Education's annual Celebrating Teachers award.

Submissions must be received by March 31, 2020 to be considered for this year's award.

All students submitting nominations will be entered in a raffle to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Teachers selected to be honored will, along with the students who nominated them, be invited to accept their awards at the June 11, 2020 College of Education Honors Convocation.

Want to honor one of YOUR teachers?
Visit go.depaul.edu/CelebratingTeachers to nominate them today!

 

BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH SB 100

The Transforming School Discipline Collaborative (TSDC) invites educators, administrators, students, and community members to the SB 100 Conference. The conference will discuss the intent and possibilities of SB 100, and how schools can work alongside youth and communitites to create more equitable schools and to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. Lunch will be provided.

April 21, 2020
9am-1:30pm
CTU Center
1901 W. Carroll Ave Chicago, IL 60612

Want to attend?
RSVP by 04/10/2020

 

2020 EDUCATOR JOB FAIR

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools is hosting an Educator Job Fair on April 18 from 10am-12pm at Erie Elementary Charter School (1405 N. Washtenaw Ave).

Want to register?
Visit teacherjobfair.org.

 

2020 CASE CONFERENCE

It is commonly acknowledged that the history of the United States and the history of immigration are inextricably linked. In the last 10 years, this relationship has taken on new and sometimes alarming dimensions. This year’s CASE Conference on February 28th will focus on the NOW, the present lives and experiences of migrants and refugees as they navigate their way into and through the American civil society. Of course this also means we will reach into our curricula and pedagogy for ways to teach the complexities of the moment.

The 2020 CASE Conference will take place at the Chicago History Museum. Besides hearing a dynamic keynote speaker and a variety of panels and presentations, conference participants will be able to explore various exhibitions at the museum, with a particular focus on our rich local history of migration.

Want more information?
Register now
Call for Proposals

 

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