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Weekly Updates

New This Week!

Weekly Updates are taking an hiatus over the summer. We will be back at the start of the 2017-2018 academic year. ​

Ongoing Announcements

Important Dates to Remember

  • Summer Session 2  (5 weeks) begins on Monday, July 17th 
  • The last day to add classes for Summer session 2 is Tuesday, July 18th.
  • The last day to drop classes for Summer Session 2 is Friday, July 21st. 
  • End of Summer 2017 Term and Summer Session 2 is Sunday, August 20th. 
  • Last day to add classes for Autumn Quarter is Wednesday, September 13th by 8:00AM!
  • Last day to drop classes for Autumn Quarter is Tuesday, September 19th.
  • For all important university dates check out the Academic Calendar. 

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. 

DePaul 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!

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:

ECE 704: Doctoral Seminar on Research in Child Development 

ECE 704 will be offered Autumn Quarter 2017
Mondays 5:30 to 8:45
Come join the cohort of doctoral students in early childhood education  in this interesting seminar to explore these and other important topics in child development. We will examine the most recent research in the field to explore and analyze these topics. 

  • What does epigenetics tell us about the way we inherit behaviors?
  • What does brain research tell us about gender differences and how to teach children?
  • How can we use genetic and brain research to inform our teaching practices with children with ASD, ADHD, and Learning Disabilities?
  • How does stress and traumatic events change the brain chemistry of children and lead to mental health issues in childhood and beyond?
  • Is there a spiritual intelligence? And how might it differ from emotional intelligence?
  • What does the science of parenting tell us about children's later learning and success in life?
  • How does the United States' policies in child development and early learning compare to other countries of the world?

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

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. 

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

Volunteer and Job Opportunities

International Academy- Secondary English Position 

There is an opening for a secondary English position currently open at the International Academy, International Baccalaureate high school in Oakland County, MI.
This position is posted on the Oakland County Human Resources Consortium: https://www.applitrack.com/oakland/onlineapp/1BrowseFile.aspx?id=657230  

St. Procopius- 7th and 8th Grade Dual Language Spanish Teacher

St. Procopius is looking to hire a 7th and 8th Grade Dual Language Spanish Teacher. More information about St. Procopius can be found here: www.stprocopiusschool.org
Interested candidates can email a resume and cover letter to Brian O'Rourke at borourke@stprocopiusschool.org
Click here for a full job description 

FranCenter- Open Positions

FranCenter is currently interviewing and hiring for the 2017-2018 school year! Full-time and Part-Time openings listed below in the Chicagoland area. Please contact Al Marciante by sending resumes to teachingjobs@francenter.com 
  • Title 1  Reading and Math 
  • Art
  • General Music
  • Band
  • Physical Education
  • Foreign Language- Spanish/ Italian 
  • Technology
FranCenter is a not-for-profit organization who exists to affirm, support, and act upon the needs of individuals, families, and school systems to develop an educated and responsible citizenry. 

Health and Fitness Opportunity

The Exercise Coach is looking for a sales-driven, passionate, hard-working, motivated individuals who are looking to get into a career in Health and Fitness! At the Exercise Coach, they are designed to be the perfect fit for 85% of the population that struggle to fit exercise into their daily lives. They have created a perfect solution for giving their clients the "right Intensity" using high tech, coach guided process. No National Certification is required but it is a bonus! Every one of their coaches is trained in house through their training program and will receive their Exercise Coach Certification. Your primary focus will be to conduct initial sales consultants and sign up new client members. 

Expectations:
- You must be certified or receive your certification by The Exercise Coach within your first week of hire. You must also pass with satisfaction, The Exercise Coach Certification Exam. 
- Must be currently up to date on CPR/AED course and renew your certification when it expires. 
- Delivering the best one-on-one, strategically supervised training experience in the world. 

Responsibilities
-Implementing and conducting personal training services within the Exercise Coach paradigm.
- You must demonstrate a polite, professional, and helpful attitude at all times toward clients and colleagues. 
- Implement practices as taught using The Exercise Coach training manual for coaches. 
- Report to Lead Trainer for coaching matters and Administrative and schedule Manager for administrative and scheduling matters.
- Primarily responsible to conduct initial consultation of prospective clients. 
-Conduct initial one-on-one acclamation, evaluation, and training of clients. 
- Scheduling of clients as necessary. Provide on-going education for all clients. 
- Create an up-beat, inviting, engaging, non-judgmental, motivating environment. 

This is a full time position for the hours of 12PM-8PM Monday- Thursday and Saturday 7AM-1PM.

All inquiries can be directed to Jenna Gerlach (j.gerlach@exercisecoach.com


Nanny/Babysitting Opportunities

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

Events

Demon S.W.A.P Collection

Unwanted items and clothing can be donated to Demon Surplus with a Purpose (S.W.A.P). Demon S.W.A.P allows residents to donate and purchase goods, while raising money for an emergency fund for the DePaul Community. Please donate any reusable items at donation locations in resident halls. 
Visit here for more information! 

Summer Institute Evening Speaker Event

The DePaul University and Facing History and Ourselves Collaboration welcomes professor Timothy Gilfoyle, ast president of the Urban History Association and winner of the Allan Nevins and Kenneth Jackson prizes. Professor Gilfoyle will present "A Pickpocket's Tale: George Appo and the Progressive Origins of Eugenics," which draws on his award-winning book.

This event will take place on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 between 6:00pm and 8:00pm at Lincoln Park Campus- Room to be confirmed. 
It is free and open to the public. PK-12 educators will receive two free professional development units for attending. 

You can RSVP for the event at the following link:  http://tinyurl.com/EveningSpeaker2017
Please visit this flyer​ for more information, including contact information. 

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! 

Counseli​ng 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 

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