Roosevelt University College of Education Blog

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Dual Language Award Announced

Roosevelt’s Illinois Dual Language Teacher Leadership Project received good news recently from the U.S. Department of Education that it will receive continuation funding for 2020-2021. Official notification will be sent in September. As part its 2020 Annual Performance Report, the project reported the following highlights: Student academic growth in dual language classrooms within the project…

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Early Childhood Center Closed Until Stage 5 Re-Opening

In light of the Illinois state government’s phased approach to the re-opening of schools and businesses, the College of Education has been working with its managing partner, Bright Horizons, to make plans for the Roosevelt Early Childhood Education Center (RECEC).  Special attention has been given to the operational impacts of implementing enhanced health and safety…

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Spring and Summer 2020 Enrollment Report

The College of Education experienced significant enrollment growth in Spring and Summer 2020. In the Spring semester, 545 students registered for courses in the College of Education. This enrollment was 10% higher than in Spring 2019 and 32% higher than in Spring 2017. Currently, 495 students are enrolled in Summer 2020 courses in the College…

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3 COE Students Earn DFI Fellowships

Six Roosevelt students have received Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) fellowships from the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Of these six students, three are from the College of Education: Christina Dupee, COE – Educational Leadership Yolanda Flowers, COE – College Counseling/Student Affairs Noemi Terrazas, COE – School Counseling DFI’s goal is to increase…

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ISBE Updates

Updates from the Educator Effectiveness Department, and request for nominees. IPTS Standards to Competencies Redesign Work: ISBE is seeking nominations for content experts to join the Steering Committee for Phase II of the Illinois Professional Educator Competency (IPEC) work.  Over the past year the current steering committee members have completed Phase I: Competency Statement Development…

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New Hires in the College of Education

The Spring 2020 semester has been busy, for so many reasons. Amid the hustle and bustle related to COVID-19, we successfully complete two searches for new full time faculty in the College of Education. Here is some background on our two hires. Beginning in August 2020, Dr. Charmaine Conner will join our Department of Counselor…

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Information About Emergency Rules

On April 27, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) enacted new, short-term emergency licensure rules in response to school closings and other actions taken by Governor Pritzker as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The emergency rules prevent COVID-19 from disrupting the pursuit of licensure and endorsements by individuals enrolled in educator preparation programs…

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Virtual Teacher Recruitment Fair on April 15

DIVERSITY in Ed extends heartfelt support to all affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our staff will be working remotely during this time to observe and support “social distancing” and are available to partners and job seekers during normal business hours. A tried-and-true approach to national teacher recruitment, DIVERSITY in Ed is proud to continue offering…

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New CPS Teacher Recruitment Website

Although schools are temporarily closed to help safeguard the health of our communities, the Chicago Public Schools Talent Office continues its work to recruit high-quality educators for CPS schools and students. As part of this effort, we have launched a new website dedicated to attracting and retaining the best, most diverse workforce of teachers in…

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Teacher Support Opportunities

Here are a couple of opportunities for teacher support and development from our friends at Teach Plus: Right Now Opportunity for Teacher Support: As teachers design and manage remote learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Teach Plus Illinois will provide a free, facilitated, collaborative space for Illinois teachers to adapt to the new remote…

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