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The Chalkboard: Weekly News and Events for College of Education Students
Travel Funding for C & I Doc Students

For the past several years, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction has provided a small amount of travel support to students who give presentations at professional conferences. We are pleased to announce that we will continue offering support this year. Funds are limited and can run out;  applying for support does not guarantee funding. This academic year, we will offer funds in the fall and spring semesters, with separate applications for
each semester.

Students should not file a request until they know that their proposal has been accepted by the conference. Please note that you must be a presenter and not simply an author on the paper.

Deadline for submitting your application for Fall 2016 funding is Friday, November 4. Please submit to Karen Dop in room 3252 ETMSW.


Tutoring Positions Available

Are you looking to earn extra money by tutoring some elementary, junior high & high school students? Mobile Academics is looking for GREAT part time tutors.

We have been serving Chicago's Northshore for over 15 years. We are a one-on-one tutoring service that specializes in working with students of all ages in all area of studies.

We are currently seeking English, Physics, Calculus, SAT, ACT (English, Math and Science), Pre-Algebra, Algebra I & 2, Geometry, Trig, Physics, Chemistry and elementary tutors for the Northern/North West Suburbs of Chicago.

If you or somebody you know is interested, contact Rachael Gluck at or (847) 858-8707.

Teaching Assistant/GA Position with Early Outreach Program

The Early Outreach Program was created in 1981 as the pre-college, academic pipeline program to the University of Illinois at Chicago Urban Health Program. From this position, the Early Outreach Program was among the first on the UIC campus to recognize the opportunity for educational enrichment in the core content areas of reading, math, and science, and its specific application to health sciences preparation and urban health equity.

The program’s goal is to ensure the students’ ability to matriculate into high school, university, and postgraduate health science programs of their choice, so that they can ultimately attain careers in the health professions in our changing and global society.

Teaching Assistants/GAs are responsible for providing academic instruction and other 21st century skills enrichment programming to Early Outreach Program academic pipeline participants while ensuring program integrity and academic excellence.

Full job description

Send Resume to:
Vernita Lewis 
OSS Graduate Assistant Position

The Office of Student Services in the College of Education is seeking a Graduate Assistant to assist with general administrative duties.  These duties include, data entry, placing supply orders, responding to student inquires, and providing general clerical support for the office.  

For this position, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to learn quickly are essential.

This is a fall graduate assistantship at 33% time, with the possibility of renewal for upcoming semesters.

If interested please send your CV, or resume, to Aisha El-Amin at no later than Monday, September 12.

Teacher's Aide at UIC Children's Center

UIC's Children's Center provides early childhood education and care to preschool age children of UIC students, faculty and staff.  Their on-campus site offers students the opportunity to work in NAEYC accredited classrooms alongside experienced early childhood profesionals.

Email or call 312-413-5326 for more information.

COE Professor Hiring GAs

Dr. Shelby Cosner will be hiring up to three 1/2-time graduate assistants beginning in September for the start of October with two of the positions running through December 2017 and one of the positions running through August 2016.  The first two positions are GA positions that will require a range of duties including locating, annotating and reviewing literature; locating and storing a variety of principal preparation and development program materials; and a range of other duties as assigned by Dr. Cosner. The third position (running through end of summer 2017) will involve extensive library and qualitative field research including participant interviews, most of which will be conducted in schools with principals and teachers.

Individuals: a) interested in various issues related to school leadership, b) who have strong library research skills, and c) who have excellent project management skills/proven track records with on-time quality work submission are encouraged to forward a resumes to Dr. Shelby Cosner at as soon as possible. In addition to these expectations, individuals interested in the third position must have transportation for traveling to/from interview sites and flexibility in their weekly schedules for conducting interviews.

With the electronic submission of a resume, please also provide a brief email that includes information about your current program of study at UIC and why this position seems like a fit and is of interest to you.

TechBytes: Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Tech blogger Jeremy Riel examines how teachers can work with new virtual reality technologies, arguing for authentic, genuine experiences rather than simply using devices.  Read more

Global Mentorship Opportunity

One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2017 Global Mentorship program. Programs range between 1-4 weeks, in Cape Town, South Africa.
As an OHS mentor you will:

- Develop the international experience graduate schools and employers look for
- Gain skills in academic tutoring, international communication, and community outreach
- Mentor students to realize academic growth and cultivate lifelong relationships
- Partner with local communities to broaden your global perspective
- Connect to the OHS international network desiging global uplift

Apply here for our Volunteer Programs: 2017 Application
Next Application Deadline: Sep. 16

For more info:

Babysitter Needed

Hello! My family lives in University Village and we are looking for a babysitter. We are blessed with a 2 year old and and set of 1 month only twins. This would be 1-2 times a week from 5-9ish. Either my hubs or myself would also be home. We are looking for an extra pair of hands when either of us has to work late or cannot be around to entertain our oldest son while we manage to keep the twins happy! We live in University Village right by UIC. Is there a UIC Teachers job posting site I can use? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Students  can email me or call/text:

Olivia 708.705.4538 and

Fall 2016 Babysitting Position

Looking for a reliable late afternoon – early evening weeknight babysitter starting in the fall/September 2016 for an 8 and 12 year old in the South Loop neighborhood.  Hours would be 3:30 to 7:30 on Mondays through Thursdays (can be flexible on some days depending on your school schedule).  Responsibilities include picking up children from school, driving them to after school activities (we will provide car & insurance; just need current driver’s license), and helping with night time routine (dinner, homework, ready for bed).  There is the possibility of additional weekend babysitting if desired.   We have had a terrific UIC student babysitter for the last 3 years who is graduating, so we are looking for someone else who would like to help our family.  Pay is $15 per hour.   If you are interested, please call 312-961-2461 or email Jennifer Rakstad at

Phillips Academy High School Positions

Phillips Academy High School in Bronzeville is hiring a special education teacher and a minimum of 4 paraprofessional aids for our diverse learners.

Special Education teacher position 1

Special Education teacher position 2

You must apply through the CPS Teacher Quality Pool, but also please e-mail directly your interest and resume to Assistant Principal Ronnie Bates ( and Principal Matthew Sullivan (
For those interested in being a paraprofessional, please contact the case manager Kathryn Lucido directly at
Job Opening for Nanny

A south suburban family is searching for a student in the College of Education to work as a nanny for their two-year-old son. Hours are from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm with a start date of September 12. Applicants must have prior experience working with toddlers and a passion for early childhood education, especially in the areas of language development and literacy. Other duties include light housekeeping, meal preparation, and providing homework help for their eleven-year-old son from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Pay is $65/day. Reliable transportation is required.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Maureen Crichlow at

Literacy Volunteer Opportunity

Little Village READS is a new literacy initiative that pairs reading tutors with 1st through 3rd grade students in the Little Village Community. All our students have been referred by their teachers for extra help outside the classroom, and they meet with tutors two days a week to work on building their reading skills. Tutors engage students in free reading, interactive games, and fun literacy activities.

If you are interested in being a tutor we would love to hear from you! This is a great opportunity to gain some hands on experience working with an amazing group of kids.

September – December 2016
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays
** Tutors may come 1 day or all 4!

contact: Rachel Serra, 773-542-7617,
address: 4225 W. 25th Street, Chicago, IL 60623

Kindergarten Aide Position

Hawthorn Scholastic Academy is hiring for a position that works closely with the kindergarten teacher(s) and students to support learning in the classroom, as well as lunch/recess supervision, clerical support, and any additional responsibilities as given by administration.

This position is paid at an hourly rate of $15, with no benefits included. We are looking for a candidate who is able to give Hawthorne a 1 year commitment. Throughout the school year we will work with you to develop your skill set, and provide opportunities for advancement. We are committed to preparing you to be as successful as possible.

Contact Jessica Plaza at

Study Participants Needed

Take part in a research study on adults' participation in learning activities. To participate, people need to be 18 years of age or older, able to read and write in English, and have access to the internet. Here is the anonymous link:

Second Grade Reading Teacher Position

Leif Ericson Scholastic Academy is hiring a second grade reading teacher.  Send resumes to principal Leavelle Adams at