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The Chalkboard: Weekly News and Events for College of Education Students
Upcoming Events for Students

Thursday, October 20

Explore @ 4:  Social Justice
An exploratory career series covering the basic information and career highlights of different education and social justice-oriented careers.

When:  4 p.m.
Where:  The Commons (ETMSW 3233)

November 1

#Hashtag Talk:  2016 Election
An interactive event for undergraduate students focused on the 2016 election.  No RSVP required, and food will be served.

When:  12 p.m.
Where:  ETMSW 3233

Key Dates for Undergraduate Students

Junior Teacher Candidate Academic Advising Sessions:

Social Science Concentrator:  Monday, November 21, 2016  12:00pm - 12:30pm, ETL
Math Concentrator:  Monday, November 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:00pm, ETL
Language Arts Concentrator:  Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 12:00 - 12:30pm, ETL
Science Concentrator:  Tuesday, November 22, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm, ETL

CPS Application Meeting & Academic Advising

Senior Blue Cohort: October 18, 12 - 1 p.m., ETL
Senior Red Cohort: October 25, 12 - 1 p.m., ETL

Candidacy Information Sessions

All sessions are at 4 p.m. in ETMSW 3427
Fall: October 26
Spring: February 1, March 1, April 5

School Aide Position

A Chicago family is seeking a one-on-one aide for a kindergarten student with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder in an inclusion classroom (half-day program in North Center/Lincoln Square area). Main duties include facilitating appropriate interactions between student and peers, providing assistance and accommodations throughout various group and independent activities, and helping student self-regulate using breaks and regulation toys.

Candidate should be available to train with child’s support team, including current aide, in early to mid-December and begin regular hours in early January. 12-15 hours a week over 4 to 5 days, 8:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. $15/hour.

Contact Cynthia at with resume and references.

Department of African American Studies Events
The first event coming up on Oct. 18 is our Slavery & Popular Culture panel with faculty in African American Studies (Johari Jabir), History (Cynthia Blair), Radio & Film (Miriam Petty of Northwestern University), and English (Roger Reeves). This will take place at Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria, from 4-6PM
The second is a Conversations panel with Courtney Bonam, Assistant Professor of Social Psychology. She will be interviewed by David Stovall, Professor of African American Studies & Educational Policy Studies, on "Race, Stereotyping & Environmental Inequality." This will take place on Oct. 25 from 12-1:30PM in UH 1250 (601 S. Morgan St.). 
Spring '17 Course: Health and Wellness Academy

The Department of Physical Therapy will offer a Spring '17 course, Health and Wellness Academy, involving 3rd-5th graders at Smyth Elementary School nearby. We will be collaborating to create interdisciplinary lessons with activities that focus on nutrition and movement. The department seeks six College of Education students involved. The class would be Monday from 3:30 to 5:30 starting Spring semester. Students would also be involved at Smyth School every Tuesday or Thursday from 3 – 5, so this may be an opportunity for pre-student teachers to get more hours of experience.

More information

Undergrad Student Government

Do you have the desire to be a student leader and advocate for campus issues?
The UIC Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is looking for dedicated students to serve as assembly members for the 2016-2017 academic school year.

USG is the official governing body of undergraduate students at the University of Illinois at Chicago. It represents undergraduates in many ways, including improving policies affecting student welfare; providing services to meet student needs; strengthening the sense of community among students, and serving as a communication medium between students and administration.

USG consists of a President, Vice President, secretary, and 30 voting members of the assembly, six of which are voted: Speaker of the assembly and five committee directors. The five standing committees that deal with different kinds of concerns around campus.

Individuals who join our assembly are able to enhance their leadership and professionalism skills. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to work with school administrators on a variety of campus issues.

If you are a student interested in joining USG, please schedule a time slot (office hours listed below) and send us an email for confirmation at
Office hours: MW 1-2pm, R 11-12pm, or by appointment

For more information:
Facebook: UIC Undergraduate Student Government
Interested in Joining:

Assistant Professor of History Position

Lake Forest College invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin in the 2017-2018 academic year from scholars of African American history, specializing in topics such as the history of slavery, emancipation, reconstruction, Jim Crow, black liberation movements, the history of race and anti-black racism in the U.S. Teaching load is six courses per year (three courses in each of two semesters).

Responsibilities include teaching introductory-level African American history survey courses, topical electives, and advanced seminars in service to the African American Studies major and the History major. Willingness to teach courses focused on the African diaspora that incorporate an African-centered methodology, the link between African American history and the Black Atlantic, and/or Pan-Africanism is especially desired.

Classes are small (typically 15-30 students) and generous support for scholarly research, including a semester of pre-tenure leave for those who pass third-year review is available. Strong preference for candidates who have demonstrated success in teaching in diverse classrooms. The Ph.D. degree must be completed by summer 2017.

More information and application instructions

TechBytes: Learning to Trust the Crowd

Tech blogger Jeremy Riel dives into the quality and educational value of Wikipedia and other editable, crowd-based information sources, and why trusting the crowd has value. Read more

Chemistry Tutoring Opportunity

Truman College seeks chemistry tutors to work in its Science Center:

-Provides academic assistance and tutoring to students on an individual.
-Tutors students to help them gain a deeper comprehension of course materials and a better understanding of work assignments to improve their academic success.
-Crafts effective tutoring plans to address tutee’s weaknesses and strengths; motivates students and provides them with confidence to feel successful.
-Provides students with learning strategies including ways to improve study skills and retention, how to organize work, effective use of time, and how to build better study habits.
-Make and create instructional materials and/or workshops.
-Plan workshops for students and staff

More info and application

Contact Derek Lazarski, Interim Associate Dean of Instruction, at for more information.

Chicago Ridge School District Teacher Position

Chicago Ridge is hiring two teachers, one immediately and one for the 2017-18 year.  The immediate position is for an elementary teacher bilingual in English and Arabic.  The second position is for an elementary reading specialist.

More information and applications

Tutoring Opportunity
FrogTutoring is an educational technology platform that facilitate 1-on-1 private tutoring offering the full range of academic courses and test prep in your area. Our company has been featured on CNN and other media outlets.

We’re looking to hire​ students to work not just as tutors but also as mentors to students throughout your community and surrounding cities. We have found that when students (K - 12 & College) are tutored by college students, they become more receptive and enthusiastic about the subject. This will be a great opportunity to encourage, engage as well give great advice as to what to expect in college to local youth, ALL while enhancing your resume.

Not only will you​ tutor/mentor youth throughout your area, but you will receive great benefits as well!

⦁ Great pay- Minimum of $30 per session
⦁ Tutors choose which grade level and subjects to tutor
⦁ Tutors create their own schedule
⦁ Driving compensation
⦁ Periodic bonus and Referral bonus.
How to apply: 
Urban Prep Teacher Openings
Urban Prep Academies have the following openings for teachers:
Urban Prep Bronzeville Campus, 3 vacancies:  Geometry, Algebra II and Pre-Calculus, and English III
Urban Prep West Campus, 3 vacancies:  Special Education/Diverse Learners
Contact Lionel Allen, Jr., Chief Academic Officer, at
Social Justice Organizing Retreat

Solidarity Ignite is hosting a social justice organizing retreat in St. Louis October 13-17.

Schedule of Events | Registration

The organization will also host a social justice solidarity immersion study abroad to the Dominican Republic, where students can meet with garment workers who sew collegiate apparel and learn how our universities are connected to global social justice movements. This Winter break's trip runs January 1-14th.

More information

Council on Teacher Education: Dates to Remember

- Candidacy Application Submission Deadline for ECE and SPED – October 1, 2016
- Elementary Education CPS Student Teaching Registration Process Seminar
      Blue Cohort: October 18 (12pm – 1pm)
      Red Cohort: October 25 (12pm – 1pm)

-CPS Student Teaching Online Registration Process for Spring 2017 closes November 30, 2016.