Tuesday, September 10, 2013

9.10 Job Opportunity: Male Initiative Project

Job Opportunity

Program Coordinator

General Summary:  Help  create, execute and provide content and support for social learning network for adolescent males.  Train and engage stakeholders in use of networking tool and collaborate with external partners on curriculum content and activities.

Principal Duties, Responsibilities and Other Job Related Information:
·         Engage adolescent males on social networking tool to build community and help develop college readiness activities.
·         Help create content and activities surrounding college readiness
·         Train users on networking tool and implement social learning network among participating school programs.
·         Help gather data on program and its participants
·         Other duties as assigned (i.e. help maintain database/record keeping and assist with workshop presentations).

Position Requirements
·         Education background (instructional or school counseling)
·         Knowledge and use of social media and technology as tools of engagement
·         Ability to positively engage urban males in the education process
·         Strong written and verbal communication skills
·         Travel to Chicago public schools
·         Knowledge of urban population and education issues
·         Detail oriented and results focused
·         Ability to work independently with little supervision
·         Available  20 hours/week during regular business hours

Interested students can apply for the Program Coordinator position at the Career Center website listed below:

Trans* in the Classroom

LGBTQA Student Services and the student group Trans*(formation) DePaul are hosting a workshop entitled Trans* in the Classroom This interactive workshop is designed to teach how to be allies to transgender/gender non-conforming (trans*) identified people in the classroom. The workshop will present helpful information and terminology about trans* identities and provide strategies to create a welcoming environment for students of all genders.  If you have questions or would like to RSVP please email Katy Weseman, LGBTQA Student Services Coordinator kweseman@depaul.edu.

Event Details:
Tuesday, October 8, 2013. 11:30am-1pm
Lincoln Park Student Center, room 314A
Lunch Provided

DePaul College of Education Fall 2013 Forum


Save the date for the College of Education's Fall Forum, to be held on Tuesday, October 15th from 5:30 to 7:30 at the DePaul Student Center, Room 314.

As the student population changes, it is important for current and future teachers to be well prepared to educate culturally and linguistically diverse students. Latino children represent the largest ethnic group, making up 44% in CPS and 25% in Illinois schools. Many Latino students continue to struggle with achievement and face numerous challenges to acquiring a quality education. The forum will help current and future teachers develop a better understanding of the issues surrounding the growing Latino student population in schools. The panel will address the impact of the immigrant experience on families and students, examine the education outcomes and opportunities for Latino children, explore language policies for English Language Learners, and discuss ways that teachers can reach out to parents, bridging the world of home and school.
Our speakers will include:
Rebecca Vonderlack-Navarro, Research and Policy Analyst, Latino Forum
Francisco Gaytan, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Northeastern Illinois University
Natalie Vegas, Abiertas Puertas, a parent outreach and engagement program
Sonia Soltero, Chair, Department of Leadership, Language and Curriculum, DePaul College of Education
Teachers will receive 2 CPDUs. Please consider bringing your classes if you teach on Tuesday evenings, and announce this event to your students. A flyer will be forthcoming.

For more information, contact Diane Horwitz at dhorwit1@depaul.edu

"The New Public" screening and discussion

Please mark your calendars for an exciting opportunity: 
On Wednesday, October 30th, 5:30 – 8:00pm the secondary education program/ DTE will host a screening of a new education documentary with the filmmaker, Jyllian Gunther:  

In the film, The New Public (http://www.thenewpublicmovie.com) filmmaker Jyllian Gunther followed a brand new experimental Brooklyn public high school in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of New York City through its first four years to see how its unorthodox – and highly creative – approach to educating would impact students, and to tell the story of their first graduating class. What she ended up with was a documentary that, through the prism of one school, tells the story of countless urban schools in underserved communities around the country. The film’s honest and informative look at the day-to-day challenges of creating successes in urban schools has resonated deeply with educators. (Columbia Teachers College felt so strongly about the film and its realistic look at public education, they're now creating a curriculum so the film can be used as a training tool for pre-service teachers).

Please join us (and consider bringing your classes!) for the film screening (approx. 90 minutes) followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and area educators about the issues the film raises. 

A preview of the film is available to any faculty interested in viewing it.

Location and further details of the event will follow.  Please let me know if you plan to bring your class or if you have other questions!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Fall Quarter Teachers' Workshops

DePaul Teachers' Forum
Saturday, October 26, 2013
10am to 1pm
Lincoln Park Student Center, 314AB
The DePaul Career Center's Teachers' Forum offers new teachers the opportunity to gain critical skills and resources and network with principals and professionals in education.
For more information, click here!

Teacher's Lounge
It Takes a Village - Perspectives of Accountability
Saturday, November 2, 2013
10:30am to Noon
LPC Richardson Library - Dorothy Day Room 400
For more information, click here!

Tour for Teachers
Fall Workshop Series October - November 2013
This workshop widens a new teacher's perspective of what different public, private, and alternative settings can look like and how the mission and perspective of each type can support a deeper reflection of the job search and interview process for educations.
For more information & dates, click here!

Beyond Boundaries Tour Series