“Pivot” has been the defining action word as non-profit organizations, throughout the city of Chicago, have found new ways to continue serving community members in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Three miles apart, Latinos Progresando and Breakthrough, both partners with ISU’s National Center for Urban Education through the Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline (CTEP), have demonstrated exemplary models of sustaining and shifting services in order to best support their communities. In doing so, both organizations followed city and state recommended guidelines, prioritizing health and safety, as they creatively responded to crucial community needs.
Many Illinois State graduates were able to secure jobs in Chicago Public Schools and are learning how to navigate remote learning alongside their veteran colleagues.
Brandon Thornton ’11, M.S. ’16, was recently named a Regional Teacher of the Year by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
Aimee Park and Aaron Sitzee, both National Board Certified Teachers, were named 2021 Regional Teachers of the Year. They are among the ten finalists for the Illinois State Teacher of the Year Award.
The College of Education is excited for Teach Chicago Tomorrow, a new initiative with Chicago Public Schools and City Colleges of Chicago that was announced at a recent press conference.
Jennifer Talbot ’07, M.S. ’13 was recently awarded the Excellence in Middle School Mathematics Teaching Award from the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM). She sat down to discuss out more about her role at Metcalf and this fantastic accolade. What do you do at Metcalf? After starting my career teaching seventh-grade math at
Traditionally, teachers are able to have their entire class in their line of vision, allowing them to make sure students are understanding the material as well as making each student feel seen.
Donald Watson ’82 has an interesting perspective on education, and he should: It transformed his life and the lives of his family members.
The National Center for Urban Education (NCUE) is excited to announce that this fall, of the over 30 Illinois State University recent graduates that have accepted positions in Chicago Public Schools (CPS), almost one-third will be teaching in the ISU NCUE partner communities.
The Auburn Gresham Gold Schools initiative is a collaboration between the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) and several strategic partners including Illinois State University Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline (CTEP).