Metcalf’s Jennifer Talbot earns state honors for teaching excellence

Jennifer Talbot in front of a banner that reads Keep Calm and Math On

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

Engaging students virtually

Chad Tallon

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.

A legacy of education

Don Watson

Donald Watson ’82 has an interesting perspective on education, and he should: It transformed his life and the lives of his family members.

Recent ISU graduates begin their careers in Chicago

Word Teach spelled out with dice

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.

Summer camp in the time of COVID-19

Students participating in a summer camp

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).