Illinois State University’s College of Education hosted its third annual Future Teacher Conference (FTCON) in person. Following CDC and the University’s health guidelines, over 800 high school students and 100 education personnel from over 30 Illinois school districts participated in various workshops throughout the day.
The National Center for Urban Education (NCUE) in Chicago works directly with Illinois State University faculty to offer students a firsthand look at culturally responsive practices through urban education and community experiences. This 15-year-old program directly relates to ISU’s comprehensive plan to promote equity, inclusion, and anti-racism by supporting and promoting discourse aligned with campus values of diversity and inclusion. This fall semester, 25 course sections have participated in NCUE clinical experiences virtually with one participating in person with the hope of moving to more in-person visits as clinical experiences return to K-12 classrooms.
The U.S. Department of State announced the selection of Erin Mikulec of Illinois State University for an English Language Specialist virtual project.
The dates are set for students and alumni to connect with employers at the 2022 spring career fairs.
Since its formation in 2010, Braille Birds has served as a registered student organization (RSO) that fosters education and spreads awareness about the blind and visually impaired community.
Lessons learned from year one will help inform year two for GROWTH, with a focus on assessing professional development plans.
In each issue Redbird Impact highlights an Illinois State faculty or staff member who exemplifies the University’s core value of civic engagement. The fall 2021 Campus Hero is Dr. Becky Beucher, an assistant professor of secondary literacy education in the College of Education.
Nikki Michalak and Dr. Stacy Jones-Bock look to alternatives to the practice of seclusion in classrooms.
Clara Barton Elementary School special education teacher Lizzy Carroll ‘17’s community outreach through her nonprofit, Lead With Love, is making a big difference in the Englewood and Auburn-Gresham communities in Chicago.
For Dr. Jim Palmer, understanding history is the foundation of progress. As he retires, his own career offers a roadmap for maintaining relevancy and impact.