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Oct. 25, 2018

The Update is a student newsletter for undergraduate
majors and minors in the College of Education at Illinois.

Teacher Spotlight
Elizabeth Garreau's passion for teaching has been reinvigorated. 

Reinvigorating Her Passion
Fourth-grade teacher Elizabeth Garreau has discovered new opportunities to live out her teaching passions while helping her students be creative and innovative in their use of technology through the Learning Design & Leadership online program at the College of Education. "I came away reinvigorated with a new love for what I do, a passion for who my students are," she said. "I'm just as excited as I was my first year, thanks to my experience with the Learning Design & Leadership program." Read more...     


News to Use: Top 10 Questions Students Ask When Considering an
Education Degree at Illinois

Scholarships and Awards

Join Info Sessions on Beinecke Scholarships
Nov. 1 and 2
Illini Union Bookstore, Room 514
Application Deadline: Jan. 22, 2019

Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarships are given to students who display superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, and personal promise during their undergraduate years. The program encourages juniors to pursue graduate studies in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, and each scholar will receive $4,000 prior to entering graduate school and an additional $3,000 while attending graduate school. Join the below info sessions to learn more and email for inquiries.

Nov. 1: Bienecke Scholarship Information Session
Nov. 2: Bienecke Scholarship Writing Workshop

Apply for Spark Innovation Scholarship
Application Deadline: Nov. 25

Galileo is offering three $1,000 Spark Innovation Scholarships to current college students who want to pursue a career in education either on a full- or part-time basis in Illinois or California. Learn more about the scholarships and apply


Movie Night With M.A.F.E. Featuring Halloween
Oct. 30; 7 p.m.

Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center (51 E. Gregory Drive, Champaign)
The Minority Association of Future Educators (M.A.F.E.) is hosting a socially centered meeting that will include a showing of the classic movie Halloween. Join the movie-night fun!  

SEA Meeting to Focus on Improvisation in Classroom
Nov. 7; 7 p.m.

Education Building, Room 2
This Student Education Association meeting will be held in conjunction with the Hive Society Improv Group on campus. Attendees will learn about improvisation in the classroom and free pizza will be served. 

Career and Professional Development

Apply to Become Orientation Leader on Campus
Application Deadline: Oct. 29
New Student Programs at Illinois is accepting applications for campus orientation leaders. This is a great opportunity for students to build their résumés and connect with fellow students, faculty, and staff. Students can apply to be on either the Orange Team (summer programs) or Blue Team (August programming, two weeks before classes start) and will earn two credit hours during the spring semester. Learn more and apply. Email for inquiries.     

Become Campus Peer Leader by Joining Paraprofessional Program
Application Deadline: Dec. 12
Students who want to serve as peer leaders on campus and expand their knowledge about social identities and inclusivity are encouraged to apply for the Social Justice Educators Paraprofessional Program. Selected paraprofessionals will have the opportunity to design fun and engaging educational opportunities for their peers and develop personal communication skills. Learn more...   

Study Abroad
 Study abroad this winter or spring!
 Costa Rica

Study Abroad This Winter or Spring!
The Office of International Programs in the College of Education is offering a number of exciting study-abroad trips for students during the winter and spring. Check out the opportunities:

Application Deadline: Oct. 28

Hong Kong/Macau

Application Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019

Costa Rica

Visit the Office of International Programs in Room 260A of the Education Building or email for inquiries.

Happenings and Deadlines

Sociological Foundations Courses Available in Spring 2019
College of Education scholar Bernice M. Barnett will be offering two sociological foundations in education courses during the Spring 2019 semester. The classes will examine the sociological aspects of education and schooling in society as well as the racial and ethnic diversity of families in the U.S. Learn more...

Creatively Minded Students Encouraged to Join alt.Honors Project
The new Alternative Honors project, also known as alt.Honors, is designed to highlight and encourage creative students who may not be attaining great grades or are imaginative in ways beyond their majors. The project will begin during the Spring 2019 semester with the alt.Honors: Honor Creativity course (FAA 399). Creatively minded students are encouraged to learn more and apply.


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