November 7, 2019
This week on the 'gram:
"#ILLINOIS in the fall is our favorite. 🍁 Can winter wait a few more weeks?
So many colours on every tree ❤️
(Cannot promise this is the last post about fall colours. Sorry, not sorry)"
New Course Alert: Building Your Teaching Toolbox (CI 199 NL-1)
Spring 2020 - First 8 Weeks; Mondays 4 - 5:30 p.m.
This is the first course in a 3-course sequence (1 credit hour each) designed to provide you an opportunity to build your toolbox of skills and understanding of instructional planning, assessment, and classroom management.
Interested In Secondary Education? Come Chat
Prospective Student Meetings: Every Other Thursday; 4 p.m.
192 Education Building
Students interested in the Secondary Education minor should attend Prospective Student Meetings every other Thursday. Basic information about the minor will be reviewed and students can ask questions about the program. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attend Tuesdays @ 7 with the Counseling Center
Every Tuesday; 7 p.m.
Led by Counseling Center Paraprofessionals, these Tuesday @ 7 workshops offer practical, skills-based approaches on topics that are often areas of growth for students. See the schedule here.
Take Advantage of FREE Tutoring with The Office of Minority Student Affairs
The Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA) Academic Services Center offers matched and drop-in tutoring free to University of Illinois undergraduate students. Sign up and find out more here. OMSA also offers other resources such as mentoring, workshops, and supplemental instruction. Visit omsa.illinois.edu to learn more.
Attend Perfectionism Workshops
November 11 & 18; 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Many students are told that perfectionism is a good thing and necessary for success. However, studies have shown that perfectionistic attitudes actually interfere with success. The desire to be perfect can rob you of a sense of personal satisfaction and cause you to not achieve as much as people who have more realistic expectations. To assist students develop awareness for when the desire to be perfect may actually be more harmful than good, the Counseling Center is now offering a series on perfectionism.
We encourage you to attend as many sessions as your schedule allows. Please fill out this form to register. Be sure to register soon--these workshops have a limited number of seats available.
Learn More About Mental Health For Teachers
November 12; 4 - 5 p.m.
Learn more about stress reduction, boundary setting, and self-compassion, as well as mindfulness for teachers and students. RSVP here.
Struggling With Test Anxiety? You're Not Alone
November 13; 4 - 5 p.m.
Many students find taking tests, completing assignments, and/or giving presentations very stressful. At times, this stress can be counterproductive and negatively impact performance. The American Test Anxieties Association estimates between 16 and 20% of college students have high anxiety when it comes to taking tests or performing well on assignments. Fortunately, there are ways to address anxiety so that you can do your best work. During the academic year, the Counseling Center offers drop-in Test Anxiety Workshops. These workshops are free for students, but space is limited, so please register in advance.
Attend an RIO Mindful Workshop
November 14; 4 - 5 p.m.
November 13 & 20; 5 - 6 p.m.
44 Turner Student Services Building
RIO, which stands for recognition, insight, and openness, is a 2-part series by the Counseling center that is designed to help sudents: (1) Manage stress, anxiety, and emotions productively; (2) Learn mindfulness skills that can have a positive impact in the classroom and in relationships; and (3) Identify what's most important and prioritize accordingly.
Students do not need to be clients of the Counseling Center to participate, but due to limited seating, please register for RIO at the Counseling Center website.
Learn to Manage Your Stress
November 15; 3:30- 4:30 p.m.
At times, it might feel like procrastination keeps you from truly accomplishing what's most important to you. This workshop will help you reflect on how you prioritize, learn task-management and motivation strategies, and understand the importance of self-care and allowing yourself breaks. Register here.
Learn about Teaching with Innovative Technology
November 19; 5 - 6:30 p.m.
2 Education Building
Join us for a film and discussion panel to learn more about blended classrooms, collaborative and technology-enhanced classrooms, and learning through emerging platforms.
Learn More About the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS)
Information Session One: 1090 Lincoln Hall
November 18; 12 - 1 p.m.
Information Session Two: 100 Gregory Hall
November 19; 4 - 5 p.m.
The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) FLAS fellowships support the advanced study of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (300 level and above) in combination with area studies, international studies, or area aspects of professional studies. Attend the information sessions to learn more.
Apply For Galileo's Spark Innovation Scholarship
Application deadline: November 24
Galileo Learning's mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world. This fall they are awarding three $1,000 scholarships to current college students who intend to pursue a career in Pre-K - 12 education. Learn more and apply here.
Career + Professional Development
Explore Career Opportunities at the Teach Urbana Open House
November 14; 5 - 7 p.m.
Urbana Middle School
Open House attendees will have the opportunity to meet Urbana Middle School principals and staff, attend breakout sessions, mock interviews, resume reviews, and learn how to get hired. Explore teaching positions in special education, bilingual, early childhood, elementary, and secondary education.
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