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The Update from Education at Illinois
 
 

The Update is a student newsletter that provides news,
career opportunities, and events to undergraduate
majors and minors in the College of Education at Illinois.

 
 
Student Spotlight
 
 

A Conversation with Senior Allie Bauch
Congratulations to senior Allie Bauch, an Illini softball player and a student in our secondary mathematics education program who was recently featured in The News-Gazette for her outstanding accomplishments. Allie is the first player in the program's history to be named a Capital One first-team Academic All-American, and she was a recipient of the prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor. Math was her favorite subject growing up, and Allie is excited about the numerous opportunities for females in STEM.
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Event
 
 

Free Movie Screening of Keep On Keepin' On
May 22
Art Theater Co-Op (126 W. Church St., Champaign)
This critically acclaimed 2014 film tells the story of a student-teacher relationship that will move and inspire you. Keep on Keepin' On depicts the friendship of music legend and teacher Clark Terry, 89, and blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin, 23. A discussion with film director Al Hicks will take place after the film.
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Career and Professional Development
 
 

Teaching Assistants Needed for Chinese Culture and Language Camp
Application Deadline: Today
The College of Education is looking for energetic and motivated teaching assistants who enjoy working with children for the Aug. 8-12 Chinese Culture and Language Camp. The ideal candidate must have a degree (or be in the process of obtaining one) in elementary education or a related field. Along with experience and enthusiasm, we are seeking individuals with imagination and a sense of fun, people who truly enjoy working with elementary- and school-age children. Additionally, candidates must have excellent communication skills and be able to lead and engage children in instruction, projects, and outdoor activities. Candidates must be professionally trained in the College's curriculum and be able to work closely with lead teachers to facilitate programs. Learn more about the camp and contact Wei Liu at weiliu1@illinois.edu for inquiries.

Valley View School District Seeking Teachers
The Valley View School District, located approximately 35 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, has employment opportunities for future graduates of the College's teacher preparation programs. The district is especially looking for educators in the areas of elementary and early childhood English learning education (bilingual and/or English as a Second Language-certified). Learn more about the district and view its current job openings. For more information, contact Ricardo Sanchez at 815-886-2700 or sanchezr@vvsd.org.

Child Tutoring/Mentoring Opportunity in C-U for Summer
This is a great résumé-building opportunity for a fun-loving and dedicated individual who can tutor and "coach" students who require extra help with math and reading. The time commitment will vary but generally be two or three days per week. Experience with children, creativity, patience, and exceptional organizational and time management skills are a must. Contact Sara Cassel at scassel@familysupportservices.com to learn more about this opportunity, which will pay $10-15 per hour.

Seeking Female Mentor in C-U for Summer
This is a great résumé-building opportunity for a fun-loving and dedicated individual who can mentor a 17-year-old person who requires assistance with social skills. Experience with children, creativity, patience, and exceptional organizational and time management skills are a must. Contact Sara Cassel at scassel@familysupportservices.com to learn more about this six-week, non-paying position.

Babysitting Opportunities in C-U
Experienced babysitters looking to earn extra money in Champaign-Urbana can join the "CU Childcare Connection" group on Facebook. This group will help you get connected with families who need babysitters in the area. Contact Erin Tarr at erintarr@gmail.com for inquiries.

 
Happenings and Deadlines
 
 

Curriculum & Instruction Presentations Now on YouTube
The April 22 Education at Illinois presentation "How Did Teachers and Teacher Education Lose the Profession, and How Do We Get It Back?" is now available to view online in its entirety. Watch the presentations from experts in Curriculum & Instruction and learn how teacher educators can resist increased corporatization of teacher preparation and much more on varied topics.
WATCH THE VIDEO>>

Apply for a Grant for Back-to-School Supplies
Application Deadline: June 30
The Meemic Foundation and Quill.com have partnered to offer 1,500 grants of up to $100 each to be awarded for school supplies. Applying is simple and recipients will be notified by Aug. 1.
APPLY TODAY>>

 

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