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NOW HIRING – FIELD SUPERVISORS

We are looking to increase our pool of supervisors for our teacher candidates. Do you know someone who could be a good mentor for young teachers?
Supervisors play an important role in the development of the next generation of educators. By making classroom visits to observe student teachers, supervisors have a great opportunity to support, guide, and assist future teachers.

Requirements:

  • Minimum three years teaching experience
  • Master’s degree in field
  • Minimum technology skills

Benefits of being a supervisor:

  • Staying connected to the field of education
  • Flexible schedule
  • Stipend and milage reimbursement

For additional information, contact
Kelsy Krise, Coordinator of Student Field Experiences
419.530.8558
kelsy.krise@utoledo.edu


Raffle Winners

and the winners are……

Congratulation to the following students who were randomly selected in the Homecoming Raffle:

Taylor M – Early Childhood Education

Amber C  – Early Childhood Education

Jessica S    – PhD Educational Sociology

Morgan C – Early Childhood Education

Yaohua H – LAMP Adolescent Young Adult

Debora B – PhD Curriculum Instruction

Amanda S – Middle Childhood Education

Ashley A    – Higher Education

Connor R – Intervention Specialist

Crystal F – Adolescent Young Adult

Each student received a Judith Herb College of Education beach towel in honor of the homecoming theme “Aloha Rockets”.  Thanks to all the students who submitted entries!

 

 


Launch into Literacy: Seven Years of Partnerships

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Educational partnerships between the Judith Herb College of Education and local school districts have provided quality preparation for our preservice teachers and improved public school student achievement for at-risk learners. Since 2010, seven university-school partnerships in three local school districts were developed. This has provided a win–win scenario for multiple constituents in ways that have exceeded expectations.

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The Launch into Literacy with the UT Rockets program was created to increase the effectiveness of teacher candidates’ professional preparation while engaging in mutually beneficial partnerships with area schools. This program has provided the venue for teacher candidates to apply the required work in the course, Literacy Assessment and Remediation. The literacy class that previously met on-campus transformed into an on-site laboratory.

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Over 600 teacher candidates and 600 at-risk readers have benefitted from this work. The demand exceeds the supply as the university reaches out to the community. As professors, principals and classroom teachers pool efforts and work together toward common goals and priorities: implement what works and close the achievement gap. Having a shared vision, creating a viable communication system with partners and devising formative and quantitative assessments to measure achievement has been fundamental to sustain our partnerships.

 

In spring 2015, we serviced 54 students who were at-risk of failing third grade. The Ohio State tests revealed that 76.4% met the standards for the Third Grade Guarantee and moved to fourth grade. More recently, in Fall 2016- Spring 2017, we serviced 45 at-risk readers in third grade and 88% were promoted to fourth grade.

 

The very essence of the program has been to create an authentic experiential learning environment where preservice teachers link theory and research taught in the university classroom with practice in the local schools. We strive to optimize learning by teaching the course on site, delivering hands-on training and providing immediate feedback to preservice teachers.   Teacher candidates work with an at-risk reader for the semester. As part of the coursework, students learn how to conduct assessments, interpret data and determine appropriate instructional approaches based on assessment information.  Teacher candidates learn invaluable skills as struggling readers receive customized, one-on-one tutoring at no cost to parents.

Our preservice teachers have had substantial results with most at-risk readers increasing a grade level in their performance. Research is clear that our partnerships have proven to be invaluable for our teacher candidates and for students in our local schools.

  


open information sessions: ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

open information sessions

ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

WHO: 

Undergraduate students in the Judith Herb College of Education who have NOT yet been admitted to professional education level

WHY:               

We want to share the UPDATED criteria and requirements, and answer any questions you may have

WHEN:      

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017,  4:30 pm,  Gillham Hall room 4600     

or

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017, 4:30 pm,  Gillham Hall room 4700      

 

Hope to see you there…


WANTED: Student Ambassadors for 2017-18

 

Link to application:  ambassador application full

Application Process

Students will be selected to serve as a strong link between the Judith Herb College of Education and their alumni, current, and prospective students. Ambassador applicants must be enrolled in the Judith Herb College of Education. After reviewing applications, a brief interview will be conducted. This is a volunteer position.

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assist with recruitment events, presentations, and student panels
  • Serve as a reference for prospective students interested in shadowing a current University of Toledo student
  • Help distribute college materials
  • Assist faculty and staff during recruitment programs
  • Network with alumni

Benefits

  • Recognition by the Judith Herb College of Education for service as an ambassador
  • Special name tag identifying you as a College Ambassador
  • Excellent activity for graduate school applications and future employment
  • Often times there is free food and swag!

 

Completed applications will be accepted in Student Services – 3100 Gillham Hall.

Preferred deadline is Monday, October 2, 2017 (but application review will be on-going).

For additional information or questions, please contact

Welsch at Richard.welsch@utoledo.edu or 419.530.7736.


Shoe, Sock & Underware Drive

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The Judith Herb College of Education Alumni Affiliate is holding its annual drive for items for students in Toledo Public Schools.
We are collecting new shoessocks, and underwear. Based on the feedback from school administrators, we are also collecting belts.


All students and staff are invited to donate any of these items to help our local students.

 

We are collecting both new gym shoes and new dress shoes in youth and small adult sizes. Shoe sizes needed the most are children’s sizes 1 – 6 or toddler sizes 10 – 13.

 

Donations may be dropped off in the Office of Student Services,
Gillham Hall, Room 3100 by Friday, Sept. 15.

 

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill


Teachers’ Garage Sale

Saturday, September 23, 2017

9 am – 3 pm

University of Toledo Driscoll Alumni Center – Board Room


Purpose: Provide resources to teachers and college of education majors

Details: Local teachers donate classroom supplies that they no longer need. Raffle items include: ABC Center $25 gift certificate and Scholastic vouchers.

The money raised will support new teachers in setting up their classrooms.

Donation are appreciated!  (contact email below)

Email:  firstyearteacherscholarship@gmail.com


Parking:  free parking in the Driscoll Center lot; 2800 W Bancroft St, Toledo OH 43606


More Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

Graduate Assistantship Positions

The College of Engineering & The Judith Herb College of Education

The University of Toledo is seeking two full time doctoral students (one from the College of Engineering and one from the Judith Herb College of Education) to work on project focused on cyber security, smart vehicles, and educational research within the National Science Foundation-funded grant called EXCITE. The position will be available beginning in the Fall semester of 2017, pending full award notification.

 

This STEM + C project focuses on the integration of computational thinking and computing activities in high school mathematics and career and technical education (CTE) courses.

 

Pending full award notification, the grant is anticipated to be funded through Summer 2020 and will cover full time graduate assistantships for both the academic year and summers. Summers are required for anyone accepting the assistantship.

 

Doctoral students will be required to participate in both the educational programming and research components of this program. Money may be available for travel to conferences when presenting research studies related to grant-supported activities. The assistantship covers full time tuition and the college-specific standard stipend for the academic year and summer. Assistantships are awarded contractually for fall/spring and summer separately; renewal is contingent upon availability of funding and student performance on the project.

 

For Computer Science & Electrical Engineering students, preference will be given to doctoral students with research backgrounds in cyber security, intelligent transportation systems, software engineering, or machine learning. Students are required to have a strong programming background.

 

For Judith Herb College of education students, preference will be given to doctoral students who are in mathematics education and who have experience teaching high school mathematics courses. Students in science or technology education or other teacher education backgrounds will also be considered. Preference will also be given to students who have either attended or worked at our partnering school district: Toledo Public Schools.

 

For more information about the doctoral degree programs offered within the College of Engineering or the Judith Herb College of Education at The University of Toledo, please visit the links below:

College of Education: http://www.utoledo.edu/education/programs/index.html

College of Engineering: http://www.utoledo.edu/engineering/

If you are interested in applying for these graduate assistant opportunities, please send your CV, letter of interest, and a list of 2 references to Dr. Jared Oluoch at jared.oluoch@utoledo.edu.

Women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Graduate Assistant Opportunities

Graduate Assistant Opportunities


The College of Education and The College of Engineering

The University of Toledo

Dr. Charlene Czerniak

The University of Toledo is seeking four full time doctoral students from the College of Education and/or the College of Engineering to work on educational programming and research within the National Science Foundation-funded grant called NURTURES. The position will be available beginning in the Fall semester of 2017, pending full award notification.

NURTURES focuses on early childhood science, mathematics and literacy within the context of science inquiry. Pending full award notification, the Discovery Research Prek-12 (DRK-12) grant is anticipated to be funded through Summer 2021 and will cover full time graduate assistantships for both the academic year and summers. Summers are required for anyone accepting the assistantship.

Doctoral students will be required to participate in both the educational programming and research components of this program. Money may be available for travel to conferences when presenting research studies related to grant-supported activities. The assistantship covers full time tuition and the college-specific standard stipend for the academic year and summer. Assistantships are awarded contractually for fall/spring and summer separately; renewal is contingent upon availability of funding and student performance on the project.

Preference will be given to doctoral students who are in science education, early childhood education, literacy, and engineering. Students in mathematics or technology education or other teacher education backgrounds will also be considered. Preference will also be given to students who have either attended or worked at our partnering school districts: Airport Community Schools, Elmwood Local Schools, Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West, Genoa Area Local Schools, Ida Public Schools, Monroe County Intermediate School District, Monroe Public Schools, Otsego Local Schools, Pettisville Schools, Seneca East Local Schools, Tiffin City Schools, Washington Local Schools and WSOS Community Action Schools.

For more information about the doctoral degree programs offered within the College of Education or the College of Engineering at The University of Toledo, please visit the links below:

College of Engineering: http://www.utoledo.edu/engineering/

For more information about NURTURES, please visit our website at www.nurtures.utoledo.edu.

If you are interested in applying for these graduate assistant opportunities, please send your CV and letter of interest to Deanna Bobak at deanna.bobak@utoledo.edu.


Christa McAuliffe Excellence in Teacher Education Award

UT’s Nurtures Early Childhood Science program has been selected to receive the American Association of State Colleges and University’s (AASCU) Excellence and Innovation Award for the Christa McAuliffe Excellence in Teacher Education Award. The selection committee stated that the Nurtures program can serve as a model for other institutions and help to advance practices in the field of science education.

Drs. Charlene Czerniak and Joan Kaderavek, distinguished professors from the College were part of the team leading this grant. Click here for more information about Nurtures.

The award will be presented at the upcoming AASCU’s annual meeting on October.