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SLCEC 2017-18 Learning Series, “Embedding Service-Learning Principles, Pedagogy and Practice in Instruction.” @slcecchicago

SLCEC Chicago's 2017-2018 Professional Learning Series for Faculty: Embedding Service-Learning Principles, Pedagogy and Practice in Instruction Register Today! Please join us for a professional learning series to explore service-learning, civic education, and student voice development as high impact strategies.  You should plan to attend if you are looking to: Engage your students in service-learning Teach … Continue reading SLCEC 2017-18 Learning Series, “Embedding Service-Learning Principles, Pedagogy and Practice in Instruction.” @slcecchicago

CALA 2017

CALA 2017: Loyola University Chicago's School of Education hosted a week-long Civic Action and Leadership Academy for Chicago Public Schools high school students from July 31-August, 2017. Student groups explored the Loyola Campus, the surrounding community, and local community organizations through one of three themes: Civic Action, Child and Youth Development, and the Environment. Students … Continue reading CALA 2017

SPACE Volume 3! ~ Student Perspectives About Civic Engagement

Welcome to SPACE, an online student journal that promotes student service-learning and civic engagement experiences in metropolitan Chicago Submissions are being accepted for SPACE Volume 3!  Nominate Your Student! SPACE invites students to submit manuscripts about their service-learning and civic engagement experiences. Our goal is to publish scholarly and reflective writing that enlightens service-learning and […]

Civic Leadership Academy 2017

Loyola University Chicago hosted a four week Civic Leadership Academy for Chicago Public Schools middle school students from July 5 - 28, 2017, that integrated literature, mathematics and civic education Students participated in literature circles reading counter-narrative novels about young people, learned and applied math and statistics to social issues, and worked together in teams … Continue reading Civic Leadership Academy 2017

AACTE Advocacy Center: Why Engage in Advocacy? How Does it Work? What Can You Do? / @AACTE

AACTE/American Association of Colleges for Teacher Preparation Advocacy Center “Why Engage in Advocacy?  It sounds funny, but at least where public policy is concerned, it’s true: If you are not at the table, you are probably on the menu.  The educator preparation profession engages in advocacy to help shape policy that will affect the field. […]

June 6 – 7, 2017, AACTE “Day on the Hill,” Todd A. Price, Ph.D. / @AACTE

AACTE, "Day on the Hill," June 6, 2017, Dirksen Senate Building.  Here we are gathered, with some of my great Midwest colleagues, from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education / AACTE for the Day on the Hill Conference.  Including, President of the Illinois Chapter, Barbara O'Donnell, and our Government Relations and Advocacy Director, Deborah … Continue reading June 6 – 7, 2017, AACTE “Day on the Hill,” Todd A. Price, Ph.D. / @AACTE

March 15, 2017, Univision Hosts National Louis University’s Carlos Azcoitia Discussing Schools Connected to Communities / @NationalLouisU

“Univision TV invited NLU’s Carlos Azcoitia, Ed.D., distinguished professor of practice, for an on-air interview to talk about community schools. Azcoitia has released both English- and Spanish-language versions of his recent book, co-authored with Ted Purinton, Ed.D., former chair of NLU’s Department of Educational Leadership. The book is titled “Creating Engagement Between Schools and Their […]