Educate Local provides teacher licensure candidates the opportunity to gain experience and develop their perspective of education through volunteering, observing and participating in various campus, community and educational settings.
As Educate Local participants, teacher candidates begin to build their professional portfolio during their freshman year and continue through graduation. These opportunities provide candidates with the added value of experience and a depth of understanding that will support and enrich their teacher preparation.
The College of Education, in collaboration with our community partners and the Center for P-20 Engagement, have established a variety of professional development opportunities and experiences. Educate Local
Educate Local programs are for students in:
- Early Education
- Elementary Education
- Middle Grades Teaching and Learning
- Physical Education
- Special Education
Contact Portia Downey at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about any of these opportunities.
Open Door Project
March 20, 27 and April 10, 17
- Early childhood candidates in SEEC 403
- District 88 Lincoln Elementary, Bellwood, IL
- Instructed by Natalie Young
- Opportunity to attend a local educational conference.
- Free night of professional development.
- Transportation will be provided from NIU.
Spring Huskie Food Drive
April 16 - April 20
Volunteer to help pass out information, collect food, or work at the food pantry.
Thursday, April 12
- Opportunity to teach for one day in a non-profit school in Chicago
- Transportation, lesson plans and materials will be provided
Project SMILE (Science Math Literacy in Diverse Education)
Monday, April 23
- Elementary education teacher candidates in Science and Math Methods with Gary Swick and Mary Shafer
- CUSD 300 Glenview Elementary, Carpentersville, IL
NIU Cares Day
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 8 a.m.-noon
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