Spring 2021 Newsletter

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Hello and welcome to the School of Education’s inaugural newsletter! I am excited to launch this newsletter to share the good work of our faculty, staff, students and alumni—and to celebrate our first 18 months as the new School of Education at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. We will be sending this e-newsletter periodically to give you a glimpse into what’s happening at the School of Education.

Learn more about the exciting School of Education news to know.

SIU HELPS ALLEVIATE TEACHER SHORTAGE BY PAVING THE WAYS TO CAREERS FOR TEENS

Flashlight EducatorsWho will teach the children? There’s a state and national teacher shortage and downstate school districts are suffering. A collaborative effort to address the need for teachers downstate by proactively establishing pathways to teaching careers for young students is underway as Southern Illinois University Carbondale has partnered with Shawnee Community College, John A. Logan College, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and these high schools: Anna-Jonesboro, Carterville, Cobden, Johnston City, Joppa, Massac County, Meridian, Vienna and West Frankfort. The ISBE is investing nearly $1 million in Education Career Pathways grants over a four-year period.
See how high school are getting a jump start on teaching careers students with specialized opportunities.

SIU'S EDUCATOR PROGRAM EARNS NATIONAL RECOGNITION

Emily KlingSIU has been equipping teachers to change lives since 1869 and we were recently one of just nine institutions across the country to receive national recognition for leadership and commitment to continuous improvement in preparing people for careers as educators. We received the Frank Murray Leadership Recognition for Continuous Improvement from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.
Discover why SIU earned accolades and how we collaborate to keep improving.

SIU PROFESSOR RECEIVES FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR AWARD TO COMPARE TAIWANESE AND U.S. MATH TEACHING METHODS

Cheng-Yao LinMathematics education professor Cheng-Yao Lin is passionate about helping people really “get” what math is and why it matters. That’s why he’s especially excited to receive a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award to compare the way math is taught in the U.S. and Taiwan.
Find out more about his hands-on constructive approach to learning philosophies, making math make sense.

SIU’S GARY KELLY WINS NATIONAL EDUCATORS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Gary KellyGary Kelly’s career began in the classroom some 36 years ago, and after serving as a teacher, coach and administrator at various levels, the man who is currently a member of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale faculty has earned a national award for a lifetime of contributions to the field of education. Kelly, a double SIU alumnus who is now a clinical assistant professor in the educational administration program, is a recipient of a Distinguished Service Award from AASA, The School Superintendents Association.
Learn more about the Kelly and his lifelong dedication to making a difference.