James Scholar blogs about why you should consider taking EPSY 200

James Scholar Rachel Kaufman blogs about why you should consider taking James Scholar Honors course EPSY 200!

Online Article Available with Details on James Scholar Recognition Brunch & Honorees

May 10, 2018

The College of Education published an article on the annual James Scholar recognition Brunch. This article highlights the details of the event and includes some quotes from honorees as well as attendees. Please visit https://education.illinois.edu/about/news-events/news/article/2018/05/08/college-s-james-scholars-honored to read the article!

Social Emotional Learning Workshop Given by Current James Scholars

February 7, 2018

Kayla Dossett and Lindsey Pingsterhaus gave a workshop for CI 420 students that discussed their experiences with Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and how to implement those practices in placements and classrooms as future educators. The workshop included topics such as how students acquire social skills through learning and interacting with peers as well as working through conflict resolution under teacher supervision. Kayla and Lindsey shared the ways they had incorporated SEL in their placements and how they witnessed their student's emotional growth and maturity throughout the process. 

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Fall 2017 EDUC 102 James Scholar Poster Presentations

Instructor Adam Poetzel and his EDUC 102 James Scholar students hosted a poster session on December 14, 2017, at the College of Education. Faculty, staff, and peers interacted with the James Scholar Education students as they shared their research.

These first-year students enrolled in the Freshman Honors Seminar course and are studying in the College’s early childhood, elementary, special education, learning & education studies, and middle grades programs. The budding researchers covered topics such as the benefits and drawbacks of year-round schooling for elementary schools; low-income students and literacy rates in the U.S.; the benefits of implementing social and emotional learning education in elementary classrooms; and how student teaching abroad impacts pre-service teachers.

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James Scholar Blogs about her Experiences as a James Scholar in the College of Education

September 9, 2017

Rachel Hernandez, a James Scholar majoring in Middle Grade Education with concentrations in Social Science and Literacy, blogs about her experiences as a James Scholar and the benefits of the program. Visit her blog to see first hand how being a James Scholar has impacted her college life and personal growth.

James Scholar Recognition Brunch - April 8, 2017

The James Scholar Recognition Brunch is an annual opportunity to celebrate the research and accomplishments of our undergraduate Education students. In addition, we honor community members who demonstrate the relentless pursuit of and passion for education in the areas of service, learning, and teaching. The Recognition Brunch is attended by the honorees, students, parents, faculty, and staff. 

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Study Abroad: Australia Presentation

October 28, 2015

Students participating in the College of Education James Scholars program presented their research findings from the summer 2015 Study Abroad trip to Australia.

Megan Simpson, Elizabeth Oroni, Nicole Pinnella, Colleen Ross, and Lindsay Duffy highlighted what they learned from the experience and talked about the similarities and differences in the educational systems.

The five students were among 26 Education students who attended the summer 2015 study abroad trip to Australia to conduct research on various aspects of Australian education.

Check out the video.