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Innovators in Education Homecoming Event at Urbana-Champaign

October 27th, 2017

Are you interested in studying education? Join us on October 27th for a day full of learning, fun, and homecoming activities with the College of Education! This is a FREE event for high school students interested in becoming teachers - we will discuss current educational topics, hear from current students and teachers in the College, and interact with other countries in this unique opportunity. Plus, we will celebrate our 150th anniversary homecoming by attending the parade and pep rally!

Speaker Highlights:

rana dRana Dajani
Rana Dajani started "We Love Reading," a community-based  model  and philosophy to encourage children to read for  pleasure, which  received the Synergos award for Arab World  Social Innovators in  2009 and a membership to the Clinton  Global Initiative 2010. "We  Love Reading" has spread throughout  Jordan and the Arab world as  well as internationally, reaching Turkey, Mexico, Thailand, Uganda, and  Azerbaijan.

farahFarah Mallah
Farah Mallah worked for Teach for Qatar as a Fellow, teaching middle- school math at a public school in Qatar. During her career as a teacher she started the "My Dreams" campaign to encourage  students to dream & pursue their dreams. Prior to that she taught &  later led the Hoya Empowerment & Learning Program (HELP) to  teach English, computer and financial literacy to low-income  migrant  workers on campus. Farah is currently pursuing her Master's at  Harvard Graduate School of Education in International Education Policy. 

Tentative itinerary:

8:30 - 9 am- Arrival

Lecture Series:

9:00 am- Explore the world of education: Australia, France, Italy, Indonesia 

10:00 am- Being the Change You Want to See: Teachers Changing the World 

11:00 am- Technology for Teaching: Welcome to the Future of Education

12:00 pm- Lunch at Ikenberry Dining Hall

1:00 pm- Campus Tour

2:00 pm-Campus Information

Afternoon breakout sessions:

2:30-3:00pmSpecial Education SpotlightStudent Teaching Abroad
3:00-3:30pmEarly Education SpotlightThe US Ranks #28, so who is #1?
3:30-4:00pmElementary Education SpotlightTechnology for Education
4:00-4:30pmMiddle Grades SpotlightLES Spotlight / Refugee Education
4:30-5:00pmSecondary Education SpotlightLiteracy

5:00pm- Pizza party + music, games
6:00-8:00pm- Join current students in celebrating 150th anniversary homecoming parade and pep rally on the quad!

*Free parking will be provided on campus for individuals and groups

Register Now!

For Individuals (students)
For Groups (school groups)

Questions? Contact Dr. Allison Witt -