DePaul University Department of Leadership, Language and Curriculum

DePaul University Department of Leadership, Language and Curriculum The Department of Leadership, Language and Curriculum prepares urban multicultural professional leaders to work in a variety of education and community settings.
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The department offers graduate programs in Educational Leadership, Bilingual/Bicultural Education, World Languages Education and Curriculum Studies. Our students enhance their careers by combining their passion for education, experience in the field and leadership potential. Our graduates ― whether bilingual/bicultural specialists, curriculum specialists, teacher leaders, reading teachers, deans of students, assistant principals, principals or superintendents ― are all transformative leaders. The preparation we offer practitioners demonstrates our commitment to critical pedagogy and more. We address not only cutting-edge practices in education, but also the role of the educator in bringing about social change and social justice. Our commitment to excellence in education and expanding educational opportunity is demonstrated through our course work, which integrates both theory and practice, preparing our graduates for meaningful real-world application of the knowledge and skill they gain through our program. We address best practices and cutting-edge research in education, and we also empower our graduates to be leaders who bring about social change and social justice.

--Sonia Soltero, Professor and Chair, Department of Leadership, Language and Curriculum

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🌱Spring Quarter Course Offerings🌱 CS 551 provides insight on the relationships between schools and the communities they ...
03/15/2021

🌱Spring Quarter Course Offerings🌱 CS 551 provides insight on the relationships between schools and the communities they serve.

One in three students are proficient in reading, the read-aloud approach has the ability to boosts students’ literacy sk...
03/12/2021
Read-alouds can boost students' interest in books, strengthen literacy skills

One in three students are proficient in reading, the read-aloud approach has the ability to boosts students’ literacy skills and interest in books.
https://www.k12dive.com/news/read-alouds-can-boost-students-interest-in-books-strengthen-literacy-skil/595590/

A teacher writes that the activity gives students an opportunity to hear an adult model reading skills and can motivate them to take time to read for pleasure.

🌱Spring Quarter Offerings🌱 A&S 495 will focus on recent state and federal court decisions affecting Illinois and neighbo...
03/11/2021

🌱Spring Quarter Offerings🌱 A&S 495 will focus on recent state and federal court decisions affecting Illinois and neighboring states. A&S 570 will examine the history of Catholic education in the U.S.

🌸Spring Quarter Course Offerings🌸 The undergraduate  courses, VCE 320 and VCE 333 are still available, check it out!
03/08/2021

🌸Spring Quarter Course Offerings🌸 The undergraduate courses, VCE 320 and VCE 333 are still available, check it out!

🌸Spring Quarter Course Offerings🌸 BBE 402 & BBE 407 are still available, check it out!
03/03/2021

🌸Spring Quarter Course Offerings🌸 BBE 402 & BBE 407 are still available, check it out!

Just because Black History Month is ending doesn’t mean learning about Black history and the importance of diversity in ...
02/26/2021

Just because Black History Month is ending doesn’t mean learning about Black history and the importance of diversity in education should stop in February. Continue to learn with these book recommendations:

Teaching Black history has been a somewhat controversial topic within schools. The Here and Now Podcast discusses what h...
02/22/2021
Teaching Black History: What's Gone Right, What Work Still Needs To Be Done

Teaching Black history has been a somewhat controversial topic within schools. The Here and Now Podcast discusses what has gone right and what needs to be done in order to teach Black History that is comprehensive.
https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2021/02/09/teaching-black-history

Professor LaGarrett King of the University of Missouri explains how educators can teach Black history by espousing what he calls "Black historical consciousness."

With school systems dealing with students’ learning loss and social-emotional health, they are turning to summer program...
02/19/2021
3 summer program strategies to address learning loss, support emotional health

With school systems dealing with students’ learning loss and social-emotional health, they are turning to summer programs to address these problems and build community partnerships.
https://www.k12dive.com/news/districts-turn-to-summer-programming-to-help-address-learning-loss/594246/

Despite logistical and funding hurdles, districts are using summer programs to try different instructional approaches and build community partnerships.

Former teacher and principal, Sharif El Mekki, discusses what its like to be a Black educator in the midst of a global p...
02/15/2021
Teaching While Black: An Open Letter to School Leaders - Educational Leadership

Former teacher and principal, Sharif El Mekki, discusses what its like to be a Black educator in the midst of a global pandemic and nationwide racial uprisings and the realities that come with it.
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If you want all children to receive the best education possible, try to understand what it means to be a Black educator in a typical urban public school district, in a pandemic, in the wake of nationwide racial uprisings.

Richard Welsh discusses the racial disparities in school discipline policies and urges the implementation of proactive s...
02/10/2021
Suspending Suspensions: Time to Reexamine Discipline in Schools in the Age of COVID-19

Richard Welsh discusses the racial disparities in school discipline policies and urges the implementation of proactive solutions.
https://steinhardt.nyu.edu/metrocenter/suspending-suspensions-time-reexamine-discipline-schools-age-covid-19

Social, emotional, and economic disruptions are ravaging American families and schools should look to ameliorate rather than exacerbate the educational disruption of the pandemic. Suspending suspensions is a reasonable step in that direction.

When he was in high school, Gregory Hutchings used his voice to overcome roadblocks in his way. Hutchings is now a Virgi...
02/03/2021
Student voice changed a high-schooler's life. It now drives his leadership as a superintendent

When he was in high school, Gregory Hutchings used his voice to overcome roadblocks in his way. Hutchings is now a Virginia district superintendent and is creating more opportunities for students of color.
https://www.k12dive.com/news/student-voice-changed-a-high-schoolers-life-it-now-drives-his-leadership/588367/

Gregory Hutchings said his Virginia district is raising student voice, rethinking assessment, auditing policies and more to boost equity for students of color.

The connection between students and their education is a constant struggle for educators. Here are three SEL strategies ...
01/29/2021
Here Are 3 Top SEL Strategies That Can Help Improve Student Engagement Right Now (Opinion)

The connection between students and their education is a constant struggle for educators. Here are three SEL strategies that can improve student engagement.
https://www.edweek.org/leadership/opinion-here-are-top-sel-strategies-that-can-help-improve-student-engagement-right-now/2020/12

SEL has always been important, but it is now more important than ever. Here are three ways to help engage students right now.

The Learning Analytics Research Network (LEARN) share its results of the Spring 2020 survey of students that experienced...
01/28/2021
College in the Time of Corona: Spring 2020 Student Survey Report- Learning Analytics Research Network (LEARN)

The Learning Analytics Research Network (LEARN) share its results of the Spring 2020 survey of students that experienced the shift to remote learning.
https://steinhardt.nyu.edu/learn/college-time-corona-spring-2020-student-survey-report

Read the findings about how students across the United States experienced the rapid shift to remote instruction in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

📝 New Blog Post 📝 Curriculum Studies Doctoral student, Erik Parsons, wrote about the impact of COVID-19 hes observed thr...
01/27/2021
Curriculum Studies Student Reflection on the Impact of COVID

📝 New Blog Post 📝 Curriculum Studies Doctoral student, Erik Parsons, wrote about the impact of COVID-19 hes observed through his education and life.
https://llcdepaulblog.weebly.com/blog/featured-curriculum-studies-student-reflection-on-the-impact-of-covid

Are We Learning the Right Lessons From Lockdown? Written by: Erik Parsons (​He/Him/His) Doctoral student in the Curriculum Studies program at DePaul University On the morning of my child’s...

Dual-credit programs have blossomed over the recent years. Students and higher education faculty from across the United ...
01/25/2021
The Rise of Dual Credit

Dual-credit programs have blossomed over the recent years. Students and higher education faculty from across the United States discuss the benefits and challenges of taking college courses in high school.
https://www.educationnext.org/rise-dual-credit-more-students-take-college-classes-high-school-degree-attainment-rigor/

More and more students take college classes while still in high school.That is boosting degree attainment but also raising doubts about rigor.

The Research Alliance for New York Schools has explored the ways education has changed due to the switch to remote learn...
01/22/2021
Exploring the Evidence on Virtual and Blended Learning - Publications - NYU Steinhardt

The Research Alliance for New York Schools has explored the ways education has changed due to the switch to remote learning. Here is an overview of the research and strategies that can provide guidance for educators.
https://research.steinhardt.nyu.edu/research_alliance/publications/evidenceonvirtualandblendedlearning/

Chelsea Farley (2020) The Research Alliance has developed an overview of research and practical guidance on strategies to implement remote teaching and learning, as well as strategies that combine virtual and in-class instruction. While not a complete summary of the relevant literature, o

Lack of access to internet and technology devices has put students across the States at a disadvantage during the school...
01/21/2021
State closes digital divide with boots-on-the-ground effort

Lack of access to internet and technology devices has put students across the States at a disadvantage during the school year. Nevada has eliminated the digital divide by giving students in rural and urban communities access to both internet and the devices needed to continue their education.
https://www.k12dive.com/news/state-closes-digital-divide-with-boots-on-the-ground-effort/593037/

Three-quarters of Nevada's students live in and around the urban center of Las Vegas in Clark County, setting the state's challenges apart from its peers.

Antiracism rhetoric and action is an important facet of education. EAB describes how K-12 and higher education instituti...
01/18/2021
What K-12 leaders have done to address racism in 2020—and is it enough? | EAB

Antiracism rhetoric and action is an important facet of education. EAB describes how K-12 and higher education institutions are committing to anti-racist actions and components of highly effective statements.
https://eab.com/insights/expert-insight/district-leadership/how-k-12-leaders-have-addressed-racism-2020/

To help understand how education leaders are addressing racism, EAB analyzed K-12 anti-racism statements released in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder.

DePaul University and the Archdiocese have partnered up and developed a new program! Spearheaded by our faculty members,...
01/15/2021
DePaul University partners with schools on new programs

DePaul University and the Archdiocese have partnered up and developed a new program! Spearheaded by our faculty members, Dr. Donna Kiel and Sr. Mary Paul, the program will focus on social and emotional learning in relation to Catholic identity.
https://www.chicagocatholic.com/chicagoland/-/article/2021/01/06/depaul-university-partners-with-schools-on-new-programs

Teachers and staff at some Catholic schools are learning new skills — and being recognized for them — under partnerships between the Office of Catholic Schools and DePaul University.

Congratulations to DePaul Alumni Kristin Novy! Kristen has been selected as the Illinois Network of Charter Schools 2020...
01/06/2021
2020 Charter Excellence Award Winners Announced by Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) | INCS

Congratulations to DePaul Alumni Kristin Novy! Kristen has been selected as the Illinois Network of Charter Schools 2020 Principal of the Year for her great work at Christopher House Elementary School. https://www.incschools.org/2020-charter-excellence-award-winners-announced-by-illinois-network-of-charter-schools-incs/

Principal and teacher awardees each receive $10,000 in recognition of their extraordinary accomplishments CHICAGO, IL - Today, the Illinois Network of

🎁12 Days of Podcasts🎁 Heinemann Blog: Modeling Mistake Making with Colleen Cruz- Mistakes are part of the learning proce...
12/24/2020
On the Podcast: Modeling Mistake Making with Colleen Cruz

🎁12 Days of Podcasts🎁 Heinemann Blog: Modeling Mistake Making with Colleen Cruz- Mistakes are part of the learning process, Colleen Cruz discusses ways to create a mistake-welcoming classroom.

Mistakes are part of learning. How do we address our own mistakes and model our responses? How do we create a mistakes-welcoming classroom?

❄️Winter Course Offering❄️ VCE 511 will look into Tsunesaburo Makiguchi's pedagogy with a focus on key ideas like truth ...
12/03/2020

❄️Winter Course Offering❄️ VCE 511 will look into Tsunesaburo Makiguchi's pedagogy with a focus on key ideas like truth and value, value creation, happiness, empowerment, and faith.

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http://help.otus.com/en/collections/2207487-remote-learning-resources Some wonderful free webinars on remote learning for educators and parents (who are also educators)!