The DePaul Career Center’s Teachers' Forum offers new teachers the opportunity to gain critical skills and resources and network with principals and professionals in education.
Specifically, this event will provide opportunities to:
This one day event is open to all DePaul students and alumni who are exploring teaching and those preparing and pursuing a career in teaching. As this is a professional development and networking opportunity, students at all stages of their exploration and program are encouraged to attend this event!
Don’t miss this opportunity to prepare for your professional pursuits by learning about the field from the experts!
To register, log-in to DePaul Handshake at depaul.joinhandshake.com First time using DePaul Handshake? Just use your campus connection ID to access the site and create a short profile!
This additional registration is important to acknowledge your interest and commitment to attending the mock interview. The participating principals are dedicated to providing an opportunity to assist you in improving your interview skills and in turn we ask that you honor this commitment, come early to the event, and prepare by reviewing interview questions and dressing appropriately.
LeeAndra Khan was recently appointed as the principal of Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School in Oak Park, IL. Prior to joining Brooks, Khan served as the principal of Bronzeville Scholastic Institute in Chicago for three years. She was an interim principal and assistant principal at King College Prep High School for four years. She was also a math teacher at Whitney Young Magnet School for two years and at George Henry Corliss High School for a year. Before embarking on a career in education, LeeAndra spent 10 years working as a civil/design engineer in several of Chicago’s top engineering firms, including Parsons Brinckerhoff, A. Epstein & Sons and Patrick Engineering.
LeeAndra holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois and Master’s degrees in Math and Secondary Education as well as Educational Leadership from Concordia University Chicago. She also received her superintendent endorsement in Education Leadership from Abilene Christian University in Texas.
|9:30 a.m.||Student Registration and Guest Principals/Educators check-in|
|10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.||Welcome and Keynote Presentation|
|11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.||
Walk-up Resume Critiques and Information Tables
Mock-Interview #1 (Pre-Registered only)
|11:45 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.||
Continue Roundtable Discussions
Mock-Interview #2 (Pre-Registered only)
Continue walk-up resume and information tables
|12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.||Open Networking opportunity with all principals and student teachers, and other educators|
|1:00 p.m.||Final closing remarks and conclusion of event|
The following educators will be discussing the topics below during roundtable discussions. All participants are encouraged to circulate all of the tables to gather information, ask questions, and share experiences with each guest presenter.
Visit a new component of the Teacher’s Forum which introduces a “show and tell” of technology resources that are integrated into instruction. Guest presenters will share best practices and key tips regarding how to use technology effectively in a classroom.
Amanda Pelsor, Coach, Lincoln Elementary School
Following the lead of “Tech Corner,” the Primary Sources corner will provide an opportunity to dive deeper into learning about resources that can help you integrate primary sources in your instruction.
John Gieger, Library Resources Coordinator, DePaul University
The following administrators will be participating as mock-interviewers for registered students as well as joining the open networking portion of the Teacher’s Forum to meet all students and alumni attending the event:
Please feel free to view the Teacher’s Forum Survey that was presented to all participating educators from the last two years of the forum.
The 2015 Teacher’s Forum survey will be available at the event!
The following checklists and guides were created to provide additional support and preparation as you continue to pursue your career in teaching.
For more information about the Teacher’s Forum, contact Gina Anselmo, Assistant Director, Career Advisor, DePaul University Career Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (773) 325-7431.