March 23rd, 2010
When you come to the city for a Chicago education program, your first thought may not be that you will be able to experience nature in the country’s third largest urban center. But even in the “city of big shoulders,” known for its manufacturing and industry, you can explore and learn about nature and the outdoors.
Because of Mayor Richard Daley’s persistent steps to make the city more green, the learning institutions within the city and the park districts throughout the state, Chicago education programs can teach you as much about nature as they do about urban living.
Chicago Education Programs: Experiencing Nature Within the City Limits
Lake Michigan: One of the best amenities of Chicago is its location on the “third coast,” meaning Lake Michigan. While you are with the Chicago Center, you can take advantage of the Lake and all of its natural glory by participating in a variety of beach and water sports.
Promontory Point in Hyde Park, Chicago
March 23rd, 2010
Steve Broadwell, Recruitment Coordinator
The Urban Apprenticeship is an exciting opportunity we offer Chicago Center alumni that have just graduated college. More than a job it offers opportunities for learning and skill development in a supportive urban learning community.
The apprenticeship started in 1990 and grew out of the mutual interests of Chicago Center alums to prolong their contact with Chicago Center and the Center’s interest in strengthening its staff and program. It has exceeded expectations in both arenas and has become a great strength of Chicago Center. The Urban Apprentice usually spends one full year in residence at Chicago Center. This month Steve Broadwell, Recruitment Coordinator talks about his experience with Chicago Center: Read More
March 5th, 2010
Out of His Comfort Zone
TR native gets taste of big city life by student teaching in Chicago
By Cindy Hodgson • Herald Times Reporter • March 2, 2010
Josh LeGreve, back right, long-term substitute Spanish teacher in the Mishicot School District, helps students set up their personal accounts on the Edmodo Web site so they can converse with Justin Gerlach's English students in Argentina. LeGreve is filling in for Gerlach, who took a leave of absence from teaching in Mishicot to teach English to Spanish-speaking students in Argentina. He is helping, from left, sophomores Jacob LeFleur, Nathan Krcma and Andrew Schwerma. In the background is senior Kiyanna Faulks. (Sue Pischke/HTR)
MISHICOT — When it came time to do his student teaching, Two Rivers native Josh LeGreve decided not to go the usual route.
LeGreve, 23, said most of his fellow students at Ripon College choose to student teach at a nearby school, such as in Ripon, Oshkosh or Fond du Lac.
“I wanted to move out of my comfort zone,” he said. “I wanted to push myself as a teacher.”
LeGreve decided to do his student teaching in Chicago through a partnership Ripon College has with the Chicago Center for Urban Life & Culture. Read More