College of Education Alumni Network (EAN)

EAN Meeting Group Shot
Education Alumni Network (EAN) members took time out of their Sept. 20, 2014, pre-Homecoming meeting to pose for a group shot. Opportunities for service, professional development, and social networking are available every year to all College of Education Alumni.


Mission of the College of Education Alumni Network (EAN)

The purpose of the College of Education (COE) Alumni Network at the University of St. Francis (USF) is to connect educators who are committed to a Franciscan spirit of service and dedicated to building, promoting, and supporting educational opportunities at all levels. The network is designed to serve the evolving needs of USF COE alumni and encourage collegial interaction among alumni, current candidates, and the COE.


Upcoming EAN Meetings

Education Alumni Network (EAN) Meeting
Join fellow education alumni in a new group that provides networking, social events and interaction with current USF students and faculty. The group provides assistance to alumni looking for jobs, changing careers or just looking to reconnect with other grads. All alumni are welcome!

Saturday, Jan. 9 | 9 a.m. | Alumni Gathering Room, Motherhouse 2nd floor


Danielson Evaluation Panel Discussion
In case you missed it, check out this video from the recent EAN sponsored Danielson Evaluation Panel

Discussion of the Danielson Evaluation Method at USF-Joliet, April 2015 from Academic Technology on Vimeo.


Upcoming Events

For a complete listing of all Alumni & Family Relations events CLICK HERE

Writing for the PARCC Assessment*
Join the Education Alumni Network as Holly Bontkowski ’93, Principal Consultant at 21st Century Educational Consulting, provides professional development on implementing best practices in writing. By providing educators with the most current best practices in writing instruction, this professional development event will inevitably impact the PARCC in the “write” way!
Sponsored by EAN. Complimentary . Refreshments and Professional Development Hours (PDHs) provided.

Thursday, Sept. 10 | 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. | San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd floor

Education Alumni Network (EAN) Mingle Nights*
Please join us for networking and stress relief while mingling with fellow education alumni. Bring a USF teacher alum with you for an evening with friends! Appetizers included; cash bar.

Friday, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4 | 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. | Jameson’s Pub, Joliet

Make & Take Professional Development Day for Educators
Sponsored by: Regional Education Academy for Leadership (REAL)

Make a decision to take something new to your classroom this fall. This mini conference includes a meal, six professional development hours, a keynote speaker and your choice of five workshops.
Make and Take Professional Development Day for Educators

Saturday, Oct. 3 | 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Sexton Auditorium | $30 per person

Please visit Alumni Events to register for upcoming Alumni and EAN events.


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