SEA/KDP Faculty Advisor Spotlight in GSU View

See the GSU View spotlight on Dr. Marlon Cummings, faculty advisor for Governor State University’s Student Education Association and Kappa Delta Pi honor society.  Congratulations, Dr. Cummings, on your achievements!500_img-97062

Read Across America and Literacy Alive!

Join us! Read to children in shelters and centers during the month of March for NEA’s Read Across America and KDP’s Literacy Alive!



Join Us Nov. 6th for our Event – Education for Sustainability!

Education for Sustainability Event

Join us today – Monday, November 6th from 3-5pm in the e-lounge at Governors State University.

There will be activities and guest speakers from the American Red Cross, South Suburban Family Shelter, Together We Cope, Make a Wish Foundation, and Cook County Health and Hospital System.

Teachers can earn CPDU’s for attending!

Teacher Success Panel on Sept. 28, 2017 – Summary

SumMARy of Teacher Success Panel on September 28, 2017

The SEA at GSU hosted a Teacher Success Panel on Thursday, September 28, 2017 in the E-lounge at GSU. The event was paid for in part by a National Education Association (NEA) Create Grant awarded to SEA for use during the Fall 2017 semester.  Stephanie Henning and Jessica Dunahoo, the President and Vice-President of SEA respectively, wrote the grant with Dr. Katy Hisrich as the P.I.; they also planned and hosted the event.

Guest speakers on the panel were current teachers ranging from Kindergarten to 12th grade, as well as an edTPA expert: Ms. Samantha Allen, Ms. Gwen Medrano, Mr. Michael Flood, Mr. Charles Robinson, Ms. Laroi Sykes, Mr. Steve Borchert, Mr. Joseph Slawinski, and Ms. Teresa Spesia.  Five of these professional were GSU graduates within the last two years; 3 of them were former SEA leaders. The professionals on the panel provided interesting and valuable insights to the more than 45 students who attended the event. Several first year teachers were able to share insights on student teaching and staying motivated. Veteran teachers also described their best classroom management strategies and how to create a successful classroom atmosphere. Ms. Teresa Spesia, the edTPA coordinator at St. Francis University, discussed edTPA tips and strategies.  Those who attended the event gained a wealth of knowledge to use throughout their education and career. The SEA would like to thank the panelist volunteers for their valuable time and expertise.


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#FutureTeachers at GovSt Host #HashtagLunchbag Event to Help Local Domestic Violence Shelter — funded by a grant from #IEA

The Student Education Association at Governors State University (#SEAatGSU) is hosting a #HashtagLunchbag Event to help people at local homeless shelters and domestic violence shelters.  This event is funded by a grant from the Illinois Education Association (#IEA). Dr. Katy E. Hisrich (Assistant Professor in Education) and Erin Peterson (Student Leader of SEA and Student in Early Childhood Education) are organizing and leading this event.

Volunteers will make sandwiches and cards, as well as pack the bags.  We welcome students, faculty, and staff at GSU, as well as members of the community.

This event takes place on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 3-5pm at Governors State University in the southern suburbs of Chicago, IL.  To RSVP or for more information, contact Erin Peterson:

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Teacher Success Panel

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 4:00-6:00 PM


Are you nervous about student teaching and edTPA? Do you have questions about being a teacher?

Join SEA for an informative panel!

  • Hear from first-year teachers, recent student teachers/ GSU graduates, edTPA experts, veteran teachers, and NEA retired teachers
  • Topics covered: edTPA, student teaching, first year of teaching
  • Q&A- ask questions and get expert advice!
  • RSVP for dinner was required by September 21st 
  • RSVP still open for seats (space limited; first come, first served): Stephanie Henning,

This event is sponsored in part by an NEA grant awarded to SEA, written and organized by Stephanie Henning, Jessica Dunahoo, and Dr. Katy Hisrich.

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