There are a variety of resources being made available for educators during COVID-19. The Ballenger Teachers Center has gotten temporary access to a few subscription databases for ebooks and databases that our students and faculty can use for read-aloud alternatives. Many educators are conducting read-alouds using online platforms such as YouTube, Zoom, Google Classroom, and … Continue reading "BTC: Resources for Educators during COVID-19"
Dr. Christina Edmonds-Behrend, Professor of Special Education, and Mrs. Michele McDaniel, Coordinator of the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, received a combination of two Redden Grants to bring author and speaker Shane Burcaw and his fiancée, Hannah Aylward, to speak at Eastern Illinois University. These grants compliment a previous gran that received from the … Continue reading "Shane Burcaw to Visit EIU"
The Ballenger Teachers Center is excited to announce a set of brand new books and curriculum donated by Dr. Annette Christy (EIU Alumna, Class of 1964). Dr. Christy has given generously to the Ballenger Teachers Center over the years. She graduated with a major in Latin and Spanish from Eastern Illinois University. She began her teaching … Continue reading "Donation from Dr. Annette Christy: Social Emotional Learning Children’s Books and Curriculum"
This summer, Dr. Christina Edmonds-Behrend, Professor of Special Education, and Mrs. Michele McDaniel, Coordinator of the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, received a $1,500 grant from the Illinois State Foundation for Educational Studies, Inc., Delta Kappa Gamma for “Increasing Knowledge of Diverse Individuals with Disabilities through Literature and Related Materials.” With these funds, we … Continue reading "Increasing Knowledge of Diverse Individuals with Disabilities through Literature and Related Materials"
The Ballenger Teachers Center will not be hosting a Fall 2018 Storytime Series. Please stay tuned for updates about our Winter Storytime series. If you are looking for things to do on Saturday mornings during Fall 2018, please consider the following suggestions: The 18th Street Farmers Market is open every Saturday morning, 8am-12pm, through September … Continue reading "No Storytime for Fall 2018"
Although the BTC is usually much quieter in the summer, this May the BTC has been abuzz with activity. My student workers have been busy re-organizing the BTC Stacks (a.k.a. Textbooks and Teaching Materials or Curriculum Collection) to be in call number order A-Z, left to right. We also had help from our fabulous circulation … Continue reading "Summer Stacks Shift"
One of the most popular pages on our old website was the Practical Websites for Teachers page. These pages are retiring soon, but never fear! Mrs. McDaniel has been working to move the content to a new format. She has removed broken links and updated many sections with new content. You can find the new … Continue reading "BTC: Practical Websites for Teachers"
Today we had a very special group of visitors come to the BTC: Preschoolers from Immanuel Lutheran Early Childhood Center. The children came to EIU for a Kids and Science Day hosted by the biology department. After the students saw live snakes and other reptiles in the Biological Sciences building, they came for an interactive … Continue reading "Preschool students visit the BTC"
On Wednesday April 18, 2018 at 7pm, the Ballenger Teachers Center will host the Student Education Association RSO for an Earth Day themed presentation. Mrs. McDaniel will introduce students to Earth Day related resources for our pre-service teachers available at the BTC. Resources include a wide variety of kits, games, and science modules; resource books … Continue reading "Earth Day with S.E.A."
Each year, the Ballenger Teachers Center collects the nominees for the Illinois Young Readers’ Choice Awards. Take a look at our Illinois Young Readers’ Choice Award Guide here to see the titles on the 2021 nominees lists. The Rebecca Caudill Award is the flagship Illinois Young Readers’ Choice Award. It was first awarded in 1988. Twenty … Continue reading "Illinois Young Readers’ Choice Awards"