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Student Work


Credit: Chicago Center for Urban Life (CCUL) To see the whole interview by CCUL, click here

A unique experience from student teaching in Chicago

A junior from Beloit College, Kendra Grogan, shared her special “study-abroad” experience in Chicago, where she gained the in-classroom experience as a student teacher at Nettelhorst Elementary.

Credit: Finn Brandt’20

Using a Podcast to Transfer Knowledge: Familiar and Effective

There is so much more about being an education major than learning to become a teacher. Finn Brandt ’22 did research about teachers’ unions and activism in Chicago and Japan and created a podcast as a medium to present his work and transfer knowledge even further.

Students in the East Meets West class discussed about images in the book Dear Old days (or Hello Little Friends) by Ryoji Akiyama

Reliving the Childhood through a Comparative Lens

Sixteen students from four countries were the curators for the “Compare: Images of Childhood” exhibition at Beloit College’s Wright Museum of Arts in fall 2019. Primarily drawing upon the photo album “Dear Old days (or Hello Little Friends)” about Chinese children in the 1980s by the Japanese photographer Ryoji Akiyama, our students examined the familiar yet complex childhood experiences with regards to learning, expectations and happiness.

Makayla Stein’22 shows off the plasma ball at the Discovery Center

Makayla Stein’22 Shows Off the Plasma Ball

“During my internship at the Discovery Center, I was able to lead field trips and was even given the opportunity to teach summer school classes. The experience helped me to expand my own knowledge of science as well as discover my new interest in teaching.”

Anh Linh Le’21 Internship Chicago Public Schools

Linh Anh Le’20 Analyzes Data for Chicago Public Schools

Linh Anh Le’s interned as a data analyst intern for Chicago Public schools, Department of STEM/STEAM. “My job is to analyze aggregate data of 35 STEM/STEAM schools in Chicago…to see which schools need support and what kind…Besides that, I also got chances to go and attend a lot of events hosted by CPS, including the Leadership Institute 2019 and meet with different departments like a brand newly opened Department of Equity…. I am improving as I set my goal to become a data analyst working for non-profit institutes like CPS.”


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