NIU College of Education

College of Ed to host ‘Superintendents Summit’

Top: James Briscoe and Kathy Countryman. Bottom: Brian L. Harris and Ehren Jarrett
All are welcome to join the NIU College of Education for a fall tradition: The Community Learning Series. This semester, a “Superintendents Summit” panel discussion is planned at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. A reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres begins at 5 p.m. Members of the panel are NIU alumni…

Do children learn anything from philosophy?

Thomas Wartenberg
The College of Education’s Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations invites the campus community Thursday, Oct. 3, to the 2013 James and Helen Merritt Distinguished Service Award Lecture. Thomas E. Wartenberg will present “Does Teaching Children Philosophy Educate Them?: Anti-Platonic Reflections on Doing Philosophy with Young People” at 4 p.m. A reception featuring complimentary refreshments begins…

Program helps children develop motor skills

Photo of young girl on gymnastics parallel bar
NIU’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education will offer a motor development program for young children ages 3 to 10 from Monday, Sept. 23, through Wednesday, Nov. 13. Held in Anderson Hall, the eight-week program runs from 4 to 5 p.m Mondays and Wednesdays. This program provides young children with the opportunity to engage in developmentally appropriate…

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