Anne Gregory

Gregory named LEED chair

The NIU College of Education (COE) has named Anne E. Gregory, Ph.D., as the new chair of the Department of Literacy and Elementary Education, effective July 20, 2015.
Gregory comes to the COE from Western Illinois University, where she was chair of the

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‘Hard fun’

No surprise: Kids love video games.
So what would happen if teachers delivered some of their lessons through video games? And not just any games, but the wildly popular Minecraft?
Plenty of children will find out this fall, thanks for a one-credit “SMASH-UP!” course

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Ofelia Garcia and Wayne Wright

Summer Literacy Conference begins June 16

NIU will host its 42nd annual Summer Literacy Conference titled “Beyond the Common Core: Taking All Educators to the Head of the Class” from Tuesday, June 16, through Thursday, June 18, at NIU-Naperville.
Topics will address ways the Common Core impacts educational policy

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Book cover of "Duck! Rabbit!"

Reading in the Grass

Families are invited to meet and interact with well-known authors of favorite children’s books at the inaugural “Literacy on the Lawn” event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 13.
The free event will be held at NIU’s health and literacy building

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Chad McEvoy

College of Ed appoints new chair of KNPE

Chad D. McEvoy is the new chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KNPE), effective July 1.
He joins NIU from Syracuse University’s David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, where he was a professor of sports management and

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A Braille notetaker

Three modern takes on teaching

All are welcome Thursday, March 26, to join the NIU College of Education for a spring tradition: the Community Learning Series.
During this semester’s “Innovation in the Classroom” discussion, a panel of NIU alumni will share their experiences in introducing innovative teaching methods

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Hat Trick

The Northern Illinois University College of Education is upholding its nationally celebrated tradition of excellence in online graduate programs, according to new rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report.
Honored among the nation’s Top 4 for the third consecutive year, NIU

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