NIU teacher candidates and District 428 mentor teachers socialized before the PDS Celebration at DeKalb’s Founders Elementary School.

NIU, District 428 celebrate co-teaching model used in local professional development schools

NIU teacher candidates and their co-teaching partners in District 428 recently celebrated the successes of a new model of teacher preparation – the professional development school’s co-teaching model. In the co-teaching model, an NIU teacher candidate is paired with a master teacher

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The College of Visual and Performing Arts will offer its popular Jazz Camp the week of July 14.

Registration still open for youth summer camps

Summer is just around the corner. If you’re looking for a fun, educational way for your kids to spend those school-less months, consider an NIU summer camp. From June to August, NIU offers more than 30 day and residential camps for students

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STEM Outreach’s Bright Futures event April 30 will teach students how to harness wind energy

April’s strong, gusty winds are good for more than just flying kites. The next Bright Futures program, “Fun with Wind Energy,” will introduce elementary and middle school students to alternative energy and the science behind wind turbines. This free event will begin

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Green Lens Environmental Film Festival offers six-day celebration, awareness of Mother Earth

Celebrate Earth Week at the third annual Green Lens Environmental Film Festival, scheduled from Saturday, April 20, through Thursday, April 25. The festival offers film screenings, filmmaker talks, outdoor adventures, kids’ crafts, DIY presentations and a “Green Night Out” in downtown DeKalb

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‘Edcamp Northern Illinois’ to provide free day of professional development for area educators

Educators are invited to attend edcamp Northern Illinois, a day of free professional development that offers opportunities to share new classroom techniques, discuss teaching innovations, and make connections with like-minded professionals. This innovation in professional development will be held Saturday, April 20,

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NIU to offer preview in Early Childhood Studies next spring at University Center of Lake County

Taking a preview course before starting training for a new career is a little like taking a new car for a test drive – informative and helpful. Northern Illinois University’s Department of Special and Early Education in the College of Education is

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Sociology offers year-round opportunities for students to get involved in human-service-related programs. For nearly 25 years, the department has sponsored an alternative spring-break trip to Pensacola, Fla., where students have constructed more than 50 houses with Habitat for Humanity.

Free presentations, networking opportunities await students interested in sociology careers

The Department of Sociology, in conjunction with the Sociology Student Advisory Committee and the NIU Criminal Justice Club, kicks off the 10th annual Sociology Week event tonight. Sociology Week is being held in rooms 505 and 506 or the Holmes Student Center

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