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Photo of the word “reading” in refrigerator magnet letters
Northern Illinois University’s Department of Literacy and Elementary Education (LEED) is sponsoring “Core: Conversations about Literacy” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the NIU-Hoffman Estates campus, 5555 Trillium Blvd. This event provides an opportunity for LEED alumni to reconnect with faculty and former classmates. Alumni are encouraged to bring colleagues and introduce...
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NIU’s Blackwell History of Education Museum will host a reception to reacquaint the campus and DeKalb community with the museum’s mission and goals and to recruit volunteer docents for the museum’s one-room schoolhouse The event will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the NIU College of Education’s Learning Center in...
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the 1964 Civil Rights Act as Martin Luther King Jr. and others look on. Cecil Stoughton, White House Press Office
National leaders in education will gather at NIU in October to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. An academic symposium is planned Tuesday, Oct. 21. Two days later – Thursday, Oct. 23 – an alumni panel will discuss the historical aspect of the civil rights movement and the current status of civil...
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NIU’s Department of Literacy and Elementary Education is offering an evening program designed for working adults interested in obtaining a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree which will lead to an initial license in elementary education. NIU plans to start new cohorts in the 2015 calendar year at the NIU-Naperville campus and NIU-Rockford campus. This...
Blackboard
NIU’s faculty and staff are again at the forefront of educational innovation, this time receiving Blackboard Catalyst Awards for Exemplary Course Design in recognition of innovative and engaging online course design and development. 2014 Blackboard Exemplary Course Award recipients from NIU include Greg Long and the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center for the Perspectives on...
A DeKalb High School student shows a visitor from Taiwan around the school.
During the last hour of any Friday work day – even the 12th period at DeKalb High School – concentration does not always come easily. Five days of labor are coming to an end. The weekend beckons. Just one more lap to go, and with any luck, time is barreling downhill. But for the 35...
Students in Engineering Amusement learned about the physics of thrill rides by constructing their own rollercoasters.
Learning is happening year-round at NIU. Over the summer, the next generation of innovators explored career options at NIU’s STEM summer camps. “Starting as early as middle school, students begin defining their career possibilities,” says Pati Sievert, director of NIU STEM Outreach. “Research shows that serious career interests motivate students to work harder in middle...
Book cover of “Diversifying the Teacher Workforce: Preparing and Retaining Highly Effective Teachers”
La Vonne I. Neal is ready for action. Ready to disrupt cultural disparities in education. Ready to upend the rising numbers of students of color leaving high school without diplomas. Ready to remove institutional obstacles that dissuade people of color from becoming teachers. Ready to enact potentially transformational remedies. The dean of the Northern Illinois...
Bright skies over the NIU campus July 3 provided perfect weather for an afternoon at the races – the solar-powered model car races, that is. The competition area outside Gable and DuSable halls resounded with happy cheers, mechanical whirs and the clack-clack-clack of plastic wheels against sidewalk as 42 young people launched the cars they...
Gail Hayenga, conference and event coordinator in the NIU College of Education’s Office of External & Global Programs, greets two American Summer Education Camp students from the National University of Tainan Affiliated Elementary School.
NIU’s College of Education has welcomed 26 children and three teachers from Taiwan to its 2014 American Summer Education Camp. The children, from the National University of Tainan’s Affiliated Elementary School, arrived June 26 and will spend three weeks in DeKalb participating in a variety of experiences designed to immerse them in American culture. The...
Paul M. Wright
Paul M. Wright, the Lane/Zimmerman Endowed Professor of Kinesiology and Physical Education at NIU, has been named recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS). Wright accepted the award last month at the AHS Alumni and Faculty Awards Dinner. “Paul is deeply...
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The NIU College of Education’s Department of Literacy Education (LTCY) has been renamed the Department of Literacy and Elementary Education (LEED) effective immediately. Jennifer Berne, who has chaired the department since coming to the university two year ago, said the new name better reflects the department’s scope of activity, which was expanded in a 2011...
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