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The NIU College of Education’s ongoing Community Learning Series continues Thursday, Oct. 22, when the college welcomes back three distinguished alumni to share their experiences as educators and school administrators and to provide insights into what it takes to be successful in today’s classrooms. The guests also will provide an “on-the-ground” look at some of...
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Health. Leadership. Maturity. Self-reflection. Adventure. Children everywhere need these and other building blocks to lead productive, successful lives – and faculty in NIU’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education are working to deliver those strong foundations. Research and engagement programs already making differences locally are poised to create a broader impact across the country and...
Project ROAR at Cortland Elementary School
Sitting in clusters of three, the Cortland Elementary School second-graders write things for which they are thankful onto “leaves” and “pumpkins” cut from red, orange and yellow construction paper. Friends. Clothes. Cousins. Mama. Teacher. Food. Halloween. Next, they squirt Tacky Glue onto their harvest-colored shapes and press them onto paper plates as they create Thanksgiving...
A team of faculty affiliates from the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy (CISLL) developed and presented a two-day administrator academy for all DeKalb Community Unit School District 428 administrators and DeKalb Classroom Teachers’ Association representatives. Held Aug. 12 and 13, “Effective and Ethical Evaluation Within a Balanced Assessment Framework” addressed the Performance...
NIU student tutors middle school student
In an effort to reach out to Latino middle school students in DeKalb County, the NIU Literacy Clinic has teamed up with the NIU Latino Resource Center, the NIU Center for Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy and DeKalb Community Unit School District 428 to create a one-on-one, bilingual student-mentoring program. Creando Caminos, loosely translated...
NIU students talk Monday to Tyler Elementary School fourth-graders about Money Smart Week.
Two NIU students traveled Monday to DeKalb’s Tyler Elementary School to promote Money Smart Week. A student actor portraying Benjamin Franklin spoke to fourth-grade students about financial literacy. Booklets provided by Money Smart Week to familiarize each student with the topic. Each booklet contained key terms about economics, spending plans and banks and well as...
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The NIU College of Education’s Literacy Clinic recently was authorized to provide tutoring services to DeKalb public school children who need help with reading, under a provision of the “No Child Left Behind Act” of 2001. The law stipulates that public schools which have failed to measure up to performance standards for more than one...
Eighth-grade students from Clinton Rosette Middle School in DeKalb received some hands-on technology training this summer, thanks to the College of Education. John Cowan, assistant professor from the Department of Educational Technology, Research, and Assessment (ETRA), and doctoral student Yan Chen recently finished the seven-week, distance-learning project titled “Who I Am, Where I’ve Been, and...
DeKalb schoolchildren surround Project ROAR tutor Allyce Leafbland.
The elementary students ask their teachers weekly: “When are the ROAR tutors coming?” Project ROAR – Reaching Out Through Art and Reading has existed at NIU for 14 years. Its focus is to help students at the elementary level develop their vocabulary and love for reading. Over time, the project has become a way for bilingual...
NIU Cares Day 2011
Registration for NIU Cares Day 2012, NIU’s annual day of community service, will remain open through Friday, March 30. Team leaders can email [email protected] now to get their teams recognized. Students who are looking to meet new people or have no team preference can sign up with “Team NIU Cares.” NIU Cares Day committee members...