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Teachers invited to edcamp ‘Unconference’ 2016

Area educators can now register for edcamp Northern Illinois, a free evening of professional development that offers nontraditional opportunities to share teaching techniques, discuss new classroom tools and make connections with like-minded professionals. This innovative event will be held from 4:30 to

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K-12 educators to talk tough times for local schools, teachers, students

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

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‘A focus on the whole child’

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

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NIU faculty deliver ‘administrator academy’ for District 428

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

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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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