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An NIU College of Education department is beginning the new semester with a new name. Meet the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Formerly known as Literacy and Elementary Education, the department changed its moniker to better reflect the diverse teaching, learning and faculty that make it up. “With the Program Prioritization process, we had two...
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Northern Illinois University’s Department of Literacy and Elementary Education is offering an evening program designed for working adults interested in obtaining Master of Arts in Teaching degrees which will lead to initial licensure in elementary education. NIU plans to start a new cohort for summer 2015 at the NIU-Naperville campus. This part-time program is ideal for...
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...
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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...
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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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Three Northern Illinois University alums are among the five winners of the Golden Apple Award this year for making a difference in the community through excellence in teaching. The Golden Apple Foundation is a nonprofit organization that works to inspire, develop and support teacher excellence in Illinois, especially in schools of need. The winners are...
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Pre-registration for this spring’s NIU Educators’ Job Fair is still open. NIU students and alumni are encouraged to pre-register early. Instructions on how to pre-register are available online. The fair takes place Monday, Feb. 24, at the NIU Convocation Center. Qualified candidates have a chance to get noticed in person as schools and school districts...
Casey LaBarbera
Northern Illinois University’s Casey LaBarbera was named to the 2013 Women’s Golf Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team, the league announced Friday. Taylor Ellett (Hampshire, Ill./Hampshire) and Allie Parthie (Marinette, Wis./Marinette) received Honorable Mention accolades. “It’s good for all three of them to be recognized for academics,” said NIU head coach Kim Kester. “You’re a student before...
Paul Kelter and Jon Miller
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) awarded a $140,000 yearly grant to Paul Kelter, professor of Elementary Education in the Department of Literacy Education, and Jon Miller, professor of Biology in the Department of Biological Sciences. Grant funds will support the project “Integrating Math and Science with Content, Pedagogy, and Technology (IMSCPT).” IMSCPT has...
Deb Holderness
Deborah Holderness, publications editor in the NIU College of Education, is retiring after 31 years of service. A farewell reception is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, March 30, in the Learning Center of Gabel Hall. All are welcome. Holderness also is an alumna of the college: She graduated in 1978 with a B.S.Ed....
NIU volleyball team celebrates
A Northern Illinois volleyball-record five Huskies received Academic All-Mid-American Conference recognition, the league announced Thursday. Seniors Kristin Hoffman (Batavia, Ill./Batavia) and Allison McGlaughlin (Morton, Ill./Morton) and sophomore Lauren Wicinski (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) made the 18-person Academic All-MAC Team. Junior Mary Kurisch (La Crosse, Wis./West Salem) and sophomore Justine Schepler (Sycamore, Ill./Sycamore) received honorable mention status. “With...