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Brianno Coller
If professors were being graded, Brianno Coller just earned an A+ at the 2015 American Society for Engineering Education annual conference held last month in Seattle. Coller, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, received the Mechanics Division Best Paper Award for his entry titled, “A Glimpse into How Students Solve Concept Problems in...
Formal and informal educators will get to experience hands-on activities that they can easily incorporate into their own classes.
Robots in the classroom. Science-infused artwork. Digital storytelling. Teachers will learn how to make their classrooms more exciting by adding the arts to STEM to produce STEAM (science, technology, arts, engineering and math) during “STEAMing It Up,” a one-day conference at NIU’s Gabel Hall from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3. Bringing STEAM...
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...
Brianno Coller
Brianno Coller, a newly named Presidential Teaching Professor, will speak Wednesday, April 30, on “Learning While Playing Video Games.” The talk is planned from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Illinois Room of the Holmes Student Center. For the past few years, NIU engineering students have been learning complex mathematical and physical concepts while playing...
Saundra McGuire
Northern Illinois University’s 2013 Teaching Effectiveness Institute will start with the traditional – the first day is devoted to strategies on motivating students and convincing them to focus on learning rather than grades – before racing to modern times with sessions on optimizing the digital classroom. What’s more, the day of digital talk will take...
Carol D. Lee
Northwestern University professor Carol D. Lee will speak Monday, June 18, at the 2012 Affiliate Retreat of the NIU Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy. Lee is the Edwina S. Tarry Professor of Education and Social Policy, a professor of learning sciences and professor of African-Americans studies. Her presentation is titled, “Every...
Lee Shumow
Video provides a unique opportunity for creating shared experiences for students to reflect upon and discuss in the classroom. So says Lee Shumow, a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the NIU College of Education’s Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations. Shumow will present “Through the Lens of Experience: Using Video to Help Young Professionals Develop,”...
Blackboard CATALYST AWARD
NIU’s Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center has received a major award for its work with Blackboard. This summer, the center received the 2011 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Outstanding Staff Development. Given by Blackboard Inc., the award salutes NIU for putting the online learning system to innovative uses that have created global reaches. NIU received...
Apple Inc. products
NIU faculty and administrators are invited to join representatives from Apple Inc. from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, for a hands-on experience regarding “Learning Beyond the Lecture Hall.” The event in the Capitol Room South of the Holmes Student Center will explore the ways Apple products are helping teachers increase student engagement and achievement. Participants will...