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The NIU College of Education (COE) has named Anne E. Gregory, Ph.D., as the new chair of the Department of Literacy and Elementary Education, effective July 20, 2015. Gregory comes to the COE from Western Illinois University, where she was chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and interim chair of the Department of...
No surprise: Kids love video games. So what would happen if teachers delivered some of their lessons through video games? And not just any games, but the wildly popular Minecraft? Plenty of children will find out this fall, thanks for a one-credit “SMASH-UP!” course offered by NIU this summer. Teachers who enroll will spend a...
Gregory Conderman
Gregory Conderman has been named acting chair of the Department of Special and Early Education (SEED) in the College of Education. Conderman brings years of expertise and experience in special education to the post, which beings June 16. Before entering higher education, he taught special education for seven years, and worked as an educational consultant...
Ofelia Garcia and Wayne Wright
NIU will host its 42nd annual Summer Literacy Conference titled “Beyond the Common Core: Taking All Educators to the Head of the Class” from Tuesday, June 16, through Thursday, June 18, at NIU-Naperville. Topics will address ways the Common Core impacts educational policy and instruction for English Learners (ELs), raises the bar for ELs’ academic...
Book cover of "Duck! Rabbit!"
Families are invited to meet and interact with well-known authors of favorite children’s books at the inaugural “Literacy on the Lawn” event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 13. The free event will be held at NIU’s health and literacy building at 3100 Sycamore Road in DeKalb (the former Monsanto building), and will...
Chad McEvoy
Chad D. McEvoy is the new chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KNPE), effective July 1. He joins NIU from Syracuse University’s David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, where he was a professor of sports management and graduate program director in the Department of Sport Management. Paul Wright, who...
William Pitney
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) has named William Pitney, a professor in NIU’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, as the winner of its Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award for 2015. The prestigious award recognizes professionals and educators in the field for their exceptional and unique contributions to the athletic training profession. It reflects...
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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...
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All are welcome Thursday, March 26, to join the NIU College of Education for a spring tradition: the Community Learning Series. During this semester’s “Innovation in the Classroom” discussion, a panel of NIU alumni will share their experiences in introducing innovative teaching methods and ideas into their classrooms. Topics include literacy, special education and technology...
From left: Robert Weinberg, Gloria Balague and Daniel Gould
A panel of nationally renowned sports psychologists shared ideas Monday morning on how organized youth athletics can produce the kind of adults expected of such programs. During a 75-minute conversation in the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center, the three professors addressed ways that parents and coaches can offer a positive situation and instill...
Sport psychologists to discuss emotional needs of young competitors
Ray Rice. Adrian Peterson. Lance Armstrong. Tony Stewart. Michael Vick. Tiger Woods. When athletes earn attention for all the wrong reasons – a problem that seems more and more frequent – their stories of take on lives of their own. Reports of such misconduct reach from the front pages through the sports sections. Apologies and...
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The Northern Illinois University College of Education is upholding its nationally celebrated tradition of excellence in online graduate programs, according to new rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. Honored among the nation’s Top 4 for the third consecutive year, NIU is one of only three schools to have scored 90 or more...
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