The College of Education’s Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment (ETRA) this summer provided an intensive, two-week workshop to faculty and staff of the Royal Commission of Jubail, Colleges and Institutes Sector (JCIS), a group of three institutions of higher education located in Jubail Industrial City in the eastern part of Saudi Arabia on the Arabian Gulf.
The program, “Online Teaching and Development,” was designed to boost confidence and hone skills necessary for JCIS to successfully integrate online technology into its teaching practices. The workshop was held at Jubail Industrial College and attracted some 30 participants. The participants were all faculty from different departments from the JCIS institutions who were chosen to be trained to become trainers. Read more...
The College of Education is teaming up with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Visual and Performing Arts for a two-week learning experience in Japan May 16 – 29, 2016. Participants will learn about western Japan, experiencing and learning about both modern and ancient culture through guided tours, lectures and independent research. Education students will spend time in schools, working with students and teachers, and also visit with students and faculty at Yamaguchi Prefectural University (where CAHE doctoral student Robert Schalkoff is a professor). Highlights of the program included Yamaguchi City, Hagi, Hiroshima, Akiyoshidai and Miyajima. For more information, contact Professor Steven Tonks at firstname.lastname@example.org or NIU’s Study Abroad office at 815-753-0700.
Emily F. Henderson to visit COE Nov. 10 – 11
The College of Education’s Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education (CAHE) is proud to present Emily F. Henderson, assistant professor of International Education and Development in the Centre for Education Studies at the University of Warwick, U.K., who will conduct seminars on Nov. 10 and Nov. 11. Everyone is welcome to attend. (Descriptions of seminar topics are given below.)
What: “Teaching and Learning in a Shifting Terrain: Towards a Critical Higher Education Pedagogy”*
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Where: Gabel 146
What: “Gender and Education Research: an International, Intersectional Approach”**
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Where: Gabel 146
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Northern Illinois University’s Department of Literacy and Elementary Education (LEED) will offer a new cohort leading to a Master of Science degree in literacy education with a focus on reading beginning in 2016 at University Center-Lake County (UC-LC) in Grayslake.
The program includes one or two classes per semester and is ideal for classroom teachers who are interested in earning either the Reading Teacher Endorsement (24 credits) or Reading Specialist Endorsement K-12 (33 credits).
Interested individuals can learn more about this program by attending an information session on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the University Center-Lake County, 1200 University Center Drive, Grayslake, Ill. This event precedes an UC-LC open house and provides an opportunity for prospective students to learn about program requirements and ask questions. For information and reservations, contact Gail Schumacher, academic advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-753-7948. Read more...
“I have two ultimate goals in life: the first, to stay content and the second, to inspire someone to be a better them,” says Bernadette Chatman. “Both of these goals lead me to want to be an educator, more specifically an educator for those who are differently abled.”
Bernadette is a senior in special education as well as one of four COE Northern Lights Ambassadors.
As a Northern Light Ambassador, Bernadette says she wants to serve as a voice for the students. She believes students should be aware of all of the great opportunities that Northern, as well as the College of Education, has to offer. Read more...