Northern Illinois University
The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
announces a one-day professional development conference as part of the
"New Ideas" series
NIHE: Teaching Common Core
through History Fair flyer
"History never looks like history when you are living through it," ~ John W. Gardner
Amanda Becker, Rockford Auburn Senior High School, Rockford
Melissa Craig, St. Thomas More Catholic School, Elgin
Michael Dittmar, River Ridge Senior High School, Hanover
Marcia Feltes, St. Mary Catholic School, DeKalb
Todd Johnson, Hiawatha Elementary School, Kirkland
Samantha LeBouef, St. Mary Catholic School, DeKalb
Richard Reynolds, St. Peter Cathedral Catholic School, Rockford
Whether you are a first-time New Ideas participant or a returning colleague, this professional development day will provide you with opportunities to explore new subjects, bring teaching resources to your classroom, and collaborate with others.
8 - 8:30 a.m.: Check-in, Holmes Student Center, Regency Room (main floor)
8:30 - 8:45 a.m.: Welcome
Pete Harbison, Education Coordinator, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
Anne Petty Johnson, Director, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences External Programming
9 - 9:50 a.m.: Keynote
"What's in the Suitcase? Unpacking the Skills Inherent in the Strands of the Common Core." - J.D. Bowers, Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost, Honors Program, Northern Illinois University
10 - 10:50 a.m.: Concurrent Workshops
"National History Day Competition" - Melissa Craig, St. Thomas More Catholic School
"Writing a Superior Research Paper" - Richard Reynolds, St. Peter Cathedral Catholic School
11 - 11:50 a.m.: Concurrent Workshops
"Creating a Documentary" - Michael Dittmar, River Ridge Senior High School
"Building a Website Using Weebly" - Marcia Feltes and Samantha LeBouef, St. Mary Catholic School
11:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Lunch (On your own.)
12:30 - 1:20 p.m.: Concurrent Workshops
"Developing a Performance Narrative" - Amanda Becker, Rockford Auburn Senior High School
"Constructing an Exhibit" - Todd Johnson, Hiawatha Elementary School
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Conference Faculty Panel Q&A
Professional Development Hours: You will recieve an Evidence of Completion certificate documenting 4.58 Professional Development Hours for your participation. Northern Illinois University's College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, #100301, is an approved provider of professional development activities. This documentation will assist you in your individual Professional Educator License renewal.
Location: NIU is in DeKalb, 65 miles west of Chicago (one mile north of I-88), 45 miles southeast of Rockford: http://www.niu.edu/visit/maps/index.shtml
Parking: A visitor's parking lot is located on Carroll Ave., close to the Holmes Student Center, for a $5 per entry fee.
NIS: Empowering Teachers (spring 2014) -
"Great info and relevant! Thank you for giving us more references to improve our practice," Annemarie LaGrassa, Thompson Middle School, St. Charles, IL.
"I enjoyed the practical knowledge I gained that I can bring to my classroom," Kathy McGarvey, St. Thomas of Villanova School, Palatine, IL.
NIHSS: Teaching with Common Core (spring 2014) -
"The activities and documents presented are directly applicable to the classroom," Josh Holder, Lincoln-Way East High School, Frankfort, IL.
"[The best feature] was learning how to apply common core," Jon Lanning, Morris High School, Morris, IL
"Loved this fresh new perspective," Kelly Foster, Amboy Junior High School, Amboy, IL.
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