NIS: Empowering Teachers

Northern Illinois University

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
announces a one-day professional development conference as part of the
"New Ideas" series

 

 

New Ideas in Science: Empowering Teachers

NIS: Empowering Teachers

"Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically
and truly all that comes under thy observation in life," ~ Marcus Aurelius 

 

Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room, DeKalb, Illinois
Friday, February 7, 2014
8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 

Conference Faculty

Jon Miller, Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences
Lee Shumow, Ph.D., Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology & Foundations
Jennifer Schmidt, Ph.D., Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology & Foundations

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.

 

TENTATIVE PROGRAM

8 - 8:40 a.m.
Check In and Registration, Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room (main floor)

8:40 - 8:45 a.m.
Welcome

8:45 - 10:45 a.m.
"Problem Based Learning with Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core: An Interdisciplinary Approach"
Jon Miller, Professor, Teacher Certification Coordinator, Department of Biological Sciences

10:45 - 11 a.m.
Break

11 - 12 p.m.
"Empowering Teachers to Enhance Adolescents' Motivation for Science," Part 1
Lee Shumow, Presidential Teaching Professor, Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology & Foundations
Jennifer Schmidt, Associate Professor, Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology & Foundations

12:05 - 1:05 p.m.
Networking Lunch

1:10 - 2:10 p.m.
"Empowering Teachers to Enhance Adolescents' Motivation for Science," Part 2

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.
Q/A and Evaluation

 

General Information:

Recertification - CPDUs: You will recieve a certificate documenting 5.25 Continuing Professional Development Units for your participation. Northern Illinois University is an approved provider of professional development activities. This documentation will assist you in your individual recertification plans.

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 and you can mention the conference to park FREE in the visitor parking lot.

 

What teachers have said about past "New Ideas" programs:
"Finally a workshop right up my alley," Ellain Gallis, Waukegan High School.

"Lively speakers. I thought I knew a lot...wow was I surprised. I'm excited to return to my classrooms," E. Marie Schaver, Belvidere High School.

"The knowledge held by the speakers was terrific. I enjoyed their presentations," Merla Hammack, Sycamore Middle School.

"Excellent resources provided; knowledgeable presenters," Randy Harper, Maine West High School.

 

Four Ways to Register:

  1. PHONE 1-800-345-9472 or (815) 753-0277 to register with a credit card.
  2. FAX your form to (815) 753-6900 to register with a credit card.
  3. MAIL your completed registration form with check to: University Outreach Services, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois 60115-2860
  4. ONLINE at http://www.niu.edu/clasep/conferences/newideas/