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North Central education majors expand studies in high-need schools

Education majors at North Central College are broadening their experience working with children in high-need schools.

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Educators attend North Central workshop on diversity, equality in schools

Public school administrators learned how =to better serve children from diverse populations during a workshop presented at North Central College.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Oct. 12, 2010—Public school administrators learned how to enact strategies to better serve children from diverse populations during a workshop presented at North Central College.

Nicole Rivera gives presentations to educators

Nicole Rivera gives presentations to educators

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Nicole Rivera, adjunct instructor of psychology, presented two sessions at the Regional Office of Education #3 Professional Development Institute in Vandalia, Ill., on Oct. 8. The sessions focused on building successful collaborations to support inclusion and the inclusion of students with autism spectrum disorders in music education.



North Central College education faculty earn award for top paper

Three North Central College associate professors of education were recognized at the American Institute of Higher Education’s 5th International Conference.

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Oct. 8, 2010—North Central College associate professors of education Maureen Kincaid, Nancy Keiser and Kristine Servais were recognized at the American Institute of Higher Education’s 5th International Conference in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 29-Oct. 1, for presenting the conference’s top paper.

Renard Jackson serves as peer reviewer for U.S. Dept. of Education

Renard Jackson serves as peer reviewer for U.S. Dept. of Education

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Renard I. Jackson, assistant professor of education, served as an independent peer reviewer for the Investing in Innovation (i3) Grant Review for the U.S. Department of Education, an effort funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.



Sheri Starks

Sheri, a chemistry and physics teacher at Richards High School in Oak Lawn, IL, was recently selected to participate in a program with Argonne National Laboratory. “It includes three summers of research and a grant for classroom equipment,” Sheri says. “I’ve already been able to share my experiences with my students; they really enjoy hearing about how science is used in the real world.” Thanks to her Argonne research, her students have built nanocrystalline solar cells and worked with ferrofluids. Starks is acutely aware of the need to keep her students engaged. She works hard to make the field appealing to young people, especially her female students. “I explain that science can be very social,” she says. “They think it’s just old men isolated in a laboratory. I show them pictures of my friends and me in a lab or attending the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research in California.”

Majors Minors and Programs : Secondary Education

Junior/Senior Scholars prepare for college in summer camp

The 180 Junior/Senior Scholars will learn about money, stocks, bonds and credit; banks and the federal reserve during the summer program.

This summer, North Central College is home to 180 students, elementary through high school grades, from the East Aurora and Chicago communities and 17 college interns who serve as their teachers and mentors. They are part of the Junior/Senior Scholars, a college readiness academic summer program run by North Central College from June 14 to July 23.

Faculty and students co-present at educators institute

Faculty and students co-present at educators institute

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Susan Mack, visiting instructor of education, and new graduates Sandy Moller ’10 and Jessica Mateo ’10 were co-presenters of a workshop titled “Preparing Teachers for Diversity in Classroom Management” at ACI’s Center for Success in High-Need Schools Summer Institute for Educators on June 18 at Trinity Christian College. Moller was the 2010 Outstanding Major in Spanish at North Central’s 2010 Honors Convocation and Mateo graduated with a degree in elementary education.


Education faculty present their model of collaborative leadership at conference

Education faculty present their model of collaborative leadership at conference

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Associate professors of education Kristine Servais, Maureen Kincaid and Nancy Keiser presented a paper about their collaborative leadership model that was inspired by the late Lora Tyson and has been successfully integrated into the College’s teacher education program. They presented their paper at the Association of Teacher Educators Conference in Chicago in February and submitted it for publication to the journal of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. Over the past decade, the education department has evolved from the conventional leadership approach of a


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