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Faculty volunteer to improve student safety in public school district

Renard Jackson, assistant professor of education, and Keith Avery, lecturer in psychology, are working to address bullying in middle school.

North Central faculty volunteer to improve student safety in public school district 

Two North Central College faculty members are working to improve safety for students and staff at Rosa L. Parks Middle School in the West Harvey-Dixmoor School District 147 in Harvey, Ill., south of Chicago. They are Renard Jackson, assistant professor of education, and Keith Avery, lecturer in psychology.

North Central College offers five-year bachelor’s/master’s degree in leadership

North Central College is offering a new option to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master of leadership studies degree in just five years.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Nov. 16, 2010)—North Central College is offering a new option to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master of leadership studies degree in just five years.

Students accepted into this program earn both a bachelor’s degree—in any discipline—and the master of leadership studies with the completion of 141 credit hours.

Renard Jackson and Jack Shindler give talks at symposium

Renard Jackson, assistant professor of education, and Jack Shindler, professor of English, gave presentations at ACCA’s Scholarship of Pedagogy Symposium.

Renard Jackson (photo), assistant professor of education, and Jack Shindler, professor of English and director of international programs, participated in the Scholarship of Pedagogy Symposium sponsored by the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA). Hosted by Dominican University on Oct. 30, the conference was titled Connecting the Dots: Helping Students Integrate Learning Across Contexts.

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.

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

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

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