Knowing the latest education technology (edtech) can help future teachers better manage their classrooms when they start student teaching. It also makes their resumes stand out to potential employers.
That’s why National Louis University’s National College of Education is offering a Google Certified Educator professional development course this winter and spring. Pre-service teacher prep candidates are flocking to sign up for the course, which will prepare them to incorporate the “G Suite,” a range of Google apps formerly called Google Apps for Education, into their student teaching field placements. Continue reading
Dominic Belmonte, the highly-respected CEO Emeritus of the Golden Apple Foundation, is joining National Louis University as a Distinguished Professor of Practice. Continue reading
Who says winter is no fun? National Louis University’s Vito Dipinto, Ed.D., has been featured on WCIU-TV Channel 26.1’s “The Jam” television show on Jan. 3, and in the Daily Herald Newspaper on Dec. 22, for his Frozen Fun Winter Science Activities.
Dipinto, an associate professor in National Louis University’s National College of Education who prepares graduate students in education to become science teachers, offered the tips to families with children who are home from school on Winter Break. Continue reading
Jennifer Klapatch Totsch, Ph.D., offers suggestions to keep kids, parents and hosts happy at holiday parties.
Seeing babies, toddlers and children at holiday gatherings and family parties can be delightful—until they start crying or acting out, which can deflate holiday cheer quicker than the Grinch.
With a little planning and resourcefulness, National Louis University faculty Jennifer Klapatch Totsch, Ph.D., says you can help the little ones, as well as the grandparents and uncles, enjoy the party and make wonderful memories. Continue reading
Polls suggest Americans are more divided than they have been at any time since the Vietnam War. A National Louis University professor suggests that individuals can put positive energy toward healing that divide, even in something as simple as the gifts they give this holiday.
Toby Rajput, assistant professor and Children’s and Young Adult Literature Librarian at National Louis University, believes in the power of ideas to plant the seeds of kindness, empathy and joy in young minds. Continue reading
Does the holiday season have you feeling pensive about your current work situation? Are you tired of applying for jobs and getting few results? Perhaps you should try a different job search strategy. Eighty-five percent of career positions are attained through networking – so grant yourself the gift of gab and exercise it during the holiday season. Continue reading
Congressional candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and Clarisol Duque, director of U.S. Senator Richard Durbin’s Chicago office, will be among the community leaders speaking at National Louis University’s Immigration Policy Forum on Thursday, December 7 from 6-8 p.m. in the atrium on NLU’s Chicago Campus, 122 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Illinois.
Garcia, who is also a Cook County commissioner, has been endorsed by U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez for the Congressional seat Gutierrez is vacating. Continue reading
Inside Higher Ed has written about the Online Learning Consortium bestowing its award on National Louis University. Reporter Mark Lieberman noted the organization had singled out NLU’s Pathways program for its Digital Learning Innovation award.
The award recognizes “innovative approaches in addressing important challenges and barriers,” such as improving outcomes, minimizing textbook costs, targeting “bottleneck” courses and improving learning efficiency. Continue reading
Gov. Bruce Rauner, at right, and First Lady Diana Rauner award NLU student Jeremy Kwitschau the Student Lincoln Laureate for 2017. Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall of the Lincoln Academy is at left.
Each year, the Lincoln Academy of Illinois, a nonprofit organization, honors one graduating senior from each four-year university in the state as its student Lincoln Laureate. The student must have excelled in curricular and extracurricular activities.
Jeremy Kwitschau of Batavia is representing National Louis University as its 2017-18 Lincoln Laureate. Kwitschau is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems in NLU’s College of Professional Studies and Advancement. He traveled to Springfield on Saturday, Nov. 11 to receive his certificate of merit, Lincoln medallion and a $1,000 check. Gov. Bruce Rauner and First Lady Diana Rauner presented the awards to Illinois’ top students in the Old State Capitol Historic Site. Continue reading