Global Education First Conference

Improving the quality of learning and fostering global citizenship

UL 5.20.13

Program of Events

Day 1: September 26, 2013 - Improving the Quality of Learning

Session

Time

Topic

Presenters

 

8:30 am –
9:30 am

Registration – National Louis University, 2nd floor

Morning

9:30 am -
11:00 am

STEM Pathways: 
Matching Skills and Today’s Livelihoods

Olugbemiro Jegede, Kogi State Govenment (Nigeria)

Jonathan Furr, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO)

Lee Cherry, African Scientific Institute (ASI)

 

11:00 am –
11:30 am

Coffee Break & Networking

Mid-Morning

11:30 am -
1:00 pm

Building Capacity: Addressing the Shortage of Qualified Educators

James O’Meara, National Louis University,
International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET)

Shelley Chapman, The IDEA Center

 

1:00 pm –
1:40 pm

Informal Networking Lunch

 

1:40 pm –
2:00 pm

Lunchtime Presentation: Donald Green, Ferris State University
Topic: Expanding STEM Career Pathways for Latino Learners

Afternoon 1

2:00 pm -
3:30 pm

Innovating and Including: Creating Education First Environments

Paul Crawford, PASCAL International Observatory

Karen Melhuish Spencer, CORE Education New Zealand

Lila Leff, UMOJA Student Development Corporation

 

3:30 pm –
4:00 pm

Networking Break

Afternoon 2

4:00 pm -
5:30 pm

Administrator and Educator Preparation: Enhancing Foundations  for Early Learning

James O’Meara, National Louis University,
International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET)

Kevin Kelly, Wiley Learning Institute

Sue Offutt, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership (MCECL)

Evening

6:00 pm -
8:00 pm

STEM Bridging the Divide Mixer, networking event hosted by the African Scientific Institute (ASI)

Day 2: September 27, 2013 - Fostering Global Citizenship

Session

Time

Topic

Presenters

 

8:30 am –
9:30 am

Registration – National Louis University, 2nd floor

Morning

9:30 am -
11:30 am

International Experiences: Reducing the Legacy of Current Education Systems

Hendrina Doroba, Forum of African Women Educationalists (FAWE)

Jean-Pierre Ezin, African Union

Parag Shirname, Trade and Investment Commissioner - South Asia for Queensland State, Australia

 

11:30 am –
12:00 am

Coffee & Networking Break

Mid-Morning

12:00 pm –
1:00 pm

Globally Competent Teachers: Increasing Teacher Capacity

Kerstin Sorensen, NAFSA: Association of International Educators  

Craig Kissock, EducatorsAbroad (EA)

 

1:00 pm –
1:40 pm

Informal Networking Lunch

 

1:40 pm –
2:00 pm

Lunchtime Presentation: Carlos Sanchez, Ferris State University
Topic: Internationalizing Entrepreneurship Education to Foster Local Success for Bi-national Migrants

Afternoon

2:00 pm –
3:00 pm

Developing, Disseminating and Evaluating Education First Initiatives

Marilyn Leask, Education Futures Collaboration

David Perrin, World Literacy Summit

 

3:00 pm –
3:30 pm

Closing Remarks & Next Steps

James O’Meara, National Louis University,
International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET)

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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  • WISCONSIN

    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    (414) 577.2658
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