MHE 450  Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers (3 sh)

This is a mathematics content course for prospective and in-service elementary school teachers.  It addresses the concepts of a comprehensive elementary and middle school mathematics curriculum through reasoning and problem solving in the areas of patterns, number, geometry, measurement, data, and chance.  This course can be used to eliminate a general education mathematics deficiency  and/or used towards an endorsement in teaching middle school mathematics.

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CRN: 30656

On-line: 4/6 thru 6/21/2015

G. Litman Questions: ext. 2340

TIE 585AP Workshop / Digital Games and Learning (1 sh)

Digital games can engage and motivate, but what has that to do with learning? This workshop explores the use of digital games for teaching and learning in K-12 learning environments, including relevant theories of learning and motivation. It also unpacks the concepts implicit in game-based learning and how these concepts may be applied in non-gaming contexts (i.e. “gamification”). This workshop uses a hands-on approach to educational gaming, engaging participants in collaborative activities and reflective practice.  Required textbook:  "Digital Games and Learning," Whitton, N. (2014), New York, NY Routledge,              ISBN: 978-0415629393

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CRN: 11168

Online: 2/2 thru 4/5/2015

Angela Elkordy

TIE 585AJ Workshop / Trends & New Instructional Strategies in Educational Technology (1 sh)

Workshop participants will attend an approved educational technology conference and write a reflection paper.   Emphasis is on synthesizing what has been learned during conference attendance to one's professional practice, referencing program content, current trends and issues, and research findings related to the use of technology in education.

Participants should plan on registering for and attending: The Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference to be held February 24 thru 27, 2015 at Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, IL

or another Professional Technology Conference to be held during the winter 2015 term.  Contact instructor for approval. 

Additional Details:

CRN: 11118

Online, 2/9 thru 3/15/2015

Craig Cunningham


    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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    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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