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Angela Elkordy

Title:

Angela Elkordy
Chair and Assistant Professor, Learning Sciences
Director, Learning Technologies

Programs/Classes Taught:

Dr. Elkordy currently teaches students at all levels, but primarily in graduate and doctoral courses in technology and learning sciences, educational research and foundations, educational leadership and teacher preparation:

 

EDL 526   Realizing Vision through Technology, Human and Financial Resources

 

ESR 505    Educational Inquiry and Assessment

ESR 514   Research in Action: Becoming Practitioner Researchers

ESR 612   Empirical/ Analytical Research

 

LSE 500   Introduction to Learning Sciences and Technology

EPS 513   Frameworks for Data Driven Instruction

EPS 541   Cognition and Learning

 

TIE 300   Introduction to Technology in Education

TIE 525   Designing Digital Age Learning Environments

TIE 535   Instructional Design Foundations for Digital Age Learning Environments

TIE 542   Digital Tools for Teaching, Learning and Assessment

TIE 575   Leading Learning Technologies and Instructional Design with Shared Vision

TIE 592   Portfolio Seminar to Advance Content Knowledge, Professional Growth and Leadership

TIE 593   Research Seminar: Emerging Technologies

 

Special Topic Workshops: 

TIE 585   Digital Games and Learning (Workshop)

TIE 585   Introduction to Makerspaces and STEAM

TIE 585   Introduction to Design Thinking for Elementary Grades

Areas of Expertise:

Learning Sciences, teaching and learning in digitally-mediated contexts, digital badges, teacher and principal leadership, STEM/STEAM/ MakerEd.

 

Select Recent Publications: 

  • Forthcoming: Plugged into Learning (ISTE, 2016/7), Community and Competition: Strategies for Game-based Learning for Educator Preparation (Game-based Learning: Theories, Strategies and Outcomes, 2017, edited by Young Baek)
  • Elkordy, A. (2016). Development and implementation of digital badges for learning STEM practices in secondary contexts: A pedagogical approach with empirical evidence.  In D. Ifenthaler (Ed.), Foundations of digital badges and micro-credentials. New York: Springer
  • * Fontichiaro, K. & Elkordy, A.(2015). From stars to constellations: Digital badging can chart Growth. ISTE: Entrsckt
  • Fontichiaro, K. & Elkordy, A.(2013). Getting started with digital badges. MACUL Journal, 34:1, pp. 30-31: http://www.macul.org/downloads/journals/macul_journal_fall_2013_20130730_122011_1.pdf
  • Fontichiaro, K. & Elkordy, A. (2016). Transparency and purpose in professional learning outcomes. In D. Ifenthaler (Ed.), Foundations of digital badges and micro-credentials. New York: Springer
  • *Elkordy, A. (2012). The future is now: Unpacking digital badging and micro-credentialing for K-20 educators. Talking Points: Blog of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA):http://goo.gl/dw8Fd

Select Recent Presentations:

  •  Annual MSU College of Education Technology Conference, November, 2016. “Coding and Computational Thinking for Every Kid (and Teacher!),” Michigan State University, Center for Teaching and Technology, Lansing, MI
  • ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education), Engaged: Teaching Teachers Engineering with Design Challenges in MakerSpaces,” June 2016, Denver, CO
  • Illinois Computing Educators (ICE),  “Engagement by Design: MakerSpaces & Engineering in the Classroom,” February, 2016, St. Charles, IL
  • ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education), “Learning by Design with Digital Badges,” June 2015, Philadelphia, PA
  • MACUL (Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning), ”iSpaces: Leverage Learning with Digital Badges,” March, 2015, Detroit, MI
  • Illinois Computing Educators (ICE),  “Designed for Success: Professional Development and Digital Badges,” February, 2015, St. Charles, IL
  • Annual MSU College of Education Technology Conference, November, 2014. “Workshop: Digital Badges for Learning,” Michigan State University, Center for Teaching and Technology, Lansing, MI
  • Digital Media and Learning Conference, March, 2014, Digital Badging in K-12 Environments,” DML Café, Boston, MA
  • MAPEA Michigan Association of Professors of Educational Administration, Virtual Symposium, March 2014, “Digital Badges for STEM Learning: A Comparative Analysis of Participant Outcomes.”
  • MACUL (Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning), March 2014. “What Do You Know? Professional Learning Possibilities Using Digital Badging,” Grand Rapids, MI

 

Biography:

Dr. Elkordy has always been interested in teaching and learning, educational leadership,  knowledge construction, storage and retrieval and learning technologies. Before transitioning to academia, she worked in the fields of education, informaton science and technology as a teacher, school administrator, librarian, programmer, researcher and school principal. She has extensive experience working with under-resourced schools with student populations which are linguistically, culturally and economically diverse. 

Education:

Eastern Michigan University, MI, Doctorate in Educational Leadership  (cognate: Instructional Technology)

Eastern Michigan University, MI, Educational Specialist

University at Buffalo, NY,  M.L.S. in Library and Information Science

SUNY College atBuffalo, NY,  B.A. in Art History

Research and Interests:

Digital badges for STEM learning in secondary contexts, design thinking and Makerspaces, characteristics of 21st century learning, innovation, creativity and cultural responsive education, digital badges for teacher professional development. 

Contact Information:

Angela Elkordy

Chair and Assistant Professor, Learning Sciences

Director, Learning Technologies

National College of Education

National Louis University (North Shore)

Skokie, IL 60077

 

aelkordy@nl.edu

Ph: 224-233-2254

Twitter: @elkorda

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/angela-elkordy/8/5b2/837

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 Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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