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Eun Kyung Ko, Ph.D.

Title:

Associate Professor

Programs/Classes Taught:

ELE 300 Practicum I ELE 347 Teaching Methods of Health and Physical Education ELE 410/415 Practicum II ELE 420/425 Practicum III ELE 470 Student teaching SCE 480b Teaching Methods of Science

Areas of Expertise:

Science Education
Elementary Education
Scientific Inquiry
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Instructional Technology
SPSS

  • PI for Noyce/NSF grant
  • Integration of FIPSE project experience into science teaching methods course The impetus: the lack of pre-service teachers' pedagogical knowledge and their understanding of scientific inquiry as well as university need for coherent and cohesive curriculum to make a close connection between classroom and university. As one of the course requirements, pre-service elementary teachers need to complete SIOT and Video analysis tool in order to understand student's science learning and teaching better.
  • Developing Science Inquiry Observation Tool (SIOT) During FIPSE (Funds for Improvement for PostSecondary Education ) project funded by U.S. Department of Education, Ko developed a student science inquiry observation tool in collaboration with faculty from other program/department.
  • Developing Video Analysis Tool for Science Teaching During FIPSE (Funds for Improvement for PostSecondary Education ) project, Ko developed a Frozen Moment Video Analysis-Science (FMVA-S) in collaboration with faculty from other program/department. Reflective teaching analysis was essential with this Frozen moment video analysis in science.
  • Contribution to Science teacher education Ko designed a professional teaching and learning sequence in Adaptive Cycle of Teaching (ACT) with collaboration with faculty to enhance K-12 science teachers' knowledge and pedagogical knowledge related to the nature of science and scientific inquiry.

Biography:

2014 TQP AUSL Grant Recipient (with Diane Salmon, Alan Rossman and Academy for Urban School Leadership) Improving teacher preparation program to teach STEM in AUSL.

2014 Noyce/NSF Grant Recipient (Principal Investigator with Alan Rossman, Diane Salmon, and Illinois Institute of Technology) Collaborative Research: Building Capacity for Middle School Master Science Teacher Development.

2014 NLU Seeds Grant Recipient (with Virginia Jagla, Antonina Lukenchuk, and Elizabeth Grace) Developing Evaluation Tools for Scholarly Analysis of Community Engaged Research

2014 NLU Seeds Grant Recipient (with Alan Rossman, Diane Salmon): Mapping STEM-Establishing a Coherent and Informed Strategy for NCE STEM Initiatives

2011-Present CTPP (Chicago Teacher Partnership Program) science workgroup member (With University Illinois at Chicago, Loyola University Chicago, and Northeastern Illinois University): Developing candidate assessment and improving the quality and relevance of science course work.

2013 FIPSE (Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education) Grant Recipient (with Diane Salmon, Alan Rossman, Ofra Peled): Integrating Doing and Knowing in Science: Using a Metacogntive Toolbox to Improve Science Inquiry.

2012 FIPSE (Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education) Grant Recipient (with Diane Salmon, Alan Rossman, Ofra Peled): Integrating Conceptions of Science Inquiry in Higher Education and in Elementary Classrooms.

Education:

Ph.D. in Science Education

Research and Interests:

Science Education
Elementary Education
Scientific Inquiry
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Instructional Technology

Contact Information:

Eun Kyung Ko, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor

eun.ko@nl.edu

224-233-2552 (Phone and Fax)

National College of Education

National Louis University

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  • 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
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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
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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
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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
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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 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
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