Beyond the Classroom Aquarium
Building on his participation in the Educators’ Center Teaching Enhancement Activities in Math & Science (TEAMS) project in 2005-06, former Waukegan teacher Bob Jakus has a book, Beyond the Classroom Aquarium, available through a print on demand service. The book includes numerous STEM-related (and fun!) learning activities that focus on aquatic ecosystems. More information is available at http://robertjakus.com.
NIU Summer Research Workshops
NIU’s Educational Technology, Research, and Assessment department is sponsoring a series of one-credit hour summer research workshops in 2017.
ETR 590/790-YE1, Data Literacy Classroom Teachers
Dr. Todd Reeves
This 100% online course will equip classroom teachers to use data to answer different kinds of questions about teaching and learning. In doing so, participants will learn to better target their instruction to students.
Starting May 23rd, all online
ETR 590/790-1, Categorical Data Analysis with R.
Dr. Thomas J. Smith
Go in-depth with this two-day chance to participate the activity of learning R. “R provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, …) and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible”.
Course will meet on 6/20 and 7/25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gabel Hall, NIU DeKalb Campus
ETR 590/790-CE1, Database Management
Dr. Faisal Kalota
Database Management: introductory workshop on the fundamentals of Databases. Using a Database management tool students will learn to create a database and queries.
Course meets Saturdays July 8 and 23, 8:30am - 4:30pm, at NIU Naperville
ETR 592/792-1, Special topics about Nvivo Bootcamp
Dr. Laura Ruth Johnson
Learn hands-on with the experts as you practice using this software tool for Qualitative data analysis: NVivo Bootcamp
Course will meet Monday and Tuesday May 22 and May 23, 11:00am-4:00pm, Gabel Hall, NIU DeKalb Campus
Also, a course:
ETR 540-1, Survey Research Methods (meets MS elective or MS-ERE core requirement) Dr. Thomas Smith, select Thursday evenings 6-8:40pm
Methods used in survey research. Conceptualizing the survey process; choosing an appropriate survey platform (e.g., paper, electronic); selecting and creating survey instruments; sampling techniques; analyzing, interpreting, and communicating the results of survey data. (This class has an online section also, YE1).