The College of Education works with the University's Research and Sponsored Programs, Grants Accounting, and Research Ethics and Compliance Offices to encourage and support research and grant submissions by its faculty, staff, and students. The current Illinois State University research mission, vision, and goals are outlined in the Strategic Plan for Research, Scholarship and Creative Expression.
Registration is open for CTLT's “Going Global with Your Course.” Course description and dates: Design or revamp your course to make it more globally engaged, in keeping with the latest version of Educating Illinois and the University’s International Strategic Plan.Learn about common and effective approaches for creating global courses.This cohort has the option to participate at the Summer Showcase on August 4, 2016 at the Alumni Center or to present at an Office of International Studies and Programs event. A $500 stipend is available to eligible participants who complete the program. Attendees must be able to attend Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 24 to June 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first week and 9 to 11:30 a.m. for the remaining sessions.
Urban Teacher Pipeline is again offering the opportunity for faculty to redesign ISU course to prepare our students to teach in urban settings. Stipends are being offered for this opportunity that will take place summer 2016. Applications are due by April 11.
In order to conduct research in the Unit 5 School District, please complete the Request for Research Form and send to Associate Dean Barb Meyer. She will review and notify the applicant when it is sent to the Unit 5 office for review and of potential approval.
By the second week of each semester, the researcher should complete the COE Research Outcomes Report to show progress on the research. This form also notifies Unit 5 when publications or presentations are completed from the research in their school district. These reports should be sent to Associate Dean Barb Meyer.
NCES Announces Online Dataset Training Modules
The Distance Learning Dataset Training (DLDT) program at the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is releasing newly developed online training modules for several NCES complex survey datasets.
The DLDT computer-based training module resource is an online, interactive tool that allows users to learn about NCES data across the education spectrum and evaluate it for suitability for particular research purposes.
There are two types of NCES DLDT modules that are available: Common modules and survey-specific modules. The common modules help you understand NCES data across the education spectrum. They also discuss the methods NCES uses to ensure that the data, published products, and reports are consistent, reliable, complete, and accurate.
Lastly, the common modules help you understand how to access public- and restricted-use datasets.
The survey-specific modules provided in this training system present more detailed information about the specific studies conducted by NCES. Survey-specific modules are currently available for the following surveys: the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Birth Cohort (ECLS-B); the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999 (ECLS-K); the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09); the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS); the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS); the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA); the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS); the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS), and the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B).