California State University, Northridge’s Center for Teaching and Learning in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education will host the SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union Education on the Edge speaker series on Thursday, March 12, featuring Lisa Dieker, Pegasus Professor and Lockheed Martin Eminent Scholar at the University of Central Florida (UCF).
The emphasis of the series is to provide a glimpse into the future through the use of technologies for student learning and teacher preparation. Dieker will present current and emerging technology tools that can help improve teacher practice and increase student learning and engagement.
“Dieker is not only nationally known for her work with innovative technology in the field of teacher preparation, but she is also a dynamic, funny and engaging speaker,” said Wendy Murawski, executive director and endowed chair of the CSUN Center for Teaching and Learning. “Attendees will get the opportunity to hear about technologies that they didn’t even know were on the horizon by an expert and vibrant presenter.”
Dieker is the program coordinator for the Ph.D. program in special education and co-director of the UCF Center for Research in Education Simulation Technology. She has led and managed more than $17 million in grant funding and has two newly funded doctoral leadership grants focused on learning sciences, teacher preparation and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The event is scheduled to be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Northridge Center of the University Student Union, located on the east side of the campus off Zelzah Avenue.
American Sign Language interpreters will be on hand. Parking is $8 per vehicle at the information booth located on Prairie Street at Zelzah Avenue.
The event is free; however attendees must register at educationontheedge.eventbrite.com.