Educators interested in innovative classroom technology are invited to a free half-day symposium Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Atherton Union Reilly Room at Butler University. The conference is sponsored by the College of Education. Participants are asked to register at

General Atherton ExteriorBrian D. Schultz, chair of the Department of Educational Inquiry & Curriculum Studies at Northeastern Illinois University, will address ways for teachers to re-envision, rethink, and redefine technology in schools, discover new tools and ideas, and consider emerging perspectives on the value and implementation of technology.

Schultz’s research focuses on students and teachers theorizing together, developing integrated curriculum based on students’ priority concerns, and curriculum as social action and public pedagogy. He is particularly interested in encouraging preservice and practicing teachers to create democratic and progressive educational ideals in historically marginalized neighborhoods.

Prior to his role at Northeastern, he taught in Chicago’s Cabrini-Green neighborhood. In 2008, he published Spectacular Things Happen Along the Way: Lessons From an Urban Classroom, covering his use of democratic and constructivist teaching models in the Chicago Public Schools.

The conference also includes poster sessions highlighting work by Butler College of Education preservice teachers.

Contact: Mary Ellen Stephenson
(317) 940-6944

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