New Ideas Conference

The "New Ideas" series for middle school and high school teachers brings educators together to learn about successful teaching methods and to hear about the university's latest research in the humanities, social studies, and sciences. Attending teachers earn CPDU and network with colleagues from throughout the region.

Upcoming New Ideas Conferences

New Ideas in Science: Renewable Energy


Northern Illinois University Office of Continuing and Professional Education announces a one-day professional-development conference as part of its “New Ideas” series. Join NIU experts as they present fresh ideas on how to integrate renewable energy into your curriculum. Presentations include:

“Reducing the Home Baseload Need with Renewable Energy Fluctuations” 
Nicholas A. Pohlman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, NIU Department of Mechanical Engineering

“Systems Thinking for Affordable and Clean Energy; How you can make a difference in sustainable development”
Tomoyuki Shibata, Ph.D., Associate Professor, NIU Public Health Program and Faculty Associate, NIU Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy

“Innovative Remote Smart Home for Immersive Engagement”
Kevin B. Martin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, NIU Department of Technology

 The conference will be held in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room in DeKalb, IL.

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NIU Continuing and Professional Education
148 N 3rd St.
DeKalb, IL


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