Dr. Lauren Rentfro

Associate Professor, Program Director, Secondary, Middle, and Foreign Language Education, College of Education

Credentials:
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, 2007
M.S., Northwestern University
B.S., Culver-Stockton College, 1987

Celebration of Scholarship:
The A is for ART! STEM to STEAM: How Science Shapes Art
Graduate Student Project in Education

Full STEAM Ahead… Engineering Activities to Engage All Students
Graduate Student Project in Education

Teaching Science in the Age of Alternative Facts and Fake News: Critical Literacy Skills for the New Era
Graduate Student Project in Education

Presentations:
Rentfro, L. D. (2015, March). edTPA and methods for teaching science courses: Ideas for increasing teacher candidate success–part 2–updates and data. National Science Teacher Association Annual Expo & Conference, Chicago, IL.

Rentfro, L. D., Reimer, K. P., & Hinton, A. (2015, March). Fact or fiction?: Applying critical pedagogy skills in the science classroom and beyond – Results of pilot program. National Science Teacher Association Annual Expo & Conference, Chicago, IL.

Rentfro, L. D., Albers-Lopez, T., & Blogg, C. J. (2015, March). Four pics, one word?: Vocabulary games & activities to enhance academic language usage. National Science Teacher Association Annual Expo & Conference, Chicago, IL.

Rentfro, L. D., & Rentfro, B. B. (2014, November). STEM to STEAM: How science shapes art – updates on a three-year study. Northern Illinois Science Educators Conference, Naperville, IL.

Rentfro, L. D., Muenz, J., Rodriguez, J., & Salvitti, T. (2014, November). Impacts of interdisciplinary activities on student engagement and success. Northern Illinois Science Educators Conference, Naperville, IL.

Rentfro, L. D., Hinton, A., & Reimer, K. (2014, May). Is this credible or not?: Applying critical literacy skills in the science classroom and beyond. National Science Teacher Association STEM Conference & Expo, New Orleans, LA.

Service:
Northern Illinois Science Educators (NISE), Board of Directors Member (Will County & Higher Education)

Three Rivers Educational Partnership (of the Three Rivers Manufacturers Association), Board Member

 

One thought on “Dr. Lauren Rentfro

  1. L Sandner
    April 5, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Hello,

    Loved your presentation at NSTA. It’s always so good when faculty present at K-12 conferences. Could you please post your file on the different strategies you showed us.

    Thanks

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