Dr Jeanne E Okrasinski
Office: 2205 - Buzzard Hall
Jeanne Okrasinski's Vita
Welcome to EIU! I have been in higher ed working with educators since 1999 and have been a Panther since 2010. I can often be found in the residence halls meeting with students for a Chew, sitting in my office grading/ talking with students or at the sporting events. My family loves living in a college town and interacting with the students. Thanks for stopping by my page!
Office Hours - Fall 2011:
Monday 2:00 pm- 2:30 pm
Tuesday 9:45 am-11:45 am
Wednesday 1:00 pm- 2:30 am
Education2007 Ed. D. Curriculum and Instruction: Curriculum Leadership – Northern Illinois University
Dissertation Title: A Study of the Relationship of Middle School Team Ideology and School Achievement Status.
2000 MS Ed. Curriculum and Instruction - Northern Illinois University
Emphasis: Curriculum Leadership & Multicultural Education/TESOL
1993 BS Ed. Physical Education - Northern Illinois University
Certifications: Illinois Type 03 Standard Elementary Teaching (K-8)
Illinois Type 09 Standard Secondary Teaching (6-12)
Certificate of Graduate Study in TESOL and Bilingual Education
Certificate of Graduate Study in Higher Education Haberman Star Interview Model – (Urban Teacher Education Selection Model)
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ResearchDifferentiation & instructional strategies; middle school teaming/PLC's; leadership development in K-5 classrooms; ESL; middle school organizational structures; social studies instruction
Conference Presentations2012 Wilkins, E. & Okrasinski, J. Induction and Mentoring Programs: Levels of Student Teacher Understanding. Presentation at the Mid Western Educational Research Association Conference, Evanston, IL. November 9, 2012.
2012 Dale, C. & Okrasinski, J. Giving 3rd - 5th Grade Students a Voice. Session presentation at the Illinois Education Research Council Symposium, Tinley Park, IL. June 11, 2012.
2012 Okrasinski, J. Celebrating our Place in Space: Using a Literature Base to Discover the Geography of our World. Session presentation at Racine-Kenosha Reading Council and Carthage College Literacy Conference, Kenosha, WI. April 14, 2012.
2012 Dale, C. & Okrasinski, J. Putting Students First in an Elementary Practicum Observation Experience. Session presentation at the Midwest Association of Teacher Educators Spring Conference, Urbana, IL. March 30, 2012.
2012 Okrasinski, J. & Wilkins, E. Pre-Service Teacher Coaching through Induction. Session presentation at the Midwest Association of Teacher Educators Spring Conference Urbana, IL. March 30, 2012.
2012 Okrasinski, J. Pull-out, Push-in, Immersion? This Sounds Like P.E. Class! Session presentation at the English Language Learners Conference, Charleston, IL. March 24, 2012.
2012 Dale, C. & Okrasinski, J. Contributions of the Tetrad Model in Practicum Evaluation. Proposal accepted for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning International Conference, Statesboro, GA. March 7-9, 2012.
2012 Dale, C. & Okrasinski, J. Preliminary Implications of Block 1 Elementary Teacher Efficacy. Session presentation at the College of Education and Professional Studies 15th Annual Research Fair, Charleston, IL. February 27, 2012.
2012 Wilkins, E., Jerich, K., & Okrasinski, J. New Teacher Induction Programs: Student Teacher Perceptions and the Role Universities Play. Session presentation at the Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX. February 11-15, 2012.
2011 Dale, C.M. & Okrasinski, J. What Have Been/Will Be the Ramifications of State Level Changes in Teacher Certification Regarding the Basic Skills Test? Presentation at the Illinois Association of Teacher Educators Conference, Peoria, IL. November 4, 2011
2011 Okrasinski, J. Middle school teaming & school achievement status: A look at
teacher ideology. Presentation at the Association of Teacher Educators Summer
Conference, Philadelphia, PA. August 9, 2011.
2011 Okrasinski, J. Developing Leadership Skills in K-5 Students through Literature. Session presentation at Carthage College Literacy Conference, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI. April 16, 2011.
2011 Okrasinski, J. Hidden Treasure: Finding Gold in Newspapers. Session presentation at Illinois Council for the Social Studies Spring Conference, Champaign, IL. April 15, 2011.
2011 Okrasinski, J. Leadership and Literature: Creating Learning Communities without Bullies. Session presentation at Midwest ATE Conference, West La Fayette, IN. April 1, 2011.
2010 Okrasinski, J. Developing Leadership Skills in K-5 Students through Literature. Session presentation at the IATE Fall Conference, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL Nov. 5, 2010.
2010 Okrasinski, J. Creating Effective Middle School Teams. Session presentation at the ROE 11 Fall Classic. Charleston, IL Oct. 8, 2010.
2010 Okrasinski, J. Team Ideology and School Achievement Status: What’s the Connection? Poster Presentation at the Illinois Education Research Council Symposium, Champaign, IL, June 8-9, 2010.
2007 Okrasinski, J. Team Ideology and School Achievement Status: What’s the connection? Poster Presentation at the National Middle School Association (NMSA) Annual Conference, Houston, TX, Nov. 8-10, 2007.
2003 Vanlaarhoven, T., Munk, D.D., Okrasinski, J., & Wyland, S. Project ACCEPT : Creating collaborative experiences to prepare pre-service teachers for working in diverse classrooms. Illinois Council for Exceptional Children- Spring Conference.
2003 Vanlaarhoven, T., Munk, D.D., & Okrasinski, J. Project ACCEPT : A collaborative model for improving teacher preparation. Illinois No Child Left Behind Conference.
2002 Vanlaarhoven, T., Okrasinski, J. & Demmert, S. Assistive technology in the middle school classroom. Workshop for Kaneland School District 301.