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Dr. Kiran  Padmaraju

Dr. Kiran Padmaraju

Associate Professor

Office: 1322 - Buzzard Hall
Phone: 217-581-7879
Fax: 217-581-6300
Email: kpadmaraju@eiu.edu
Website: http://www.ux1.eiu.edu/%7Ecfkp2/

Kiran Padmaraju's Vita

Office Hours - Fall 2013:  BUZZ 1322 (Office is located inside the Reading Center)
Mondays and Wednesday: 10:00 - 11:00 am and 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Current Syllabi

Frequently Taught Courses

ELE 3100 - Instructional Strategies in Elementary Classrooms
ELE 3350 - Language Arts Methods for Elementary/Middle Schools
EDU 2022 - Integrating Technology into the Classroom
ELE 5650 (Graduate) - Teaching Language Arts in Elementary/Middle Schools
ELE 5900 (Graduate) - Action Research

Education

Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction - Specialization: Elementary Education (May, 2008) Indiana State University, Terra Haute, IN

M. S. Elementary Education (May, 2003) Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

M.A. in English Literature - Concentrations: British and American Literature (Dec., 1992)  Osmania University, India
 
B. Ed English and Social Studies - Concentrations: Teaching Methodology – English and Social Studies (Sep., 1989) Annamalai University, India

B.Com - Concentrations: Cost Accountancy & Auditing (May, 1987) Osmania University, India
 

Professional Organizations

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Association of Teacher Educators (ATE)
Illinois Association of Teacher Educators (IATE)
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

Speakers Bureau

For more information, please visit the Speakers Bureau Webpage.

Common Core State Standards edTPA - Performance-based Assessment for Teacher Candidates Using Technology to Enhance Classroom Experiences Diversity issues in educational settings English Language Learners - Developing Language Proficiency

Research

Integrating Emerging Technologies
Self-Efficacy in Pre-service Teachers
English Language Learners
Language arts pedagogies
Classroom Management

Selected Publications

PUBLICATIONS (Refereed marked with a *):
Padmaraju, K. (2008). Authentic classroom problems and effect on self-efficacy scores of pre-service teachers. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Indiana     
State University, College of Education.
 
*Padmaraju, K. (2006). Why critical thinking? Eastern Education Journal. 35(1), 61-64.
 
Padmaraju, K. (2002). Learning Styles of Teachers and Usage of Technology. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Eastern Illinois University, College of Education.
 

Selected Conference Presentations

PRESENTATIONS (Refereed marked with a *):
Padmaraju, K. (March, 2012). An introduction to the world of English language learners.   Charleston, IL: The Third Annual English Language Learners Conference.
 
*Padmaraju, K. (March, 2012). Using videos to promote reflection. Urbana, IL: 26th Annual Midwest  Association of Teacher Educators Spring Conference.
 
*Padmaraju, K. (August, 2011). Cooperating teachers: Issues and Challenge. Philadelphia, PA:   Association of Teacher Educators Summer Conference.
 
*Padmaraju, K., & Dale, C. (February, 2011). The formation of teacher identity.Orlando, FL: 2011 Association of Teacher Educators Annual Meeting.
 
*Padmaraju, K. & Ogbomo, Q. (November, 2010). Which kind/amount of experiences are needed to         prepare pre-service teachers for urban schools?Chicago, IL: Critical Questions in   Education Conference
 
*Padmaraju, K. & Dale, C. (November, 2010).The development of an action research handbook.            Charleston, IL: Illinois Association of Teacher Educators 40th Annual Fall Conference.
 
*Padmaraju, K., Anderson, L. & File, J. (November, 2010).Fostering desirable dispositions in      teacher candidates. Charleston, IL: Illinois Association of Teacher Educators 40th Annual         Fall Conference.
 
*Padmaraju, K. (August, 2010). Field experiences: Challenges and opportunities. Kansas City,     MO: Association of Teacher Educators Summer Conference.
 
*Padmaraju, K. (March, 2010). Getting pre-service teachers more engaged and feel better prepared          – A teacher educator’s experiences. Urbana, IL: 24th Annual Midwest Association of    Teacher Educators Spring Conference.
 
*Padmaraju, K. & Dale, C. (February, 2010). Promoting reflection among pre-service teachers.     Chicago, IL:  World Federation of Associations of Teacher Educators First Annual          Conference.
 
*Padmaraju, K. (August, 2009). Using technology to enhance outcomes for pre-service teacher.    Reno, TA: Association of Teacher Educators Summer Conference.
 
*Padmaraju, K., Edwards, A., Gong, R., Md-Yunus, S. (February, 2009). English language learners: Current laws and ideal policies.Dallas, TX: 2009 Association of Teacher Educators Annual Meeting.
 
*Padmaraju, K. & Dale, C. (March, 2009). Collaborative partnerships: An institution’s experience.           Lafayette, IN: 23rd Annual Midwest Association of Teacher Educators Spring Conference.
 
*Padmaraju, K. (October, 2009). Authentic classroom problems and effect on self-efficacy. St.       Louis, MA: Mid-Western Educational Research Association 2009 Conference
 
*Padmaraju, K. (April, 2009). Mathematicians from around the world!  Charleston, IL: The 52nd Annual Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics at Eastern Illinois University.
 
Padmaraju, K. (October, 2009). Reflections and strategic planning for ELLs!  Charleston, IL: The English Language Learners Conference, Student Association for the Education of Young Children, Eastern Illinois University
 
Padmaraju, K. (October, 2009). Relationships matter even in the age of testing!  Charleston, IL: Fall Classic Institute, Regional Office of Education # 11.
 
Padmaraju, K. (October, 2008). The magic of graphic organizers.  Charleston, IL: Fall Classic Institute, Regional Office of Education # 11.
 
*Padmaraju, K., Md-Yunus, S., Dale, C. (November, 2008).No english language learners (ELLs)            left behind: Student, teacher & family.Lisle, IL: Illinois Association of Teacher Educators        38th Annual Fall Conference.
 
*Padmaraju, K. (August, 2008). Using the classroom mosaic effectively. Washington D.C.: Association of Teacher Educators Summer Conference.
 
*Padmaraju, K. & Dale, C. (April, 2008). Promoting reflection in pre-service teachers. Urbana, IL: 22nd Annual Midwest Association of Teacher Educators Spring Conference.
 
*Padmaraju, K. (April, 2008). Math is everywhere!  Charleston, IL: The 51st Annual Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics at Eastern Illinois University.
 
Padmaraju, K. (November, 2007). Using video clips to increase student engagement. Charleston, IL: Faculty Department Workshop, Eastern Illinois University.
 
*Padmaraju, K., Edwards, A., Gong, R., Md-Yunus, S., Flood, A. (November, 2007). English     language learners: Legal responsibilities, problems and strategies for success. Charleston,        IL: Illinois Association of Teacher Educators 37th Annual Fall Conference.
 
*Padmaraju, K. (November, 2007). Creating a true community of learners. Charleston, IL: Illinois Association of Teacher Educators 37th Annual Fall Conference.
 
Padmaraju, K. (October, 2007). Using Jeopardy for Assessment.  Charleston, IL: Fall Classic Institute, Regional Office of Education # 11.
 
Padmaraju, K. (October, 2007). Video resources on ISBE and Unitedstreaming.  Charleston, IL: Fall Classic Institute, Regional Office of Education # 11.
 
*Padmaraju, K. & Dale, C. (July, 2007). Connecting theory to practice using technology. Milwaukee, WI: Association of Teacher Educators Summer Conference.
 
*Padmaraju, K. (March, 2007). Higher-order thinking in Math classes. Charleston, IL: The 50th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics at Eastern Illinois University.
 
Padmaraju, K. (February, 2007). Using WebCT discussion board to create a true community of learners. Charleston, IL: Department Research Seminar, Department of Early Childhood, Elementary & Middle Level Education, Eastern Illinois University.
 
Padmaraju, K., Yunus, S., & Ogawa, M. (October, 2006). Immigrant parents: Their voice as strangers.  Charleston, IL: Fall Classic Institute, Regional Office of Education # 11.
 
*Padmaraju, K. & Ogbomo, Q. (August, 2006). Getting parents involved to make a difference. Philadelphia , PA: Association of Teacher Educators Summer Conference.

Funding & Grants

  • 2007 – College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS) Research Grant $ 430
  • 2008 – New Course Proposal – Foundations of ESL & Bilingual Education; Codevelopers: Dr. A. Edwards & Dr. S. MD-Yunus
  • 2011 – New Course proposal – Exploring ELLs through Study Abroad/Study Away  Expereinces
  • 2012 – New Study Abroad Program (India) Proposal Approved
  • 2012 – Study Abroad Grant to develop itinerary for Study Abroad Program to India, $ 4000

Community

SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
Faculty Senate                                                                                    2008-2011; 2011 - 2014
Academic Technology Advisory Committee Member           2008 onwards
Faculty Development Advisory Committee                           2009 onwards
Chair, Unit A Faculty Search Committee                               2009-2010
Chair, Research Courses Committee
(developed Action Research handbook)                                2009 onwards
Unit “A” Faculty Search Committee                                      2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2011-12
Department Chair Search Committee                                     2006-2007
Eastern Education Journal Editorial Board                            2006 onwards
TECnet (Technology enhancement on Campus                      2006 onwards
            through networking, education & training)                                                   
Faculty Advisor - EIU Student Federation                            2006 -2011
Faculty Advisor – Indian Student Association                      2006 onwards
Women’s History Month Planning Committee                      2006-11

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