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Associate Professor
College of Education
Expertise 
Arts Education and Language Arts.
Courses Taught 
ELED 311: School Curriculum
ELED 302: WIP-Methods of Teaching Language Arts - Elementary
ELED 301: Elementary School Curriculum
ELED 328: Clinical Experience - Elementary
ELED 329: Student Teaching Supervision - Elementary
ELED 417: Multicultural Literature and Drama in the Elementary Classroom
ELED 419: Current Issues in Elementary Language Arts Instruction
SCED 415: Reading and Writing in the Content Area
SCED 417: New Directions in Teaching English, Jr/Sr High School
SCED 305H: Student Teaching Supervision
SCED 303E: Methods of Teaching English in the Secondary School
SCED 304E: Student Clinical Supervision - SCED English
SCED 305E: Student Teaching Supervision - SCED English
FYE ELAD 109: School's Out
Research Interests 
Arts Education: including the visual, creative dramatic, musical, and language arts as well as puppetry.
Education 

University of Pittsburgh,  Arts Education, Ed.D.

University of Pittsburgh,  Arts Education, M.A.

Geneva College,   English, Drama & Speech.  Elementary Education, B.A.

Goddard College. Study Abroad Program.

Indiana Univeristy of PA,  Education Courses

University of Southern Colorado.  Theatre, Speech & Diction

Selected Publications 

 Book

(2004) Dr. Lorie A. Annarella. Portraits of Industry. University Press, Maryland. Juried

Articles

(2011) Dr. Lorie A. Annarella.  Learning to Read a Painting---The Artist as Ethnographer.

Global Encounters Pedagogical Paradigms and Educational Practices. Cambridge Scholars Press. London. Juried

(2012) Dr. Lorie A. Annarella.  Drama in the Multicultural Classroom.  Global Encounters Pedagogical Paradigms and Educational Practices.  Cambridge Scholars Press.  London. Juried

(2008) Dr. Lorie A. Annarella. The Culture of Work  through the Artist's Eyes. American Steel Booklet. Milwaukee School of Engineering. Grohmann Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Invited

(2001) Dr. Lorie A. Annarella. The Artist as Ethnographer.   ERIC.  Juried

(2001) Dr. Lorie A. Annarella. Goal Setting an Important Part of Teaching.  Educational Horizons Magazin., Juried

(2000) Dr. Lorie A. Annarella. Theatre in the Classroom – A Creative Way to Teach and Learn. Creative Drama Magazine. Juried

(1999) Dr. Lorie A. Annarella. Goal Setting an Important Part of Teaching.  ERIC. Juried

(1999) Dr. Lorie A. Annarella. Using Creative Drama in the Multicultural Classroom.  ERIC. Juried

(1999) Dr. Lorie A. Annarella. Creative Drama and the Writing Process.  ERIC. Juried

(1999) Dr. Lorie A. Annarella. Using Creative Drama in the Multicultural Classroom.  IFTE Web Site,UK. Juried

(1999) Dr. Lorie A. Annarella. Creative Drama and the Writing Process.  IFTE Web Site, UK. Juried

(1999) Dr. Lorie A. Annarella. Creating Sock Puppets.  Creative Drama Magazine. Juried

(1999)  Dr. Lorie A. Annarella. Simon and the Woo (Children’s Play).  Creative Drama Magazine. Juried

(1998) Dr. Lorie A. Annarella. Using Reader’s Theatre in the Classroom.  Illinois Reading Council Journal. Juried

(1998) Dr. Lorie A. Annarella. The Starlight Princess (Children’s Play).  Illinois Reading Council Journal. Juried

(1997) Dr. Lorie A. Annarella. The Joy of Learning through Drama.  Illinois Reading Council Journal. Juried

(1996) Dr. Lorie A. Annarella. Creative Drama in the Classroom.  ERIC. Juried

(1995) Dr. Lorie A. Annarella. Creative Drama in the Classroom.  Alliance of California University & Western Pennsylvania English Teacher’s Journal.

Selected Exhibitions 

International

9th Annual Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture, Learning to Read a Painting—The Artist as Ethnographer, Rome, Italy, 3 Dec.-5 Dec., 2009. Juried

10th Annual Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture, The Effects of Global Learning:  Teaching the World about the World. Drama in the Multicultural Classroom, Rome, Italy,30 Nov.-2 Dec., 2011.  Juried

Fourth Annual Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture, Teaching Culture through Puppetry and Technology, Rome, Italy, Fall 2005.  Juried

14th European Conference on Reading Literacy Without Boundaries, Reading and Writing with Puppets, Zagreb, Croatia, Summer 2005.  Juried

SITE Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Conflict Resolution Using Drama and Technology Atlanta, Georgia, Spring 2004.  Juried

SITE Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Using Drama with Multicultural      Story and Technology Albuquerque, New Mexico, Spring 2003.  Juried

WACRA Conference, University for Public Administration, Teaching Creative Writing with Drama and Puppetry Mannheim, Germany, Summer 2002.  Juried

AACE Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education.  Using Drama with Multicultural Story and Technology.  Albuquerque, NM, March 2003.  Juried

WACRA International Conference.  Teaching Creative Writing and Drama and Puppetry.  Mannheim, Germany, July 2002.  Juried

WACRA International Conference.  The Artist as Ethnographer, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden, June 2001.  Juried

International Reading Conference.  Using Multicultural Drama in theClassroom,  Dublin, Ireland, July 2001.  Juried

IFTE International Conference – The Power of Language.  Creative Drama and the Writing Process.  University of Warwick, Coventry England UK,  July 1999.  Juried

NCTE Third International Conference for Global Conversations on Language and Literacy, Using Creative Drama in the Multicultural Classroom, Bordeaux, France, August 1998.  Juried

National

ASCD Conflict Resolution Using Drama and Technology, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development 58th Annual Conference, San Francisco, California,Spring 2003.  Juried

ASCD Embracing Drama through Multicultural Story and Technology Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development 57th Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas,  Spring 2002.  Juried

ASCD Annual Conference.  Drama Can be Integrated into The Classroom. New Orleans, LA, March 2000.  Juried

NCTE National Conference “Re-imaging the Possibilities”.  Multicultural Story Theatre in the Classroom.   Denver, CO, November 1999.  Juried

National Conference Forecasts and Trends in Education.  Techniques for Integrating Reader’s Theatre and Storytelling into the Classroom Curriculum, Children’s Theatre & Creative Drama, National Louis University, Evanston, IL, February 1998.  Juried

National Conference Illinois Children’s Theatre/Creative Drama.  The Use of Story in the Classroom, Bloomington IL, Spring 1998.  Juried

State

Storytelling IEA Conference, Northeastern Illinois University, February 1999.  Invited

Using Reader’s Theatre and Story Theatre in the Classroom, Illinois Reading Council State Conference Spring, 1997.  Juried

Creative Drama in the Classroom, Illinois Reading Council StateConference, Spring, 1996.  Juried

Using Creative Drama in the Writing Process, Alliance of California University and Western Pennsylvania English Teachers, Fall,1997.  Juried

Local

Puppetry Workshop for Student Illinois Education Association. Spring 2014. Invited.

Puppetry Workshop for Future Teachers Organization, Fall 2004.  Invited

Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society Education, Speaker for Initiation of New Members Meeting, Fall 2002.  Invited

Leaders as Performers, Interactive Teaching and Learning Community Project, Making connections---Improving Performance, Building Leadership Team Training Retreat for Teachers, Keynote Speaker, Oakbrook IL, Fall 2002.  Juried

Teaching Creative Writing with Drama and Puppetry, 1st Annual College of Education Research Symposium, Spring 2002.  Invited

Using Puppetry and Drama in the Classroom.  Faculty Research Symposium,NEIU.  Chicago, IL, March 2002.  Invited

Communicating with Puppets.  Bring Your Daughters to Work Day, NEIU, Chicago, IL, 2001/2/3.  Invited

Portrait of Emily Dickinson.  Bring Your Daughters to Work Day, NEIU,Chicago, IL, 2000.  Invited

Women From The Past - an Enactment of Emily Dickinson.  Women’s StudyProgram, NEIU.  Chicago, IL,  March 2000.  Invited

Your Body Speaks to You.  Student Teaching Seminar, NEIU.  Chicago, IL,Spring, 2000.  Invited

Body Language: It’s Influence in Student Teaching.  Student Teaching Seminar, NEIU.  Chicago, IL,  Fall 1998 & 1999.  Invited

Drama in the Multicultural Environment.  Illinois Education Association, College of DuPage, Wheaton, IL, 1998.  Invited

Movement in the Classroom.  Illinois Education Association Conference, Guiding Lights for the 21st Century. NEIU, Chicago, IL, Spring 1998.  Invited

Using Guided Imagery in the Writing Process.  Alliance of California University And Western Pennsylvania English Teachers, Fall 1996.  Juried

Reading in the Content Area.  Presented to the Secondary Education HistoryStudent Teachers, NEIU, Chicago, IL, Fall 1996.  Invited

The Artist as Ethnographer.  Butler Institute of Fine Arts, Youngstown, OH, Invited, Fall 1995.  Invited

The Teacher as Performer.  Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, Fall 1995.  Invited

Other

2008    Keynote speaker for Industrial Art Exhibit.  Chesterton, IN.

2008    Keynote speaker for American Steel Exhibit.  Grohmann Museum of Art. Milwaukee,Wisconsin.

2007    "Using Creative Drama in the Classroom" asking to use my article in a graduate thesis, e-mail communication

2006     "Using Creative Drama in the Writing and Reading Process" asking to use my article in a graduate student project, e-mail communication

2002     "Making Creativity and Imagination Part of the Curriculum", 1-12,  permission to use article to copy for a class at Michigan State University

2002     "Guided Imagery for the Writing Process", Center for Teaching and Learning, Best Practices in NEIU Teaching, Contributed,  Invitational-Local

Selected Performances 

Spring 2007   McNichols Studio Vocal Musical Recital-invitational

Fall 2005      McNichols Studio Vocal Musical Recital-invitational

Spring 2004    Community theatre actor in Wheaton Community Theatre production                                                                    of, To Kill a Mockingbird

Summer 2000     Summer Theatre NEIU actor in Arsenic and Old Lace

Summer 1999     Summer Theatre NEIU actor in The Bat

Background 

Creative drama mentor for Northeastern Illinois University Partnership with Wells Freshman Academy English Program

Puppetry and Writing project performed and debriefed at Chicago Public Schools

Additional Information 

Creative drama mentor for Northeastern Illinois University Partnership with Wells Freshman Academy English Program.

Puppetry and writing project performed and debriefed at Chicago Public Schools.

Designed and developed:  EDU 443P: Creating and Using Puppetry in the Classroom and                                                      ELED 417: Multicultural Literature and Drama in the Elementary Classroom - Learning through the Arts.

Education

Faculty and Staff Contacts

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j-brewer@neiu.edu

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