University High School and Metcalf School

Lab Schools rising to the challenge

The Laboratory Schools within the College of Education have a wealth of excellent teachers who are going above and beyond in extremely difficult times.
Jennifer Talbot in front of a banner that reads Keep Calm and Math On

Metcalf’s Jennifer Talbot earns state honors for teaching excellence

Jennifer Talbot ’07, M.S. ’13 was recently awarded the Excellence in Middle School Mathematics Teaching Award from the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM). She sat down to...
Chad Tallon

Engaging students virtually

Traditionally, teachers are able to have their entire class in their line of vision, allowing them to make sure students are understanding the material as well as making each student feel seen.
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2020 State of the University Address

Illinois State University’s President Larry Dietz presents the 2020 State of the University Address, with introduction by Academic Senate Chair Susan Kalter.  
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The show must go on

COVID-19 has affected virtually everything surrounding education, and teachers have had to be extremely creative in delivering learning experiences for their students.
University High School

University High School Announces New Administration

University High School is pleased to announce two new administration changes for the upcoming academic year.
Image of the Illinois State University seal with the words Gladly we learn and teach.

A Coronavirus update from President Dietz

President Dietz announced further Illinois State University actions in light of the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students thanking Veterans.

Veterans Day celebration

Metcalf Laboratory School faculty, staff, and students honored veterans on Monday, November 11, with an all-school assembly. Teachers Ronda Wilder and Crystal Patterson collaborated to honor the...
Students use virtual learning devices

Bug eyes and blimp rides: U-High teachers engage students with virtual learning

Science teacher Emily Telford knew that it would be a lot more interesting for her freshman to examine sea level rising while flying over waterways in a blimp, so that’s exactly what she had...
Zack Gilbert using Minecraft to teach a social studies lesson.

Meet the @EdGamer Zack Gilbert

Zack Gilbert, M.S. ’07, emphasizes playful learning in the classroom to store knowledge into students’ long-term memory.