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Janet Kien

Contributing Faculty

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

School of Education and Professional Licensure

Degree ProgramM.S. Early Childhood Studies

Biography for Dr. Janet Kien:
Walden instructor, May 2002 start date:
Elementary School Teacher (21 years of classroom experience with strong experience in teaching remedial readers); Teacher of Remedial Reading; Teacher of the Gifted in special gifted programs (including teaching Gifted Reading); Home-bound tutor for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders; Teacher of reading, basic skills; Teacher of Early Childhood Development with curriculum-development experience in child development, learning theories, and learning through the life span; Curriculum developer of early childhood education courses and involvement in Early Childhood Center; Researcher in integration of reading and technology; Researcher in the use of technology to improve academic achievement (including reading scores); Teacher of Adults (38 years of experience) with experience in adult learning and adult learning theory; Member and Participant of Professional Organizations: National Education Association (NEA); Illinois Education Association (IEA); International Reading Association (IRA) National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); and International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE); Teacher and trainer online (certified online instructor with an advanced doctoral certificate in Teaching and Training Online); Post-graduate coursework in professional writing, educational technology and integration of technology with curriculum (including reading), multiple intelligences and learning theories, special education, and meeting the needs of diverse student bodies, etc.; Experience as mentor for doctoral students: dissertation chair in the Ed.D. program; Experience as Course Lead for two different programs, Masters in Elementary Reading and Literacy (MSERL) and Masters in Early Childhood Studies (MSECS); Experience as Portfolio Assessor n the MSED program; currently an instructor in Masters in Early Childhood Studies program (MSECS); Early Childhood Specialist; Diversity/Equity Educator. Specializing in diversity courses: Currently teaching Strategies in Working with Diverse Children, EDUC 6358. Interests: Dance and honoring/promoting diversity through the arts; Creative Writing, Professional Writing, Reading professional literature and research, and health/physical fitness.



Courses Taught

EDUC 6005 - Foundations: Early Childhood Studies (M.S. in Early Childhood Studies)

EDUC 6160 - Early Childhood Development (M.S. in Early Childhood Studies)

EDUC 6163 - Building Research Competencies (M.S. in Early Childhood Studies)

EDUC 6161 - Effective Programs and Practices (M.S. in Early Childhood Studies)

EDUC 6357 - Diversity Development and Learning (M.S. in Early Childhood Studies)

EDUC 6164 - Perspectives on Diversity and Equity (M.S. in Early Childhood Studies)

EDUC 6358 - Strategies for Working with Diverse Children

EDUC 6360 - How Adults Learn (M.S. in Early Childhood Studies)

EDUC 6166 - Developing People and Leading Teams (M.S. in Early Childhood Studies)

EDUC 6361 - Instructional Strategies for Teaching Adults (M.S. in Early Childhood Studies)

EDUC 8090 - Doctoral Study Intensive (Ed.D. program)

EDUC 6610 - Teacher as a Professional (M.S. in Elementary Reading and Literacy)

EDUC 8080 - Doctoral Study Companion (Ed.D. program)

EDUC 6615 - Effective Teaching Using Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences (M.S. in Elementary Reading and Literacy)

EDUC 6641 - Foundations of Reading and Literacy (M.S. in Elementary Reading and Literacy)

EDUC 6625 - Habits of Mind: Thinking Skills to Promote Self-Directed Learning (M.S. in Elementary Reading and Literacy)

EDUC 6642 - Strategies for Literacy Instruction, Part I (M.S. in Elementary Reading and Literacy)

EDUC 6643 - Strategies for Literacy Instruction, Part II (M.S. in Elementary Reading and Literacy)

EDUC 6644 - Supporting the Struggling Reader (M.S. in Elementary Reading and Literacy)

EDUC 6620 - Collaborative Action Research (M.S. in Elementary Reading and Literacy)

EDUC 6630 - Instructional Models and Strategies (M.S. in Elementary Reading and Literacy)

EDUC 6645 - Planning and Managing the Classroom Literacy Program (M.S. in Elementary Reading and Literacy)

EDUC 6640 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (M.S. in Elementary Reading and Literacy)

EDUC 6650 - Enhancing Learning through Linguistic and Cultural Diversity (M.S. in Elementary Reading and Literacy)

EDUC 6705 - Foundations of Reading and Literacy (M.S. in Elementary Reading and Literacy)

Education

PhD, Capella University

MS, Northern Illinois University

BS, Northern Illinois University

additional training at doctoral level, Capella University

30 hours past masters degree, Northern Illinois University

Completion of the entire post-graduate specialization, Governors State University

Certificate in Teaching and Training Online, Capella University - Minneapolis, MN United States

Public Service

William Rainey Harper College, Continuing Education instructor for adults in the community - Palatine, IL United States

Chicago Intercultural Alliance: Chicago International Salsa Congress, Presenter and Instructor - Rosemont, IL United States

Loggerhead Marinelife Center (2009-2018), Volunteer

Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, Ambassador for Chamber of Commerce - Palm Beach Gardens, FL United States

Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce Education and Life Science Committee, Committee Member - Palm Beach Gardens, FL United States

Awards / Honors

Straight A Average: 4.0 in all doctoral courses, Capella University, 2006

Part of Lead Faculty Model: CFE, , 2009

Course Lead 6650-6705 MSERL, , 2007

Course Lead for EDUC 6005 in MSECS program, , 2011

Course Lead for EDUC 6160 in MSECS program, , 2012

Course Lead for EDUC 6357 Diversity Development Learning for MSECS, , 2012

Course Lead for EDUC 6358 Strategies Working with Diverse Children in MSECS program, , 2012

Course Lead for EDUC 6360 How Adults Learn in MSECS program, , 2013

Course Lead for EDUC 6361 Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners in the MSECS program, , 2013

Graduated with High Honors, Columbia of Missouri, 2006

Education and Life Science Committee for Chamber of Commerce, , 2009

3.84 GPA out of 4.0, Governors State University, 1987

Elementary K-9 Teaching Certificate: Type 03, State of Illinois, 1969

Presentations

Kien, J. (2007). Alumni panel presentation

Kien, J. (2018). Dance Presentation and Workshops: Dates 2002-present Chicago Intercultural Alliance

Kien, J. (2011). Course lead presentations through live meetings with faculty

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