Lindsayanne (Annie) Insana received her PhD in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in teacher education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015. She is currently the Assistant Director of Teacher Education in the College of Education and Director of the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Her research involves understanding elementary teachers’ adaptive decision-making processes in the complex environment of the classroom. Annie is dedicated to teacher development and education at the preservice and inservice levels.
She taught elementary school for seven years and has taught in the Early Childhood, Special Education, and Elementary teacher education programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Thry Prac in Elem Schl Tch I Course examines teaching in the elementary grades. Students will focus on a number of related topics, including classroom management, instructional design, personal and professional attributes of effective teachers, and multicultural perspectives. Coursework is integrated with field assignments in public elementary schools. Course Information: 3 or 4 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CI 405; admission to the Elementary Teacher Education Program.
Thry Prac in Elem Schl Tchg II Course continues the examination of teaching in the elementary grades, begun in CI 405 and CI 406. In addition to continuing the study of some topics introduced in the previous courses, students will focus on the following topics as they complete student teaching: designing instruction for classes including special needs students, managing technology in the classroom, and working with parents. Course Information: 2 or 3 undergraduate hours. 2 or 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CI 406; admission to the Elementary Teacher Education Program. Requires concurrent enrollment in EDPR 432.: designing instruction for classes including special needs students, managing technology in the classroom, and working with parents.
Teach Elem Rdg & Lang Arts I First of a two-course sequence that examines the basic theories, issues, methods, and materials for a developmental K-8 language arts program. Emphasizes the need to integrate the four language arts (reading, writing, speaking , and listening) as tools for learning across the curriculum. Addresses cultural diversity in language arts instruction, with emphasis on linguistic diversity. Course Information: 3 or 4 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CI 467 and admission to the Elementary Teacher Education Program. Elementary Education students register for 3 hours. Special Education students register for 4 hours.