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Kenneth Schoon

Visiting Professor

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Kenneth J. Schoon, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Education
Indiana University Northwest
3400 Broadway
Gary, Indiana  46408
Phone 980-7766    FAX 981-4208
email:  kschoon@iun.edu

PERSONAL DATA

Name:                                  Dr. Kenneth J. Schoon
Address:                               8010 Forest Avenue
                                            Munster, Indiana 46321
Phone                                   (219) 836-8593

EDUCATION

Loyola University of Chicago   1989   Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction
Indiana University   1972   M.S., Secondary Education
Indiana University   1968   A.B., Geology, minor in Chemistry and Physics

IUN ASSIGNMENT

Visiting Professor (part time)  (2012-2013)
Associate Dean  (1999-201)
Associate Member of the Indiana University Graduate Faculty (1997-2011)
Science Education (1992-2011)

FORMER IUN ASSIGNMENTS

Director of Education Student Services, Graduate Advisor, Licensure Officer, 2001-2002
UTEP Option II Advisor, 1990-1996

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Association for the Education of Teachers in Science
Association for the Education of Teachers in Science: North Central Region
Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc.
Indiana Science Olympiad
Indiana Historical Society
Munster Historical Society

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Indiana University Northwest, full-time 1992 to 2011
                                                 part-time 1969-1982, 1988, 1991 - 1992

• Elementary and secondary science methods
• Graduate study in the teaching of science
• Field experience seminars for UTEP Option II
• Secondary school curriculum
• Undergraduate and graduate computer education courses
• Introductory geology, lecture and laboratory  (1969-1982, 1988)

Purdue University Calumet, part-time: 1981-1987, 1989-1991, 1993

• Undergraduate and graduate courses in curriculum and instruction
• Elementary science methods
• Undergraduate and graduate computer courses
• Introductory geology and geography

Expanded Studies Program, Hammond, Indiana, Summer 1997

• Science Olympiad Student Workshops

Central High School, East Chicago, Indiana, 1987-1990

• Earth science
• Physical science

Indiana Governor's Scholar’s Academy, Muncie, Indiana, July, 1989

Block Junior High School, East Chicago, Indiana, 1968-1987

• 8th grade general science
• 8th grade honors science

INDIANA TEACHING LICENSES EARNED

Professional license:  Earth science, general science, computer endorsement

Administrators license:  General supervisor and curriculum specialist

UNIVERSITY COURSES TAUGHT

Indiana University Northwest, 1969 - 1982, 1988, 1991 - 2011

EDUC E328  Science in the Elementary Schools
EDUC M437  Methods of Teaching Science 5-12
EDUC M446  Methods of Teaching Senior High/Junior High/Middle School Science
EDUC M301  Elementary Science Field Experience (companion course to E328)
EDUC M401  Secondary Science Field Experience  (companion course to M446)
EDUC M480  Student teaching SH/JH/MS  (Senior High/Junior High/Middle School)
EDUC F200  Examining Self as Teacher
EDUC W200  Microcomputers for Education:  An Introduction
EDUC S508  Methods of Teaching Secondary Science in Urban Schools
EDUC S512  Workshop in Secondary Education:  Methods of Teaching in Urban Schools
EDUC E548  Advanced Study in the Teaching of Science in the Elementary Schools
EDUC S518  Advanced Study in the Teaching of Secondary School Science
EDUC K501  Adapting Computers to Special Education
EDUC M501 Field Experience in the Urban School   (companion course to S508)
EDUC S512/E518  Workshop in Education:  Environmental Education in Northwest Indiana
EDUC S510   The Development of Secondary School Programs  (individual study course)
EDUC M550  Practicum in Science  (individual study course)
EDUC Q490  Research in Science Education
EDUC S591  Research Project in Secondary Education   (Master’s degree capstone course)
EDUC S503   High School Curriculum
GEOL G101  Introductory Geology:  Lecture   (adjunct lecturer, 1969 - 1988)
GEOL  G102  Introductory Geology:  Laboratory  (adjunct lecturer, 1969 - 1988)

Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana:  1981 - 1987, 1989 - 1991, 1993

EDCI 330  Methods of Teaching Science in the Elementary School
EDCI 490   Seminar and Field Experiences in Secondary Education
EDCI 491B  Computers in the Classroom
EDCI 561  Computer Aided Instruction
EDCI 682  Individualizing Instruction in the Elementary and Secondary School
GEOS 110  Principles of Geology
GEOS 220  Introduction to Physical Geography
CNT  499A  Construction Geology

COMPUTER PROGRAM WRITTEN FOR STUDENTS / TEACHERS

Tree Identification in the Urban Midwest, a program to help students identify urban trees, funded by a grant from the Indiana Department of Education.  1991.

PRESENTATIONS (to science teacher educators / related to teaching)

Teaching to overcome Misconceptions, Hoosier Association of Science Teachers Annual Meetings, Indianapolis, Indiana, February 10, 2010.

Geological Change Through Time Illustrated Through Electronic Video Media, presented at the annual meeting of North-Central Association for the Education of Teachers of Science (NC-AETS), Dubuque, Iowa, October 7-9, 2004.

Using the Social Sciences to Teach Earth Science, presented at the annual meeting of North-Central Association for the Education of Teachers of Science (NC-AETS), Eau Claire, Wisconsin, October 12-14, 2000.

Facing the Challenges:  Further Discussion of the Factors Influencing Successful Implementa-tion of an Effective Science Program in Professional Development Schools, a panel discussion at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, Cincinnati, Ohio, January 11, 1997.

Advanced Science Teaching Methods:  A continuation of the discussion from 1995, presented with others at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, Seattle, Washington, January 12, 1996.

Advanced Science Teaching Methods:  A roundtable discussion, presented with others at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, Charleston, West Virginia, January 7, 1995.

Alternative Assessment in Elementary Science Methods Courses, presented with others at the National Science Teachers Association National Convention, Anaheim, Calif., April, 1994.

Professional Development Schools:  The UTEP Model, at the PIMCES (Project to Improve Methods Courses in Elementary Science) Institute funded by the National Science Foundation, Hampton, Virginia, July, 1992.

PRESENTATIONS (to science teachers / related to teaching)

Fossils, Other than Dinosaurs, presented at the tenth annual (national) Science Olympiad Coaches Clinic, Hammond, Indiana,  October 5, 2002.

The Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center, at the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers Annual Meetings, Indianapolis, Indiana, February 7, 2002.

Earth Dynamics, presented at the tenth annual (national) Science Olympiad Coaches Clinic, Hammond, Indiana,  October 5, 2001.

Those Pesky Earth Science Misconceptions, at the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers Annual Meetings, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996,1997, 1998, 2000, AND 2001.

Earth Science and History - Natural Partners, at the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers Annual Meetings, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2000 and 2001

Using the Social Sciences to Teach Earth Science, presented at the annual meeting of North-Central Association for the Education of Teachers of Science (NC-AETS), Eau Claire, Wisconsin, October 12-14, 2000.

Metric Mastery, presented at the tenth annual (national) Science Olympiad Coaches Clinic, Hammond, Indiana,  October 6, 2000.

Pentathlon, presented at the tenth annual (national) Science Olympiad Coaches Clinic, Hammond, Indiana,  October 8, 1999.

From Med-Prep to Tech-Prep, presented with C. Wiles at the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, February, 1996.

Rubrics for Assessing Projects, Performances and Portfolios, at the National Science Teachers Association National Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March, 1995.

Preparing for Tech-Prep in Northwest Indiana, presented with Clyde Wiles, Robert Votaw, and Ada Crosby at the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, February 10, 1995.

Preparing for the May 10th Annular Solar Eclipse, a workshop for teachers and students presented at various Lake and Porter County schools in the Spring of 1994.

What is Multi-Cultural Science?, at the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, February 11, 1994.

Computer Literacy for Teachers, for teacher/instructors at Lincoln Elementary School, Eggers Middle School, and Horace Mann High School, Spring, 1991.

Videodiscs for Science, at the Indiana Computer Educators Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana,  February, 1990.

Overcoming Earth Science Misconceptions, at the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana,  February, 1990.

PRESENTATIONS   (to K-12 students and to the public)

Calumet Beginnings, a power-point presentation given upon request to schools, service, social, educational and historical organizations.  (more than 125 presentations since 2003.

The Geology of the Calumet Area, a slide-presentation given upon request to schools, service, social, educational and historical organizations.

A History of Munster, Indiana, a slide-presentation given upon request to schools, service, social, educational and historical organizations.

Multiple Intelligences Across the High School Curriculum at and for the teachers at Union Township High School, February 12, 2004.

Multiple Intelligences and their Implications for Teaching at the IUN Seminar Days, March, 2004, March, 2003, April, 2001, and April 2000.

The Geology of the Kankakee Valley Area, a PowerPoint -presentation given as a prelude to a locally written play about the history of the Kankakee V alley area, April 3, 2004 at Wheatfield, Indiana, and April 4, 2004, at Valparaiso, Indiana.

The Geology of the Calumet Area, a slide-presentation given to Indiana History classes.  2002-2004

Evolution, Science, and Faith: a discussion about the conflicts surrounding the teaching of evolution in public and church-related schools, February 2000.

PRESENTATION   (to music teachers)

Music and the Brain, a lecture/discussion about brain development and the place of music in early childhood development and the schools.

TEACHING HONORS

Recipient of the IUN Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, 2000.
Served on the FACET selection committee, 2000-2001.
Accepted into FACET (Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching), 1999.
Received tenure and promotion based on excellence in teaching, 1998.
Recipient of the IUN Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, 1998.
Recipient of the IUN Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, 1997.
Nominated for the Indiana University Northwest Founders Day Teaching Excellence Award, 1997.
Finalist for the Indiana University Northwest Founders Day Teaching Excellence Award, 1996.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Local studies in geology and consequent history
Science misconceptions
Urban education
Preparation of science teachers
Urban forestry

PUBLICATIONS IN SCIENCE AND EDUCATION    (* peer-reviewed journal)

Schoon, K. J.  (2011)  City Trees:  ID Guide to Urban and Suburban Species.  Stackpole Press.

___________ (2006).  A Suggestion to Use the Original and Locally-accepted Spelling of Tolleston. Accepted by to the Journal of Great Lakes Research 32 (4), 870-873.

___________ (2003).  Calumet Beginnings: Ancient Shorelines and Settlements at the South End of Lake Michigan.  Bloomington, Indiana:  Indiana University Press. 

___________  (1999).  "Roadside Geology of Indiana."  A book review in the Newsletter of the Historical Community of Northwest Indiana.  Indiana University Northwest: Gary, Indiana.

* Schoon, K. J., & Boone, W. J.  (1998).  Self-efficacy, alternative conceptions of science, and preservice elementary teachers. Science Education, 82 (5),  553-568.  

* Schoon, K. J., & Sandoval, P. A.  (1997).  The seamless field experience model for secondary science teacher preparation.  Journal of Science Teacher Education, 8 (2), 127-140.

* Schoon, K. J.   (1995).  The origin and extent of alternative conceptions in the earth and space sciences:  A survey of preservice elementary teachers.  Journal of Elementary Science  Education, 7 (2), 27-46.

____________  (1994).  The majestic maple:  Mid-America’s choice,” Landscape Management, 33 (3), 48, 58.

*____________  (1993).  The Midwest urban tree index.  Journal of Arboriculture, 19 (4), 230-237.

*____________  (1992).  Students’ alternate conceptions of earth and space. Journal of Geological Education, 40 (3), 209-221.

PUBLICATIONS IN URBAN EDUCATION     (* peer-reviewed journal)

* Schoon, K. J. & Sandoval, P. A. (2000).  Attracting, preparing, and keeping great urban teachers:  The Urban Teacher Education Program, Option II.  Urban Education, 35 (4), 418-441.

Sandoval, P. A. & Schoon, K. J.  (1997).  Option II:  A Graduate, Preservice/Inservice Certification Program:  An Evaluation Report to the Indiana Professional Standards Board.  Gary, Indiana:  The Urban Teacher Education Program.

 _____________________   (1995).  Option II:  A Graduate, Preservice/Inservice Certification Program:  An Evaluation Report to the Indiana Professional Standards Board.  Gary, Indiana:  The Urban Teacher Education Program.

Sandoval, P. A. & Schoon, K. J.  (1994).  Option II:  A Graduate, Preservice/Inservice Certification Program:  An Evaluation Report to the Indiana Professional Standards Board.  Gary, Indiana:  The Urban Teacher Education Program.

Attinasi, J. J. & Schoon, K. J.  (1992).  Danger: Explosive!  Defusing the alternative certification controversy. Policy Briefs, No. 17.  Chicago:  North Central Regional Educational Laboratory.

PUBLICATIONS IN SCIENCE WRITTEN FOR TRADE BOOKS

Schoon, K. J.(1998).“Charles Francis Richter.”  In Olson, R. and Smith, R. (Eds.). Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists, 5 vols. New York: Marshall Cavendish.

____________(1998).“Andrija Mohorovicic.”  In Olson, R. and Smith, R. (Eds.). Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists, 5 vols. New York: Marshall Cavendish.

____________ (1998).“Allan Cox.”  In Olson, R. and Smith, R. (Eds.). Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists, 5 vols. New York: Marshall Cavendish.

____________ (1998). “Carl-Gustaf Arvid Rossby”  In Olson, R. and Smith, R. (Eds.). Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists, 5 vols. New York: Marshall Cavendish.

____________ (1998).“Leon Max Lederman.”  In Olson, R. and Smith, R. (Eds.). Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists, 5 vols. New York: Marshall Cavendish.

____________ (1998).“Discontinuities.”  In Magill’s Survey of Science:  Earth Science.  Pasadena, California:  Salem Press.

____________ (1998).“Seasons.”  In Magill’s Survey of Science:  Earth Science.  Pasadena, California:  Salem Press.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS (see section on Service)

GRANT PUBLICATIONS EDITED

The following documents were produced for PACE (Promoting Academic Excellence in Mathematics, Science and Technology for Workers of the 21st Century), a collaborative of IUN and the Gary and Merrillville Public Schools.  The program was funded by the Commission for Higher Education.  Its purpose was to establish a cadre of teachers in Gary and Merrillville prepared for, and a new specific curriculum for, Indiana’s new Tech Prep program. 

Schoon, K. J., & Wiles, C.(Eds.).  (1997).PACE Biology:  An Applied Approach
Schoon, K. J., & Wiles, C.(Eds.). (1997).PACE Chemistry:  An Applied Approach
Schoon, K. J., & Wiles, C.(Eds.).   (1997).PACE  Units for Applied Physics and Applied Physical Science
Wiles, C., & Schoon, K. J.(Eds.).  (1997).PACE Algebra:  An Applied Approach
Wiles, C., & Schoon, K. J.(Eds.).  (1997).PACE Pre-Algebra:  An Applied Approach
Schoon, K. J., & Wiles, C.(Eds.).  (1995).PACE ’95:    Biology for Tech Prep
Schoon, K. J., & Wiles, C.(Eds.).  (1995).PACE ’95:   Unit Plans for Chemistry,  Physical Science, and Applied Physics
Schoon, K. J., & Wiles, C.(Eds.).  (1995).PACE ’95:  Curriculum Designs for Tech/Prep Clusters
Wiles, C., & Schoon, K. J.(Eds.).  (1995).PACE ’95:    Algebra One for Tech Prep
Wiles, C., & Schoon, K. J.(Eds.).  (1995).PACE ’95:    Geometry for Tech Prep
Wiles, C., & Schoon, K. J.(Eds.). (1995).PACE ’95:    Pre-Algebra for Tech Prep
Schoon, K. J., & Wiles, C.(Eds.).  (1994).PACE ’94:  Curriculum Designs for Tech/Prep Clusters
Schoon, K. J., & Wiles, C.(Eds.).   (1994).PACE ’94:  Science Unit Plans
Wiles, C., & Schoon, K. J.(Eds.).  (1994).PACE ’94:  Mathematics Unit Plans
Wiles, C., & Schoon, K. J.(Eds.).  (1994).PACE ’94:  Program Evaluation

PAPER PRESENTATIONS related to research  (*Published in conference proceedings)

* Self-Efficacy of Preservice Elementary Teachers and Alternative Conceptions of Science  presented at From Misconceptions to Constructed Understanding, the fourth international misconceptions symposium held at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, June, 1997.

Facing the Challenges:  Further Discussion of the Factors Influencing Successful Implementation of an Effective Science Program in Professional Development Schools, a panel discussion at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, Cincinnati, Ohio, January 11, 1997.

Attitudes and Alternative Conceptions of Science Held by Preservice Elementary Teachers, presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Saint Louis, Missouri,  April 2, 1996.

Option II of the Urban Teacher Education Program:  An Inservice Route to Teacher Certification, a paper presented with Pamela A. Sandoval at the annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association, St. Louis, Missouri, March 28, 1996.

*Restructuring Science Teacher Education through Professional Development Schools, presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, Seattle, Washington, January 9, 1996.

Alternative Pathways to Revitalizing Science Teacher Education through Collaboration, presented with Janet Woerner, Cheryl Mason and Charles Granger, at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science, El Paso, Texas, January 8, 1994.

*The Origin of Earth and Space Science Misconceptions:  A Survey of Preservice Elementary Teachers, presented at the Third International Seminar on Misconceptions and Educational Strategies in Science and Mathematics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, August, 1993.

Misconceptions in the Earth and Space Sciences:  A Cross-Age Study, a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, San Francisco, California, March, 1989.

GRANTS:  AWARDED

The Eisenhower grants below were awarded by the Commission for Higher Education to fund the PACE program described earlier.

Comprehensive Partnerships for Minority Student Achievement: National Science Foundation,1997-2002 $3,400,000, with C. Wiles and staff from Gary Community Schools.

Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education: Indiana Commission for Higher Education 1995-96  $109,452

Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education: Indiana Commission for Higher Education $8,000

Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education: Indiana Commission for Higher Education 1994-95  $109,452

Teacher Technology Fellowship: Indiana Department of Education, 1991, $2,000

SERVICE ACTIVITIES

SERVICE ACTIVITIES FOR THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Associate Dean, 1999 - 2011
Chair, Science Cognate Committee, 1999  - 2011
Chair, Category V (NCATE) Committee, 2003—2005
Chair, Search Committee for Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology, 2006-2009
Chair, Search Committee for Assistant Professor of Educational Measurement, 2006-2007
Chair, Search Committee for Executive Director, Urban Teacher Education Program, 2006
Chair, Search Committee for Director of Education Student Services, Director of Student Teaching, and Undergraduate Advisor, Summer 2006
Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2006  - 2011
Chair, Assessment Committee, Spring 2006
Ad-hoc member: Advanced Programs Committee, since 2000
Ad-hoc member: Initial Programs Committee, since 2000
Member, Search Committee: Ass’t Professor of Education--Special Education, 2002-2003
Member, Search Committee: Ass’t Professor of Education—Student Teaching, 2002-2003
Director of Education Student Services, Licensure Officer, and Graduate Advisor, 2001-2002
Chair, Search Committee for Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Studies Education, 1999
Chair, Search Committee for Director of Education Student Services / Director of Student Teaching and Placement, 1999
Chair, Instructional Design and Delivery Committee, 1999
Chair, Undergraduate Committee,1998-1999
Compiler, Division of Education, Organization Structure Manual, 1998
Chair, Undergraduate Elementary Education Certification and Program Committee, 1996-97
Member, Marketing Committee, 1996-97
Member and chair, Methods Committee, 1996-97
Presenter / Event coordinator, Calculator Tournament, 1995, 1997
Member, Ad-Hoc Committee on Faculty Reward, 1995-96
Coordinator for Secondary Education, 1994-95
Member, Search Committee: Ass’t-Assoc Professor of Education--Special Education, 1994-95
Member, elementary and secondary Science Instructional Teams,  UTEP, 1992-96
Advisor, SURE (Students of UTEP for Relevant Education), the UTEP organization, 1991-94
Member and Chair, Education Admission and Reinstatement Committee, 1990-91, 1991-92

SERVICE ACTIVITIES FOR THE CAMPUS / UNIVERSITY

Member: University Constitution Review Committee, 2008-2010
Member:  Indiana University Press Advisory Committee, 2006
Member: Education Council, 1998-1999, 2001-2002, 2004-2005
FACET Liaison, 2006-2009
Curiatoriate, Center for Regional Excellence (IU Northwest) , 2004-2008
Chair, Calendar Committee, IUN Faculty Organization, 2001-2003, 2006
Search Committee: Director of Alumni Relations:  Member, spring 2006
Shared Vision Task Force on Student Scheduling and Services:  Member and chair 2000-2001
Parliamentarian, Indiana University Northwest Faculty Organization, 1992-2002, 2009
Member, FACET  (Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching) Selection Committee
Member, Constitution Revision Committee, IUN Faculty Organization, 1998-99
Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee, for the Geology Department, 1997 and 1998
Member, University Faculty Council, Committee on Faculty Governance, 1997-98
Chair, Constitution Revision Committee, IUN Faculty Organization, 1996-98
Member, Academic Ceremonies Committee, Indiana University Northwest, 1993-95
Member, Search Committee: Assistant-Associate Professor of Geosciences, 1993-94
Consultant, EPY 2000 (Educational Partnership for the Year, 2000), 1992-94

SERVICE ACTIVITIES FOR THE PROFESSION

Reviewer, Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. FACET, 2008 to the present
Membership Director, Indiana Science Olympiad, 1994 to 2008
Coordinating Committee member, IUN Science Olympiad Regional Tournament, since 2001
Judge, school science fairs, as available
Associate Director and Ceremonies Coordinator, Northwest Indiana Science Olympiad Regional Tournament at Purdue University Calumet, 1992-2003
Content Advisor, Gary Initiative, a National Science Foundation funded program of the Gary Community Schools Corporation, 1996-2002
Supervisor, testing for the Pre-Professional Skills Test, National Teachers Exams, 1993-1999
Candidate, Elections Committee, Association for the Education of Teachers of Science, 1997
Reviewer for proposals for the 1997 annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching

SERVICE ACTIVITIES FOR THE COMMUNITY

President, Dunes Learning Center, 2006-2008; Member, Board of Directors since 1997
Chair, Program Committee for the Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center at Camp Goodfellow, 2000-2008, member 1997-2008
Member, Munster Board of Parks and Recreation, since 1994, president 1997, 2001, 2005, and 2009
Member, The Times Millennium Advisory Committee, 1998-1999
Member, Munster Historical Society since 1982, director 1987-1996
Member, Munster Plan Commission, 1988-94; president 1988, 1989, 1993
Volunteer for the Gary Special Olympics, 1993-1996
Volunteer, Hammond Community Concerts Association,1976-98, Director 1977-1989
Member, Munster Lions Club since 1978

PUBLICATIONS (related to service)

Schoon K. (2013). Dreams of Duneland: A Pictorial History of the Indiana Dunes Region. (2013). Indiana University Press.  

Schoon K. and Urtel, M.  (2008)   Brosius Bred: The IU Family Camp in Wisconsin.  Donning Publishing Company

Trusty, N. L.;  illustrations and captions by Kenneth J. Schoon, (2006).  Munster, Indiana: A Centennial History.  Donning Publishers, Virginia Beach.

Schoon, K. J.  (1995).  The Coming Full Circle of Heritage Park.  Printed by the Munster (Indiana) Historical Society. 

__________  (1992).  The Old Munster General Store, Munster, Indiana.  Printed by the Munster (Indiana) Historical Society.

__________    (1991).  History of Bieker Woods.  Printed by the Munster Historical Society.

SERVICE HONORS

W. George Pinnell Award for Outstanding Service -- Founders Day 2007
Listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who in America, 2007 to the present
“Friend of the South Suburban Heritage Association” 2005
Service to the Urban Teacher Education Program, 1990-2000

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSIGNMENTS

1996-2000 Option II Certification Advisor   (for students admitted prior to 1996)
1994-1996 Student Specialist/Advisor  ( 1/5 FTE )
1992-1994 Option II Coordinator ( 1/5 FTE )
1990-1992 Option II Coordinator / Core Staff Member, Full time

ACTIVITIES AS OPTION II COORDINATOR / STUDENT ADVISOR, 1990-1996

Recurring/regular activities

Advised prospective Option II students (about 60 persons per year), 1990-1992, 1994-1996
Coordinated mentors’ activities, including an annual orientation, 1990-1996
Regularly observed and assessed interns’ teaching, 1990-1992, 1994-1996
Conducted Option II weekly seminars, 1991-1996  (As part of course load, 1994-1996.)
Recommended Option II graduates to the Certification Officer of IUN, 1991 - 1996
Advised potential Option I students, 1994-1996

Other activities

Evaluated and refined entrance/exit requirements and devised course requirement worksheets
Devised and updated Option II Program Description and brochures
Established mentorship guidelines
Assisted in the taping of a UTEP video production, 1993
Reevaluated and revised Option II curriculum, conducted brown-bag seminars with faculty, and consulted with UTEP school districts to create an expanded Option II, 1992

PUBLICATIONS (Newsletters) written and published for UTEP

The Utepian Times, Volume 3, Number 2:  Spring, 1993
The Utepian Times, Volume 3, Number 1:  Fall, 1992
The Utepian Times, Volume 2, Number 2:  Spring, 1992
The Utepian Times, Volume 2, Number 1:  Fall, 1991
The Utepian Times, Volume 1, Number 2:  Spring, 1991
The Utepian Times, Volume 1, Number 1:  Fall, 1990