FACULTY

Christopher Lilly, PhD

Chair, Department of Education Technology


College of Graduate and Innovative Programs

Dr. Lilly pursues an understanding of how curriculum, instruction, assessment, and technologies intersect. He has published and presented on topics ranging from instructional and literacy coaching to managing organizational change and updating the classroom for the 21st century. In addition to his experience in higher education, Dr. Lilly taught for twenty years in secondary education.

Dr. Lilly joined the faculty of Concordia's College of Graduate and Innovative Programs in the fall of 2012. He currently teaches courses at the doctoral and masters level on curriculum construction, assessment and data-driven decision-making, building collaborative relationships, and action research for practitioners.

Degrees

  • PhD, School Leadership. Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill.
  • MEd, Human Development and Meaning. DePaul University, Chicago, Ill.
  • BA, English/Education. DePaul University, Chicago, Ill.

Academic and Professional Highlights

Presentations and Publications

  • Tawfik, A. and Lilly, C. “Problem-based learning and the flipped classroom.” Association for Educational Communications and Technology National Conference, Jacksonville, FL, November 2, 2014.

  • Theard-Griggs and Lilly, C. “Digital Storytelling in a Multi-Literate Classroom.” West Suburban Reading Conference, River Forest, IL, September 13, 2014.

  • Theard-Griggs, C., & Lilly, C. (March 2014). The emerging role of the librarian. School Library Monthly.

  • Theard-Griggs, C., Grigsby, Y., and Lilly, C. “Internationalizing the Curriculum.” National Association of Foreign Student Advisers: Association of International Educators’ Conference, San Diego, CA, May 28, 2014.

  • Lilly, C. “Building teacher capacity through instructional coaching.” Catalyst Charter Schools, Chicago, IL, August 2, 2013.

  • Sims, P. and Lilly, C. “Applying the Common Core Standards Routine.” The Academy of Continuing Professional Education, River Forest, IL, January 26, 2013.

  • Sims, P. and Lilly, C.“Illinois Performance Evaluation: Teacher Performance Aligned to Professional Practice.” The Academy of Continuing Professional Education, River Forest, IL, January 26, 2013.

  • Sims, P. and Lilly, C. “Applying the Common Core Standards Routine.” The Center for Urban Ministries, River Forest, IL, February 13, 2013.

  • Lilly, C. “Note taking and data flow on the iPad.” St. Ignatius High School, Chicago, IL February 15, 2013  

  • Sims, P. and Lilly, C. “Illinois Performance Evaluation: Teacher Performance Aligned to Professional Practice.” The Center for Urban Ministries, River Forest, IL, February 15, 2013.

  • Lilly, C. “Aligning standards to assessment.” Guerin Preparatory High School, River Grove, IL, November 26, 2012.  

  • Manderino, M, Wilder, P., Lilly, C. and Di Domenico, P.  "Secondary Literacy Coaching: Examining the Role of Content Knowledge and Literacy Processes to Facilitate Disciplinary Literacy Instruction." Literacy Research Association National Conference, San Diego, CA, November 28, 2012.

  • Lilly, C. (2012) Exploring changes in secondary teachers’ learning orientation through literacy coaching.  Conference paper presented at Literacy Research Association National Conference, San Diego, CA, November 28, 2012.

  • Lilly, C.  “Exploring changes in secondary teachers’ learning orientation through the use of literacy coaching.” West Suburban Reading Conference, River Forest, IL, October 20, 2012.

  • Lilly, C. “The evolution of education and learning.” Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, IL, August 9, 2012.

  • Lilly, C. “Implementing the Common Core Standards in English.” Illinois ASCD conference, O’Fallon, IL, April 2011.

  • Lilly, C. “Implementing the Common Core Standards in English.”  Illinois ASCD conference, Bloomington, IL, November 2010.

  • Lilly, C. “Strategies for disciplinary literacy.”  Leyden High School District 212, January 2004.

  • Lilly, C. “Increasing parental involvement in school.”  Leyden High School District 212, October 2002.

  • Lilly, C. “Integrating critical thinking strategies into course assignments.” Leyden High School District 212, October 2001. 

Contact