Center for Teaching Through Children's Books

Dedicated to excellence in teaching with quality literature for children and adolescents

Center for Teaching Through Children's Books

Events

The CTCB offers a series of events at the NLU North Shore campus for teachers, librarians or anyone interested in children's literacy. Most events are free, however an RSVP is appreciated if you are planning to attend, so we may plan accordingly. CPDUs are given out at all events.

Local Author and Illustrator Showcase
Saturday, September 27

NLU North Shore campus
3rd floor public forum room
5202 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, IL 60077

Hosted in partnership with the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Illinois Chapter, and SCIRA (The Suburban Council of the International Reading Association)

  • Morning session, 9 to 11:30am
    Visit with authors and illustrators, Free
Rachel Wilson
Natasha Tarpley
Marlene Targ Brill
W. Nikola-Lisa
Nancy Stevenson
Fern Schumer Chapman
Jim Aylesworth
Suzanne Slade
Chris Rylander
Kat Falls
  Jan Spivey Gilchrist
Scott Gustafson
Lori Degman
Laurie Lawlor
Brianna DuMont
Laura Nyman Montenegro
Cindy Kenney
Miriam Busch/Larry Day
Jude Mandel
Ami Polonsky

 

  • Afternoon Session, 12:30 to 3:30pm
    Professional Development, Please note that a $50 registration fee will apply

Lunch, 11:30am to 12:30pm
Lunch with a local author/illustrator

Keynote Speaker W. Nikola-Lisa, 12:30 to 1:15pm
How I Work: As a Writer, As a Teacher

Breakout Session I, 1:30 to 2:15pm 
Breakout Session II, 2:30 to 3:15pm

  • Suzanne Slade: Practical Ways to Inspire Students to Read & Write about STEM Topics - (true confessions of an engineer who hated writing, now turned children's author who LOVES writing!)
  • Natasha Tarpley: What We Talk About When We Talk About Diversity
  • Laurie Lawlor: Teaching Writing to Students (Common Core Curriculum Focus Workshop)

Closing Remarks  

 

Registration Information

Please fill out the attached Registration Form and email to ctcb@nl.edu, or mail your registration/payment to:
ATTN: Annie Miller
National Louis University, North Shore campus
Center for Teaching through Children’s Books, Suite 300
5202 Old Orchard Road, Skokie IL 60077

*A friendly reminder that only the afternoon session has a $50 registration fee.

University Credit Information
We will be offering a 1 semester hour course.  Please contact sisraelson@nl.edu or kbutler@nl.edu for further information.

Questions? Contact the CTCB at ctcb@nl.edu

 

Click HERE to see images from past CTCB events.

Click HERE to be added to the CTCB mailing list for events.

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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  • WISCONSIN

    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    (414) 577.2658
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