Chicago Commencement: For volunteer opportunities contact Kimberly Michaelson at email@example.com.
An Introduction to the Comprehensive Literacy Model
Hosted by NLU's Reading Recovery Center, this institute will introduce a seamless comprehensive school improvement framework that uses a workshop approach for differentiating instruction, including whole-group, small group and one-to-one conferences. A variety of speakers will present topics related to literacy coaching, professional learning communities and systematic assessment systems. Video examples and materials from schools will illustrate how school teams are currently implementing comprehensive literacy framework.
Managing Your Finances Seminar
Join us for a free Managing Your Finances Seminar on Wednesday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the NLU Chicago campus (Room 5006). Financial expert Steve Goodwin will introduce you to the various investment options and help you to better prepare, and save, for the future. This event is open to the public. Steve Goodwin is Chairman for the NLU Veterans Program Advisory Committee, veteran of the U.S. Army 7th Infantry Division (Light), and Vice President and Senior Portfolio Management Director at Morgan Stanley.
To RSVP contact VetsEdCtr@nl.edu or 312.261.3751
Exploring Ethics through Fiction
Join us for a round-table discussion on Exploring Ethics through Fiction on Wednesday, June 26, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the NLU Chicago campus (Room 5006). Michael Fontaine, Ph.D., CMB, will lead the discussion. He will be joined by Generosa Lopez-Molina, Vice Provost, and NLU students Denise Williams, Louise Devin, Jernell Russ, and Jessica Simmons.
To RSVP contact Traci Dennard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.261.3845
Join the ESL STEM Success Grant team on Wednesday, June 26, at 2 p.m. for a presentation by Anita Pandey, author of the book Language Building Blocks: Essential Linguistics for Early Childhood Educators. Her presentation is titled “Getting to the CORE: Best Practices for Language, Literacy, & Content Mastery.”
For more information on Anita and her book, visit the Language Building Blocks website. This free event will be held at the Skokie campus in the Public Forum Room and is open to the public.
The Lifelong Learning Institute's 5-week summer session kicks off on Monday, July 8. For more information, and to register, visit the LLI webpage.
Get to Know The Lifelong Learning Institute
This event will be held at the Wilmette Library, on Tuesday, July 9 from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. There will be a short film adaptation of “The Chrysanthemums” based on John Steinbeck’s acclaimed short story of the same title. After the movie, an LLI coordinator will lead a discussion demonstrating how a typical LLI class is run. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Joan Marks at email@example.com or 224.233.2366.
July 30-August 1
An Introduction to the Comprehensive Intervention Model
Hosted by NLU's Reading Recovery Center, this institute will introduce and assist school teams in planning and providing evidence-based, highly effective and tailored interventions for reversing learning difficulties. A variety of speakers will provide examples from a portfolio of approaches within the Comprehensive Intervention Model, which includes Reading Recovery and small group instruction aligned with core curriculum. Both Reading Recovery and CIM are research-evidenced models for meeting the intentions of the Response to Intervention (RTI) approach.