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Advanced Practices for Early Career Teachers

NCE proudly announces the launch of Advanced Practices for Early Career Teachers, an interactive learning series and experiences designed to provide new teachers with a supportive community of practice centered around investigating common problems of practice and the complex interplay of social, emotional, and contextual conditions that often influence the success, well-being, and retention of early career teachers.


Starting This April 2019!

Connect and continue to grow as educators with this series' initial course, The Teacher's Journey: Becoming a Grounded Teacher beginning this Spring!


Though collaborative problem soloving, peer coaching, and expert mentoring, new teachers will explore solution-centered approacheds and high-leverage practices through video conference classes and engagement online discussion. 

Together, we'll explore how to effectively and confidently respond to common (and uncommon) classroom experiences and school dynamics. Specific topics will include:

  • Examining and Defining Your Teaching Persona
  • Honing Classroom Management Techniques
  • Creating a Safe Classroom Environment
  • Connecting with Diverse Students

Listen in to the Q&A Session below between Dean Robert Muller and Professor Belmonte as they discuss this series and The Teacher's Journey.


The Teacher’s Journey: Becoming a Grounded Teacher  

The first couse of the series is The Teacher’s Journey, led by Professor Dominic 'Dom' Belmonte. You'll learn how to strengthen your teacher-student relationships by developing your teaching persona. This blended course combines video conference classes and engaging online discussion, held after school hours. 

Participants who successfully complete all facets of this course will earn one hour of graduate-level course credit that can be applied to NLU degree programs (see below).

About the Instructor

Dominic 'Dom' Belmonte served the Golden Apple Foundation for Excellence in Teaching as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 2006-2017. A 1987 Golden Apple Award recipient and past chairman of the Golden Apple Academy of Educators, in 1989 he co-created the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois, a pre-induction advanced teacher preparation and mentoring experience which is now Golden Apple’s largest program. In 1996 he also co-created the GATE (Golden Apple Teacher Education) program, Illinois’ first alternative pathway to teacher certification for mid-career adults wishing to teach secondary math or science or elementary school children.

In 2017, Belmonte was named Distinguished Professor of Teacher Practice by National Louis University, where he now teaches.

About the Advanced Practices for Early Career Teachers Series

Additional learning experiences in the series will be offered each NLU academic term and will address additional problems of practice and issue areas such as social-emotional learning, creating safe schools, trauma-informed teaching practices, and education and school policy.

Upon successful completion of the Advanced Practices for Early Career Teachers series (total of 12 credit hours), participants will receive a certificate of achievement to demonstrate their enhanced classroom management, teaching, and leadership skills.

Series participants also will have the opportunity to apply up to the following number of graduate-level course credit to the following NLU degree programs:

REGISTRATION

More information on how to register will be available shortly. 

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have questions about The Teacher’s Journey course, please contact:

   Liz Allen
   Partnerships Support Manager
   eallen19@nl.edu
   312-261-3509

If you have questions about enrolling in our Curriculum & Instruction MEd or EdS degree programs and applying earned graduate credits from this series, please contact: 

   Melanie Fernandez
   Director of Enrollment
   melanie.fernandez@nl.edu
   630-874-4430

 

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 Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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