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School Psychology Program Student Poster Session

Date: November 28, 2017
Time: 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Location: NLU North Shore campus, Room 476
Description: First year School Psychology students will present their research. Learn more about research-based, universal social and emotional learning (SEL) curricula available for use in schools across the PK – 12th grade levels. Information about the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL’s) SEL competencies and Illinois’ comprehensive, free-standing SEL Learning Standards will also be presented.

Each attendee will receive one raffle ticket to be entered into a drawing to receive a free copy of the new book, Effective Interventions for Social-Emotional Learning by Frank Gresham ($30 value). Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase to support our student organization, SPO. Please come support our students by learning more about their work while preparing them for future scholarship activities! Light refreshments will be provided.

No need to RSVP. Please feel free to drop in and stay for just a few minutes, or the whole time, to check out some of our students’ hard work. I know they’re excited to share it with you!
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Cooper,

I’m curious, intrigued and want to learn about…Symposium hosted by the Middle Grades Education program

Date: November 27, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: NLU Chicago campus, 2nd floor Atrium
Description: MGE candidates participating in the Voices and Choices Inquiry Curriculum will each give a 7 minute presentation on a topic of his/her personal interest. Topics to be presented include: Out of the Northwest, What to Do with Number Two, The Inside Scoop on Ben and Jerry’s, Sports Specialization, Boys and Girls, Where Will All the Polar Bears Go?, Let’s Talk Irrational Money, Making a Connection to Trigonometry, Squashing Student Stress, Turn up the Heat, Challenging the Duopoly, The Fluidity of Nursery Rhymes, Service Dogs and Epilepsy, Fire by Fiction, and Moon, Myth and Culture

The event is free and open to the public, Please bring your friends and classes. It will be an enjoyable evening. Light refreshments will be served.
Contact: Dr. Cynthia Mee,
Flyer: Voices_and_choices_symposium_flyer.pdf

5th Annual Research in Literacy Conference

Date: November 16, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: NLU North Shore Campus, Room 480
Description: The North Shore cohort of Reading Specialist students will be presenting on a variety of topics, including:

• Meeting the literacy needs of profoundly disabled students
• Using technology to promote fluency learning
• Best practices in early literacy instruction for Spanish speaking students learning to read in Spanish
• Role of literature circles in promoting student engagement
• Understanding and supporting the literacy self-concept of adolescent learners
• International comparison of early literacy learning instructional practices
• Research on early literacy interventions
• Promoting family literacy to support literacy learning
• Reading engagement for special education populations
Contact: Dr. Sophie Degener,

Indivisible Institute

Date: October 14, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: NLU North Shore campus, 3rd floor Public Forum
Description: Hosted by NLU's Center for Teaching through Children's Books (CTCB), this day-long institute features key voices in children's literature, social justice, and education to explore the social issues and challenges we face. In-depth conversation, literature-focused breakout sessions and dynamic panel discussions will lay vital groundwork for any creator, educator, or librarian dedicated to guiding youth of all ages towards a more hopeful and healthy future.
Keynotes: Kwame Alexander and Cornelius Minor.

$100 per person includes registration, coffee, & lunch. Special registration for groups of 5 or more. Professional development clock hrs available at no additional cost. Limited financial assistance/scholarships available for those with need.
1sh course credit available.
Contact: Dr. Ruth Quiroa,
Dr. Meg Pyterek,
Flyer: CTCB_Indivisible_Institute_Flyer.pdf

Embedded Service-Learning Principles, Pedagogy and Practice in Instruction, Session #1

Date: October 6, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: NLU Chicago campus 2nd floor Atrium
Description: Part one of a six session professional learning series for faculty to explore service-learning, civic education, and student voice development as high impact learning strategies.
Faculty should plan to attend if you are looking to:

• Engage your students in service-learning
• Teach your students about service-learning pedagogy and practice
• Use or strengthen SL and civic engagement strategies in your classroom
• Build service-learning into your syllabus

Registration information in flyer below.
Contact: Todd A. Price,
Flyer: 2017-18_SLCEC_Flyer.pdf

What's New (and Still True) in ELL Literacy Instruction, reception and presentation by NCE Faculty Author, Kristin Lems

Date: October 3, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: NLU Chicago campus, Atrium
Description: Kristin Lems, Professor of ESL/Bilingual Education, along with co-authors and adjunct faculty, Leah Miller and Tenena Soro, will lead a presentation and discussion to celebrate the release of the second edition of their textbook, Building Literacy with English Language Learners, Second Edition: Insights from Linguistics.

Suburban Council of the International Literacy Association (SCIRA) presents: Harvey "Smokey" Daniels, The Curious Classroom

Date: September 27, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: NLU North Shore Campus
Description: Get students engaged in your curriculum. Let students explore all the amazing questions they have. Harvey Daniels will provide research-based suggestions that help cover curriculum by connecting what kids wonder about and the wonders you have to teach them. He'll share 10 structures and 34 inspiring models from teachers nationwide, w/specific suggestions for assessment and grading. *On-Line Registration closes on 9/20/17: $60 SCIRA member, $105 non-member, $35 FT Student or Paraprofessional. At the Door Registration after 9/20/17 additional $10. Register online now @ SCIRA.WEEBLY.COM
Contact: Sophie Degener,

Illinois Commencement

Date: June 24, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, Chicago IL
Description: Congratulations to our National Louis University, National College of Education graduates!

Florida Commencement

Date: June 17, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description: Congratulations to the National Louis University, National College of Education graduates!

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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