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NCE Candid Conversation with Dr. Kaine Osburn, Superintendent

Date: April 13, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Zoom Webinar
Description: Nearly every aspect of education has been upended by COVID-19--but if we take this period of uncertainty as an opportunity to reset and to reimagine the future of teaching and learning, what do we see?

Join the National College of Education in the coming weeks and months as we bring educators together virtually to engage in substantive discussions, share resources, and explore strategies to enhance e-learning practices in a variety of contexts.

Our first virtual conversation is April 13 at 1:00pm CT with Dr. Kaine Osburn, superintendent of Avoca School District 37. During this session Dr. Osburn will:
• Share the district’s guiding principles and how they have been applied to establish, iterate, and scale a successful remote learning plan.
• Address the ways that remote learning is redefining collaboration and communication between the district, school leadership, teachers, and families.
• Discuss the balance between dictating the terms of remote learning engagement and supporting teacher expertise and creativity in content delivery.

We also want to hear from you—what are your challenges and successes? There will be opportunity to ask question and share you experiences and insights.

Can’t attend live? Register anyway and we'll send you the recording of the Q&A.
Contact: Liz Allen
NCE Partnerships Manager
eallen19@nl.edu
Website: https://nl.zoom.us/meeting/register/uZYpf-Crrjgsw1ciWj3EckzbJoAm6K5ZpQ
Flyer: Candid_Conversations_With_Leading_Educators.pdf

NASP PREPaRE Third Edition, hosted by NLU School Psychology Program (Part 1)

Date: April 15, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: NLU North Shore campus, Room 468
Description: This 3-day training is facilitated by NASP PREPaRE Third Edition Trainers:
Rosario C. Pesce, PhD, NCSP, Loyola University Chicago
Don Sibley, NCSP, Loyola University Chicago

PREPaRE Workshop #1 (WS1): Comprehensive School Safety Planning Prevention
through Recovery (Day 1)*
April 15, 2020 from 8am -4pm
Fee: $45

Participants will learn how to establish and sustain comprehensive school safety efforts that attend to both physical and psychological safety. The workshop addresses critical components needed to develop, exercise, and evaluate safety and crisis teams and plans and conduct building vulnerability assessments. The model also integrates school personnel and community provider roles in providing school-based crisis preparedness and response activities. After this workshop, participants will be better prepared to improve their school’s climate, student resilience, and crisis response capabilities of school personnel.

Workshop #2 will be held over 2 days: May 6, 2020 8am-4pm & May 11, 2020 8am-4pm.

See event flyer for more details
Contact: Dr. Pamela Radford, pradford@nl.edu
Flyer: PREPaRE_Flyer2020.pdf

NCE Candid Conversation with Nicole Zumpano, Education Tech Coordinator

Date: April 15, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Zoom Webinar
Description: Nearly every aspect of education has been upended by COVID-19--but if we take this period of uncertainty as an opportunity to reset and to reimagine the future of teaching and learning, what do we see?

Join the National College of Education in the coming weeks and months as we bring educators together virtually to engage in substantive discussions, share resources, and explore strategies to enhance e-learning practices in a variety of contexts.

Our second conversation will be with Nicole Zumpano, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator and NLU Adjunct Instructor. She'll explore best practices and share tips to transition to online learning. During this webinar, she will:

• Focus on overarching ideas for shifting to digital instruction, not tools.
• Support all educators.
• Provide attendees with helpful templates and resources.

We also want to hear from you—what are your challenges and successes? There will be opportunity to ask question and share you experiences and insights.

Can’t attend live? Register anyway and we'll send you the recording of the Q&A.
Contact: Liz Allen
NCE Partnerships Manager
eallen19@nl.edu
Website: https://nl.zoom.us/meeting/register/uJIkc-6prDgi0lqd5T1N91S_M8xeBheWhw
Flyer: Candid_Conversations_With_Leading_Educators1.pdf

2019-2020 Reading Leadership Institute: Engagement in Literacy (Workshop #3)

Date: April 24, 2020
Time: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Description: Engaging Readers Who Struggle with Dr. Tim Rasinski

Dr. Timothy Rasinski is a professor of literacy education at Kent State University and director of its award winning reading clinic. His scholarly interests include reading fluency and word study, reading in the elementary and middle grades, and readers who struggle. His research on reading has been cited by the National Reading Panel and has been published in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, The Reading Teacher, Reading Psychology, and the Journal of Educational Research. Dr. Rasinski served a three year term on the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association and was co-editor of The Reading Teacher, the world's most widely read journal of literacy education. He has also served as co-editor of the Journal of Literacy Research. Dr. Rasinski is past-president of the College Reading Association and he has won the A. B. Herr and Laureate Awards from the College Reading Association for his scholarly contributions to literacy education. In 2010, Dr. Rasinski was elected into the International Reading Hall of Fame.

Registration packet and Institute flyer attached below. Lunch included!
Contact: Debra Gurvitz (debra.gurvitz@nl.edu)
Flyer: 2019-2020_Overview_RLI_Speakers.pdf
2019-20_RLI_Registration.pdf

NASP PREPaRE Third Edition, hosted by NLU School Psychology Program (Part 2)

Date: May 6, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: NLU North Shore campus, Room 468
Description: This 3-day training is facilitated by NASP PREPaRE Third Edition Trainers:
Rosario C. Pesce, PhD, NCSP, Loyola University Chicago
Don Sibley, NCSP, Loyola University Chicago

PREPaRE Workshop #2 (WS2): Mental Health Crisis Interventions: Responding to an
Acute Traumatic Stressor in Schools (Days 2 & 3)*
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 8:00am to 4:00pm
Monday, May 11, 2020 from 8:00am to 4:00pm
Fee: $55

The third edition of this PREPaRE workshop develops the knowledge and skill required to provide immediate mental health crisis interventions to the students, staff, and school community members who have been simultaneously exposed to an acute traumatic stressor. The knowledge and skill developed within this session also helps to build a bridge to the psychotherapeutic and trauma informed mental health response sometimes required to address challenges associated with trauma exposure.

See event flyer for more details
Contact: Dr. Pamela Radford, pradrord@nl.edu
Flyer: PREPaRE_Flyer20201.pdf

NASP PREPaRE Third Edition, hosted by NLU School Psychology Program (Part 3)

Date: May 11, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: NLU North Shore campus, Room 468
Description: This 3-day training is facilitated by NASP PREPaRE Third Edition Trainers:
Rosario C. Pesce, PhD, NCSP, Loyola University Chicago
Don Sibley, NCSP, Loyola University Chicago

PREPaRE Workshop #2 (WS2): Mental Health Crisis Interventions: Responding to an
Acute Traumatic Stressor in Schools (Days 2 & 3)*
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 8:00am to 4:00pm
Monday, May 11, 2020 from 8:00am to 4:00pm
Fee: $55

The third edition of this PREPaRE workshop develops the knowledge and skill required to provide immediate mental health crisis interventions to the students, staff, and school community members who have been simultaneously exposed to an acute traumatic stressor. The knowledge and skill developed within this session also helps to build a bridge to the psychotherapeutic and trauma informed mental health response sometimes required to address challenges associated with trauma exposure.

See event flyer for more details
Contact: Dr. Pamela Radford, pradford@nl.edu
Flyer: PREPaRE_Flyer20202.pdf

NLU Doctoral Research Symposium 2020

Date: May 12, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: NLU Chicago Campus, 122 S. Michigan Avenue (Atrium)
Description: The National Louis University Annual Doctoral Research Symposium is a conference-style showcase of the outstanding scholarship and research conducted by NLU’s doctoral candidates across multiple disciplines. This event includes alumni speakers, poster and presentation sessions, and a reception. Free and open to the public, this annual event provides a tremendous opportunity for attendees to exchange ideas, share resources, and network.

Contact: Doctoral Research Committee: DocSymposium@nl.edu
Website: https://www.nl.edu/nludoctoralsymposium/
Flyer: 2020-DocSymposium-3.20.pdf

Summer Reading Improvement Program

Date & Time: June 29, 2020 8:30 AM - July 30, 2020 11:00 AM
Location: NLU North Shore and Lisle campuses
Description: Intensive Literacy Support
The Reading Center at National Louis University is offering a Summer Reading Improvement Program at our North Shore and Lisle campuses. This program is designed to help students who are experiencing reading and/or writing difficulties. The tutors are certified teachers who are earning their graduate degrees as Reading Specialists. Highly qualified university faculty and staff will supervise the tutors. Students receive diagnostic testing and one-to-one tutoring in reading and writing one hour per day, four mornings per week, for five weeks.
Contact: Mary Hoch, Reading Center Director
mary.hoch@nl.edu
Website: https://www.smore.com/2x9vf

2020 Summer Institute in Digital Literacy (SIDL) with University of Rhode Island

Date & Time: July 19, 2020 8:00 AM - July 24, 2020 7:00 PM
Location: NLU Chicago Campus (122 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60603)
Description: SIDL is an award-winning 'hands-on', minds-on' premier digital literacy professional development model developed by Julie Coiro and Renee Hobss at the University of Rhode Island. This six-day learning experience focuses on how literacy is changing as a result of emerging media and technologies. Join us in exploring innovative approaches now being used by K-12 educators, librarians, and college and university faculty. You will learn how to conduct project-based inquiry using a variety of digital texts, tools and technologies, which will help create challenging and engaging learning opportunities for you and your students.
Contact: Liz Allen
NCE Partnerships Manager
eallen19@nl.edu
Website: https://www.digiuri.com/

Free Online Workshop: Teaching Integrated Strategies for Expository Texts with NCE Reading Faculty (NEW DATE!)

Date: September 23, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Reading Center
NLU Lisle Campus

OR

Online workshop via Zoom
Description: In celebration of their new book, Empowering Readers: Integrated Strategies to Comprehend Expository Texts, authors and NLU faculty Mary L. Hoch & Jana L. McNally are offering a free online one-hour workshop to share their research-based approach to expanding and enhancing text structure instruction that will help your students develop higher-level understanding with challenging materials.

What You'll Learn
• Analyze best practices for expository text comprehension.
• Evaluate text structures and understand how they impact comprehension.
• Collaborate with other teachers and apply integrated strategies.

Register for the webinar to be entered to win a copy of the book or a free half-day professional development session for your school! Note: Attendees are eligible to earn ISBE professional development units.
Contact: Liz Allen
NCE Partnerships Manager
eallen19@nl.edu
Website: bit.ly/TeachingStrategiesApril22

Personalized Learning Made Manageable: The Grid Method Two-Day Workshop

Date & Time: October 22, 2020 8:00 AM - October 23, 2020 3:00 PM
Location: NLU
Lisle Campus
850 Warrenville Road
Lisle, IL
Description: The Association of Illinois Middle-Grade Schools (AIMS) is leading a two-day "Teach Better" workshop that will focus helping educators develop personalized learning strategies in classrooms using a Mastery Grid Method.

*Please note: This event date has changed from May 2020 to October 2020. Please see the the event website for more details.
Contact: John Viano
Executive Director
Association of Illinois Middle-Grade Schools (AIMS)
Phone: (630) 437-0943
eMail: jviano13@gmail.com
Website: https://aimsnetwork.org/event/grid-method-personalized-learning-workshop/
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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