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Exploring How Literacy Can Drive Education, Differentiation and Equity

Date: October 26, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: NLU’s North Shore Campus
5202 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Description: “Exploring How Literacy Can Drive Education, Differentiation and Equity” by guest speaker, Cornelius Minor. Hosted by the Reading Leadership Institute.

The purpose of the Reading Leadership Institute is to assist in the development and support of a network of literacy decision-makers in reading and language education. The philosophy of the project is professional empowerment through the collaborative development of knowledge and leadership skills.
Contact: Sophie Degener
Sophie.Degener@nl.edu
Flyer: RLI2018_19.pdf

Annual Conference Of the International Visual Literacy Association

Date & Time: November 1, 2018 9:00 AM - November 4, 2018 12:00 PM
Location: National Louis University
2nd Floor Atrium
122 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
Description: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS

Interested in using visuals more effectively in your learning environment?
Want to learn how to create digital storybooks?
Need help in planning lessons integrating all forms of visuals for instruction?
Could research related to visual learning and design help you with new curriculum?

You are invited to attend the International Visual Literacy Association 50th Annual Conference at National Louis University in downtown Chicago.

Special Features:
Two outstanding Keynotes
STEAM Workshop on digital
design for learning
PechaKucha-style sessions
Panel Sessions
Current Research
Visual presentations
Exclusive gallery tours
Breakfast and lunch each day

One Day registration available and CPDUs through NLU offered
Contact: Karen Tardrew
KTardrew@nl.edu
Website: www.ivla.org/conference
Flyer: IVLAFlyerFinal.pdf

2018 Symposia Series: Urban Early Childhood Education Part 2

Date: November 10, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: National Louis University
2nd Floor Atrium
122 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
Description: SESSION 3 (10:00am–noon)
"Empowering Early Childhood Educators to Disrupt the Preschool-to-Prison Pipeline"
Katherine Zinsser, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Community and Prevention
Research Psychology University of Illinois, Chicago
Register: nl.edu/CAEYCsession3

SESSION 4 (1:00–3:00pm)
"Early STEM Matters: Providing High-Quality STEM Experiences for All Young Learners"
Jie-Qi Chen, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Erikson Institute
Register: nl.edu/CAEYCsession4
Contact: Michael.Abel@nl.edu
Flyer: NCE_McCormick_symposium_Aug20181.pdf

AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION: A REVIEW OF SCHOOL-BASED UNIVERSAL SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING

Date: November 27, 2018
Time: 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Location: North Shore
5202 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Description: Join us to learn more about research-based, universal social and emotional learning (SEL) curricula available for use in schools across the K–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. 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. They’re excited to share it with you!
Contact: Jennifer Cooper
jcooper20@nl.edu
Flyer: SchoolPsychology_Event_Flyer_Oct2018.pdf

2018 Network Institute: Association of Illinois Middle-Grade Schools (AIMS)

Date: December 6, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: National Louis University
Lisle Campus
850 Warrenville Road
Lisle, IL 60532
Description: The AIMS Network Institute will showcase Middle Schools around the state. We will celebrate success and share best practices in middle level programming.

Presented by practitioners for practitioners, this conference will offer an excellent opportunity for administrators and their staff members to observe the best in middle school practices together. It will also provide networking opportunities to all those in attendance.
Contact: John Viano, AIMS Executive Director
Website: http://aimsnetwork.org/event/aims-network-institute-dec-6-2018/
Flyer: AIMSFinalSavetheDateFlier.pdf

Comprehensive Literacy and Reading Recovery® Conference

Date & Time: January 23, 2019 8:00 AM - January 25, 2019 6:00 PM
Location: Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile Hotel
540 Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60611
Description: The 2019 Annual Illinois Comprehensive Literacy and Reading Recovery® Conference is designed to provide superb professional development and networking opportunities for K-8 classroom teachers, intervention (Reading Recovery, Special Education, ESL) teachers, instructional coaches, program specialists, and administrators.
Contact: Rebecca Olsen
National Louis University
850 Warrenville Road
Lisle, IL 60532
rrconf@nl.edu
phone and fax: 847-905-8020 or 630-874-4148
Website: https://nl.edu/readingrecoveryconference

2019 McCormick Center Leadership Connections™ National Conference

Date & Time: May 9, 2019 7:00 AM - May 11, 2019 2:00 PM
Location: Westin Chicago North Shore
601 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Wheeling, Illinois 60090
Description: Connect with others like you. Leadership Connections™ National Conference, the premier national conference for decision-makers and leaders in early childhood education, brings together key stakeholders interested in early childhood leadership, including early childhood administrators, family child care providers, trainers, coaches, technical assistance specialists, consultants, college instructors, researchers, and policymakers. Come hear stimulating keynote speakers, take part in a public policy forum, attend skill-building sessions, and network with other leaders in the field.

The conference has been held annually since 2001.
See website for additional information and registration options
Contact: Marleen Barrett, marleen.barrett@nl.edu
Website: https://mccormickcenter.nl.edu/leadership-connections-national-conference/
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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