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

Date & Time: October 24, 2019 8:00 AM - October 25, 2019 3:00 PM
Location: NLU, Wheeling Campus (1000 Capitol Drive, Wheeling IL 60090)
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.

AIMS will provide free and deeply discounted registration rates to National Louis students and staff members. Use discount code GRIDNLU at checkout.
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-workshop-oct-24-25-2019/
Flyer: GRID-Workshop-Registration-Form.pdf
GRID_Method_Workshop_Flyer_NLU.pdf

Chicago Foundation for Education 2019 Teacher Workshop - (DISCOUNT CODE!)

Date: October 26, 2019
Time: 8:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Pulaski International School
2230 W McLean Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
Description: This year’s CFE Teacher Workshop will showcase 20+ engaging, creative Breakout Sessions spanning grade levels and content areas, all led by CPS educators. This event is open to ALL educators, not just from CPS! Pre-service candidates are welcome as well.

Registration includes 5 PDHs, access to breakout sessions led by Chicago-area teachers, grant-writing and networking opportunities, a free raffle, and more! Tickets are $10 each but NLU students, faculty, and alumni can use Discount Code 'CTUF Partner' to receive $5 off! Registration closes October 18.

Chicago Foundation for Education (CFE) offers grants and professional development opportunities to Chicago Public School (CPS) teachers. For more than 33 years, CFE initiatives have supported CPS teachers by enhancing teacher expertise, developing their leadership capacity, and creating learning communities. CFE currently offers five grant‐based programs and a teacher workshop to encourage curricular innovation and the replication of effective instruction. During the past fiscal year alone, CFE funded 504 grants and worked with 442 teachers across 202 schools.
Contact: Elizabeth Allen, NCE Partnerships Manager at eallen19@nl.edu
Website: 2019cfeteacherworkshop.splashthat.com
Flyer: CFE_Workshop_Flyer_2019.pdf

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA Training

Date: November 1, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: NLU Wheeling Campus (Room 344)
Description: Children's Research Triangle has partnered with NLU to provide a nationally-recognized Youth Mental Health First Aid USA training at no cost to NLU staff, faculty, students, alumni, and community.

This program introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

Participants will learn the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Click on the program overview flyer below to learn more.

-All participants receive a certificate upon completion of this training.
-Continuing Education Units for clinical social workers and licensed professional counselors (LCPC) will be available. You will need to bring your license number.

There are limited spots available. RSVP today using the link below!
Contact: Liz Allen, eallen19@nl.edu or 312-261-3509
Website: https://bit.ly/2mfNEZx
Flyer: Youth-Mental-Health-First-Aid-Overview_NLU_11.2019.pdf

7th Annual Research in Literacy Conference

Date: November 14, 2019
Time: 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: NLU North Shore Campus, Room 480
5202 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Description: The North Shore cohort of Reading Specialist students will be presenting on a variety of literacy research topics at the annual Research in Literacy Conference. Please feel free to join us.
Topics will include:
-Early literacy research on phonological awareness and emergent writing;
-Struggling writers and the workshop model;
-High school reading intervention;
-Literacy engagement and motivation (as influenced by gender);
-Connecting play and literacy in PreK/K;
-Literacy instructional strategies for vocabulary and comprehension.

Check-in for the conference is at 5:30 in the Reading Center (Room 480). The presentations will begin at 5:45 and end at 7:30. Refreshments will be served.
Contact: Contact: Sophie Degener
sophie.degener@nl.edu

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA Training - FULL!

Date: November 15, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: NLU Chicago Campus (TBD Room)
Description: THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. PLEASE CONSIDER PARTICIPATING IN THE TRAINING AT WHEELING ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1. WE WILL LIKELY BE OFFERING ADDITIONAL TRAININGS IN 2020 - STAY TUNED!

Children's Research Triangle has partnered with NLU to provide a nationally-recognized Youth Mental Health First Aid USA training at no cost to NLU staff, faculty, students, alumni, and community.

This program introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

Participants will learn the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Click on the program overview flyer below to learn more.

-All participants receive a certificate upon completion of this training.
-Continuing Education Units for clinical social workers and licensed professional counselors (LCPC) will be available. You will need to bring your license number.

There are limited spots available. RSVP today using the link below!
Contact: Liz Allen, eallen19@nl.edu or 312-261-3509
Website: https://bit.ly/2lNHPSK
Flyer: Youth-Mental-Health-First-Aid-Overview_NLU_11.20191.pdf

2019 Network Institute: Association of Illinois Middle-Grade Schools (AIMS)

Date: December 5, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: National Louis University
Lisle Campus
850 Warrenville Road
Lisle, IL 60532
Description: The Association of Illinois Middle Grade-Schools (AIMS) will again present the AIMS Network Institute on December 5, 2019 at National Louis University, Lisle campus.
AIMS is excited to feature an extensive lineup of talented Illinois educators speaking on timely topics for the modern middle school!

Join us to learn about skills-based reporting, personalized learning, data-driven instruction, peer-to-peer programming, social emotional learning, Google apps, curriculum helps and ways to use drama in the classroom. This unique event features breakout sessions as well as an “unconference” Ed Camp format in the afternoon.

The cost for this extended day of learning and networking is only $75 for AIMS Members and $100 for non-members. Students may attend for only $30. Group registration rates are also available.

Plan to attend the 2019 Network Institute and discover all the ways Illinois middle schools are educating, motivating and inspiring middle-grades learners!

Contact: John Viano, AIMS Executive Director
Website: http://aimsnetwork.org/event/aims-network-institute-dec-6-2018/
Flyer: 2019-Network-Institute-Flyer.pdf

2020 Comprehensive Literacy and Reading Recovery® Conference

Date & Time: January 22, 2020 8:00 AM - January 24, 2020 6:00 PM
Location: Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile Hotel
540 Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
Description: The 2020 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: 630-874-4148
Website: http://www.cvent.com/d/76qyyp?RefID=NLU

2019-2020 Reading Leadership Institute: Engagement in Literacy (Workshop #2)

Date: February 7, 2020
Time: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: NLU North Shore Campus
5202 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, IL
Description: Engagement through Writing with Dr. Sonja Cherry Paul

Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul’s research and work stem from an unyielding commitment to anti-bias and anti-racist pedagogy and practices. As a public school English teacher for twenty years, Sonja developed curriculum that centered the work of racial literacy in K-12 schools. Sonja is the co-founder and co-facilitator of the Institute for Racial Equity in Literacy. She is an author, consultant, and senior research associate at TCRWP (Teacher College Reading Writing Project). Sonja is the co-facilitator of the Heinemann Fellows and the co-author of three books published by Heinemann (with Dana Johansen): Teaching Interpretation: Using Text-Based Evidence to Construct Meaning (2014), Flip Your Writing Workshop: A Blended Learning Approach (2016), and Breathing New Life into Book Clubs: A Practical Guide for Teachers (2019). Sonja leads presentations about literacy at national conferences and provides professional development for educators on reading and writing instruction and racial literacy.

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

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

Date: April 24, 2020
Time: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: NLU North Shore Campus
5202 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, IL
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

Save the Date: 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/

Save the Date! 2020 Summer Institute in Digital Literacy

Date & Time: July 24, 2020 8:00 AM - July 29, 2020 7:00 PM
Location: NLU Chicago Campus (122 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60603)
Description: This six-day institute focuses on how literacy is changing as a result of emerging media and technologies. We'll consider the implications of this cultural and technological shift for teaching and learning. 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.
Website: https://www.digiuri.com/
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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