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NCE Student Advisory Committee

Date: November 15, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Chicago Campus classroom 4025
122 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603
Description: The committee is composed of outstanding NCE candidates representing programs across the college. Committee members ensure active communication among the student community and college leadership.
Contact: Alison McDaniel

6th annual Research in Literacy Conference

Date: November 15, 2018
Time: 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: North Shore 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 6th 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: Sophie Degener

edTPA Workshop for SPE candidates

Date: November 15, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Lisle campus
Room 207
Description: The workshop will provide an in-depth overview of the three tasks required for edTPA and highlight specific sections of the SPE Assessment Handbook and the Making Good Choices handbook. Students should bring a hard copy of each handbook (available on D2L) to the workshop.
Contact: RSVP to Kathy Kotel

Discussion Forum and Information Meeting: Ed.D. in Teaching & Learning with a major in Postsecondary Teaching and Instructional Leadership 2019 offering in Dubuque, Iowa

Date: November 16, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Severance Hall, First Floor Lounge,
University of Dubuque
Description: What: A one-hour discussion of the NLU Doctorate (Ed.D.) focused on college and university teaching
Who: Members of the NLU Doctoral Faculty
Why: In 2016 NLU started a doctoral cohort at the University of Dubuque, prompting inquiries about another doctoral cohort in Dubuque. This meeting has been arranged so that NLU faculty can share information about the program and assess program interest in the Dubuque area.

Forum Topics:
• Ed.D. Program Curriculum - details about content courses, internship, and dissertation components
• Content Knowledge, Pedagogical and Andragogical Competencies, and Professional Dispositions addressed in the program.
• Program Duration, Calendar, Delivery Modality, and Institutional Expectations
• Details about Tuition Costs and Program Financing
• Testimonials: opportunity to speak with current doctoral candidates
• Opportunities for Q&A and individual consults with NLU faculty

Contact: RSVP
Please reserve a seat at the NLU Dubuque Doctoral Forum:
Ms. Lesley Niggemann
(847) 947-5082
Flyer: DubuqueFlyer_30Oct2018.pdf


Date: November 27, 2018
Time: 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Location: North Shore room 474
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
Flyer: SchoolPsychology_Event_Flyer_Oct2018.pdf

Community Meeting: EDD in Teaching and Learning Program

Date: December 1, 2018
Time: 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: National Louis University
Chicago Campus Atrium
122 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603
Description: Please join us for an important Community Meeting of students, alums and faculty of the EDD in Teaching and Learning Program (Comprised of CAP, CSI, DEE, RLD Doctoral Majors) for:

Lunch | Performance | Discussion | Breakout Sessions

12:30 to 1:30
Lunch – 2nd Floor Atrium
Discuss of the formation of an alumni advisory council
Performance of “The Dis” by Wheeling Students Camille Augustetjsm, Sonya Parker, Stacy Thomas, Cathy Wright, and Elena Wade.

1:45 to 3:30
T&L Alumni meeting: Building a Strong Alumni Connection Advisory council, support for publication, conference attendance, mentoring, etc.

3:45 to 5:00
CAP/CSI Candidate and Alumni Meeting
Building community and support across the generations of students.

DEE Candidate and Alumni Meeting
Building community and support across the generations of students.

RLD Candidate and Alumni Meeting
Building community and support across the generations of students.
Contact: In person participation encouraged, but Zoom is available.

Please RSVP By November 15, 2018
Flyer: TandLcommunityeventinvite12.1.18.docx

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 Association of Illinois Middle Grade-Schools (AIMS) will again present the AIMS Network Institute on December 6, 2018 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 2018 Network Institute and discover all the ways Illinois middle schools are educating, motivating and inspiring middle-grades learners!

Contact: John Viano, AIMS Executive Director
Flyer: AIMSNetworkInstituteforNLU.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
phone and fax: 847-905-8020 or 630-874-4148

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,

    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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