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Past NCE Events For 2019


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

Reading Leadership Institute Workshop

Date: February 8, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: NLU’s North Shore Campus
5202 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Description: Reading Leadership Institute Workshop:

"Informational texts and emergent bilingual students: Partnering with families in assessment and inquiry practices" by Silvia Noguerón-Liu, Assistant Professor, Literacy Studies. University of Colorado-Boulder.

In this session, we will discuss how Latinx and immigrant parents and their elementary-school children select, read, and explore informational texts. The presenter will share examples from her work with family literacy programs in elementary schools and libraries in Georgia and Colorado, featuring interactions with Latinx parents and children in (a) reading assessment of nonfiction (science); (b) read-aloud of biographies (social studies); and (c) inquiry and research using books and digital tools (science and social studies). The presentation will begin with description of the research projects, which are informed by critical and participatory approaches to family engagement, translanguaging, and funds-of-knowledge perspectives—a reading list of academic resources will be provided.

Contact: Sophie Degener
Flyer: RLI2018_191.pdf

Interactive Workshop: Children’s Literature for Inclusive Environments

Date: February 13, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Chicago Campus Atrium
122 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
Description: Children’s literature is profoundly influential in the lives of students and is widespread throughout schools, libraries, and homes. Educators must be knowledgeable on how to use diverse children’s literature as a tool to teach about diversity, as they strive to foster inclusive classroom environments for social justice and global citizenship. In this interactive workshop, we will share a range of children’s award winning books that teachers can use in their classroom curriculum. We will read and analyze a selection of books, discussing ways to make these books accessible to students in an inclusive environment. This workshop will be led by Drs. Sadia Warsi and Ayn Keneman.
Contact: For questions or to RSVP please contact

    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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