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Past NCE Events For 2019

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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

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
Sophie.Degener@nl.edu
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 Kimberly.Ponczek@nl.edu.

2018 Illinois Teacher of the Year Lindsey Jensen: "Once A New Teacher, Always A New Teacher"

Date: February 27, 2019
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Chicago Campus
Room 5006
Description: Join us for a reception and guest lecture by Lindsey Jensen, 2018 Illinois Teacher of the Year, on February 27 at the Chicago campus. Jensen will share her insights, strategies, and ideas for classroom success in her talk ‘Once A New Teacher, Always A New Teacher’.

Attendance is free and open to all – light refreshments will be served starting at 4:30pm, the talk will begin at 5pm.

Lindsey Jensen teaches advanced placement English, Shakespeare, American literature, drama and composition at Dwight Township High School in District 230. Known for infusing research-based instructional practices with high expectations and infectious positivity, Illinois State Education Superintendent Tony Smith said Jensen "exemplifies teacher leadership." Jensen’s many school and community contributions include helping with curriculum redesign, organizing philanthropic events, supervising student teachers, coaching her colleagues, advising students’ extracurricular clubs and activities, and serving her professional association. Jensen received a Bachelor of Science in speech communication from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Arts in teaching in secondary education from Oakland City University. She is earning her doctorate in teaching and learning from Illinois State University.

Please RSVP by February 22 via the link below.
Contact: Alison McDaniel
amcdaniel3@nl.edu
Website: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4778384/Lindsey-Jensen-Feb-2019-RSVP
Flyer: Teacher_Of_Year_Jan2019_v2.pdf

Question, Disrupt, Transform: Challenging the Use of Literary Classics PK-Young Adult

Date: March 2, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: National Louis University
5202 Old Orchard Rd (North Tower)
Skokie, IL 60077
Description: This interactive, day-long institute will engage educators, librarians, and others committed to literacy to deconstruct notions of classic children’s literature. In-depth conversation, literature-focused breakout sessions, and dynamic panel discussions will lay vital groundwork in the use of literacy as a guiding force for youth of all ages. Featuring keynote conversations with
Cornelius Minor & Alfred Tatum and Kass Minor & Naomi Shihab Nye. Panel discussions with Jessica Lifshitz, Kimiko Pettis, and Cornelius Minor with Edi Campbell moderating.

Professional Development clock hours will be available at no additional cost.
Contact: Ruth Quiroa, rquiroa@nl.edu
Website: cttcb.org
Flyer: Challenging_the_Canon_2018.pdf

Urban Teacher Education Consortium Annual Meeting 2019

Date & Time: March 12, 2019 12:00 PM - March 14, 2019 2:00 PM
Location: National Louis University (CH)
University of Chicago
Illinois State University
Description: The Urban Teacher Education Consortium (UTEC) is a group of teacher educators representing institutions and programs around the country who are committed to preparing teachers capable of providing the quality of education students in cities across the U.S. deserve and to which they are consistently denied access. For the past seven years, representatives from these programs, listed below, have been meeting regularly to share successes and to pose problems of practice in an ongoing effort to improve the quality of what our teacher candidates can enable their students to learn.

In 2019, the UTEC Annual Meeting will be held at NLU, University of Chicago, and ISU campuses between March 12-14.
Contact: Liz Allen, eallen19@nl.edu

Open World: international exchange session with Russian educators

Date: March 15, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: NLU Wheeling room 310 and ZOOM: https://nl.zoom.us/j/258760199
Description: Established by Congress in 1999 on a bipartisan basis, Open World supports Congressional outreach to their counterparts abroad. It conducts exchanges that establish lasting professional relationships between the leaders of Open World countries and Americans dedicated to showcasing U.S. values and democratic institutions.

On behalf of Dr. Larisa Koval, International Cultural Educational Association (ICEA) President, we would like to invite you to participate in the session with Open World guests from Russia. The session is dedicated to educational exchange in the areas of STEM education, ESL, special education, standards and curriculum development, innovative pedagogies and best practices, legislative and policy issues in higher education, and educational leadership.

The Russian delegation includes:

1. Mariya Surikova, Assistant Principal, teacher of math, secondary school with advanced education in English, St. Petersburg.
2. Natalia Duginova, Secondary school teacher of English, Gubkin, Belgorod Region.
3. Olga Malmygina, Director, Center for Comprehensive Re-Socialization of Citizens Going Through Difficult Life Situations.
4. Pavel Bodrykh, session facilitator.
5. Tamara Yakovleva, Assistant Professor, Herzen State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg.
6. Vita Mindich, interpreter.
7. Yelizaveta Luzgina, Master’s student, Herzen State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg.
Contact: If you are interested in participating (in-person or via zoom) in the session, please contact Antonina Lukenchuk: antonina.lukenchuk@nl.edu.
Website: www.openworld.gov

7th Annual Reading Specialist Professional Development Conference

Date: March 16, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: NLU Lisle location
Public Forum Room (3rd Floor)
Description: Please Join Us for the 7th Annual Reading Specialist Professional Development Conference

Our graduating reading specialist students from the Chicago, North Shore, and Lisle cohorts will be sharing their knowledge about excellent literacy instruction, and you are invited to attend. Topics will include technology in literacy, reading instruction for diverse learners, vocabulary learning, comprehension, writing instruction, early literacy, and reading motivation. Everyone is welcome, and we extend a special invitation to our pre-service teacher candidates, who may be looking to broaden their knowledge about literacy instruction. This event is open to the public, so feel free to bring a friend or two.

PD Hours (formerly called CPDUs) will be available.


9:00-9:15, Sign in will be in Public Forum Room on 3rd Floor (coffee and breakfast pastries will be served)

9:15-10:30, Session 1

10:35-11:50, Session 2

12:00-1:15, Session 3
Contact: If you have any questions, please contact Sophie Degener (sophie.degener@nl.edu).

Spring PD Jam

Date: March 23, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Zoom
Register at https://goo.gl/UcBu1v
Description: Join the M.Ed. in Leaning Science Education, Learning Technologies Coach candidates as they share best-practices in using digital tools and strategies. Free and PDH credit available. Register in advance for each 30 minute session. Topics include:
- Using Youtube for Math Instruction
- Digital Tools for assessment and engagement
- Digital Tools Escape Room
- Using 3D Printing/Design in all Subjects
- Formative Assessment with Google Forms
- Using Classkick in a Digital Learning Environment
Contact: Angela Elkordy, PhD
aelkordy@nl.edu
Website: https://goo.gl/UcBu1v
Flyer: PD_Jam_3.23.19.pdf

Reading Leadership Institute Workshop

Date: April 12, 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 :

"Thinking and Learning through Literature that Matters" by Dr. Junko Yokota

Contact: Sophie Degener
Sophie.Degener@nl.edu
Flyer: RLI2018_191.pdf

Webinar: Introduction to the Science of Learning for Educators

Date: April 18, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: ZOOM

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://nl.zoom.us/meeting/register/14f8bb7eac04b9228c34be5db4a05ad8

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Description: What can you expect at the webinar? A friendly, informative presentation and collegial discussion on practical, teacher-friendly topics. We hope you’ll join us!
Contact: Angela Elkordy
aelkordy@nl.edu
Website: https://spark.adobe.com/post/ujejBKCJNrV36/
Flyer: LSEwebinar3.38.19.pdf

Interactive Workshop: The Power of Children's Literature

Date: May 1, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Chicago campus, 4th floor, room 4012/4014
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 Sadia Warsi, Ph.D. and Ayn Keneman, Ed.D.

FREE AND OPEN TO EVERYONE
Contact: Questions? AKeneman@nl.edu

RSVP: https://forms.gle/21ZiXzr3Ftvhnygd9
Website: https://forms.gle/21ZiXzr3Ftvhnygd9
Flyer: ThePowerofChildrensLiteratureWorkshopMay1st2019.pdf

NLU Doctoral Research Symposium

Date: May 7, 2019
Time: 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: NLU Chicago Campus and Zoom video conferencing
Description: NLU's National College of Education and College of Professional Studies and Advancement are pleased to invite you to National Louis University’s 2019 Doctoral Research Symposium, a conference-style showcase of the outstanding scholarship and research conducted by NLU’s doctoral candidates across multiple disciplines. This year's event includes a reception, alumni keynote panel discussion, poster session and doctoral research presentations. This symposium free and open to the public.
Contact: DocSymposium@nl.edu
RSVP: https://www.nl.edu/nludoctoralsymposium/rsvp/
Website: https://www.nl.edu/nludoctoralsymposium/
Flyer: NCE_DoctoralSymposium_flyer_April2018.pdf

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

Date & Time: May 8, 2019 9:00 AM - May 9, 2019 3:00 PM
Location: NLU, Lisle Campus
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.
Contact: John Viano
Executive Director
Association of Illinois Middle-Grade Schools (AIMS)
Phone: (630) 437-0943 ; eMail: jviano13@gmail.com
Website: www.aimsnetwork.org
Flyer: GridMethodWorkshopFlyer2.pdf
GridMethodWorkshopRegistrationForm.pdf

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/

Webinar: Introduction to the Science of Learning for Educators

Date: May 14, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: ZOOM
https://nl.zoom.us/meeting/register/066090a46b9519098c34be5db4a05ad8

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Description: As an educator, you are deeply interested and reflective about your teaching practices – but do you know how your students actually learn? Do you understand the processes of learning and how you can leverage that understanding for increasing your instructional impact? The new science of learning has surprising and useful findings that can help any teacher hone their craft. Join us for an introduction to the practical HOW, “Introduction to the Science of Learning for Educators,” May 14th,, 6-7 pm., the topic of a forthcoming book. Presented by National Louis University faculty in online format using the Zoom web conferencing app (so easy – just click on the link!).

What can you expect at the webinar? A friendly, informative presentation and collegial discussion on practical, teacher-friendly topics. We hope you’ll join us!
Contact: Angela Elkordy
aelkordy@nl.edu
Website: https://nl.zoom.us/meeting/register/066090a46b9519098c34be5db4a05ad8
Flyer: LSEwebinar3.38.191.pdf

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA Training

Date: May 18, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: NLU CH Campus (122 S. Michigan Avenue), Room 4012-14
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://forms.gle/7j9CAAMcgdzgFhdg6
Flyer: Youth-Mental-Health-First-Aid-Overview_NLU5.18.19.pdf

M.Ed. Reading Degree Informational Session

Date: May 22, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: NATIONAL LOUIS UNIVERSITY
LISLE CAMPUS-READING CENTER
850 WARRENVILLE ROAD
LISLE, IL 60532
Description: Join current National Louis reading faculty to find out how a degree from a nationally recognized program in reading can support your teaching and provide career options.

NLU’s Reading Program offers:
• M.Ed. in Reading
• Reading Specialist Endorsement
• Reading Teacher Endorsement

Renowned Faculty:
• Published authors
• Frequent presenters at literacy conferences
• Work in area schools
• Engaged in research
Whether you want to take your teaching to the next level or become a literacy leader, the time is NOW!

PIZZA AND REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED
Contact: RSVP
MARY HOCH
mary.hoch@nl.edu
630-874-4533
Flyer: Reading_Lisle_May22_5.14.19.pdf

Elementary Education M.A.T. Technology Showcase

Date: May 28, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Zoom video conference: https://nl.zoom.us/j/285048125

Description: Please join us for our first-ever Technology Showcase! Eight Elementary Education candidates will present the creative ways they used technology tools and innovations throughout their student teaching experience. They will also discuss how the technology tools relate to ISTE Standards and the Triple E Framework.
Contact: Kimberly.ponczek@nl.edu

Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) Certification Training Course 1

Date: May 31, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: NLU Chicago Campus
122 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
Room CH 6017
Description: This training is offered by NLU's Certified Community Resilience Initiative (CRI) trainers. This dynamic six-hour course introduces CRI’s capacity-building framework for building resilience, KISS. Knowledge, Insight, Strategies and Structure describes our community’s learning and movement from theory to practice and how to implement evidence-based strategies into action. The training includes three core strategies: the NEAR sciences; Brain States; and ROLES, CRI’s signature training on Recognize, Observe, Label, Elect and Solve. The key objective is to provide information about identifying and responding to trauma with evidence-based resilience strategies when working with an audience whose trauma history may not be known.
Contact: Jennifer Cooper
jcooper20@nl.edu
Website: https://tinyurl.com/y3pfo6kk
Flyer: ACEs_training_May312019.pdf

NCE Student Advisory Committee Meeting

Date: June 6, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Chicago campus Innovation Lab (room 3112-3114)
and ZOOM: https://nl.zoom.us/j/361676195
Description: Open to all NCE candidates. College leadership and school directors will attend--they want to hear about your NCE experience, your professional aspirations, and your insight into field needs. Your thoughts and feedback will be immeasurably valuable to guiding the college's direction and work.
Contact: Alison Bender
amcdaniel3@nl.edu

NCE Faculty Research Symposium

Date: June 12, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: NLU Wheeling Campus
Description: The National College of Education's Scholarship & Development Committee is pleased to invite you to the 2019 Faculty Research Symposium, an NCE community exchange of research, scholarship, and creative activity.
Contact: Xiaoning Chen
xchen13@nl.edu
Flyer: ncefacultySymposium2019.pdf
2019NCEfacultysymposiumprogram.pdf

The IDEA Innovative District Leadership Workshop

Date: June 14, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: NLU Lisle Campus
Description: Learn new team collaboration and leadership strategies around top challenges facing districts today.

Discover a team based problem solving framework that you can implement immediately in your district.

Leverage innovation/technology industry experts and trailblazing education leaders.
Contact: Donna Wakefield
DWakefield@nl.edu
Website: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/f57eff_e3dd863fcacd4fd5a5dccb4984c2d39e.pdf

Summer Reading Improvement Program

Date & Time: July 1, 2019 8:30 AM - August 1, 2019 11:00 AM
Location: Summer Reading Improvement Program will be held at Lisle, North Shore, and Chicago – off campus at Linne Elementary
Description: The Graduate Reading Program at National Louis University is offering a Summer Reading
Improvement Program at the Lisle campus. 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 one-to-one tutoring in reading and writing one hour per day, four
mornings per week, for five weeks.
Contact: Dr. Mary Hoch
Director, The Reading Center
National Louis University
mary.hoch@nl.edu
630-874-4533
Website: http://www.nl.edu/readingcenter/summerreadingprograms/
Flyer: readingcampLisleFlyer.pdf
nsreadingcampflyer.pdf

Summer Symposium 2020 – The Will to Lead, The Skill to Teach: Transforming Schools at Every Level

Date: August 5, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Northern Illinois University Conference Center
1120 E. Diehl Road
Naperville, IL 60563
Description: Dr. Anthony Muhammad will lead and facilitate this interactive session drawing upon his research and recent work with school leaders. He will address the importance of transformational leadership and examine why students should be put first. Also addressed will be the four important areas of leadership; creating purpose, managing frustration, collaboration, and fair accountability. Participants who attend this session will leave with an abundance of theoretical frameworks and practical strategies to improve their leadership effectiveness and transform their culture.

Illinois Administrator's Academy Credit facilitated by the Consortium for Educational Change is in the approval process.

Professional Development Hours offered by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) will be available for this event.
Contact: Rebecca Olsen
National Louis University
850 Warrenville Road
Lisle, IL 60532
si@nl.edu
Phone: 630-874-4148
Website: bit.ly/2XocXtm

Suburban Council of the International Literacy Association (SCIRA) Fall Conference with Carl Anderson

Date: September 25, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Chippewa Middle School
123 N. 8th Ave.
Des Plaines 60016
Description: Helping students become better writers is what
writing conferences are all about. Carl will explain
the underlying principles and reasons for conferring
with students, and how to make writing conferences
a part of your daily routine. Carl will guide you
through the three main parts of a writing conference,
and show you the teaching moves and intentional
language that can be used in each one.
Contact: Sophie Degener
sophie.degener@nl.edu
Website: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07egjha77349bb7651&llr=ywveyjrab
Flyer: SCIRA_Conference_Flyer_2019-20.pdf

NCE Student Advisory Committee Meeting

Date: September 26, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: ZOOM: https://nl.zoom.us/j/322839797
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. The September 26th meeting is open to all NCE candidates and we will share information about NCE's upcoming CAEP accreditation site visit.
Contact: Alison Bender
amcdaniel3@nl.edu

Teacher Preparation edTPA Workshop for MAT and BA Candidates

Date: October 14, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: NLU Wheeling Campus
Description: The Teacher Preparation and UGC leadership request your presence at an upcoming edTPA workshop on October 14, 2019. The full-day workshop is designed to support ALL faculty who work with candidates in licensure programs (ECE, ELE, MGE, SPE and Sec Ed). The focus of the one-day workshop will be to develop more intentional curriculum content/assignments in order to raise our candidates' TASK 3 edTPA scores.

Our presenter, Dr. Lori Kroeger, will present ideas for building assignments into early coursework (introductory classes and methods classes specifically) to support candidate success as they submit their edTPAs later in student teaching.

Join us for a day of learning (and lunch)! Please note that many thanks need to go out to Ayn Keneman, Jack Denny and Neal Green for organizing this event! And, to Kim Ponzcek for her support!

If you will attend, please respond by September 25, 2019 to the link below.
Contact: Kim Ponzcek, kponzcek@nl.edu
Website: https://forms.gle/YxziFUmsaiiq9uux6
Flyer: edTPA_Workshop_10.14.2019.pdf

Business Administration Scale (BAS) Reliability Training with McCormick Center

Date & Time: October 15, 2019 9:00 AM - October 18, 2019 5:00 PM
Location: McCormick Center
6200 Capitol Drive
Wheeling, IL 60090
Description: The BAS Assessor Reliability Training provides an in-depth analysis of the items and quality indicators in the Business Administration Scale. This training is designed for individuals who want to ensure that the BAS assessments are valid, reliable, and administered consistently across programs. The training concludes with a reliability test and participants who are 85% or more reliable with the national anchors are eligible to apply for BAS Certification for an additional fee. Lunch is included.

Presented by: Linda Butkovich, Report and Certification Manager; Iris Corral, Quality Training Specialist
Contact: Jill Bella, Director of Professional Learning
jill.bella@nl.edu
Website: https://mccormickcenter.nl.edu/events/business-administration-scale-bas-reliability-training-4/?utm_source=McCormick+Center+Subscribers&utm_campaign=fed88a2ab8-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_05_11_COPY_01&utm_me

2019-2020 Reading Leadership Institute: Engagement in Literacy (Workshop #1)

Date: October 18, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: NLU North Shore Campus
5202 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, IL
Description: Engagement through Inquiry with Dr. Maria Grant

Maria Grant is an associate professor at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). She has authored numerous publications in Educational Leadership and the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy centered on inquiry, close reading, science literacy, formative assessment, and reading in the content areas. She is the co-author of Preparing Students for Writing Beyond School (Grant, Lapp, Thayre 2019); A Close Look at Close Reading: Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Text Grades K-6 (Moss, Grant, Johnson, 2015); A Close Look At Close Reading: Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Texts Grades 6 -12 (Moss, Lapp, Grant, Johnson 2016. Dr. Grant teaches course at CSUF and conducts professional development workshops, institutes, and webinars for educators across the country on various topics including the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), standards-based English language arts instruction, formative assessment, disciplinary literacy and engagement in 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

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
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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