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Past NCE Events For 2018

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Illinois ASCD chapter re-launch reception and SAMR Model Presentation

Date: January 9, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Location: NLU Wheeling campus
Computer lab 332
Description: Discover the value of membership with ASCD, the high powered teacher-centered organization, and explore how computer technology can impact teaching and learning using the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition) methodology.

Students interested in joining NLU’s IL ASCD chapter may complete applications at the reception. IL ASCD will provide free memberships to all NLU chapter members for one year ($15.00 value). Please note a student membership in the national chapter is required ($29.00).

Please RSVP by January 7th to Kimberly Ponczek at Kimberly.Ponczek@nl.edu
Contact: Dr. Sherri Bressman, sbressman@nl.edu

2018 Illinois Conprehensive Literacy and Reading Recovery Conference

Date & Time: January 17, 2018 9:00 AM - January 19, 2018 1:30 PM
Location: Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel
200 N Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Description: The 2018 Annual Illinois Comprehensive Literacy and Reading Recovery® Conference is designed to provide superb professional development and networking opportunities for K-9 classroom teachers, intervention (Reading Recovery, Special Education, ESL) teachers, instructional coaches, program specialists, and administrators.
Conference sessions emphasize the dynamic integration of literacy learning across the curriculum within the educational agencies and policies that influence systemic school renewal.
Contact: rrconf@nl.edu - Phone: 847-905-8020
Website: https://www.nl.edu/readingrecoveryconference/

Recognizing History: Japanese-American Day of Remembrance

Date: February 7, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: NLU Chicago Campus Atrium
122 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60603
Description: Japanese-American Remembrance Day commemorates the internment of 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese descent who were incarcerated until the end of World War II. Please join us for a Japanese-American Day of Remembrance event. Our program includes:

A presentation “Discussion of Japanese-American Internment: Lines, Stalls, Dust, Loss, Camps, Gaman” by Rev. Ron Miyamura. The presentation will provide political and social context of the Japanese-American interment, an account of incarceration conditions, and discuss Chicago’s role in resettlement efforts.

A screening of the short film, “The Orange Story” Produced by, Jason Matsumoto. This film is about Koji Oshima, an owner of a corner grocery store and his experiences when forced to abandon everything he owned prior reporting incarceration.

A Conversation moderated by NLU faculty member, Cynthia Mee considering ways to effectively integrate Japanese internment into curriculum.

The program is free and open to the public.

Register to virtually join the event via Zoom at nl.edu/NCEevent
Contact: Alison McDaniel, amcdaniel3@nl.edu
Website: nl.edu/NCEevent
Flyer: Japanese-American_day_Jan2018.pdf

6th Annual Professional Development in Literacy Conference

Date: March 10, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: NLU North Shore campus
Description: Reading Specialist candidates will hone their public speaking skills and present thoroughly researched ideas for improving literacy outcomes for students.
Open to the public.
Contact: Sophie Degener, sophie.degener@nl.edu
Flyer: Conference_Program.pdf

Doctoral Research Symposium

Date: May 8, 2018
Time: 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: NLU Chicago Campus and Zoom video conferencing
Description: The National College of Education and the College of Professional Studies and Advancement are pleased to invite you to National Louis University’s 2018 Doctoral Research Symposium. Designed to celebrate NLU doctoral candidates’ thought leadership and to foster conversations across our academic community, this year’s symposium includes a reception, alumni keynote panel discussion, poster session and doctoral research presentations. The symposium is free and open to the public
Contact: DocSymposium@nl.edu
Website: https://www.nl.edu/nludoctoralsymposium/

2018 McCormick Center Leadership Connections™ National Conference

Date & Time: May 10, 2018 7:00 AM - May 12, 2018 2:00 PM
Location: Westin Chicago North Shore
601 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Wheeling, Illinois 60090
Description: This dynamic conference is designed to provide you with the essential whole leadership knowledge and tools needed to build brighter futures in early care and education programs. The conference will provide you with opportunities to attend skill-building sessions relevant to your complex role, network with professionals who can relate to your trials and triumphs, and absorb inspiration from powerful keynote speakers.

See website for additional information and registration options
Contact: Marleen Barrett, marleen.barrett@nl.edu
Website: http://mccormickcenter.nl.edu/professional-development/national-leadership-conference/

2018 Holocaust Museum Summer Institute for Educators

Date & Time: July 16, 2018 9:00 AM - July 19, 2018 2:30 PM
Location: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077
Description: Through a new partnership with NCE's Reading program and the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, this introductory institute shows teachers how to begin an investigation into the history of the Nazi Holocaust (1933-1945). During this intensive, four-day seminar, participants will become familiar with teaching techniques, methods, and resources that include multimedia presentations, guest speakers, and interdisciplinary connections that align with state and national standards.

4-Day Summer Institute Includes
• Daily Continental Breakfast and Lunch
• Classroom Resources and Materials
• 16 Clock Hours (CPDUs)
• Graduate Credit: See below for details.

Institute Cost: $100

Graduate credit will be offered through National Louis University. Participants will receive one graduate course credit for attending all four days of the institute and completing additional course requirements. There is a separate fee of $380 to register for the graduate course. See PDF below for registration information.
Website: https://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/summer-institute-for-educators-2016/
Flyer: Teaching_the_Holocaust_Institute__Course_Elective_Info.pdf

Dr. Anthony Muhammad - Transforming School Culture and How to Overcome Staff Division

Date: August 9, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: NIU Conference Center, 1120 E. Diehl Road, Naperville, IL 60563
Description: Sponsored by the Reading Recovery Center for Comprehensive Literacy at National Louis University, spend a full day of learning with Dr. Anthony Muhammad on transforming school culture and how to overcome staff division.

Dr. Anthony Muhammad will lead and facilitate this interactive session drawing upon his research and recent work with school leaders. He will engage participants in a framework for simplifying the work of transforming school culture through an exploration of behavior patterns that support or undermine the development of a healthy school culture. School leaders will explore the dynamics of school culture from a sociological, psychological, anthropological, political, historical, and economic perspectives.

$175 if register by 7-9-18, $195 if register after 7-9-18
Includes lunch. Space is limited.
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 at si@nl.edu or 630.874.4148
Website: http://www.cvent.com/events/transforming-school-culture-how-to-overcome-staff-division/event-summary-47990cde546f47d89603ab55797b51be.aspx

Moving Towards Practice in Practice-Based Teacher Education by Dr. Pam Grossman

Date: September 14, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: NLU Chicago campus
Atrium
Description: UPenn Graduate School of Education Dean Pam Grossman is internationally recognized for her research in teacher and professional education, teacher knowledge, and the teaching of English in secondary schools. In addition to her research, Dr. Grossman is a committed teacher educator, and across her career has prepared prospective teachers for the many demands of their profession.

Join us for a guest lecture by Dr. Grossman as part of our ongoing exploration of field-based teacher preparation to equip outstanding teachers for today’s classrooms. Attendance is free, though space is limited.

RSVP using the website link below.
Contact: NCE Dean’s Office, ncedean@nl.edu
Website: https://www.nl.edu/pamgrossman/

2018 Symposia Series: Urban Early Childhood Education Part 1

Date: October 6, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: National Louis University
2nd Floor Atrium
122 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
Description: SESSION 1 (10:00am–noon)
"Community Resilience: A Better Buffer than Individual Resilience to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)"
Suzette Fromm Reed, Ph.D.
Community Psychology, Chair, National Louis University
Register at: nl.edu/CAEYCsession1

SESSION 2 (1:00–3:00pm)
"Leading for Family Engagement in Urban Cultures: A Cross-Sector Approach"
Michael Abel, Ph.D.
Director of Research and Evaluation, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, National Louis University
Register at: nl.edu/CAEYCsession2
Contact: Michael.Abel@nl.edu
Flyer: NCE_McCormick_symposium_Aug2018.pdf

I am an Immigrant: Taste Around the World

Date: October 24, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Wheeling's Public Forum
Description: Stand with over 100 universities in the I am an Immigrant movement that seeks to celebrate our nation's diverse heritage. Stand in solidarity with your community and show your support for immigrants and dreamers. Everyone is welcome. Hosted by MTH 105 students and their peers from NLU's Educators Rising club.
Contact: Aleksandra Veselovsky
aveselovsky@nl.edu
Flyer: HarmonyDayPoster.jpg

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

edTPA Workshop for SPE candidates

Date: November 13, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Chicago campus
Room 4012
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
Kathleen.Kotel@nl.edu

edTPA Workshop for SPE candidates

Date: November 14, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Wheeling campus
Room 330
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
Kathleen.Kotel@nl.edu

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
or
Zoom: https://nl.zoom.us/j/872064361
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
amcdaniel3@nl.edu

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
sophie.degener@nl.edu

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
Kathleen.Kotel@nl.edu

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
lniggemann@nl.edu
(847) 947-5082
Flyer: DubuqueFlyer_30Oct2018.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 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
jcooper20@nl.edu
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.
https://nl.zoom.us/j/616674158

1:45 to 3:30
T&L Alumni meeting: Building a Strong Alumni Connection Advisory council, support for publication, conference attendance, mentoring, etc.
https://nl.zoom.us/j/564665203


3:45 to 5:00
CAP/CSI Candidate and Alumni Meeting
Building community and support across the generations of students.
https://nl.zoom.us/j/913391618

DEE Candidate and Alumni Meeting
Building community and support across the generations of students.
https://nl.zoom.us/j/476478072

RLD Candidate and Alumni Meeting
Building community and support across the generations of students.
https://nl.zoom.us/j/564665203
Contact: In person participation encouraged, but Zoom is available.
Questions: TJSmith@nl.edu

Please RSVP By November 15, 2018

https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4668222/NLU-Doctoral-Event-RSVP
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
Website: http://aimsnetwork.org/event/aims-network-institute-dec-6-2018/
Flyer: AIMSNetworkInstituteforNLU.pdf

edTPA Boot Camp - AUSL (ELE & MGE)

Date: December 7, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Chicago Campus, Room 5006/07
Description: NCE Faculty present an edTPA Boot Camp for our teacher preparation residents. This session will be for the AUSL residents (Elementary and Middle Grades). Please email Janet Lorch to attend. Bring a copy of the handbook you are using as well.
Contact: Janet Lorch, janet.lorch@nl.edu

edTPA Boot Camp - CPS (Elementary)

Date: December 7, 2018
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Chicago Campus, Room 5006/07
Description: NCE Faculty present an edTPA Boot Camp for our teacher preparation residents. This session will be for the CPS residents (Elementary only). Please email Janet Lorch to attend. Bring a copy of the handbook you are using as well.
Contact: Janet Lorch, janet.lorch@nl.edu
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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