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Past NCE Events For 2020

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Webinar Info Session for Summer Institute in Digital Literacy

Date: January 13, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Online webinar
Description: In anticipation of the 8th Annual Summer Institute in Digital Literacy July 2020 co-hosted by National Louis University and University of Rhode Island, we invite you to learn more about the program during our online video webinar on Monday, January 13. We'll share stories of the many educators whose lives have been transformed by the Institute and answer questions about how you might get involved.

Please RSVP below!
Contact: Liz Allen
NCE Partnerships Manager
eallen19@nl.edu
312-261-3509
Website: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeB6FbflN88n6kAsex4pJKzoMHzrYFHCCDVQ6UXaZiM4KfL6Q/viewform
Flyer: SIDL_flyer_2020_final.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

NCE Teaching & Learning Doctoral Community Meetings

Date: February 22, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: NLU Chicago Campus
122 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
Atrium, 2nd Floor
Description: Join NCE for our second annual NCE Doctoral Community Meetings for students, alums, and faculty of the Teaching and Learning program. We are co-hosting this event with a morning Open Proseminar which you are welcome to attend as well.

Between 9am to 2pm, join us for:

--Opening Forum
--Breakout Sessions
--Lunch Panel

**Coffee and lunch will be provided**

Starting at 2pm, T&L community members are welcome to participate in:

--Doctoral Alumni Focus Group
--Visiting current T&L doctoral classrooms
--Current Student & Alumni Mixer
--Individual Major's Program Meeting

In-person participation is encouraged, but Zoom will be available. Please RSVP using the form below by February 16.
Contact: Dr. Terry Smith
TJSmith@nl.edu
Website: forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=3Hqmd4KLvE2N8IXz_bmlKtoeEP4DT5VBrG2hEMh2pWtURE5CUUtJWlJNMFdSTlBNSjVDVVI2NkE4Ry4u

Rehumanizing Education: An Open Proseminar

Date: February 22, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: NLU Chicago Campus
122 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
Atrium, 2nd Floor
Description: Join NCE for its first annual Open Proseminar titled "Rehumanizing Education". This event will highlight the work that education foundation experts nationally and globally are doing to rehumanize education.

After an Opening Forum, attendees will have the opportunity to select between themed sessions:

Session A Leadership or Session B: Disciplinarity
Session C: Pedagogy or Session D: Curriculum

During lunch, we will engage a panel of expert speakers in reflection and dialogue including an opportunity for Q&A with the audience.

**Coffee and lunch will be provided to attendees**

This event is free and open to university students, alumni, and faculty. In-person participation is encouraged, but Zoom will be available. For full details and to RSVP, click on the link below. Please RSVP by February 16.
Contact: Dr. Todd Alan Price
Tprice@nl.edu
Website: https://www.nl.edu/colleges/nationalcollegeofeducation/humanizingalanguage/

TeacherCraft Free Online Conference at NLU

Date: February 29, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Description: We’re excited to announce a free online conference for you and our students! NLU faculty present on relevant and timely topics that include the latest findings from the science of learning. The conference will take place via Zoom on Saturday, 2/29 with four different sessions (come to 1, 2, 3 or 4!). A second conference is planned for 3/28 with all new topics.

Educators learn how to level-up your TeacherCraft with concepts from the #learningsciences. These topics are presented in a practical manner that educators can literally put into practice right away. Presentations by National College of Education faculty - on design science, reading science, Google tools, and culturally-relevant math.

More details and registration info in link below

Spaces are limited - reserve yours!
Contact: Angela Elkordy
aelkordy@nl.edu
Website: http://t.ly/GZ0xX
Flyer: Teachercraftfinal.pdf

The NLU Career Bridge Launch Week: Higher Education and School Districts

Date: March 4, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Chicago Campus Atrium, 2nd Floor
122 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
Description: Launch Week events are open to all NCE students and alumni. Sign up to receive a Job Book, listing all the employers, as well as their contact information and positions they are hiring for. Dress professionally and to bring multiple copies of your resume.
Contact: Aimee Galban
Career Bridge Employer Relations Manager
agalban@nl.edu
Website: https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/14671/employer_preview?token=FDSpNRfyWvnTEPzGMbVoLpCOlW6kqUmVaw7I5Jfg_W28unDlspmwnQ
Flyer: LaunchWeek2020Flyer1.pdf

8th Annual Reading Specialist Professional Development Conference

Date: March 7, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: NLU Wheeling
Public Forum Room
Description: Please Join Us for the 8th 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.
Contact: If you have any questions, please contact Sophie Degener (sophie.degener@nl.edu).

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Date: March 7, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Blades Chapel, University of Dubuque
Description: National Louis University will convene a doctoral hooding ceremony at the University of Dubuque Blades Chapel for candidates completing NLU’s Ed.D. degree in Educational Leadership with a major in Leadership of Learning and Change.

NLU’s National College of Education faculty will bestow doctoral hoods on program candidates who successfully completed advanced course work and dissertations presenting scholarly studies of problems of practice and recommended improvements through change Leadership.

University of Dubuque Vice President of Academic Affairs Mark Ward and NCE Associate Dean Kristi Stricker will welcome degree candidates, family members, and community associates, while NLU Associate Professor Karen Tardrew will deliver an inspirational keynote address.

The NLU Career Bridge Launch Week: Early Childhood Education and Pre-K Programs

Date: March 7, 2020
Time: 11:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Chicago Campus Atrium, 2nd Floor
122 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
Description: Launch Week events are open to all NCE students and alumni. Sign up to receive a Job Book, listing all the employers, as well as their contact information and positions they are hiring for. Dress professionally and to bring multiple copies of your resume.
Contact: Aimee Galban
Career Bridge Employer Relations Manager
agalban@nl.edu
Website: https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/14670/employer_preview?token=FMDD0SXDv-sqH-uHIJGsm7P0PXe82WU1usdxK8u6aXPURBqm9lBbAA
Flyer: LaunchWeek2020Flyer.pdf

NLU Presents: What Every Educator Needs to Know

Date: March 14, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: NLU Wheeling Campus
1000 Capitol Drive
Wheeling, IL 60090
Description: NLU presents this one-day series of events that inspire educators and stimulate thoughtful learning and discussion on topics that are essential to teachers and aspiring educators.

Keynote Speakers:
Professors Angela Elkordy and Ayn Keneman will present their talk, How to Use Instructional Technologies to Engage Digital Age Learners based on their recent book, 'Design Ed; Connecting Learning Science Research to Practice'. ISBE Professional Development Units will be offered.

Refreshments will be served.

This event is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP by March 1.
Website: nl.edu/WEENTK
Flyer: TeacherFestSavetheDateFlyer3.14.20.pdf

NCE MAT New Student Orientation

Date: April 1, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Remotely via Zoom: https://nl.zoom.us/j/252373288
Description: National College of Education
School of Teacher Preparation
M.A.T. New Student Orientation
Contact: Kimberly Ponczek
kimberly.poncek@nl.edu

NCE Candid Conversation with Dr. Kaine Osburn, Superintendent

Date: April 13, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Zoom Webinar
Description: Nearly every aspect of education has been upended by COVID-19--but if we take this period of uncertainty as an opportunity to reset and to reimagine the future of teaching and learning, what do we see?

Join the National College of Education in the coming weeks and months as we bring educators together virtually to engage in substantive discussions, share resources, and explore strategies to enhance e-learning practices in a variety of contexts.

Our first virtual conversation is April 13 at 1:00pm CT with Dr. Kaine Osburn, superintendent of Avoca School District 37. During this session Dr. Osburn will:
• Share the district’s guiding principles and how they have been applied to establish, iterate, and scale a successful remote learning plan.
• Address the ways that remote learning is redefining collaboration and communication between the district, school leadership, teachers, and families.
• Discuss the balance between dictating the terms of remote learning engagement and supporting teacher expertise and creativity in content delivery.

We also want to hear from you—what are your challenges and successes? There will be opportunity to ask question and share you experiences and insights.

Can’t attend live? Register anyway and we'll send you the recording of the Q&A.
Contact: Liz Allen
NCE Partnerships Manager
eallen19@nl.edu
Website: https://nl.zoom.us/meeting/register/uZYpf-Crrjgsw1ciWj3EckzbJoAm6K5ZpQ
Flyer: Candid_Conversations_With_Leading_Educators.pdf

NCE Candid Conversation with Nicole Zumpano, Education Tech Coordinator

Date: April 15, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Zoom Webinar
Description: Nearly every aspect of education has been upended by COVID-19--but if we take this period of uncertainty as an opportunity to reset and to reimagine the future of teaching and learning, what do we see?

Join the National College of Education in the coming weeks and months as we bring educators together virtually to engage in substantive discussions, share resources, and explore strategies to enhance e-learning practices in a variety of contexts.

Our second conversation will be with Nicole Zumpano, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator and NLU Adjunct Instructor. She'll explore best practices and share tips to transition to online learning. During this webinar, she will:

• Focus on overarching ideas for shifting to digital instruction, not tools.
• Support all educators.
• Provide attendees with helpful templates and resources.

We also want to hear from you—what are your challenges and successes? There will be opportunity to ask question and share you experiences and insights.

Can’t attend live? Register anyway and we'll send you the recording of the Q&A.
Contact: Liz Allen
NCE Partnerships Manager
eallen19@nl.edu
Website: https://nl.zoom.us/meeting/register/uJIkc-6prDgi0lqd5T1N91S_M8xeBheWhw
Flyer: Candid_Conversations_With_Leading_Educators1.pdf

Webinar: Using the GSuite to Organize Remote Learning Efforts in your Classroom

Date: April 23, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Zoom. Register in advance: https://nl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrceGgrzgrHtBmC-7wpultRy4NYqnJTQ5v

Can't attend the live conversation? Register anyway, and we'll send you a link to watch the recording.
Description: Join this webinar to learn how GSuite applications such as Google Classroom and Google Meet can help support your curriculum transition from face-to-face to remote learning.

David Chan, NLU Adjunct Instructor and Director of Instructional Technology at Evanston Township High School, will share strategies and activities to help you:

-Create meaningful and accessible curriculum that foster connections with your students.
-Renegotiate your ‘school day’ to strike a balance between synchronous and asynchronous learning.
-Rethink and reinvent how you assess learning.
Contact: Alison Bender
abender3@nl.edu
Website: https://nl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrceGgrzgrHtBmC-7wpultRy4NYqnJTQ5v

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

Date: April 24, 2020
Time: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Zoom
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

Webinar: NCE Candid Conversation with Superintendents Michael Lubelfeld and Nick Polyak

Date: April 28, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Zoom. Register in advance: https://nl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvf-qtqjopHtwcK_upOp99fbZjR9X5elNd%20

Can't attend the live conversation? Register anyway, and we'll send you a link to watch the recording.
Description: The COVID-19 crisis has pushed schools and districts to the cusp of true adaptive change. Join us for a candid conversation with Superintendents Michael Lubelfeld, North Shore School District 112, and Nick Polyak, Leyden School District 212. They will discuss their districts' responses to crisis learning and the immediate, mid, and long-term changes that will impact teaching and learning for years to come.

In this live discussion, Drs. Lubelfeld and Polyak will:

• Discuss elements for effective strategic change in education.
• Share tactics for supporting the “non-educational” needs of their teachers, staff, students, and families.
• Reflect on what they've learned and what's next.
Contact: Alison Bender
abender3@nl.edu
Website: https://nl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvf-qtqjopHtwcK_upOp99fbZjR9X5elNd%20

Webinar: NCE Candid Conversation with Dr. Meg Schnoor Assistant Superintendent

Date: May 6, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Zoom. Register in advance: https://nl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctf-uuqzMqG9GeIGfn_aT3Wl4RDLhi1HBx

Can't attend the live conversation? Register anyway, and we'll send you a link to watch the recording.
Description: The COVID-19 crisis has pushed schools and districts to the cusp of true adaptive change. Join us for a candid conversation with Assistant Superintendent for School District 15, Dr. Meg Schnoor. This presentation will discuss district and classroom considerations to meet the needs of diverse learners from a wide range of cultural and socio economic backgrounds in the current remote learning environment. The presentation will include conversations about English Learners, students who receive special education services, and students from both well-resourced and under-resourced communities who are working together in the same school or the same classroom.

Specifically, we’ll be discussing how Dr. Schnoor and D15 has been:
• Understanding and addressing community needs to effectively adapt and differentiate remote instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners.
• Focusing on social emotional needs and other tangible needs for resources (such as food and basic school supplies)
• Collaborating with parent groups and teachers to address the needs of primary care takers who have now also become the child’s teacher
• Support and real time professional development for teachers using new technology platforms or adapting and supplementing the existing use of one to one devices in challenging circumstances - including limited access to internet or devices
Contact: Alison Bender
abender3@nl.edu
Website: https://nl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctf-uuqzMqG9GeIGfn_aT3Wl4RDLhi1HBx

NLU Doctoral Research Symposium 2020

Date: May 12, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Location: Zoom
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. Free and open to the public, this annual event provides a tremendous opportunity for attendees to exchange ideas, share resources, and network.

This year’s symposium will be fully online and includes an alumni panel discussion, virtual poster session and doctoral research presentations.

Contact: Doctoral Research Committee: DocSymposium@nl.edu
Website: https://www.nl.edu/nludoctoralsymposium/
Flyer: 2020-DocSymposium-3.20.pdf

LIVE WEBINAR: NCE Candid Conversation with Chicagoland Principals Christine Zelenka, Aldo Calderin, and Mike Romeli

Date: May 20, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Zoom: https://nl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hqaLdY0XTxqVDK07qmyuZA
Description: Beyond academics, students often rely on educators to provide stable relationships and emotional support. With students at home, how can educators supplement the interactions and social complexities that influence a student's personal development?

Join us to hear how school leaders are thinking about and implementing:

• Social-emotional and cognitive expectations for various age groups and the effects of remote learning on students' personal development.

• Practices for connecting with students, building community, and supporting teachers during remote learning.

• Strategies to strengthen social-emotional learning and community well-being during a time of crisis.
Contact: Alison Bender
abender3@nl.edu
Website: https://nl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hqaLdY0XTxqVDK07qmyuZA
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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