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ul 3.18.13

ul 3.18.13

Ten Features of the Illinois Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy (PCL) Model

  1. Framework for Literacy uses a workshop approach for meeting the needs of all students within an integrated, inquiry-based curriculum.

  2. Coaching and Mentoring – using contingent scaffolding, coaching cycles, and a gradual release model for increasing teacher efficiency.

  3. Model Classrooms--Creating constructivist settings where teachers meet together to apprentice one another in implementing the literacy framework.

  4. High Standards are based on the Common Core Standards and professional standards that align with specific benchmarks along a literacy continuum.

  5. Comprehensive Assessment System –  includes a school-wide seamless assessment system with multiple measures for evaluating success.

  6. System Interventions include Reading Recovery and small group interventions in grades K-3 and classroom and supplemental group interventions in grades 4-12.

  7. Collaborative Learning Teams (Professional Learning Communities) --Uses authentic contexts for learning, including study groups, book clubs, peer observations, cluster conferences, and demonstration lessons.

  8. Well-Designed Literacy Plan includes short and long-term goals with specific benchmarks for continuous literacy development.

  9. Technology for Learning Uses technology to learn about the world, including searching for information, communicating with others, and creating new products.

  10. Spotlighting and Advocacy –includes techniques for disseminating information on the model, school successes, including news releases, articles, school reports, and presentations.

    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
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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
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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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