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Remote Learning: Tips, Tricks, and Practices to Help You Teach Remotely - Parts 1 and 2

Date & Time: June 9, 2020 1:00 PM - June 18, 2020 2:00 PM
Location: By Zoom June 9, 2020:
By Zoom June 18, 2020:
Description: Two part professional development workshop on Remote Teaching Instruction provided by Dr. Donna Wakefield, Associate Professor in Special Education, National College of Education.

Go Game-based Learning and Math

Date: June 24, 2020
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Zoom - please register in advance:
Description: Led by Xiuwen Wu, associate professor, Special Education, this workshop for elementary math teachers focuses game-based learning, the correlation between the Go math game and Common Core Math Standards, and ways to adapt the Go game for remote learning. Attendees are eligible to earn two continuing education credit hours.
Contact: Xiuwen Wu
Associate professor in Special Education
Flyer: GoGameBasedMathLearning.pdf

Summer Reading Improvement Program

Date & Time: June 29, 2020 8:30 AM - July 30, 2020 11:00 AM
Location: NLU North Shore and Lisle campuses
Description: Intensive Literacy Support
The Reading Center at National Louis University is offering a Summer Reading Improvement Program at our North Shore and Lisle campuses. 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 diagnostic testing and one-to-one tutoring in reading and writing one hour per day, four mornings per week, for five weeks.
Contact: Mary Hoch, Reading Center Director

2020 Summer Institute in Digital Literacy (SIDL) with University of Rhode Island

Date & Time: July 19, 2020 8:00 AM - July 24, 2020 7:00 PM
Location: NLU Chicago Campus (122 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60603)
Description: SIDL is an award-winning 'hands-on', minds-on' premier digital literacy professional development model developed by Julie Coiro and Renee Hobss at the University of Rhode Island. This six-day learning experience focuses on how literacy is changing as a result of emerging media and technologies. Join us in exploring innovative approaches now being used by K-12 educators, librarians, and college and university faculty. You will learn how to conduct project-based inquiry using a variety of digital texts, tools and technologies, which will help create challenging and engaging learning opportunities for you and your students.
Contact: Liz Allen
NCE Partnerships Manager

Free Online Workshop: Teaching Integrated Strategies for Expository Texts with NCE Reading Faculty (NEW DATE!)

Date: September 23, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Reading Center
NLU Lisle Campus


Online workshop via Zoom
Description: In celebration of their new book, Empowering Readers: Integrated Strategies to Comprehend Expository Texts, authors and NLU faculty Mary L. Hoch & Jana L. McNally are offering a free online one-hour workshop to share their research-based approach to expanding and enhancing text structure instruction that will help your students develop higher-level understanding with challenging materials.

What You'll Learn
• Analyze best practices for expository text comprehension.
• Evaluate text structures and understand how they impact comprehension.
• Collaborate with other teachers and apply integrated strategies.

Register for the webinar to be entered to win a copy of the book or a free half-day professional development session for your school! Note: Attendees are eligible to earn ISBE professional development units.
Contact: Liz Allen
NCE Partnerships Manager

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

Date & Time: October 22, 2020 8:00 AM - October 23, 2020 3:00 PM
Location: NLU
Lisle Campus
850 Warrenville Road
Lisle, IL
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.

*Please note: This event date has changed from May 2020 to October 2020. Please see the the event website for more details.
Contact: John Viano
Executive Director
Association of Illinois Middle-Grade Schools (AIMS)
Phone: (630) 437-0943

    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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