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Session 1 - Teacher Leadership Workshops: Building Relationships, Teaching & Leading During COVID-19

Date: September 29, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom
Description: Join NNSTOY, National Louis University, and Sanford Inspire for a series of coaching and mentoring workshops for teacher leaders, by teacher leaders.

In our sessions, we will support each other as we navigate our new normal and explore how you can help your colleagues to be the teachers their students need. Throughout the three sessions you will explore your own philosophy of teaching and effectively connecting with students and colleagues. Topics include:

>Social-emotional teaching and learning
>Building relationships with students, families, community
>Virtual learning and connecting with students
>Teachers as agents of change
>Sanford Inspire and Sanford Harmony as coaching and mentoring tools

Workshops will be September 29, October 20, and November 17 from 7:30-9:30 pm EST via Zoom.

Purchase individual sessions for $45 or all three for $100.

Check out the flyers below for more information about each session's topics.

Led by:
The Illinois State Chapter with Lindsey Jensen (2018 IL Teacher of the Year), Steve Elza (2015 IL Teacher of the Year),
Renee Gugel Ed.D. (National Louis University),
And Geri Chesner Ph.D. (National Louis University)
Contact: Liz Allen at eallen19@nl.edu
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-relationships-teaching-leading-during-covid-19-back-to-school-tickets-114463044046
Flyer: NNSTOYWorkshop1.png
NNSTOYTeacherLeaderWorkshopFlyer_Fall2020.png

NLU Teacher Residency Program Virtual Info Session for School/District Leaders - October 2020

Date: October 6, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Description: For over 15 years, NLU has partnered with districts – both rural and urban – to provide Teacher Residency Programs that build pipelines of new educators, cultivating from talent within their schools and communities, to fill hard-to-staff and high-need positions.

Residents gain a full year of hands-on experience in a classroom learning from an experienced mentor teacher while completing complementary practice-based pedagogy and content coursework at NLU. With a focus on understanding the context, community and cultures of the schools where they’ll serve, our program prepares residents to serve and respond to their learners’ specific needs and improve learning outcomes.

We invite school and district leaders to join us for an upcoming virtual information session with our Program Director Dr. Kavita Venkatesh to learn more!

Located outside of Chicagoland? Not a problem. NLU can offer distance residency options for districts anywhere in Illinois.
Contact: Liz Allen
NCE Partnerships Manager
Eallen19@nl.edu
312.261.3509
Website: https://nl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tcOmtqjIuHdFqKhrNE0tgrmD1A7CHifIK
Flyer: VirtualResidencyInfoSessions2020_PartnershipsUPDATED.pdf

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

Date: October 7, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Description: In celebration of their new book, Empowering Readers: Integrated Strategies to Comprehend Expository Texts, authors and NLU Reading faculty Mary L. Hoch & Jana L. McNally are offering a free two-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.
• Adaptations and modifications for remote teaching and learning.

Attendees are eligible to earn two ISBE professional development units or register through NLU to earn 1 SH of graduate-level course credit (see attached Elective flyer for more information).
Contact: Liz Allen
NCE Partnerships Manager
eallen19@nl.edu
Website: https://bit.ly/TeachingStrategiesOct7
Flyer: ReadingElectiveFlyer10.7.20.pdf
FlyerEventOctTeacherIntergratedStrategis.pdf

NCE Candid Conversations with Leading Educators: Digital Book Magic

Date: October 13, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Zoom: https://nl.zoom.us/webinar/register/3316003721681/WN_3SkSdImbSEOQtpL6g-YMrw
Description: This webinar focuses on what can be done in literacy (and also content area) instruction when the physical books go away, as has happened during COVID-19. Join us to:

• Learn more about P-12 digital and audio books, particularly titles with diverse themes and international texts.

• Gain ideas for how to access and utilize digital books’ companion resources (e.g., book trailers, author interviews, youth literature conferences specifically for students, teachers, and parents).

• Discover ways to make book magic and (re)design or supplement existing literacy and content area patterns of instructional practice in the digital space.

Presenters:

Dora M. Guzmán
bilingual reading specialist (K-5) @Bensenville School District 2

Dora M. Guzmán is a current doctoral student in the EDD Reading, Language, & Literacy program at NLU. Currently, she is going into her 11th year in education and a bilingual reading specialist for grades K-5, where she provides interventions in Spanish and English literacy. Other professional roles include mentoring new bilingual teachers, co-leading her school's literacy night and committees, leading the MTSS process, cowriting literacy curriculum for bilingual grade levels, supporting professional learning to her local staff, and teaching as an adjunct for NLU's undergraduate and graduate literacy courses. When she is not teaching or reading research, she is reading and reviewing children's books on Latinxs in Kid Lit Blog (https://latinosinkidlit.com/).

Karyn Keenan
3rd Grade Teacher and Adjunct Professor @Winnetka Public Schools and National Louis University

A Nationally Board Certified Teacher in Literacy, Karyn is currently a 3rd grade teacher in the Winnetka Public Schools, who previously taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades in the Chicago Public Schools. She received her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction in 2012 from National Louis, where she is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Reading and Language. At National Louis, Karyn teaches courses in the Curriculum and Instruction Masters program, as well as undergraduate Children's Literature. Outside of education, Karyn enjoys reading, skiing, cross stitching, camping, and playing the ukulele!

Ruth E. Quiroa
associate professor of Reading & Language @National Louis University

Ruth E. Quiroa, Ph.D. is an associate professor of Reading & Language at National Louis University and a former kindergarten and bilingual (Spanish/English) second grade teacher. She teaches master's level courses in youth literature, comprehension, teaching writing, and pre-service literacy methods, as well as doctoral courses in comprehension and diverse youth literature. Her research focuses on picture books and the politics of aesthetics and the impact of BIPOC literature on K-12 teachers’ instructional practices. Other research areas include trends and issues of Latinx-themed youth literature published in the U.S., international Spanish-language youth literature, and wordless picture books.
Contact: Alison Bender
abender3@nl.edu
Website: https://nl.zoom.us/webinar/register/3316003721681/WN_3SkSdImbSEOQtpL6g-YMrw

Session 2 - Teacher Leadership Workshops: Building Relationships, Teaching & Leading During COVID-19

Date: October 20, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom
Description: Join NNSTOY, National Louis University, and Sanford Inspire for a series of coaching and mentoring workshops for teacher leaders, by teacher leaders.

In our sessions, we will support each other as we navigate our new normal and explore how you can help your colleagues to be the teachers their students need. Throughout the three sessions you will explore your own philosophy of teaching and effectively connecting with students and colleagues. Topics include:

>Social-emotional teaching and learning
>Building relationships with students, families, community
>Virtual learning and connecting with students
>Teachers as agents of change
>Sanford Inspire and Sanford Harmony as coaching and mentoring tools

Workshops will be September 29, October 20, and November 17 from 7:30-9:30 pm EST via Zoom.

Purchase individual sessions for $45 or all three for $100.

Check out the flyers below for more information about each session's topics.

Led by:
The Illinois State Chapter with Lindsey Jensen (2018 IL Teacher of the Year), Steve Elza (2015 IL Teacher of the Year),
Renee Gugel Ed.D. (National Louis University),
And Geri Chesner Ph.D. (National Louis University)
Contact: Liz Allen at eallen19@nl.edu
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-relationships-teaching-leading-during-covid-19-back-to-school-tickets-114463044046
Flyer: NNSTOYWorkshop2.png
NNSTOYTeacherLeaderWorkshopFlyer_Fall20201.png

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
eMail: jviano13@gmail.com
Website: https://aimsnetwork.org/event/grid-method-personalized-learning-workshop/

Session 3 - Teacher Leadership Workshops: Building Relationships, Teaching & Leading During COVID-19

Date: November 17, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom
Description: Join NNSTOY, National Louis University, and Sanford Inspire for a series of coaching and mentoring workshops for teacher leaders, by teacher leaders.

In our sessions, we will support each other as we navigate our new normal and explore how you can help your colleagues to be the teachers their students need. Throughout the three sessions you will explore your own philosophy of teaching and effectively connecting with students and colleagues. Topics include:

>Social-emotional teaching and learning
>Building relationships with students, families, community
>Virtual learning and connecting with students
>Teachers as agents of change
>Sanford Inspire and Sanford Harmony as coaching and mentoring tools

Workshops will be September 29, October 20, and November 17 from 7:30-9:30 pm EST via Zoom.

Purchase individual sessions for $45 or all three for $100.

Check out the flyers below for more information about each session's topics.

Led by:
The Illinois State Chapter with Lindsey Jensen (2018 IL Teacher of the Year), Steve Elza (2015 IL Teacher of the Year),
Renee Gugel Ed.D. (National Louis University),
And Geri Chesner Ph.D. (National Louis University)
Contact: Liz Allen at eallen19@nl.edu
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-relationships-teaching-leading-during-covid-19-back-to-school-tickets-114463044046
Flyer: NNSTOYWorkshop3.png
NNSTOYTeacherLeaderWorkshopFlyer_Fall20202.png
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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