Literacy educators, leaders invited to networking event

A photo of books in the Children's Literature Collection of NIU's Gabel Hall.Northern Illinois University’s Department of Literacy Education will host a Literacy Educators & Leaders Networking Event from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 8.

This event at NIU-Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd., provides an opportunity for alumni to reconnect with faculty and former classmates. Alumni are encouraged to bring their colleagues to introduce them to the NIU Literacy community.

This networking event will include a brief program by faculty and alumni.

Reading faculty Laurie Elish-Piper, Michael Manderino and Susan L’Allier will address some of the hot topics in literacy. Alumni Elin Anderson, Meghan Pufundt and Alison Swade will share how the M.S.Ed in Literacy Education with a Focus on Reading program has enhanced their teaching expertise and their ability to be literacy leaders.

Light refreshments will be served and door prizes given away. For reservations, contact Kate Braser at (815) 753-8370 or kbraser@niu.edu.

NIU Hoffman Estates offers 20,000 square feet of meeting space, including an auditorium, networked computer labs, a video conference room, and a variety of meeting rooms.New M.S.Ed. cohort forming

A new reading cohort for candidates wanting to earn the M.S.Ed in Literacy Education with a Focus on Reading will begin this fall at NIU-Hoffman Estates.

This degree leads to the reading specialist license.

An information session will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at NIU-Hoffman Estates. For more information, contact academic adviser Gail Schumacher at (815) 753-7948 or gschumacher@niu.edu.

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