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NIU to host literacy education event at Hoffman Estates campus

October 3, 2014

Photo of the word “reading” in refrigerator magnet lettersNorthern Illinois University’s Department of Literacy and Elementary Education (LEED) is sponsoring “Core: Conversations about Literacy” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the NIU-Hoffman Estates campus, 5555 Trillium Blvd.

This event provides an opportunity for LEED alumni to reconnect with faculty and former classmates. Alumni are encouraged to bring colleagues and introduce them to the NIU literacy community.

In addition, teachers interested in earning the M.S. Ed. in literacy education with a focus on reading (reading specialist endorsement) are invited to attend to learn more about joining the spring 2015 cohort in Hoffman Estates.

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

Reading faculty Laurie Elish-Piper and Susan L’Allier will address some of the hot topics inliteracy. Alumni Kristen Behrens, Mary Pat Hoffman, and Lynda Maxwell 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. Information will also be provided to prospective students regarding the new reading cohort that will begin at NIU-Hoffman Estates in the spring of 2015.

Light refreshments will be served and door prizes given away. For reservations, call (815) 753-7948 or email [email protected].