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“What can I do at home to help my child with reading and writing?” Laurie Elish-Piper, a Presidential Teaching Professor in Literacy Education, director of the NIU Literacy Clinic and co-director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy, says that this is by far one of the most common questions posed...
Gloria Ladson-Billings
Gloria Ladson-Billings, chair of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will speak Thursday, Oct. 20, at NIU on “Pushing Past the Achievement Gap.” Despite the intense focus on the achievement disparities between African-American and Latino students and their White counterparts, Billings posits that the achievement gap discourse keeps academics locked...
Scholar and activist Nolan L. Cabrera will visit NIU Tuesday, Oct. 11, to speak as part of the events for Latino Heritage Month. NIU’s Latino Resource Center, the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies and the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy will host Cabrera from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in...
NIU’s Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy (CISLL) will welcome University of Chicago professor James W. Pellegrino for a Thursday, Sept. 15, lecture. Pellegrino, Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor and Distinguished Professor of Education at UIC, will speak on “Promises & Pitfalls in the Drive Toward Common State Standards and Common...
Kristopher Kopp
Kristopher Kopp, a Ph.D. student in the NIU Department of Psychology, is the recipient of the CISLL Graduate Student Fellowship. Laurie Elish-Piper and Joseph Magliano, co- directors of NIU’s Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy (CISLL), said Kopp’s promise as a scholar and his commitment to interdisciplinary research of educationally relevant research in language and literacy...
NIU President John G. Peters looks over construction plans with officials from Illinois Valley Community College.
NIU’s collaboration with community colleges is the topic of a lunchtime conversation from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in the Capitol Room South of the Holmes Student Center. Speakers from NIU colleges, centers and offices will share information about the many NIU initiatives now under way with community colleges across the region. Representatives...
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NIU’s Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy is opening its methodology workshop registration to all NIU faculty. Workshops are filling up fast, so faculty interested in learning innovative research methodologies should register as soon as possible. These workshops are designed to provide meaningful professional enrichment opportunities. All workshops are offered free of charge. Space is limited to 15 seats...
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The 2011 spring seminar series of NIU’s Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy will cover topics related to language development and transitions to literacy. Transitions in language and literacy development reflect a general theme of research that cuts across multiple CISLL affiliates. This seminar topic was chosen in hopes that it would give...
Susan L'Allier
Susan L’Allier, a professor in the NIU Department of Literacy Education, has been awarded the Albert J. Kingston Award from the Literacy Research Association/National Reading Conference. L’Allier received her award Saturday, Dec. 4, during the organization’s annual conference in Fort Worth, Texas. The Albert J. Kingston Service Award is given to honor an LRA/NRC member for distinguished...
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NIU’s Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy (CISLL) will host a fall seminar series that begins Monday, Sept. 27. CISLL is an interdisciplinary center for the study of lifespan language and literacy across diverse populations and contexts. Center affiliates engage in basic and applied research in language and literacy, develop and apply...
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