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An NIU College of Education department is beginning the new semester with a new name. Meet the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Formerly known as Literacy and Elementary Education, the department changed its moniker to better reflect the diverse teaching, learning and faculty that make it up. “With the Program Prioritization process, we had two...
NIUs Department of Literacy and Elementary Education is sponsoring a literacy event called “Reading & Writing in the Digital Age” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at the NIU-Naperville campus, 1120 E. Diehl Road. This event provides an opportunity for alumni to reconnect with current students, alumni and faculty. Alumni are encouraged to...
Ofelia Garcia and Wayne Wright
NIU will host its 42nd annual Summer Literacy Conference titled “Beyond the Common Core: Taking All Educators to the Head of the Class” from Tuesday, June 16, through Thursday, June 18, at NIU-Naperville. Topics will address ways the Common Core impacts educational policy and instruction for English Learners (ELs), raises the bar for ELs’ academic...
Book cover of "Duck! Rabbit!"
Families are invited to meet and interact with well-known authors of favorite children’s books at the inaugural “Literacy on the Lawn” event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 13. The free event will be held at NIU’s health and literacy building at 3100 Sycamore Road in DeKalb (the former Monsanto building), and will...
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Northern Illinois University’s Department of Literacy and Elementary Education is offering an evening program designed for working adults interested in obtaining Master of Arts in Teaching degrees which will lead to initial licensure in elementary education. NIU plans to start a new cohort for summer 2015 at the NIU-Naperville campus. This part-time program is ideal for...
Nell Duke
Nell Duke, professor of language, literacy and culture at the University of Michigan, will visit the NIU campus Monday, March 16, to deliver a lecture on “Aligning Effective Informational Text Instruction with the Common Core Standards.” Her talk begins at 6 p.m. in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center, followed by a Q-and-A...
Sonya L. Armstrong
Northern Illinois University’s College of Education, through its Department of Literacy and Elementary Education, has added a certificate of Graduate Studies in Postsecondary Developmental Literacy and Language Instruction to its growing roster of online graduate programs and certificates. The new online certificate in postsecondary literacy is a 15-credit-hour program of study available to all graduate-level...
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As English becomes the “lingua franca of the world” – the language spoken throughout international power circles of business and politics – countries with different native tongues want to ensure their children are prepared. That list includes Ecuador, where profits from its vast oil resources help to fund tuition-free professional development in the United States...
Project ROAR at Cortland Elementary School
Sitting in clusters of three, the Cortland Elementary School second-graders write things for which they are thankful onto “leaves” and “pumpkins” cut from red, orange and yellow construction paper. Friends. Clothes. Cousins. Mama. Teacher. Food. Halloween. Next, they squirt Tacky Glue onto their harvest-colored shapes and press them onto paper plates as they create Thanksgiving...
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Longtime friends Corrine Wickens and Elsa Glover were jogging together a few years ago when the conversation turned – naturally – to education. What happened next reads like the script of a classic TV commercial for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. NIU’s Wickens, an associate professor in the Department of Literacy and Elementary Education, and Glover,...
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Northern 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...
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NIU’s Department of Literacy and Elementary Education is offering an evening program designed for working adults interested in obtaining a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree which will lead to an initial license in elementary education. NIU plans to start new cohorts in the 2015 calendar year at the NIU-Naperville campus and NIU-Rockford campus. This...
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