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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...
Little Free Library
NIU’s Jerry L. Johns Literacy Clinic will install its seventh Little Free Library at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the Mason Court Apartments, 275 N. Cross St. in Sycamore. Little Free Libraries are an international movement where people place small, weather-proof boxes in their communities. These boxes are stocked with books which are free...
The NIU College of Education’s Summer Literacy Conference will take place from Tuesday, June 14, through Friday, June 17, at NIU-Naperville. “Reading and Writing in the Digital Age” will cover: Teaching reading and writing with digital texts and tools Supporting students’ literacy needs in 1:1 environments Addressing issues of technological equity and diverse learners Registration...
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NIU’s Center for Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy will host several seminars this spring to discuss various methodologies and approaches for examining aspects of language and literacy learning and development. Each session will be organized around a topic related to conducting language and literacy research, and include a discussion of theoretical perspectives related to...
The NIU College of Education (COE) has named Anne E. Gregory, Ph.D., as the new chair of the Department of Literacy and Elementary Education, effective July 20, 2015. Gregory comes to the COE from Western Illinois University, where she was chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and interim chair of the Department of...
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...
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...
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...
Photo of the word “reading” in refrigerator magnet letters
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...
Daniel Wilson
Are you smarter than your smart phone? Can you outdrive a self-driving car? The technology we rely on is becoming more and more sophisticated. Could humanity survive if that technology turned evil? Daniel H. Wilson, who explores the possibility of a machine uprising in his novel “Robopocalypse,” will visit NIU and the Sycamore Public Library this...
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...
Photo of a teacher helping a child to read
NIU’s Department of Literacy Education will offer a new cohort this summer leading to a Master of Science degree in literacy education with a focus on reading. Classes will be held at the Jerry L. Johns Literacy Clinic in DeKalb. The program includes one or two classes per semester and is ideal for classroom teachers...
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