New Center for Literacy benefits area children and adults

February 09, 2014 - Concordia University Chicago's new Center for Literacy hosted a community night and ribbon cutting on Friday, January 17, at 6 p.m. The event began in the West Annex, Room WA 123 and then move to the Christopher Center, Room CC200 on the University's River Forest campus. The event was designed to celebrate the accomplishments of the first group of children to take part in the Center's Jumping...

Jumping into Multiliteracies (JiM) Class

February 08, 2014 - Jumping into Multi-literacies (JiM) Class is a program of the Center for Literacy on the campus of Concordia University Chicago that is designed to engage elementary-school-aged students in literacy activities through meaningful, interactive and academically challenging learning experiences. Students have the opportunity to research, write, create, and engage with topics of their interest...

Summer Reading Club

February 05, 2014 - The Concordia University Chicago Center for Literacy’s Reading Club is an afterschool K-5 intervention program designed to provide individualized support to struggling readers. In small groups, students work in hour-long sessions for twelve consecutive weeks with certified teachers who are pursuing a master of arts in reading education. All meetings are supervised by university faculty and...

EXCELerated Adolescent Literacy Club

February 05, 2014 - The EXCELerated Literacy Club is an afterschool and during-school project geared toward at-risk secondary students in grades six through twelve. This club is designed to approach teaching and learning using four components of motivation: experience-based learning, choice, expanding sense of self, and leadership. EXperience-based Students engage in a variety of activities in which they use and...

LLINK: Language and Literacy Integration for the Negotiation of Knowledge

February 05, 2014 - The Language and Literacy Instruction for the Negotiation of Knowledge (LLINK) framework combines data analysis, professional development workshops, and literacy coaching to support the examination and integration of instructional strategies, content knowledge, and leadership skills. Teachers and administrators in participating schools are offered a holistic, inclusive and innovative literacy...

Donors to the Center for Literacy

January 14, 2014 - The Center for Literacy is currently supporting projects generously funded by The Big Shoulders Fund with the Chicago Community Trust and The Oak Park River Forest Youth Services. Individual donors Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy BeckerMs. Sandra BeierwaltesThe Caciano FamilyMs. Rebecca Lea DeMarcoMr. Matthew T. FrickMr. Brad GilliatMs. Karen GilliatMs. Kate GilliatRev. and Mrs. Carl GnewuchMs. Amy L....

CUC grad students go 'down under' for global perspective on literacy

October 30, 2012 - As part of a master's program in reading education, Concordia University Chicago grad students trekked to Australia in July 2012 to gain international perspectives on reading and literacy education. Through the course EDU 6291, Roles, Relationships and Ethics of the Reading Specialist, Dara Soljaga, PhD, who is an associate professor of curriculum, language and literacy at Concordia-Chicago,...