Thursday, November 21, 2013

RU Literacy Courses on Saturdays for K - 8 Youth In Schaumburg

The College of Education is pleased to announce the offering of literacy courses on Saturdays for K - 8 youth in Schaumburg, beginning on January 25, 2014.

Under the leadership of Dr. Becky McTague, Associate Professor of Language and Literacy, the Schaumburg Institute for Literacy Enrichment will offer 8 week courses on Saturdays beginning January 25, 2014.  Three course options are available for Schaumburg area youth and parents:

  1. SILE 001 - Accelerated Literacy.  This accelerated reading and writing workshop focuses on literature that is above current reading level, and organizes students to collaborate with like-minded peers. Enrollment is limited to 20 students; a letter of recommendation or evidence that the student has scored in the top 20% on an ISAT exam is required.  The tuition for this course is $280.
  2. SILE 002 - Literacy Enhancement.  This highly individualized academic support program focuses on age-and grade-appropriate literature, and organizes students to acquire fluency and reading, writing, listening and speaking strategies . Enrollment is limited to 20 students; test scores and recommendation letters are not required to register.  The tuition for this course is $280.
  3. SILE 003 - Digital Literacy.  This program focuses on using programming tools that allow students to learn how to develop, design, and code their own computer programs.  Enrollment is limited to 12 students; previous experience with computer coding is not required.  The tuition for this course is $350.

All courses meet from 9 a.m. to noon at the Schaumburg campus of Roosevelt University, 1400 North Roosevelt Blvd., directly across the street from IKEA.  A welcome to the program will be held at 8:30 a.m. on January 25th.

For more information and to register, visit the Schaumburg Institute for Literacy Enrichment page on the College of Education website.  Or, email Dr. Becky McTague at

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