We're delighted to partner with National Louis University to bring the 8th Annual Summer Institute in Digital Literacy to Chicago!



Ryan McCarty is an assistant professor at National Louis University in Chicago, Illinios.  A former principal, coach and literacy coordinator, he directs the North Shore Reading Center and works to help Latinx students excel in advanced coursework.  His research interests include guided inquiry using multimodal texts and argumentative writing. 

National Louis University is one of the oldest and most progressive universities in Chicago, offering more than 60 degree programs to students of all ages and backgrounds to achieve their personal and professional goals.  At the National College of Education, faculty receive funding and support to develop new methods of reaching students and strengthening the teaching profession. The Summer Institute in Digital Literacy will be held on the Downtown campus. 



You can stay in a hotel, a dorm, or a hostel while you participate in the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy.


HOTELS. There are numerous hotel accommodations at all price points in Chicago. We recommend the Congress Plaza Hotel, where special rate for SIDL participants is available: $139.00 + tax – Single/Double, plus city taxes of 17.4%. 

HOSTELS. Clean, friendly and low-cost space is available with a special rate from the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Hostel. Shared dorm rooms, private rooms and family suites are available, with rates starting at $32 per night. Use the code SIDL20 for a special rate. 


DORMS. University Center Chicago offers 4-bedroom, 2-bath studios (perfect for families), 2-bedroom, 2-bath suites (perfect for colleagues) and 1-bedroom, 1-bath suites (perfect for singles). Dorm room details will be available on May 1. 


122 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603

JULY 19 - 24, 2020