This course will give you a fresh perspective on your reading instruction. Reading is personal and can be a difficult subject to teach when students struggle. You will be guided through reflections on your current instruction while exploring new ideas and confirming the best practices you already use. Throughout this course we will focus on simplifying your reading instruction while making it more meaningful and fun for you and your students. Throughout the course you will look at reading instruction through three core areas: engagement, excellent, and equity.
At the conclusion of this course participants will:
- Know the importance of fostering student engagement by facilitating attentiveness, commitment, and an eagerness to learn in the class-room environment.
- Develop a comprehensive understanding of excellence in literacy instruction, including key factors and teaching practices.
- Be able to apply the concepts of literacy engagement and excellence toward creating an equitable educational experience that works for all students.
- Independently use their learning to:
- Define engagement; build trusting relationships; infuse celebration within instruction; design a thriving learning environment; teach with purpose and authenticity.
- Define excellence; make professional learning a priority; prioritize frontloading when planning instruction; integrate listening, speaking, and questioning; embrace the reading writing connection; teach readers and writers first, reading and writing second.
- Define equity; develop instruction to reach all learners; use assessment to move learners forward; facilitate experiences that guide students to become self-directed learners; advocate for every learner in their charge.