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Course Description

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.

Learner Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course participants will:

  1. Know the importance of fostering student engagement by facilitating attentiveness, commitment, and an eagerness to learn in the class-room environment.
  2. Develop a comprehensive understanding of excellence in literacy instruction, including key factors and teaching practices.
  3. Be able to apply the concepts of literacy engagement and excellence toward creating an equitable educational experience that works for all students.
  4. 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.

Notes

This course can be taken for 3, 4 or 5 credits. Select the appropriate section for your desired number of credits.
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Section Title
Best Practices in Reading Instruction
Type
self-paced
Dates
Start Now, you have 365 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $690.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Instructors
Reading List / Textbook

Must Be Purchased Separately:

Purchase the course text(s) based on your course credit and grade level:

  • All credit options and grade levels
    • Literacy Essentials: Engagement, Excellence, and Equity for All Learners by Regie Routman (K-12)
  • 4 or 5 credit course - choose one based on your grade level:
    • Strategies that Work: Teaching Comprehension for Engagement, Understanding, and Building Knowledge, Grades K-8 by Harvey and Goudvis (K-8)
    • In the Best Interest of Students: Staying True to What Works in the ELA Classroom by Kelly Gallagher (5-12)

 

 

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher (TINT)


Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.


Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


 

Section Title
Best Practices in Reading Instruction
Type
self-paced
Dates
Start Now, you have 365 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (4 units) $845.00
Available for Credit
4 Quarter Credits
Instructors
Reading List / Textbook

Must Be Purchased Separately:

Purchase the course text(s) based on your course credit and grade level:

  • All credit options and grade levels
    • Literacy Essentials: Engagement, Excellence, and Equity for All Learners by Regie Routman (K-12)
  • 4 or 5 credit course - choose one based on your grade level:
    • Strategies that Work: Teaching Comprehension for Engagement, Understanding, and Building Knowledge, Grades K-8 by Harvey and Goudvis (K-8)
    • In the Best Interest of Students: Staying True to What Works in the ELA Classroom by Kelly Gallagher (5-12)

 

 

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher (TINT)


Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.


Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


 

Section Title
Best Practices in Reading Instruction
Type
self-paced
Dates
Start Now, you have 365 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $990.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Instructors
Reading List / Textbook

Must Be Purchased Separately:

Purchase the course text(s) based on your course credit and grade level:

  • All credit options and grade levels
    • Literacy Essentials: Engagement, Excellence, and Equity for All Learners by Regie Routman (K-12)
  • 4 or 5 credit course - choose one based on your grade level:
    • Strategies that Work: Teaching Comprehension for Engagement, Understanding, and Building Knowledge, Grades K-8 by Harvey and Goudvis (K-8)
    • In the Best Interest of Students: Staying True to What Works in the ELA Classroom by Kelly Gallagher (5-12)

 

 

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher (TINT)


Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.


Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


 

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