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.
NotesThis course can be taken for 3, 4 or 5 credits. Select the appropriate section for your desired number of credits.
Testimonials“This course was great! I wanted to take a class that would help renew my knowledge about reading instruction and I feel much closer to being ready for the classroom (there’s always room for more growth!). In particular, I liked reading Strategies that Work. It had so many clearly defined strategies and examples. They helped me to picture what the strategies will look like in my future classroom. I also appreciated the opportunity to develop a lesson plan using strategies from the course. Even though I am not teaching, I found this to be a valuable practice and spent a lot of time thinking through how to select strategies for the lesson, focusing on deeper themes, and how to gradually release responsibility.” —TINT Student
“My honest reflection of this class is that it was one of the more helpful classes I’ve taken for continuing education. Not only was I re-inspired, but I feel more equipped with practical, ready-to-be-implemented processes that will enrich my students and the class community as a whole.” —TINT Student