This seminar incorporates information about three of the Essential Components of Reading Instruction, identified by the National Reading Panel (2000) as key to teaching students to read: phonemic awareness, phonics and fluency. Additionally, a strand on understanding and working with diverse learners is interwoven in the seminar. Reading materials and assignments provide an understanding of current theory of literacy instruction and the factors affecting literacy development. Seminar work prepares educators to implement the Common Core State Standards and meet state and professional standards.
Please check with your school district to ensure acceptance of this professional development seminar. After participating in the seminar and completing all the assignments, you will receive a certificate of completion for 20 Contact Hours that you can present to your school district. Should you decide to pursue an endorsement in Reading with our university partner(s) in the future, your seminar work and payment can be applied toward your tuition and coursework in the graduate class.
• Online assignments
• No required text
• No prerequisite