Developed with expert contributor, Dr. Deborah Glaser, Reading Teacher’s Top Ten Tools. Through this course, learners understand how a child’s spoken language, including phonological awareness, must be combined with alphabet knowledge and print awareness to build a solid foundation for learning to read. Teachers observe actual classroom instruction and practice some of the skills themselves along the way. In addition, each person taking the course gains access to instructional tools to help them teach these essential elements to the children in their classrooms.
We know from decades of research how students learn to read, how to assess to identify those at risk, and what and how to teach so that the majority of our students can be successful. The approaches used to teach children in many of our schools apply methods that do not teach our most vulnerable students the skills they need to be successful. This course will lead you into a world of knowledge and instructional practice that will make it possible for you to be the difference in your students’ lives.
You don’t have to finish the course all in one sitting. In fact, we recommend you take this course a little bit at a time, incorporating what you’ve learned in the classroom.
In order to pass and receive IACET CEUs for this course, you will first need to complete all the lessons, then complete the end of course assessment with a score of 80% or higher.
As you go through a course, we’ll introduce you to free resources that will help you implement what you’re learning.
Have a question on what you’re learning in the course or how to use a resource? Reach out to the Cox Campus community for advice or to lend a helping hand to others.
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