Teachers, leaders, instructional coaches, and other professionals caring for and working with children B5 and their families and seeking to understand what children need to experience in the early years in order to have a solid foundation in language and literacy.
At the end of this course, you will:
Although children do not begin their formal instruction in reading until the first years of formal schooling, the path for developing a fluent, confident reader begins early in life, in fact, in infancy. A strong foundation in language and emergent literacy in the early years is required for children to fully be ready to benefit from reading instruction in the elementary years. Teachers of children in the early years play a critical role in supporting the construction of a reading brain and need support to develop the knowledge and skills to implement practices that define a relationships-based, language-centered ecosystem – a learning environment that supports children’s language and literacy development, in preparation for reading.
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.
The Rollins Center, of the Atlanta Speech School, in some cases, may allow an instructor, facilitator, content editor or a subject matter expert or consultant with proprietary interests to conduct professional development activities at Rollins events, provided that appropriate disclosure of such interest is made. Disclosure of proprietary interest will be made on course material and at the beginning of the course/learning event, when applicable.