Video Courses

Foundations of Learning to Read: Transitional Course

IACET Accredited
0.2 CEUs 1.5 Training Hours

This short overview course will introduce phonemic awareness and its continuum of skills, what alphabet knowledge skills entail in the preschool/Pre-K classroom, and of concepts of print/print awareness and learn what this looks like in the classroom.

100% Free
Time to complete
Recommended for
  • PS/PK teachers
By the End of This Course You’ll Be Able To
  • Learners will understand what is meant by phonemic awareness and continuum of skills.
  • Learners will know what alphabet knowledge skills entail in the preschool/PreK classroom.
  • Learners will recognize the different categories of Concepts of Print/Print Awareness and learn what this looks like in the classroom.

How it Works

  • Learn at Your Own Pace

    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.

  • Earn IACET CEUs

    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.

  • Free Guided Resources

    As you go through a course, we’ll introduce you to free resources that will help you implement what you’re learning.

  • Never Learn Alone

    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.


  1. Lesson 1

    Domains of Early Literacy

     Duration 13  minutes
    In this lesson, you will learn why print awareness, phonological awareness, and alphabet knowledge are important for early literacy development.
  2. Lesson 2

    Phonemic Awareness

     Duration 29  minutes
    In this lesson, you will take a deeper dive into phonemic awareness. You will practice pronouncing phonemes and learn about each of the phonemic awareness skills. Plus, you will see real classroom examples
  3. Lesson 3

    Alphabet Knowledge

     Duration 15  minutes
    In this lesson, you will take a deeper dive into alphabet knowledge. You will learn about the connection between letters and sounds. Plus, you will see real classroom examples.
  4. Lesson 4

    Concepts of Print/Print Awareness

     Duration 11  minutes
    In this lesson, you will take a deeper dive into print awareness. You will learn about the three categories of print awareness and see how to teach it in the classroom.
  5. Lesson 5

    Foundations of Learning to Read Transitional Mini Course End of Course Assessment

     Duration 14  minutes

Your Facilitator

Anne Bell
Atlanta Speech School


The Cox Campus is the digital outreach platform for the Rollins Center for Language & Literacy. Our team is composed of experienced teachers, early learning and language experts, neuroscientists, school leaders, speech language pathologists and authorities in adult learning and curriculum design to give all children access to the Science of Reading to change the odds for all children.

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.