Video Courses

Read with Me: Part 1

IACET Accredited
0.30 CEUs 2.5 Training Hours

Everyone knows reading books with children is important - not just reading to children – but reading with them. Learn how you can transform story time by reading interactively with children and create opportunities to have great conversations and build language.

100% Free
Time to complete
2.5 Hours
Provides a
Certificate of Training
Recommended for
  • Teachers who work with infants and toddlers

  • Families of infants and toddlers

  • Anyone who wants to understand the benefits of interactive story reads with children

  • Childcare program and site directors

By the End of This Course You’ll Be Able To
  • Demonstrate how to read books interactively and responsively

  • Identify practices that help promote language development during story reads

  • Modify the TIPS Strategy in story reads for different age groups

Why It Matters
  • Reading a book becomes more than story, it becomes a conversation

  • These conversations pave the way for development of content knowledge, vocabulary, and comprehension children need later on

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

    A Reader is Born

     Duration 12  minutes
    This lesson introduces you to a different way of reading books, one that will make every word memorable so children will never forget them.
  2. Lesson 2

    A First Look at TIPS

     Duration 18  minutes
    This lesson introduces you to TIPS, a strategy for reading books interactively and responsively. When you finish this lesson, you will be ready to dive into each of the elements of TIPS.
  3. Lesson 3

    T is for Tune In

     Duration 15  minutes
    This lesson introduces you to the first element of TIPS: Tune in. When you finish this lesson, you will be ready to capture the children’s attention as you get ready to read a book with them.
  4. Lesson 4

    I is for Introduce the Book

     Duration 10  minutes
    When you finish this lesson, you will be ready to introduce the book in a way that gets children excited and interested and sets the stage for what you are about to read and they are about to hear.
  5. Lesson 5

    P is for Promote Language

     Duration 18  minutes
    This lesson is about promoting language as you read the book. When you are finished with this lesson, you will be ready to use PAT and Think Alouds, two strategies that promote language as you read.
  6. Lesson 6

    S is for Summarize the Book

     Duration 16  minutes
    This lesson is all about the lively discussion that will follow after you read the book with children. When you are finished with this lesson, you will be ready to engage children by asking questions and making the book come to life all day long.
  7. Lesson 7

    TIPS with Infants

     Duration 17  minutes
    When you finish this lesson, you will be ready to use TIPS to engage infants in great conversations with a book.
  8. Lesson 8

    TIPS with Young Toddlers

     Duration 16  minutes
    At the end of this lesson, you will be ready to use TIPS effectively with young toddlers.
  9. Lesson 9

    TIPS with Older Toddlers

     Duration 16  minutes
    This lesson shares what TIPS looks like with older toddlers, showing a full read of a storybook and some clips of the same teacher reading a related informational book.
  10. Lesson 10

    Let’s Practice TIPS with Older Toddlers

     Duration 13  minutes
    This lesson gives you an extensive opportunity to practice TIPS with older toddlers. You will be ready to implement the strategy with older toddlers when you read books with them.
  11. Lesson 11

    Read Lesson 11: End of Course Assessment

     Duration 16  minutes
    In this lesson, you will take the end-of-course assessment. You must score 80% or higher to pass the assessment and receive your certificate of completion.

Your Facilitator

Kate Fleetwood, M. Ed.
Rollins Center eCoaching Facilitator
Kate Fleetwood is a Birth to 3rd Grade eCoaching Facilitator for the Rollins Center. She is a member of the Rollins’ Content Development Team for online learning courses for Cox Campus and provides online coaching on Cox Campus practices.

Success Stories

  • "I get excited with teachers when we observe students using Tier 2 words spontaneously in their conversations."
    Pre-K Coach, Consultant, & Speech-Language Pathologist
  • "I have experienced more meaningful conversations with my students and have seen them flourish in literacy due to the incorporation of strategies I’ve learned."
    Pre-K Teacher
  • "The Cox Campus will give you practical tools to dramatically benefit the children in your classrooms, giving them the power to be successful in elementary school and well beyond."


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.