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Video Courses

Systematic and Explicit Phonics Instruction

IACET Accredited
0.2 CEUs 2 Training Hours

Developed with expert contributor, Dr. Deborah Glaser, Reading Teacher’s Top Ten Tools. In this course teachers build their knowledge of effective phonics instruction aligned with the science of reading. This course provides teachers practical tools and develop their commitment to act in their classrooms to ensure all students have the support they need to become proficient readers.

Cost
100% Free
Time to complete
2 Hours
Provides a
Certificate of Training
Recommended for
  • K-3
By the End of This Course You’ll Be Able To
  • Learners will understand the characteristics of an effective systematic and explicit phonics program.
  • Learners will gain a foundational understanding of English orthography.
  • Learners will be able to name and explain the role of the instructional components of an effective phonics program.
Why It Matters

The most recent report from our National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP, 2019) showed that nationwide 66% of our 4th students scored below proficient in reading. The highest performing state showed 55% below proficiency. 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, and systematic and explicit phonics instruction is a critical part of building literacy.

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.

Lessons

  1. Lesson 1

    Phonics for Every Reader

     Duration 18  minutes
    Teachers will understand the characteristics of an effective systematic and explicit phonics program.
  2. Lesson 2

    Making Phonics Effective

     Duration 26  minutes
    Teachers will understand the characteristics of an effective systematic and explicit phonics program.
  3. Lesson 3

    Language Knowledge for Phonics Teachers

     Duration 36  minutes
    Teachers will gain a foundational understanding of the English orthography.
  4. Lesson 4

    Instructional Components

     Duration 29  minutes
    Teachers will be able to name and explain the roles of the instructional components of an effective phonics program.
  5. Lesson 5

    Phonics in Your Classroom

     Duration 11  minutes
    Teachers will understand the characteristics of an effective systematic and explicit phonics program.
  6. Lesson 6

    End of Course Assessment

     Duration 15  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

Sara Quinn
K3 Content Specialist
Sara is a literacy specialist, curriculum developer, and artist who teaches some amazing kids at Westside Atlanta Charter School. She is a contributor to Rollins’ Content Development Team for online learning courses for Cox Campus.

Success Stories

  • "I love the Cox Campus courses because I am able to log on at my convenience and learn a little more information to help me be a better teacher/caregiver and even a better parent."
    Stacey
    Infant/Toddler Teacher
  • "I enjoy learning new ways to interact with children and to help them become the best they can be and be able to succeed in life to the fullest."
    Sheri
    Teacher
  • "I have learned so much to take back to my classroom. I’m using these learning experiences to help strengthen the language of each child and I see a difference each day in the children’s language."
    Deborah
    Teacher

FAQs

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.

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