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.
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.
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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