Developed with expert contributor Dr. Margie Gillis of Literacy How. This course provides a research-based framework for teachers to ensure that their students become competent writers in early elementary school. Teachers learn the processes and skills their students need to write fluently. Teachers also learn methods for effective writing instruction.
Three-quarters of both 12th and 8th graders lack proficiency in writing, according to the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP, 2017). Writing is a critical skill for our students’ self-expression and self-actualization. We know from decades of research how students learn to write and what and how to teach so that the majority of our students can be successful.
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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