Balanced Literacy in Action (prev #: EDU-506YH)

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3 Units
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Improve Your Literacy Instruction – Convenient Online Professional Growth

Learn how to create a classroom environment that supports effective literacy instruction for all learners. The components of balanced literacy, including the readers and writers workshop models, are explored. Creating effective mini-lessons, conducting guided reading groups, evaluating running records, and holding meaningful conferences to drive instruction will be an integral part of the course. Coursework will include reading and writing assessment, classroom management, the conditions of literacy, and an emphasis on reaching all learners, including struggling readers and English-language learners.

You will learn to:

  • Explore formal and informal literacy assessment instruments
  • Survey readers’ and writers’ workshop models
  • Create engaging mini–lessons and workshops
  • Discover how meaningful conferences drive instruction

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (Grades K-12)

Course Materials: All materials for this course are included in the online course

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EDU-X703A – 016 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 3 $489

Balanced Literacy in Action (prev #: EDU-506YH)

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
3
$489
Online Self-Paced
Marisa Thompson

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What You Will Learn

  • Explore both formal and informal assessment instruments
  • Survey readers’ and writers’ workshop models
  • Create engaging mini-lessons and workshops
  • Discover how meaningful conferences drive instruction

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