Reading Intervention Collaborative Core Trainings

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Course Description

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The trainings in the Reading Intervention Collaborative provide teachers with an overview of the principles of Structured Literacy (evidence-based literacy instruction) in whole group and intervention settings. Teachers learn about evidence-based best practices in all "Big Five" areas of reading (phonological / phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension).

With this foundation in place, teachers then move on to learning about specific reading difficulties like dyslexia. They learn to identify characteristics of students who struggle with word reading, comprehension, or both. Next, teachers learn a variety of evidence-based intervention strategies designed to target the Big Five areas of reading. Teachers also learn about providing reading intervention to specific student populations, like English Language Learners.

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Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for Elementary school teachers or reading specialists, primarily instructing students in grades Kindergarten through 5th.

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDC-X727X – 001 01 Jan 202431 Dec 2024 1 $79

Reading Intervention Collaborative Core Trainings

01 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
Credit Validation

Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through: December 31, 2024 (11:59pm PT)

What You Will Learn

  • Define Structured Literacy and describe the Big 5 areas of reading instruction, plus list evidence-based strategies for whole group instruction
  • Identify key characteristics of dyslexia
  • Distinguish between reading problems caused by word reading and comprehension difficulties; identify attributes of students who struggle with each area of difficulty (or both areas)
  • Name evidence-based intervention strategies for phonological and phonemic awareness, alphabet instruction, decoding, encoding, fluency, high frequency word instruction, comprehension, and vocabulary
  • Explain how progress is typically monitored for students receiving intervention in a school setting
  • Describe effective strategies for working with English Language Learners, particularly in a reading intervention setting


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