Shifting the Balance

Course Available
1 Unit
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Participants Only

Educators will participate in a book study of Shifting the Balance. The study will encourage discussion on the latest research on phonics instruction and Benchmark Phonics. Educators will also contribute to job- embedded coaching around phonics instruction. A final reflection will be required.

Course Details

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

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for DoDEA Educators.

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDC-X746W – 001 01 Oct 202315 Dec 2023 1 $79

Shifting the Balance

01 Oct 202315 Dec 2023
Credit Validation

Audience: K-2 Educators

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: October 12, 2023 (11:59pm PT)

What You Will Learn

  • Engage in discussions around Shifting the Balance
  • Align Benchmark Phonics to CCRSL and current research
  • Develop high leverage routines centered around phonics instruction


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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