Get thorough training in literacy approaches with this advanced program, which is particularly valuable for those seeking a
position of responsibility for curriculum, staff development, or
Ideal for K-12 practitioners looking to move to a higher-level position and deepen their skills in the area of literacy. Study literacy research, pedagogy, and policy with dedicated faculty, and focus on staff development as well as direct services to students across the gradesAssessment, uses of traditional and digital text to enhance literacy across the curriculum, roles of the language arts professional, research methodology and inquiry, and program evaluation are some of the topics covered in this in-depth program.
This course explores the nature of the challenges facing those students at all grade levels who struggle (for diverse reasons) to achieve expected progress in reading and writing development. Participants will describe and analyze the nature of difficulties encountered by struggling readers and writers; they will identify appropriate classroom approaches to address these difficulties and will survey the many well-established programs for learners who are struggling. Issues related to serving diverse populations are raised throughout.
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