What is this course about?

In this self-paced course, we will work on how to improve literacy outcomes for older students who are reading below grade level. Participants in this course will have the opportunity to learn the research behind literacy accelerators that can propel reading progress, consider how to support students in rebuilding their academic confidence, and gain practical skills for how to implement these ideas to support students in regular classroom settings.


Who is this course for?

This course is designed for grades 4-12 ELA/Literacy teachers (or those who support them).


What can I expect?

This module's on-demand content includes readings, short videos, asynchronous discussion, and opportunities to apply this work to your own context.

If you'd like to do this course alongside colleagues - that's great! Plan to pace activities within the course for independent completion and then engage in discussion at a PLC or Zoom meeting.


How long do I have to complete the course?

This course will remain open from February 1st - March 15th, 2022.


Will I get a certificate of professional learning hours?

If you complete all the learning and activities, you will receive professional learning certificates totaling 12 hours. Please reach out to your school district to ensure they will accept it.


Example Curriculum

  Welcome to Improving Reading for Older Students!
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  Module 1: Laying the Foundations
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  Module 2: Word Recognition and Reading Fluency: the Building Blocks of Confident Literacy
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  Module 3: Growing Vocabulary and Growing Knowledge: Helping Students Grow as Readers
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  Module 4: The Rest of Reading Comprehension: Habits and Practices of Confident, Successful Readers
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  Course Wrap Up: thank you for bringing your thinking and experience to this course.
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