formerly known as CREADE
Collaborative Reading Education And Distance Education
|This graduate-level course introduces teachers to the foundations of literacy for middle and high school students. Learners will explore the factors that influence literacy learning and analyze core understandings about the nature of reading and reading for understanding in the content areas. Students will explore the variety of ways that students learn and will create a variety of meaningful classroom literacy activities, materials, and resources.|
|PREREQUISITES||Graduate standing. It is assumed that all participants in this course have access to a middle/high school-level classroom where they can conduct observations as well as incorporate the literacy strategies we discuss in this class.|
|Textbook readings with posted reflections; posting to whole class discussion forums; providing feedback to other learners; keeping a theory-into-practice reflection log, and final research article review project.|
This course supports the following International Reading Association's 2010 revised Standards for Reading Professionals:
|Learners will apply an understanding of the ways that students learn to develop a variety of meaningful classroom literacy activities, materials, and resources. Learners will also keep a "theory into practice" reflection log that demonstrates how the application of the theories and instructional practices learned in the course impacts work with their students. Lessons learned are shared with classmates so that teachers have ample opportunity to learn from fellow teachers.
||This graduate course can be used as a core or elective course in the Literacy Foundations thematic area in the 24-credit Reading Endorsement program, the 12-credit Literary Education program, or for individual professional development.
Dr. Aimee Alexander-Shea, Assistant Professor, College of Education, Eastern Oregon University. K-12 teaching: 2 years as elementary teacher, 1 year as reading resource specialist. College-level teaching: 12 years. (BA and M.Ed., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of South Florida.)
|Middle school and high school teachers and those seeking a Reading Specialist endorsement.
|Students should expect to spend approximately 9 hours per week for 10 weeks in course-related activities (e.g., reading the text and course materials, posting to discussion forums, completing classroom-based assignments and final project). This course is online and does not require in-person attendance. Assignments are completed on the learner's time schedule and are due as posted.
||Textbook(s) are required for this course. You will find the textbook listed in the syllabus that is posted online at the EOU website or you may contact the instructor. For most classes, the EOU Bookstore will be a source for the textbook.
No course in the ReadOregon curriculum will cost more than $359 per credit.
||For more details on this course, please contact Dr. Alexander-Shea at email@example.com