Read Oregon: An Oregon Collaborative for Improvement of Literacy

formerly known as CREADE
Collaborative Reading Education And Distance Education

ONLINE COURSE (Moodle)

READ 532: Writing across the Curriculum, ECE/Elementary (3 cr)
Winter 2014
Winter 2014 (01/06/14 - 03/21/14)

Rebecca Olien – Southern Oregon University

COURSE
DESCRIPTION
Learners will explore instructional strategies in order to guide their students in acquiring writing skills in content areas. Emphasis is on the functional teaching of writing including designing and preparing materials to use with curriculum materials in all school subjects.
PREREQUISITES There are no required prerequisites for this course.
COURSE
STRUCTURE
Fully online delivery using Moodle, wiki, and VoiceThread. No face-to face interactions. Course readings, assignments and online discussion forum.
STANDARDS This course supports the following International Reading Association's 2010 Standards for Reading Professionals:
1.2 Candidates understand the historically shared knowledge of the profession and changes over time in the perceptions of reading and writing development, processes, and components.
2.1 Candidates use foundational knowledge to design or implement an integrated, comprehensive, and balanced curriculum.
2.2 Candidates use appropriate and varied instructional approaches, including those that develop word recognition, language comprehension, strategic knowledge, and reading-writing connections.
2.3 Candidates use a wide range of texts (e.g., narrative, expository, and poetry) from traditional print, digital, and online resources.
3.1 Candidates understand types of assessments and their purposes, strengths, and limitations.
3.3 Candidates use assessment information to plan and evaluate instruction.
4.1 Candidates recognize, understand, and value the forms of diversity that exist in society and their importance in learning to read and write.
4.2 Candidates use a literacy curriculum and engage in instructional practices that positively impact students' knowledge, beliefs, and engagement with the features of diversity.
4.3 Candidates develop and implement strategies to advocate for equity.
5.1 Candidates design the physical environment to optimize students' use of traditional print, digital, and online resources in reading and writing instruction.
5.2 Candidates design a social environment that is low risk and includes choice, motivation, and scaffolded support to optimize students' opportunities for learning to read and write.
5.3 Candidates use routines to support reading and writing instruction (e.g., time allocation, transitions from one activity to another, discussions, and peer feedback).
6.2 Candidates display positive dispositions related to their own reading and writing and the teaching of reading and writing, and pursue the development of individual professional knowledge and behaviors.
PRACTICAL
APPLICATIONS
Course incorporates assignments that require practical application of ideas learned. Student writing is used as a basis to gain an understanding of how writing is used for different learning purposes. Practice-based assignments offer development of writing across the curriculum for real-world purposes.
CORE/ELECTIVE This graduate course can be used as 3 credits in the Literacy Strategies & Methods thematic area in the 24-credit Reading Endorsement program, the 12-credit Literary Education program, or for individual professional development.
INSTRUCTOR Rebecca Olien, SOU Instructor. Education program coordinator for museum of art and science museum. Educational materials author/developer. 15 years elementary school teaching. (BS, Michigan State University; MS, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire)
TARGET
AUDIENCE
Early childhood and elementary teachers and those seeking a Reading Specialist endorsement.
TIME
COMMITMENT
Students should expect to spend 9 hours per week for 10 weeks in course-related activities (e.g., reading the text and course materials, posting to discussion forums, completing written reports/papers and classroom-based assignments). 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 A textbook is required for this course. Please check with SOU's ReadOregon program.
COST No course in the ReadOregon curriculum will cost more than $359 per credit, including all fees, for students in the ReadOregon program.
CONTACT(S) For more details on this course, please contact Angela Huftill at Southern Oregon University.
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