Read Oregon: An Oregon Collaborative for Improvement of Literacy

formerly known as CREADE
Collaborative Reading Education And Distance Education

ONLINE COURSE (Desire to Learn! - D2L)

LIB 533: Global Literature, K-12 (3 cr)
Winter 2008
Spring 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Fall 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Fall 2013: 09/30/13 - 12/13/13

Cindy Reed, Portland State University

COURSE
DESCRIPTION
An introduction to global literature for use at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. An overview of contemporary children's and young adult literature set in either the present or historical periods in countries around the world. Emphasis is on the identification, reading, discussion, and utilization of various genres that support the curriculum in schools.
PREREQUISITES There are no required prerequisites for this course. However, learners are assumed to be teachers with access to K-12 students.
COURSE
STRUCTURE
Fully online delivery using D2L. No face-to face interactions. Course readings, discussion board, threaded discussion, providing responses on selected topics and exercises to share with one another.
STANDARDS This course supports the following International Reading Association's 2010 Standards for Reading Professionals:
2.3 Candidates use a wide range of texts (e.g., narrative, expository, and poetry) from traditional print, digital, and online resources.
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.
PRACTICAL
APPLICATIONS
Learners will explore global literature from a variety of genres and cultures. They will develop skills for selecting and evaluating global literature offerings that are appropriate for specific age levels and content areas. Learners will also develop rationale and strategies for integrating global literature into the curriculum.
CORE/ELECTIVE This graduate course can be used as 3 elective credits in the Literature thematic area in the 24-credit Reading Endorsement program, the 12-credit Literary Education program, or for individual professional development. Please consult an advisor at your home institution about adding this course to your program.
INSTRUCTOR Cindy Reed, Instructor, Portland State University Graduate School of Education. 12 years as librarian (Lake Oswego), Library Media Specialist and District Media Coordinator, North Clackamas School District. Earned Educational Media endorsement.(BA, University of Oregon; MAT, Lewis & Clark College; M.S.Ed., Portland State University.)
TARGET
AUDIENCE
K-12 classroom teachers, teachers seeking a reading endorsement, school library/media specialists, and children's and young adult librarians.
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 PSU's ReadOregon program.
COST No course in the ReadOregon curriculum will cost more than $359 per credit, including fees, for students in the ReadOregon program.
CONTACT For more details on this course, please contact the instructor or Elizabeth Snyder at Portland State University.

For further questions about ReadOregon programs, email Bonnie Morihara or call 503-838-8413.


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