Read Oregon: An Oregon Collaborative for Improvement of Literacy

formerly known as CREADE
Collaborative Reading Education And Distance Education

ONLINE COURSE (Blackboard)

TCE 544: Literacy and Reading Curriculum Design, K-12 (3 credits)
Note: Teacher and Counselor Education courses at OSU
became TCE (instead of ED) courses beginning fall 2006

Spring 2005
Summer 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Fall 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Summer 2013

Dr. Ken Winograd, Oregon State University

COURSE
DESCRIPTION
This course examines the theory and practice of curriculum development and related pedagogy in reading, including its integration in the content areas. Included are the study of literacy foundations, culture, development, planning and organization, teaching heuristics, special needs and assessment. In part, students choose an issue to investigate either individually or as a small group project.
PREREQUISITES There are no required prerequisites for this course. However, learners are assumed to be teachers with access to K-12 students.
COURSE
STRUCTURE
Online delivery using Blackboard; textbook, journal and Internet readings; professional asynchronous dialogue with other class members; practical assignments including an action research project, a professional development workshop, and development of a plan for engaging reluctant readers.
STANDARDS This course supports the following International Reading Association's 2003 Standards for Reading Professionals:
2.1 Use instructional grouping options (individual, small-group, whole-class, and computer-based) as appropriate for accomplishing given purposes.
2.2 Use a wide range of instructional practices, approaches and methods, including technology-based practices, for learners at different stages of development and from differing cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
2.3 Use a wide range of curriculum materials in effective reading instruction for learners at different stages of reading and writing development and from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
3.3 Use assessment information to plan, evaluate, and revise effective instruction that meets the needs of all students, including those at different developmental stages and those from differing cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
4.1 Use students' interests, reading abilities, and backgrounds as foundations for the reading and writing program.
5.1 Display positive dispositions related to reading and the teaching of reading.
5.2 Continue to pursue the development of professional knowledge and dispositions.
PRACTICAL
APPLICATIONS
Specific course content outcomes include:
  1. Understanding the definition and effects of literacy
  2. Understanding the cultural and political dimensions of literacy
  3. Using the skills and strategies of literacy to design reading curriculum
  4. Aligning reading curriculum with state standards
  5. Establishing learning outcomes in reading curriculum
  6. Using assessment to inform curriculum development in reading
  7. Planning integrated and targeted lessons
  8. Addressing the needs of special learners
  9. Organizing for appropriate instruction
  10. Evaluating the effectiveness of curriculum and instruction
CORE/ELECTIVE This graduate course can be used as 3 core credit(s) 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 as a stand-alone course.
INSTRUCTOR Dr. Ken Winograd, Associate Professor, OSU College of Education. (BA, Rider College; Ed.M., Rutgers University - elementary education; EdD University of Northern Colorado - curriculum and instruction.)
TARGET
AUDIENCE
K-12 teachers and those seeking a Reading Endorsement.
TIME
COMMITMENT
Students should expect to spend approximately 9 hours per week for 10 weeks in course-related activities during the academic year and 11 hours per week for 8 weeks during the summer term (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 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.
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 Dr. Ken Winograd, Oregon State University.

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