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This FREE self-paced online course is a series of four modules based on the guide Bringing Literacy Strategies into Content Instruction: Professional Learning for Secondary-Level Teachers. The course is designed for literacy specialists, technical assistance providers, and state and district educators seeking to improve educational policy and practice in adolescent literacy.
The objectives of the module series are to help participants understand the research-based guidance on academic literacy instruction in the content areas, and understand how this guidance can be used to improve instruction, with a specific focus on the effective use of text in content areas.
- Module 1 provides an introduction to academic literacy instruction, a discussion of key elements from the NAEP reading framework related to content area teaching and learning, and academic literacy recommendations.
- Module 2 contains a general discussion of research-based vocabulary instruction and guiding questions to help participants understand and reflect on the instruction described in the vocabulary vignettes.
- Module 3 contains a general discussion of research-based comprehension instruction and guiding questions to help participants understand and reflect on the instruction described in the comprehension vignettes.
- Module 4 summarizes professional development research findings, especially as they relate to content area teachers, and provides recommendations that state-, district-, or school-level leaders can apply as they design professional development that is effective in supporting content-area instruction.
To access the online course, click http://rmceducatorsacademy.com/index.php to visit RMC Educator’s Academy. If you are a new user, you can create a free account for access to other online courses as well.