Outreach Courses

Registration is now open for our Fall 2019 Online term! Our Fall 2019/Winter 2020 bundled courses include our new course, Understanding Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia.

Check out the course listings below for our upcoming online terms.

Our continuing education courses provide online professional development for educators. Educators have the opportunity to earn PD hours and/or graduate credit. Each course provides practical, effective teaching strategies, tools, and resources for students with language-based learning disabilities, which fall under the broader category of specific learning disabilities (SLD).

Please note, these course offerings are subject to change. 

Fall 2019 Courses

Registration is open for our Fall 2019 Online term

Comprehending Language: Reading and Listening

This professional development course addresses language skill development with a focus on reading and listening. Informal assessments of receptive language skills and models of instructional strategies that build students’ language skills are also included.

15-HOUR FORMAT, 15 PDPs/Hours | 6 Weeks | $295$245 (optional 1 graduate credit)

 

Instructing English Language Learners with Learning Disabilities

This professional development course provides educators with an overview of language development and second language acquisition with a specific focus on English Language Learners (ELLs).

15-HOUR FORMAT, 15 PDPs/Hours | 6 Weeks | $295$245 (optional 1 graduate credit)

 

Study Skills: Strategies to Support Executive Function

This professional development course provides educators with an understanding of components of study skills, which include the management of materials, time and information.

15-HOUR FORMAT, 15 PDPs/Hours | 6 Weeks | $295$245 (optional 1 graduate credit)

 

Language-Based Learning Disabilities: Strategies for Success

This graduate-level professional development course addresses the specific language challenges that students with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD), such as dyslexia, face and the impact that their learning differences may have on their academic behavior.

3-CREDIT FORMAT, 3 graduate credits | 10 Weeks | $900$800

 

Supporting Students’ Reading: Phonemic Awareness to Comprehension

This graduate-level professional development course provides educators with an understanding of the components of reading development, which include phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

3-CREDIT FORMAT, 3 graduate credits | 10 Weeks | $900$800

Fall 2019/Winter 2020 Bundled Courses (includes new Understanding Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia course)

Bundle 1 – Understanding Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia + Executive Function: Impact on Academic Proficiency

EACH COURSE 15-HOUR FORMAT, 15 PDPs/Hours | 6 Weeks | (optional 1 graduate credit)
TOTAL COST $450 (savings of $140!)

  • Understanding Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia begins November 5, 2019
  • Executive Function: Impact on Academic Proficiency begins January 14, 2020
  • See course descriptions and register

 

Bundle 2 – Understanding Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia + Supporting Students’ Reading: Phonemic Awareness to Comprehension

EACH COURSE 15-HOUR FORMAT, 15 PDPs/Hours | 6 Weeks | (optional 1 graduate credit)
TOTAL COST $450 (savings of $140!)

  • Understanding Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia begins November 5, 2019
  • Supporting Students’ Reading: Phonemic Awareness to Comprehension begins January 14, 2020
  • See course descriptions and register

 

Mass. Bundle – Understanding Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia + Instructing English Language Learners with Learning Disabilities

This path is ideal for Massachusetts educators because the “Understanding Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia” course can be used to meet the Mass. ESE’s license renewal requirements for 15 PDPs related to strategies for effective schooling for students with disabilities and instruction of students with diverse learning styles. The “Instructing English Language Learners with Learning Disabilities” course fulfills the Mass. ESE’s license renewal requirement for 15 PDPs related to SEI or ESL.

EACH COURSE 15-HOUR FORMAT, 15 PDPs/Hours | 6 Weeks | (optional 1 graduate credit)
TOTAL COST $450 (savings of $140!)

  • Understanding Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia begins November 5, 2019
  • Supporting Students’ Reading: Phonemic Awareness to Comprehension begins January 14, 2020
  • See course descriptions and register
Full List of Courses

We currently offer all of the following course titles in both a 15-hour and 3-credit format. However, we do not offer every course every term. As soon as we are able to post the schedule for upcoming terms, you will find them here on our website. However, please feel free to email us at outreach@landmarkschool.org if you are curious about when a particular course might be offered again in the future.

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