This course is offered during our Dyslexia Academy for Educators week
About the Blended Format
Our blended online courses combine the flexibility of online learning along with the benefits of an in-person seminar. These courses require one full day on our campus (July 9, 2019) for orientation, collaboration, and an introduction to some of the course content. The course is then completed online in the 10 weeks that follow the in-person seminar.
This professional development course provides educators with an understanding of the components of reading development, which include phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The course explores the importance of building competency in all of the components of reading in order to ultimately read for understanding. Additionally, the course explores how reading development is impacted for students with a language-based learning disability (LBLD), such as dyslexia, which falls under the diagnostic umbrella of a specific learning disability (SLD).
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
This course is appropriate for educators at all levels.
|45 Hours/PDPs, 3 graduate credits (fee included in course tuition)|
|July 9, 2019
8:30am - 3:00pm in-person
Plus 10 weeks of online instruction (ending on September 17, 2019)
Excellent course opening class. Being an online course, it’s very helpful to have this springboard before being “on our own.”
Kristine began working at Landmark High School since 2010 as a language arts tutorial teacher after having earned her bachelor’s degree from Stonehill College. She has since earned her master’s degree in special education from Simmons College and is now the reading department head, as well as a teacher in the reading department. Since 2014, Kristine has taught courses through Landmark Outreach and has research and compiled topics for the monthly Free Landmark Teaching Strategies.