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Cape Cod Blended/Online

(BLENDED) Supporting Students’ Reading: Phonemic Awareness to Comprehension – Cape Cod 2019

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 at our Cape Cod event (July 29, 2019) for orientation, collaboration, and an introduction to some of the course content. The course is then completed online in the 6 weeks that follow the in-person seminar.

Course Description

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:

  • identify the components of reading development
  • understand how LBLD impacts reading development
  • implement and adapt targeted strategies to support all components of students’ reading development
  • design activities and lessons to promote students’ reading skills and, ultimately, ability to read for understanding



This course is appropriate for educators at all levels.



Please bring a laptop so you can log into the course and access the course materials.



Participants may elect to add 1 graduate credit. Graduate credit provided by Colorado State University – Pueblo. 

Course Information

15 Hours/PDPs
1 Optional Graduate Credit
Dates/Time Price
July 29, 2019
8:30am - 3:00pm in-person
Plus 6 weeks of online instruction (ending on September 9, 2019)

Registration is unavailable at this time.

Teachers Say...

Excellent course opening class. Being an online course, it’s very helpful to have this springboard before being “on our own.”

Jody Spear

About the Instructor

Beth Dietze

Beth has taught within a variety of educational models including inclusion, self-contained, bilingual and ELL classrooms in both public and independent school settings.  At Landmark School, she has taught a variety of courses and one-on-one language arts tutorials at both the elementary and middle school level. She is currently part of the Admission Department at Landmark School where she evaluates the materials of Landmark applicants and administers academic screenings.  Most recently, Beth has been involved in course development and instruction with Landmark Outreach Online. She has additional experience with online course instruction as an adjunct faculty member of Southern New Hampshire University’s Online Program. Beth has a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from John Carroll University, a master’s degree in special education from Simmons College and a teaching endorsement in bilingual/ESL from the University of Illinois.

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