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.
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.
1 Optional Graduate Credit
|July 29, 2019
8:30am - 3:00pm in-person
Plus 6 weeks of online instruction (ending on September 9, 2019)
Excellent course opening class. Being an online course, it’s very helpful to have this springboard before being “on our own.”
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.