Reading in the Content Area

  • CPE Course #20120103

    Upcoming Session Dates

    September 12 - October 12, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is September 5, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before September 5, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after September 5, 2019.


    October 15 - November 13, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is October 8, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before October 8, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after October 8, 2019.


    November 16 - December 14, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is November 8, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before November 8, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after November 8, 2019.


    January 3 - January 30, 2020

    Registration deadline for this session is December 27, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before December 27, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after December 27, 2019.


    February 2 - March 1, 2020

    Registration deadline for this session is January 24, 2020. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before January 24, 2020. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after January 24, 2020.


    March 3 - March 31, 2020

    Registration deadline for this session is February 25, 2020. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before February 25, 2020. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after February 25, 2020.


     

    Course Description

    This three-credit graduate course is an online Moodle class designed for teachers from grades K-12.

    Each session, which contains a series of lessons, video, written response, and other activities, provides educators with an in-depth exploration of reading strategies for the content areas that will maximize student performance and enable them to better meet the Pennsylvania Academic Standards and perform well on state and local assessments.

    This course, which lasts approximately 30 days, will be completed strictly online using the Moodle platform. The instructor for this course is Agolino Educational Services. Pending receipt of payment, participants will receive an email from Agolino Educational Services containing their log-on information the night before the course begins.

    Participants who successfully complete all requirements of this course will earn Three (3) PDE Graduate Level Credits, equal to 90 Act 48 Hours.

    Participants will be able to:

    • utilize a graphic organizer by writing a lesson plan that incorporates the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for the subject they teach.
    • discuss how implementation of content area reading strategies learned throughout the course will help him or her do an even better job than before taking the course by writing a plan of implementation.
    • describe critical literacy and how it relates to reading for information.
    • explain five types of peer learning.
    • recognize sound practices in vocabulary development.
    • articulate six strategies that have been proven effective to activate and build student's background knowledge.
    • discuss planning for read-alouds in content instruction.
    • explain how to create quality questions.
    • describe six effective strategies for using graphic organizers.
    • elaborate on the effectiveness of writing to learn.
    • examine reading for information and its role in formal testing.

     

    Graduate Level Requirements

    Act 48 requires 42 hours of instruction plus 48 hours of out-of-class activity including a course project.  Participants out-of-class assignments include but are not limited to:
    • complete activities that incorporate the Pennsylvania Academic Standards.
    • write a plan of implementation that will include the content area reading strategies and methods presented in this course.  This plan will state how these methods and strategies can be used in their own classrooms.
    • read and summarize chapters in Reading for Information in Elementary School: Content Literacy Strategies to Build Comprehension.

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