Bringing Reading Alive in the Classroom

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2 Units
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Adding Real-World Connections and Technology to Your Teaching to Enhance Students' Reading Skills

With the importance of reading in the curriculum, and in life, it is essential that students not only master reading skills, but also develop a deeper understanding of key reading concepts. This course provides ways to address these concepts and meet curriculum standards through a variety of engaging, student-centered activities. Building upon the instruction already being done in the classroom, these activities employ current technology trends that relate to the world the students now live in, bringing reading “alive” to them. This course will: a) suggest and describe various activities that can be used to develop key reading skills; b) explain how to design and organize the activities to fit into the curriculum; and c) explain the value of using these activities for learning.

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for new and veteran teachers at the elementary, middle and high school levels that want to create new activities that enhance student reading skills.

Course Materials:  No textbook required.  Participants will need access to the Internet and several common computer programs for completion of projects. Projects may also be completed through a Google account, using Docs, Slides, etc.

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Course Date Units Price
EDU-X714P – 006 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 2 $317

Bringing Reading Alive in the Classroom

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
Online Self-Paced
Mary Hetter

Once you have enrolled in your course, to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

What You Will Learn

  • Use relevant, technology-based, student-centered activities and projects to teach and reinforce key reading skills and concepts
  • Develop any of the given activities to fit reading curriculum
  • Organize a class plan for the given activities so they can readily be used in the classroom
  • Explore and use current technology resources and trends to create reading activities
  • Know how students’ active involvement in reading activities and projects encourages and motivates learning and creates a better understanding of key concepts


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Our online self-paced courses are similar to online fixed-date courses, but are designed to give you a six-month period from time of enrollment to complete all assignments. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and exams. Grades are based on completed projects, assignments and exams.

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  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, websites, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments (which may include: written assignments, quizzes, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

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