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Strengthen Your Text-Based Writing Instruction and Improve Critical Thinking Skills

Focus on : Grades 2-5
Course Number: TEWS736N

This course will introduce effective, efficient, and enjoyable tools to help students with text-based writing and to improve writing process. You will receive an evidence-based and comprehensive tool kit for meeting the New Generation Standards’ broad vision of the role of process writing in lifting overall literacy development, particularly in advancing reading comprehension, content learning and critical thinking. These tools can be woven into any literacy program from balanced literacy to core programs. Over 100 empirical studies show the effectiveness of the tools featured in this course (Self-regulated Strategy Development). Every school using them sees quick and dramatic gains. Overall, you will learn to guide students to find their voice, to use them to pursue social justice and to cultivate the kind of self-regulation expert writers possess, all while strengthening their ability to engage in Common Core aligned text-based writing.

Online Timeline: April 11 – May 9, 2018
Synchronous sessions*: Wednesday April 11, 7:30 - 8:00pm
Wednesdays, April 17, 25, May 2, 9 from 7:30 - 9:00pm
12 CTLE or 1.2 CEU $405 (not offered for credit)
Materials fee $35 (Packet will be mailed to the address provided upon registration.)
Registration Deadline: 4/6

*Asynchronous online work also required. Students should expect to spend 3 – 5 hours per week on coursework.