Short Texts, Mighty Mentors

Topic: Reading/Literacy
Instructor: Julie Wright
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: AU Columbus Center
Center Offered: CPD

Course Description:

From novel excerpts to the writing on the back of a cereal box, short texts have so much to teach our students about the from and function of reading and writing in the world. Short texts are everywhere, and so are the readers who love them. In this course K-12 teachers will think together about how to bring these instructional powerhouses (picture books, poems, podcasts, 2-page spreads, and more!) into classrooms and watch reading volume and stamina soar. Participants will also discover that any lesson you want to teach about reading (and across content areas), can be done using short texts. 

For more information please contact Julie Wright at

If you are paying by check please complete the registration form at: /founders/professional-development-services/pds-registration-form  Mail the completed registration with payment to the address listed on the form.  If you are using an Ashland University tuition voucher worth $166.00 please include this with your registration. Please direct questions about this process to

Questions regarding registration please contact Columbus Center Professional Learning at

Cost: $291
Timespan of Course:
January 9, 2023 to August 14, 2023
Contact E-mail:

Meeting Times

  • Day and Time of Meeting: 
    Monday, January 9, 2023 - 6:00pm to Monday, August 14, 2023 - 8:00pm
    Location of Meeting: 

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Course Number: EDU*6160*D8
Academic Term: 23/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 1.00
Subject: EDU