Reading Fund #3

Topic: Reading/Literacy
Instructor: Mick Jackson
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: VESi
Center Offered: OLPD

Course Description:

Welcome to Reading Fundamentals #3: The Elements of Effective Reading Instruction & Assessment. This course will focus on learning to read, reading to learn, and an introduction to reading assessment.  As part of these two key areas of reading instruction, the five elements of effective reading instruction will be highlighted, including definitions, implications for instruction, and future directions.  These five elements include instruction in:  phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and text comprehension.  Further, we discuss information on teacher preparation in learning about comprehension strategy instruction and reading instruction, as well as how to integrate computer technology into the classroom.  Additionally, this course will provide information on important assessment terms and definitions and will explore how reading assessment fits within the Reading First program.  This analysis includes specific recommendations on 20 reading assessments.  Finally, the course describes how teachers can conduct pivotal curriculum-based measurement procedures in their classrooms.

ADDITIONAL NOTES: All VESi courses receive letter grades. Grading information can be found in your Course Syllabus Addendum. All VESi courses are tablet compatible! 

There is a two week minimum for course completion. For your maximum time, Ashland's academic calendar is September 1st through August 31st each year and you are required to complete your course within that academic calendar. Also, please be certain to refer to the attachments that are sent with your course link(s) as those items contain important information regarding exam score and essay requirements. 

HOW TO ACCESS YOUR COURSE MATERIALS

Within 1-2 business days of your Ashland registration, you will receive an email from your course content provider, VESi, containing instructions on how to access your course materials. A note, their emails are sometimes forwarded to junk or spam folders. 

You'll work with VESi, using their LMS, to complete the course, at which time, your instructor will post your final grade here to your AU transcript. You'll receive an email notification from Ashland PDS when the grade posts, with instructions on how to view and order transcripts. 

Ashland Professional Development: pds@ashland.edu

VESI

Cost: $570
Timespan of Course:
September 1, 2023 to August 31, 2024
Contact E-mail: vesiregistration@virtualeduc.com

Meeting Times

  • Location of Meeting: 
    online with VESi

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Course Number: EDU*6130*V1
Academic Term: 24/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 2.00
Subject: EDU