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Adolescent Readers: supporting readers in content areas

Starts Jul 7, 2020

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Course Information

Dates: Synchronous online course, held the week of July 7, 2020. A combination of synchronous Zoom sessions and self-paced lessons. 

Synchronous class meeting dates are Tuesday, July 7, 10am- 12pm Friday July 10, 10am-11am. Eastern Time. Participants are expected to complete self-paced modules during the week.

Format: Online

Title: Adolescent Readers: Supporting Readers in Content Areas

This interactive online synchronous course will use the Functional Language Analysis to examine how discipline-specific texts are organized. Teachers will gain a deeper understanding of how text is constructed to help support struggling readers better understand complex text. 

Who should enroll?

The online course has been designed as a professional development opportunity for middle school and secondary educators who are looking for research-based methods to support the learners in their content area.  

Goals

  • Analyze text structure to support struggling readers

  • Connect with fellow cohort members – exchanging ideas, insights, and strategies

  • Begin to formulate an action plan for implementation in your own learning environment.

Course Description
Secondary school teachers are content specialists. It is our job to ensure that students leave our classrooms with the content knowledge necessary to succeed in our disciplines. Any reading or literacy skills at the secondary level are expected to be taught in the English classroom. While many of the reading and literacy skills acquired in the English classroom can be used across disciplines, it is still important that students are provided content-specific reading strategies. First, we will discuss what skills are involved in reading. Next, we will use Functional Language Analysis to examine how discipline-specific texts are organized. A deeper understanding of how text is constructed can help teachers model how to read the content-specific text.

Certification of completion
The Lynch School is a state-approved provider of Professional Development Points

Please note that all participants from outside Boston College will not receive academic credit nor a transcript documenting their participation in this course. However, all participants will be awarded a certificate of completion and Professional Development points to apply to their professional development plans. 

 

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Fees & Policies

Tuition includes all instructional materials. Participants receive a certificate of participation and professional development points.

Payment is due by credit card at registration. Refunds will be granted only up to the first day of class/program.


Course Instructor



Nicholl Montgomery
10+ year educator
Teaching Fellow at the Lynch School of Education and Human Development