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Writing Instruction

(3 Credit Hours) This course will teach participants the importance of making thoughtful text annotations and using context clues to deepen understanding of a particular text and uncover the meaning of unfamiliar words. Teachers will learn how to instruct students at multiple grade levels, proper annotation techniques that will ultimately help their students respond more …
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(6 Credit Hours) Lesson planning can be one of the most stressful aspects of an educator’s job – but it doesn’t have to be.  This training is the first in a series of three that will go through the three stages of planning using the Backwards Design Method.  The first stage in this process is …
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(6 CPE Credit Hours) Participants in this course will be exposed to a variety of methods to determine a student’s reading level, with the focus on Fountas and Pinnell’s Benchmark Assessment System, and their accompanying guide to reading behaviors. The training will provide specific ideas for mini-lessons, classroom activities, graphic organizers and anchor charts that …
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(4 Credit Hours) Children crave a predictable, safe, and orderly environment where they can learn and grow as individuals.  This training will look at six different strategies that can help provide this type of learning environment, as well as the implementation process for each. Course Guiding Question  CPE Credit Hours At the conclusion of the …
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(6 Credit Hours) Participants in this course will learn about the importance of direct phonics instruction and hands-on word work, and how this instruction directly helps to develop the reading and writing fluency of their students. The course will also cover how to group students according to their levels of spelling development, as well as …
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INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE This review of the gradual release model of instruction focuses on learning strategies for the instructor, whole group, peer groups, and individual student to utilize in a classroom. The course reviews the method of gradual release as a structural plan for the course and provides activities and strategies that can be …
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Effective instruction requires educators to fully understand the depth of understanding in a concept for each child and to communicate this to students. Methods to check for understanding, and utilization of targeted assessments are critical for students to demonstrate knowledge and grow academically.  This training discusses strategies for teachers to develop targeted assessments as one …
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To effectively teach a concept so that students can demonstrate full mastery of content, methods for deep teaching of concepts are critical.  This training highlights specific strategies educators can use to deeply teach the writing TEKS. Participants are presented with an overview of the Texas writing standards and delve into the varied expectations at each …
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(3 CPE Credit Hours) Response to intervention programs are reviewed, and a justification for its use in improving academic performance are outlined in this training. Differentiated instruction is explored as a fundamental component of intervention processes inside and out of the classroom.  Participants learn how instruction in the classroom can best support a response to …
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Peer- reviewed research supports peer teaching as one of the most effective methods of improving student performance. Participants will explore the instructional strategies used to support peer teaching and review its use and applicability for all learners. Course Guiding Question  CPE Credits At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 3 …
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(9 Credit Hours) Participants in this course will learn strategies to teach expository writing for 4th through 8th grade students. The training will cover the entire writing process, from analyzing a prompt and creating a plan, to writing a first draft, as well as editing and revising. Participants will be provided with a variety of …
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$65.00

Ensuring that reading activities are planned, goal-oriented, and at appropriate levels of rigor for the grade level are critical components of a well-designed lesson.  In this training, participants explore the standards for an effective literacy lesson and learn methods for proper text analysis. Using a text analyzer and lesson plan template, participants will use text …
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