Language Arts

SCIENCE OF READING - Shifting The Balance Book Study

Course No. ED476o, ED576o

The Science of Reading is at the forefront of many educators' minds. Are you looking for practical ways to help your struggling readers become proficient readers? Are there simple shifts you can make in your reading instruction to effectively teach your students? This class will focus on the book, Shifting the Balance and provide opportunities to learn from current articles, podcasts, and videos. This class is guaranteed to change the way you see your students as readers. It will engage you in a powerful, informative, engaging, and classroom-relevant text and give you concrete ways to make your reading instruction more effective.

The course is PERFECT for teachers to collaborate on their pedagogy and bring about change in their classrooms. It is appropriate for grades P-12, including teachers, para-educators, counselors, and other support personnel.

The course text, Shifting the Balance, by Burkins and Yates, is approximately $25 at Amazon or available at many libraries.

Educators who are not currently teaching should contact the instructor for alternative assignments.

We advise you to review and download the course syllabus before registering. Syllabus
  • Explored and become familiar with how your brain works to read.
  • Explored and become familiar with shifts you can make in reading instruction to reach your students effectively.
  • Built background knowledge about effective instructional strategies for teaching reading to all students.
  • Learned strategies to turn struggling readers into effective readers.

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