Fall 2023 Courses

  • Fall 2023 Reading Comprehension Instruction


    Instructor: Eulyn Thomas 
    Class Meeting Dates – Saturdays October 28, November 4th & 18th, December 2nd & 16th
    Times: 8:30pm – 4:30pm 
    Asynchronous Work Time: None 
    Location: Virtual
    Cost: Registration Fee Required

    This course focuses on the research and exemplary practices that help students acquire strong reading comprehension skills in all content. It provides participants with a synthesis of the research base on reading comprehension instruction and vocabulary development. Participants examine, discuss, and evaluate the appropriate application of a range of instructional strategies from explicit to implicit teaching of comprehension skills. Strategies are presented for increasing student comprehension of both narrative and expository texts—including content area textbooks. In addition, approaches are presented to help students monitor their own comprehension and apply appropriate “fix‐up” strategies when comprehension is not achieved. Practice in using these instructional strategies and examples of student work are embedded in each unit.

    This course is appropriate for all K‐12 teachers who need to help increase their students’ comprehension of text—whether that text is a literature selection or a subject area textbook.
  • Fall 2023 - Praxis Core Preparation Course


    Instructor: Nadia Torney
    Dates: Wednesdays, Oct. 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th; Nov. 1st., 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th; Dec. 6th, 13th, 20th
    Times: 4:30-6PM
    Location: Virtual
    Cost: Free

    Get familiar with the different types of questions that appear on the reading and writing tests. You will master the many areas of math that you will be tested on: number operations, negative numbers, exponents, square roots, order of operations, decimals, fractions, percentages, algebra, geometry, systems of measurement, and probability and statistics. To prepare for the two essays, you will learn what constitutes high scoring essays and go through the process of writing each essay in the amount of time allotted.

    Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS)

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