Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience
Literacy Development (ECE 420)
Various; distance learning format.
Varies; self-study format.
June 2018 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the functions of reading and writing processes; use a wide range of instructional practices, approaches, methods, and curriculum materials to support reading and writing, as well as a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective reading and writing; explain the literacy practices that students need to develop awareness, understanding, and respect for societal differences; define necessary steps to create an environment that fosters development of reading and writing skills; and describe the development of professional skills that enable students to effectively work with colleagues.
This course enables new and veteran teachers to construct knowledge, basic competencies, and dispositions needed to fully develop the reading and writing abilities of students in Pre-K to eighth grade. Major topics include: major approaches and techniques for developing literacy supported by successful research and practice and theories behind methods that encourage teachers to choose, adapt, and/or construct approaches that best fit their teaching styles and situations.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education (6/18).