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GWC 500-91 Digging into the Science of Reading

Ended Apr 25, 2021
1 credit

Full course description

Event Sponsor: *

Solheim Elementary

Event Contact Name: *

Shelly Swanson

Position or Title: *


Event Contact Phone: *

(701) 202-2746

Event Contact Email: *

Event Location: *

Solheim Elementary

Event Start Date: *

Monday, March 1, 2021

Event End Date: *

Friday, April 16, 2021

Objective and Outcomes: *

Participants will engage in professional study into the science of how the brain learns to read and the implementation of best practices that align with the science.

This Science of Reading Short Course is comprised of five, online modules. Each module has clearly stated objectives, explicitly written background information, useful video demonstrations, numerous graphic illustrations, and a variety of downloadable resources and links. Based on adult learning theory, each module includes activities to reinforce concepts, intermittent feedback through the use of checks for understanding, and a final knowledge check to support mastery of concepts. The modules are based on more than forty years of research, including several foundational conceptual modules that explain how reading works:

Module 1: How Students Learn to Read: An Introduction to the Science of Reading
Module 2: Structured Literacy
Module 3: Word Recognition: An Encounter with Phonics
Module 4: The Language Comprehension Domain
Module 5: The Reading Comprehension Domain

Throughout the professional study participants will engage in facilitated group discussions to reflect on how new learning impacts current practices. A final reflection will include personal description of commitment to improving classroom practice.

Resources/Course Materials: *

All participants will have online access to Big Dippers Literacy Course, paid by Solheim Elementary.
Videos, articles and handouts are embedded in the modules are research-based from leading research organizations are the authors of the course. The following website offers more information about the course.

Attendance: *

Module completion and attendance at face-to-face sessions

Evaluation and Evidence of Learning and Application: *

Knowledge Checks included with all 5 modules
Certificate of Successful Completion
Final Reflection Paper outlining Classroom Impact and/or Plans for Application