Topic: Curriculum and Instruction
Instructor: Mick Jackson
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: VESi
Location: APD

Course Description:

An Introduction to Scientifically-Based Research, the first in a three-course series on effective reading instruction, was designed to give background on Reading First as it applies to the No Child Left Behind federal legislation.  The course discusses the research that supports scientifically-based research as it applies to phonetically-based instruction, assessment, and evalution.  The course explores myths and misconceptions concerning reading instruction and remediation.  It also presents an evaluation checklist designed to assess the effectiveness of your current reading program.  The goal of the course is to present you with research, trustworthy evidence, and background information that support the need for a reading program that is based on scientific research and proven methods.  

This computer-based instruction course is a self-supporting program that provides instruction, structured practice, and evaluation, all on your home or school computer.   Information on installation and technical support can be found, and will be covered in the User Guide section of your computer software. 

The registration process is a 2-step process.  Once you have completed THIS process, YOU MUST ALSO CONTACT VESi TO PROCESS REGISTRATION FOR THE COURSE INSTRUCTION and pay the additional $125 course material fee.  They can be reached at  1-800-313-6744.  Their office hours are M-F 8am-5pm PST.

Cost: $270
Timespan of Course:
September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014
Contact E-mail:

Meeting Times

  • Day and Time of Meeting: 
    Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 7:30am
Registration Information:
Course Number: 235
Course Section Name: EDU*6130*A2
Academic Term: 14/GW
Academic Level: GW
Credits: 2.00
Subject: EDU