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

Course Description:

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 mandates the use of scientifically based research in programs receiving federal funding that deal with remedial readers.  The concept of scientifically-validated methods is so prevalent in the legislation that it appears 110 times when referring to Reading First.  This three-course series will help improve your knowledge of science and the scientific process.  This knowledge will make you a more informed consumer and an even better advocate for students.

The purpose of this second course in this three-course series is to lay the foundation for effective reading instruction.  As part of this course, you will learn about the elements of effective instruction.  It is important that all teachers have a firm understanding of effective instructional procedures.  Teachers benefit, and more importantly, students benefit, both in terms of their behavior and their academic performance.  Further, you will learn about the importance of reading instruction and read some sobering statistics on reading performance in this country and what happens when individuals are not proficient in reading.

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
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Registration Information:
Course Number: 235
Course Section Name: EDU*6130*B2
Academic Term: 14/GW
Academic Level: GW
Credits: 2.00
Subject: EDU