READING FUNDAMENTALS #2

Topic: Reading/Literacy
Instructor: Mick Jackson
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: VESi
Center Offered: OLPD

Course Description:

Welcome to Reading Fundamentals #2: Laying the Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction. 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.

Additional notes: 

All VESi courses receive letter grades.  Please see Course Syllabus Addendum for grading information.  All VESi courses are now tablet compatible! 

There is a two week minimum for course completion. For your maximum time, Ashland's academic calendar is September 1st through August 31st each year and you are required to complete your course within that academic calendar. Also, please be certain to refer to the attachments that are sent with your course link(s) as those items contain important information regarding exam score and essay requirements. 

 Within 24-48 hours of your registration you will receive an email from your course content provider that contains your course access information. 

 Also within 24 hours of your registration you should be able to establish a login for your student account here at Ashland, WebAdvisor. You can use WebAdvisor to view your registrations, see when your grade is posted, and print detailed receipts and grade reports. Please click here for instructions on obtaining a username and password. The instructions also include a link to our Records and Registration's webpage where transcript ordering instructions can be found. It is advised that you review your record before ordering transcripts. 

 Contact Ashland Professional Development at pds@ashland.edu

VESI

Cost: $425
Timespan of Course:
September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021
Contact E-mail: vesiregistration@virtualeduc.com

Meeting Times

  • Location of Meeting: 
    online with VESi
Course Number: EDU*6130*U1
Academic Term: 21/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 2.00
Subject: EDU