Topic: Reading/Literacy
Instructor: Julie Wright
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: AU Columbus Center
Center Offered: CPD

Course Description:

Readers in grades 3-8 don't need to be guided (through guided reading structures) as much as they need to be engaged.  In this course, we will investigate tools, classroom examples, and actionable steps essential for starting, sustaining, and mastering the management of small groups.  In doing so, we will uncover structures that foster increasing reading volume, choice, and access to texts unique to students individual interests, passions, habits, and needs.  We will work through five teacher moves that work together to support students' reading independence through small group learning-kidwatching, pivoting, assessing, curating, and planning-including examples to guide you and your students towards success.

This is a self-paced course, with a time committment of approx. 3.5 hours per session (8 sessions total) and a final project. You are able to enroll in the course any time between Nov. 15 and August 2019. 

For more information please contact Julie Wright at

If you are paying by check please complete the registration form at: /founders/professional-development-services/pds-registration-form  Mail the completed registration with payment to the address listed on the form.  If you are using an Ashland University tuition voucher worth $166.00 please include this with your registration. Please direct questions about this process to

Cost: $572
Timespan of Course:
November 15, 2018 to August 20, 2019
Contact E-mail:

Meeting Times

  • Day and Time of Meeting: 
    Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 8:00am to Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 11:45am
    Location of Meeting: 
Course Number: EDU*6160*J6
Academic Term: 19/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 2.00
Subject: EDU