EDU 940 Engaging Readers in All Content Areas
Explores reading strategies across all content areas for grades 4-12, emphasizing data mining to understand reading levels, text selection to address different learning levels, and approaches to teaching reading suitable across all content areas and disciplines.
This course is designed for any grade 4-12 teacher who seeks to improve their knowledge of how to analyze student data to determine reading levels, how to select text to address student needs, and how to effectively incorporate reading strategies across all content areas. Instructional focus will be on modeling best practice research regarding before, during, and after reading strategies to promote student growth and to address common core reading standards and research-based assessment techniques.
*Participants in this course will have several mandatory, synchronous, video conference sessions. The dates and times are listed on each course registration page.
About the Instructors
Dr. Aileen P. Hower is the coordinator of the Eduspire Summer Literacy Institute and teaches reading courses for Penn State York and Cabrini College. In addition to teaching at the college level, she is the K-12 Reading/English/Language Arts/ESL Supervisor at South Western School District.
Joanne Custer began her educational career 20 years ago as an 8th grade and high school ELA teacher and has served as ELA department chairperson. Presently, she is the coordinator of the School-To-Work Program and previously worked as an instructional/literacy coach. She earned her Masters of Literacy Education through Penn State University and is certified as a reading specialist and holds a PA Instructional Coaching Endorsement.
See what other educators are saying about this course
I thought this class was wonderful! It covered a wide range of strategies and demonstrated ways to incorporate reading throughout the curriculum. I found the class to be very helpful and enlightening.L.L., Reading Specialist
The course provided very practical information. The textbook was an easy, enjoyable read with information that could be applied right away in the classroom.N.D., Reading Specialist
The part that was most valuable to me was creating the final project. I now have an amazing unit to use next year with my class that is amazing. I am looking forward to doing the same with more of my units.M.S., Elementary Teacher
It will help me be more aware of the types of reading materials I am using in my classroom.D.U., Reading Specialist
I feel the textbook provided went along nicely with the class. I appreciate that the text was provided.M.S., Elementary Teacher
I took this course looking for an additional perspective in teaching reading, and I definitely found it. It was very useful.V.P., Elementary Teacher
All three professors were knowledgeable about effective ways to teach reading. They offered their own learning experience, which was very insightful.V.P., Elementary Teacher
The final project was great in applying the knowledge gained in a practical, real world manner.N.D., Reading Specialist
This course worked perfectly for my schedule. The work load was distributed in a way that gave ample time to complete. I feel as though I have learned many new strategies for reaching my struggling readers in ways that also integrate specific subject areas.E.T., Reading Specialist