Disregard the event date as this course is open for enrollment year-round.
Recent legislation places an emphasis on student literacy in the early grades. North Dakota Century Code 15.1-21-12.1 states that “…each teacher who teaches kindergarten through grade three at a school district or nonpublic school and each principal of a public or nonpublic school with kindergarten through grade three shall attend teacher-approved, professional development training that includes topics focused on:
1. Phonemic Awareness
5. Comprehension, and
6. Uses systematic, direct instruction for students in kindergarten through grade three to ensure students obtain necessary early reading skills”
This course has been developed in partnership with the North Dakota Department of Instruction and the AIM Institute for Learning & Research. It is designed for educators who are committed to learning about the connection between reading research, theoretical models of reading, and best practices for language and literacy instruction in the classroom. This course is funded by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction to assist you in meeting the professional development requirements set forth in Century Code 15.1-21-12.1.
AUDIENCE: K-3, reading, special education, and English learner teachers that teach reading directly; K-3 principals; and Instructional Coaches leading literacy work.
COURSE COMPLETION: Approximately 20 hours, to be completed asynchronously. A Pre and Post assessment is required.
COST: FREE for North Dakota educators
CREDIT: 1 credits available upon successful completion of the course with an overall course grade of 80% or higher. Please note that there is a fee for credit.
FREE to North Dakota educators thanks to supported funding from the N.D. Department of Public Instruction.
Course is open for enrollment year-round.