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Virginia's PBS TeacherLine Course Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same.
National PBS TeacherLine Course Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same.
These courses have been approved for graduate credit through James Madison University at an additional fee of only $90 per credit hour. James Madison University graduate credit
Only one graduate credit for JMU. James Madison - 1 graduate credit
These courses have graduate credit available, but not through JMU. graduate credit - not through James Madison University
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An Introduction To Underlying Principles And Research For Effective Literacy Instruction (Grades K-8) - 45hr (RDLA152) *

Improving Reading Comprehension - 45hr (RDLA192) *

Phonemic Awareness & Phonics: A Window Into Exemplary Instruction (K-3) - 45hr (RDLA257) *

Raising Readers: Preparing Preschoolers for Success - 15hr (RDLA051) *

Teaching Lifelong Reading Habits (RDLA235) *

Teaching Phonemic Awareness and Phonics (RDLA157)

Teaching Phonics And Spelling For Beginning And Transitional Readers, 2nd Edition (RDLA267) *

Teaching Reading Fluency- 30hr (RDLA195) *

Teaching Reading In the Content Areas- 30hr (RDLA340) 

Vocabulary as a Foundation for Learning (PreK-3) - 45hr (RDLA272) *

 

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An Introduction To Underlying Principles And Research For Effective Literacy Instruction (Grades K-8) - 45hr

RDLA152

How do you teach a child to read and comprehend what they’re reading, whether it’s a poem or a mathematical word problem? Reading instruction is complex, but it also is critical to students’ overall academic achievement. This course explores the psychology behind learning to read and covers the basics of cross-curricular reading instruction in grades K-8. Learn how to strengthen your teaching practice to help every student master the core literacy skills they need for future success. In this course, you will:

• Unpack the critical developmental stages of literacy learning and the research-based instructional strategies best-suited for each

• Master best practices for teaching phonemic awareness, phonics, and word recognition to build students’ vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency skills

• Learn to provide personalized instruction by reviewing the unique literacy needs of English learners, students with learning disabilities, and other struggling readers

Note: This is a facilitated course. Learners submit coursework and participate in asynchronous discussions throughout the course term, and receive graded feedback.

Points/Credit Hours: 45 recertification points (3 graduate credits available for extra cost after start of course-enrollment instructions will be sent to you by the facilitator) graduate credit - not through James Madison University

Audience: Teachers, Grades K-8

Cost:

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same.Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
RDLA152.155 PBS TeacherLine- National 
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Wed, 9/18/19 - Tue, 10/29/19 / Any

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same.Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
RDLA152.157 PBS TeacherLine- National 
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Wed, 10/9/19 - Tue, 11/19/19 / Any

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Improving Reading Comprehension - 45hr

RDLA192

Knowledge acquisition is directly related to students’ ability to read and understand what they’re reading, whether it’s in an ELA novel or a science textbook. In this course for 4-8 grade educators, you will learn specific strategies for supporting students’ comprehension of narrative and expository texts across the curriculum. Walk away with: 

• A better understanding of the factors that affect reading comprehension, and the instructional implications

• A knowledge of how to teach active comprehension strategies characteristic of strong readers 

• A variety of collaborative learning strategies you can use to support comprehension

• Techniques for effectively assessing student comprehension in your classroom

Note: This is a facilitated course. Learners submit coursework and participate in asynchronous discussions throughout the course term, and receive graded feedback.

Classroom Link-Access to students recommended. PBS Classroom Link courses ask learners to implement lessons with their class or with a small group of students (options for learners without access to students are available).

Points/Credit Hours: 45 recertification points (3 graduate credits available for extra cost after start of course-enrollment instructions will be sent to you by the facilitator) James Madison University graduate credit

Audience: Teachers, Grades 4-6

Cost:

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
RDLA192.62 PBS TeacherLine-National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Wed, 9/18/19 - Tue, 10/29/19 / Any

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Raising Readers: Preparing Preschoolers For Success - 15hr

RDLA051

Literacy is the foundation of learning. That’s why it’s critical to foster the development of literacy skills as early as preschool. Developing these skills now will provide students with a strong reading and writing foundation and set them up for future academic success. Drawing from research from early literacy experts Susan B. Neuman and Kathleen Roskos, you will learn: 

• The five essential early literacy practices

• How to plan meaningful literacy-learning experiences for young children, including English learners

• How to develop activities that build on preschoolers’ prior knowledge, expand their vocabulary, strengthen oral language development, and integrate technology

Note: This is a facilitated course. Learners submit coursework and participate in asynchronous discussions throughout the course term, and receive graded feedback

Points/Credit Hours: 15 recertification points (0 graduate credit)

Audience: Teachers, Grades Pre-K

Cost:

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
RDLA051.208 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Wed, 9/18/19 - Tue, 10/29/19 / Any

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Teaching Reading Fluency- 30hr

RDLA195

Explore fluency’s role in reading while mastering research-based instructional practices for supporting K-5 students as they develop skills in the three dimensions of fluency: accuracy, automatic processing, and prosody, or the patterns and rhythm of language. You will walk away from this course with:

• A better understanding of the relationship between fluency and reading comprehension

• Practical, research-based practices for building students’ reading fluency through modeling and repetition

• Quantitative and qualitative techniques to assess and improve students’ fluency and evaluate fluency
instruction
• Technology resources to help nurture students’ fluency progress

Note: This is a facilitated course. Learners submit coursework and participate in asynchronous discussions throughout the course term, and receive graded feedback.

Classroom Link-Access to students recommended. PBS Classroom Link courses ask learners to implement lessons with their class or with a small group of students (options for learners without access to students are available.

Points/Credit Hours: 30 recertification points (2 graduate credits available for extra cost after start of course-enrollment instructions will be sent to you by the facilitator) James Madison University graduate credit

Audience: Teachers, Grades 2-5

Cost:

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same.Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
RDLA195.72 PBS TeacherLine-National 
Facilitator:
 National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator 
Date/Time: Wed, 10/9/19 - Tue, 11/19/19 / Any.

JMU credit available!

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Teaching Phonemic Awareness And Phonics (Grades PreK-3) - 45hr

RDLA157

This course will introduce you to the various stages of literacy development and give you opportunities to practice assessing the performance of budding young readers. Through research-based readings, practical case studies, video examples, and peer discussions, you will learn to design instructional activities that strengthen students' skills in phonemic and phonological awareness, letter-sound correspondence, and phonograms.

Note: This is a facilitated course. Learners submit coursework and participate in asynchronous discussions throughout the course term, and receive graded feedback.
Points/Credit Hours: 45 recertification points (3 graduate credits available for extra cost after start of course-enrollment instructions will be sent to you by the facilitator) James Madison University graduate credit

Audience: Teachers, Grades PreK-3

Cost:

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
RDLA157 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled.

JMU credit available!

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Phonemic Awareness And Phonics: A Window Into Exemplary Instruction (Grades K-3) - 45hr

RDLA257

Reading and writing instruction should take place throughout the school day and across all subjects in grades K-3. This course will help you reflect on and refine your own teaching practices while learning new, interdisciplinary strategies to support the development of phonemic awareness and phonics skills in early leaners. You will learn:

• How language is acquired and how reading instruction should occur

• Teaching strategies that support the development of phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding, and word study

• Techniques for assessing students’ learning and using that information to inform instructional decisions

Note: This is a facilitated course. Learners submit coursework and participate in asynchronous discussions throughout the course term, and receive graded feedback.
Points/Credit Hours: 45 recertification points (graduate credits available for extra cost after start of course-enrollment instructions will be sent to you by the facilitator) James Madison University graduate credit

Audience: Teachers, Grades PreK-3

Cost:

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same.Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
RDLA257.24 PBS TeacherLine- National 
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator 
Date/Time: Wed, 10/9/19 - Tue, 11/19/19 / Any

JMU credit available!

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Teaching Phonics And Spelling For Beginning And Transitional Readers, 2nd Edition (Grades K-3) - 45hr

RDLA267

Help K-3 students master letter-sound connections and high frequency words to develop oral reading fluency through the combined teaching of phonics and spelling. After completing this course, you’ll have a deeper understanding of:

• Research-based instructional activities and pedagogical approaches for teaching phonics and spelling

• The importance of systematic instruction and the developmental nature of reading and spelling

• Assessment techniques based on these developmental patterns to inform goal setting, instruction, and intervention

Note: This is a facilitated course. Learners submit coursework and participate in asynchronous discussions throughout the course term, and receive graded feedback.

Points/Credit Hours: 45 recertification points (3 graduate credits available for extra cost after start of course-enrollment instructions will be sent to you by the facilitator) James Madison University graduate credit

Audience: Teachers, Grades K-3

Cost:

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RDLA267.17 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Wed, 9/18/19 - Tue, 10/29/19 / Any

JMU credit available!

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Teaching Reading In The Content Areas- 30hr

RDLA340

Foster a learning environment in grades 3-12 that supports effective reading and provide tools that encourage students to be active, engaged readers across all grade levels and content areas. In this course, you will:

• Explore environments that promote effective reading and learning

• Review the specific skills and knowledge students need to read content effectively

• Practice strategies and plan learning experiences that help students become more effective readers and independent learners

Note: This is a facilitated course. Learners submit coursework and participate in asynchronous discussions throughout the course term, and receive graded feedback.

Classroom Link Course: This course asks learners to implement lessons with their class or with a small group of students (options for learners without access to students are available).

Points/Credit Hours: 30 recertification points (2 graduate credits available for extra cost after start of course-enrollment instructions will be sent to you by the facilitator) James Madison University graduate credit

Audience: Teachers, Grades 3-12

Cost:

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
RDLA340 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Not currently scheduled.

JMU credit available!

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Teaching Lifelong Reading Habits- 30hr

RDLA235

Get K-6 students interested in and excited about reading in any subject by providing a variety of reading options on their preferred platform: digital. Learn specific strategies for incorporating digital reading resources today’s tech-savvy readers will love into instruction. In this course, you will:

• Discover the best digital reading technologies to support and motivate students to read outside of the classroom

• Learn how to integrate eBooks and other digital reading technologies within your classroom curriculum

• Access a wealth of online resources and tools that support literacy and help create a dynamic reading program

Note: This is a facilitated course. Learners submit coursework and participate in asynchronous discussions throughout the course term, and receive graded feedback.

Classroom Link Course: This course asks learners to implement lessons with their class or with a small group of students (options for learners without access to students are available).

Points/Credit Hours: 30 recertification points (2 graduate credits available for extra cost after start of course-enrollment instructions will be sent to you by the facilitator) James Madison University graduate credit

Audience: Teachers, Grades K-6

Cost:

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same. Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
RDLA235.27 PBS TeacherLine- National
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Wed, 9/18/19 - Tue, 10/29/19 / Any

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Vocabulary as a Foundation for Learning (PreK-3)- 45hr

RDLA272

Words are a key building block of language, literacy, and learning. Build strong foundations for long-term academic success in early learners by embedding powerful vocabulary instruction into your K-3 teaching practice. Take this course to:

• Examine the relationship between vocabulary, literacy, and knowledge development

• Compare what you know about how children develop vocabulary to common teaching practices

• Receive tools to transform ineffective vocabulary instruction and foster word consciousness and word learning

• Explore techniques for assessing vocabulary growth and acting on those findings

Note: This is a facilitated course. Learners submit coursework and participate in asynchronous discussions throughout the course term, and receive graded feedback.

Points/Credit Hours: 45 recertification points (graduate credits available for extra cost after start of course-enrollment instructions will be sent to you by the facilitator) graduate credit - not through James Madison University

Audience: Teachers, Grades K-3

Cost:

Virginia PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from Virginia. Virginia standards and issues are addressed. National PBS TeacherLine courses are taught by instructors from various states and are open to educators from across the country. In both cases the basic course content is exactly the same.Online | Download Syllabus [PDF]
RDLA272.17 PBS TeacherLine- National 
Facilitator: National PBS TeacherLine Facilitator
Date/Time: Wed, 10/9/19 - Tue, 11/19/19 / Any

JMU credit available!

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