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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Reading Part 1

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Late Winter 2021 Feb 22, 2021 - Apr 23, 2021 Feb 05, 2021 Open
Spring 2021 Apr 12, 2021 - Jun 11, 2021 Apr 02, 2021 Open
Late Spring 2021 May 10, 2021 - Jul 02, 2021 Apr 30, 2021 Open
Summer 2021 Jun 28, 2021 - Aug 13, 2021 Jun 18, 2021 Open
Late Summer 2021 Aug 09, 2021 - Oct 01, 2021 Jul 30, 2021 Open
*Registration will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the posted registration deadline date.
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Course Description

  • CONT533
  • CAN 685.00
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

This course explores the theory and practice of instructional reading, culminating in preparation of a final Portfolio showcasing your development as a reading teacher. Principles of reading instruction are considered from a developmental viewpoint as well as from the perspectives of program planning, assessment, home–school connections, and the importance of learning environment. Approaches to reading instruction are explored in the context of reading theory, with specific focus on practical applications.

Course Learning Expectations

In this course you will have the opportunity to:

• develop an understanding of effective reading instruction and intervention, using a strengths-based approach
• apply principles of reading instruction and reading intervention by using distinct strategies
• work with specific and overall expectations in cross-curricular reading
• explore reading theory and research-based practices
• critically analyze commercial and school-based reading programs
• develop strategies for effective reading intervention
• explore home–school connections for improving reading decoding and comprehension
• design, implement, and assess an instructional reading lesson with consideration for differentiation, inclusion, use of educational technology, and sustainable practices
• use diagnostic reading tools to provide intervention in reading failure, using high-yield evidence-based strategies

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Application Requirements

We will use the OCT number you provide during online registration to confirm that you are an OCT member.

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Course Materials


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