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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Reading Part 1

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Late Summer 2021 Aug 09, 2021 - Oct 01, 2021 Jul 30, 2021 Open
Fall 2021 Sep 27, 2021 - Dec 03, 2021 Sep 10, 2021 Open
Fall/Winter 2021 Nov 08, 2021 - Feb 11, 2022 Oct 29, 2021 Open
Winter 2022 Jan 24, 2022 - Apr 08, 2022 Jan 14, 2022 Open
Late Winter 2022 Feb 21, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022 Feb 11, 2022 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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Applicants who require accommodations for a specific learning need (e.g., learning disability) within their AQ/ABQ course, should click here for further information and support.

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