NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Literacy & Learning: The Building Blocks

EDUC 792 or 600

3 CREDITS

$390

Combo

Instructor: Dr. Olufunmilayo Amobi

Grading: Letter

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Combination

Location: Course is available either online or print-based, ,

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $390

Partner Class Offered Through Learner's Edge

Course Description:

This course provides creative and practical strategies that can be used to create a literacy-rich environment for the young learner. Explore ways to promote phonemics, phonetic awareness, alphabetic knowledge, and fluency. Whether you are a teacher, a parent, or child-care professional, this course will provide a multitude of interesting and meaningful ways to support and provide literacy to the youngest children in your care.

Objectives:

As a result of this participation in this course, students should:

1.  Apply the latest research on emergent literacy in their classrooms

2.  Understand the role that efficacy and social-referencing play in literacy development

3   Understand the role dialogic reading plays in literacy development

4.  Understand ways they can help children build firm literacy foundations through   emotional, social, and familial support

Texts/Readings:

Required reading for the course includes the following text:
Bardige, B. and Segal, M. (2005). Building literacy with love. Washington, DC: Zero to Three press.


 

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