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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Research-Based Reading Instruction and Interventions: Elementary Level

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/continuinged/readinginstruction.html

Online Professional Development Certificate

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The course focus is on reading instruction for struggling readers.

The goal is to bring a variety of research-based pedagogical strategies into the classroom. The program consist of ten courses, and each course contains a variety of research-based pedagogical strategies. Each course is an individual entity. You can take all course or individual courses.

Clock hours include (a) watching the video mini-lectures, (b) taking notes, (c) planning and implementing two strategies, (d) observing and analyzing the effectiveness of the strategies, and (e) completing the Report and Analysis Form (see below).  A professional development certificate can be earned by completion of the courses.

Courses

  • Course 1: Reading and the Brain  (15 Clock Hours)

    This course is designed to provide an overview of how the brain creates meaning with print and to describe and demonstrate eight pedagogical strategies.

  • Course 2: Diagnostic Reading Inventory (20 Clock Hours)

    This course is designed to provide an overview how to use a Diagnostic Reading Inventory to diagnose reading deficit areas related to fluency, comprehension, and word identification

  • Course 3: Word Identification (15 Clock Hours)

    This course is designed to provide an overview of strategies and instruction related to word recognition and word identification.

  • Course 4: Comprehension (20 Clock Hours)

    This course is designed to provide an overview of strategies and instruction related to comprehension.

  • Course 5: Fluency (15 Clock Hours)

    This course is designed to provide an overview of reading fluency.

  • Course 6: Vocabulary and Spelling Instruction (20 Clock Hours)

    This course is designed to provide an overview of learning related to word knowledge (vocabulary) and spelling.

  • Course 7: Voluntary Reading, Instructional Approaches, and Teaching Written Expression (20 Clock Hours)

    This course examines voluntary reading, four instructional approaches to reading, and methods and strategies for teaching written expression.

  • Course 8: Reading Lessons, Communication Skills, Grammar, and Punctuation (20 Clock Hours)

    This course demonstrates how to create scaffolded, guided, and shared reading experience lessons. It also describes how to infuse oral communication skills and study skill strategies within reading and other content areas.

  • Course 9: Action Research for Professional Development (20 Clock Hours)

    This course describes and demonstrates how to use action research for teacher professional development.

  • Course 10: Dyslexia - Severe Reading Difficulties (20 Clock Hours)

    This course examines dyslexia or severe reading disabilities from a psycholinguistic perspective, and it describes the types pedagogical strategies and other elements that are appropriate for reading instruction and interventions with this population.

 

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Audiences

The course is designed for general education teachers, reading specialists, special education teachers, and RTI specialists.

Contact Information

Continuing & Professional Education
Office Phone: 507-389-1094
Toll Free: 1-800-311-3142
General Email: cepd@mnsu.edu