Join a community of educators from all content areas for Penn State Lehigh Valley’s Specialist Certificate: Teaching Writing and Literacy, a 15-credit post-baccalaureate program offered through the Lehigh Valley Writing Project. Similar in design to the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s range of educational endorsements, the Writing Specialist Certificate is designed to afford educators deep study in all aspects of teaching literacy. The program contains twelve core credits plus a 3-credit elective concentration for a 15-credit certificate with classes being held at the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus in Center Valley.
REQUIRED CORE COURSES
EDUC 452 Teaching Writing (3 credits)
Tuesdays • August 28, 2012 to October 30, 2012 • 4:30 – 7:30 pm
The first course in the series offers teachers of all grade levels and content areas an opportunity to practice the stages of process writing, develop tools and strategies to teach writing, and learn effective and efficient strategies for assessing all types and modes of writing. This course is a pre-requisite for EDUC 463, 425 and 477.
EDUC 463 The Internet and K-12 Education (3 credits)
Thursday (4:30-8:30pm) / Saturday (8am-4pm)
November 1, 3, 15, 17, 29 and December 1, 2012
The focus of this course is applying content from educational foundations, curriculum, and research to the Internet,. This course will enable educators to sample and integrate online writing tools to enhance their teaching of writing.
EDUC 425 Literacy Assessment (3 credits)
Tuesdays • January 8, 2013 to March 12, 2013 • 4:30 - 7:30 pm
This course is designed to guide teachers of all grade levels and content areas in the use of authentic, alternative, and multiple means for measuring students’ literacy skills and performance. Specific emphasis is given to the on-going assessment of students’ critical thinking skills through strategically planned lessons in the processes of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
EDUC 477 Teaching Struggling Readers and Writers (3 credits)
Thursdays (4:30-8:30pm) / Saturdays (8am-4pm)
March 21, 23, April 4, 6, 18, 20, 2013
This course offers a comprehensive overview of learning problems and effective strategies for teaching K-12 students who have difficulties reading and writing.
SELECT ONE ELECTIVE CONCENTRATION
EDUC 432 Children's Literature in Teaching Writing (3 credits)
Monday - Friday • June 24 - June 28, 2013 • 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Participants will learn methods for transferring writing skills and literary devices from literature to student writing in all subject areas.
EDUC 464 Technology and the Learning Process (3 credits)
Monday - Friday • July 8 – July 12, 2013 • 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
This course examines and evaluates the relationship between technology-based resources and learning theories. Teachers will consider the implications for learning using digital writing tools as well as explore in depth the world of multi-modal composing.
EDUC 465 Serving Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners (3 credits)
Monday - Friday • July 15 - July 19, 2013 • 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
This course provides teachers with knowledge, understandings, and skills to engage culturally and linguistically diverse students in mainstream classrooms.
Who should apply? • K-12 teachers in all content areas • ESL, gifted, and special education teachers • Literacy coaches • Paraprofessionals • Curriculum coordinators • Administrators
*Writing Project Fellows may transfer their six Summer Institute credits.
To register, contact: Kathy Eck, Registrar firstname.lastname@example.org 610-285-5060
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