Continuing Education for Certified Teachers
Differentiated Instruction in Reading for K-12 Certified Teachers – Spring 2016
Registration Deadline – January 9, 2016
Q: Do you sometimes feel something is missing in how to meet the individual needs of your students to help them become strategic, enthusiastic readers?
Q: Do you want to know more about best instructional practices in diagnosis, intervention and differentiated instruction in reading?
Q: Are you ready to move from the Provisional to Professional level of certification but still need the reading course required by the State of Michigan?
A: RDG 4913 – Diagnosis and Differentiated Instruction in Reading*
This course is designed to be a “hybrid” learning experience, with some assignments being completed online while retaining the benefits of several in-person class meetings on campus.
Class meetings take place on the main campus of Rochester College in Ham Library (HL) 117 on Saturdays, 12–3 p.m., on the following dates:
- January 16
- January 30
- February 6
- February 20
- March 5
The course shell will open January 10, 2016 to students enrolled in the course.
Class begins January 16, 2016 and runs through April 12, 2016.
Elements of the course include:
- Collaboration and sharing knowledge with other educators
- Adapting course curriculum to teachers’ classroom instructional needs
- Small size class sessions grounded in participants’ questions, inquiry and experimentation, as well as research.
- A required literacy practicum where students are assessed and provided with differentiated literacy instruction. A written case study is developed from this experience. Each teacher is responsible to find his or her own students for the practicum.
Tuition for this three semester hour course is $990.
*Beginning July 1, 2009, all teachers advancing to the Professional Education Certificate must have completed 3 semester credits of reading diagnostics and remediation, which includes a field experience, in accordance with Michigan Revised School Code MCL 380.1531(4)
For additional course information or questions, please contact Dr. Mel Blohm at email@example.com or at 248-218-2119.
Note: This course is offered only in the spring semester.