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Expanding Content Literacy

3 Credits
Let's close the gap and prepare our elementary students for success! The gap - that seemingly small problem evident in elementary classes that looms larger and larger as students move into the secondary grades. The gap that is caused by primary-level students being immersed in narrative text that leaves them unprepared for the challenges of informational text and content-specific vocabulary seen in the secondary grades. This Online course will equip elementary teachers with the background and tools to lay a solid foundation for school children, developing in them the skills they need to be successful with informational text. Traditional format of this course is available upon request.

NOTE: Required textbooks must be purchased separately.

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Dr. Bonnie Walker

I love to teach. I can’t say it any plainer than that. Teaching makes me feel incredibly alive. I am thrilled to watch a student grow to achieve his or her potential and I love to help other educators make this happen too. My courses are designed around proven research-based practices and strategies, and as a life-long learner I am constantly seeking new ways to reach and inspire my fellow educators. The online environment provides an opportunity for community with interaction between participants and me. I enthusiastically make myself available to everyone, sharing my experiences, helping with technology, and more. I look forward to traveling with you on this journey of education. Come and learn with me!