Professional Development Institute
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Are you struggling with how to effectively implement the first grade Common Core Standards? This online course is designed for teachers who want to understand and implement the Common Core Reading Standards for Literature at the first grade level. By the end of this course, teachers will fully understand the scope of the Common Core Standards and have an in-depth knowledge of the specific Literature Standards at the first grade level. Teachers also gain valuable classroom activity ideas and handouts as well as a wealth of recommended literature lists. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units from UC San Diego Extension. For detailed information on university credit, click here.
"The information that I have received on the common core standards is invaluable! I will be able to use the resources in my classroom immediately. The information is very clear and well presented." - Jennifer Gorham
This course applies toward the Common Core Specialist Award of Completion
**If you are using this course for the Common Core Grade-Level Specialist Award of Completion program, you MUST register for the course plus credit.
Required Resource Book: This course has a modestly-priced required resource book (available in both new and used versions) that can be purchased through Amazon using the following link. Note that you can begin and participate in your course before the book arrives.
“First Grade Readers” by Stephanie Parsons
If you are registering for multiple courses, use the following link to access the book list for all PDI courses with direct purchase links through Amazon. PDI Course Resource Book List
Topical Outline / Click here to request a copy of the detailed syllabus
PDI Course Number: 53T01
UCSD Course Number: EDUC41438