Professional Development Institute
Learn more. Earn more.
Do you want strategies for teaching the foundational skills of reading? This online course focuses on developing a child’s phonemic awareness to prepare him or her to be a successful reader. The course begins with phonemic awareness assessment options. Based on the assessment results, you can determine which strategies are most appropriate for each student. Instructional strategies presented in the course include rhyming, alliteration, onset and rime, syllable segmentation, and many more.
Are you looking for effective ways to encourage your young writers? Do you need strategies for teaching students the foundations for writing success? This online course presents a thorough review of the writing process. Teachers also learn how to address spelling and grammar in student writing. Assessment strategies, including rubrics, will also be shared.
Are you looking for fun ways to engage your emergent or early readers and writers? This online course addresses emergent literacy skills for grades PreK-3. The instructional strategies focus on early reading and writing strategies for teachers to incorporate into their curriculum, the connection to oral language, the development of reading fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Assessment strategies and techniques will be thoroughly discussed. Strategies for working with struggling readers are also included.
Do you ever wonder what you can do to help young students gain a better foundation in reading? This online course is designed for teachers in grades PreK-2 who want to build a solid foundation in reading from the very beginning. Information on the building blocks of reading is shared together with specific strategies for incorporating these foundation skills into their everyday practice. Teachers will gain a solid understanding of such concepts as phonics, decoding, sight words, vocabulary, and fluency, just to name a few. By the end of this course, teachers will more fully understand how to best help their students with learning how to read and will have gained valuable classroom ideas to incorporate these skills into their everyday teaching.