Full course description
The Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta is proud to present the application piece of the Right to Read program: Learn to Read. This course is for educators who have already taken the in-person or online Right to Read course and are familiar with the Reading Readiness Screening Tool (RRST) but are seeking to enhance their repertoire of instructional strategies. This course provides the updated versions of the RRST and focuses on an array of reading interventions that can be used to support growth in any of the foundational skills on the RRST.
IN ORDER TO ENROLL IN THIS COURSE YOU MUST HAVE ALREADY PARTICIPATED IN THE RIGHT TO READ TRAINING (either in-person or online). BY REGISTERING FOR THIS COURSE, YOU ARE CONFIRMING THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS TRAINING PREVIOUSLY.
Through a partnership with Foothills Academy Society, which offers a range of online professional development courses, we have been able to provide this online course to meet the needs of those teachers who would like a refresher and/or to explore the Interventions more deeply.
It is designed to be flexible for professionals who have busy lifestyles, with a learning platform that is open 24/7 and can be accessed in the comfort of your own home. You will be provided with opportunities to complete article readings and reviews, listen to and view videos of experts in the field, and connect with other teachers through group discussions.
We hope to create a sense of community throughout the course where you will have many opportunities to share your practices.
Course Objectives and Outcomes
You will learn how to implement reading intervention strategies based on RRST results. The goal is to learn how to use the results of the RRST to inform your instruction. You will be immersed in the foundational skills of reading to increase your competencies in helping children develop skills with words, texts, syllables, graphemes, phonemes, and phoneme-graphemes.
Accessing the Course
Enrollment in the course occurs on a rolling, ongoing basis. There is no designated start or finish point and you can take as long you need to complete the course. There are no assignments or formal evaluations, though you will be completing activities and reflecting on these in the Discussion Board.