|Course Number:||EDU 5620 C03|
|Instructor:||Leigh G. Harder, M.Ed.(Educational Leadership) and Literacy Specialist endorsement.|
|Location:||In-person & Online. This class will meet face-to-face twice a month from 4-7 p.m. at the Salisbury Community School in Salisbury, VT with online readings and assignments given during the other weeks.|
|Dates and Times:||January 30 - April 16, 2020.|
|Credits:||2 graduate credits|
Note: Course payment or purchase order of $650 payable to CASTLETON UNIVERSITY is due at the time of registration. A purchase order number can be entered into the online registration form. Financial & Registration Services, Castleton University, 62 Alumni Drive, Castleton, VT 05735. To help us ensure that your payment is applied to the correct course, PLEASE WRITE “CFS” IN THE CHECK MEMO LINE. Thank you.
This course will consist of looking carefully at writing samples produced by participants’ current students, in order to identify writing strengths and next instructional steps in conjunction with state standards. All identifying material on writing samples must be removed in order to assure confidentiality.
By clarifying what a student can do well and what s/he is not yet able to do independently, next instructional moves will be determined. We will use a variety of protocols in order to maintain objectivity and a focus on evidence in writing samples. Students in this class will read scholarly articles and a text on student engagement, growth mindset and strategies for effective writing instruction. Participants will be expected to implement several new writing strategies in their classroom, maintain a weekly reflection journal and complete a student case study over the duration of this class.
Audience: Pre-K-6 educators (classroom teachers, interventionists, literacy coaches)
Upon completion of the course participants will:
What a Writer Needs Ralph Fletcher (Heinemann, 2nd edition)
*Note: Required texts not included in the course tuition.
Leigh G. Harder