RDLT-50400 Technology in the Reading and Writing Program

This course will focus on ways in which teachers can use technology to promote reading and writing strategies in today’s classrooms. Particular emphasis will be placed on the role of the reading professional in supporting and leading school efforts to select, evaluate and use technologies and online materials with all students and to make adaptations for those who struggle or English language learners. The changing role of technology in literacy instruction and assessment will be examined, with a critical stance toward the variety and use of technology resources. In addition, the course will provide candidates with an opportunity to interact with technology resources that can provide evidenced-based, authentic literacy instruction.