RDLT-51500 Methods of Teaching Literacy for School Leaders

This course will focus on theories and methods of literacy education in the P-12 schools, including what school leaders need to know about current practices in literacy instruction, assessment and intervention. Particular emphasis will be placed on methods for developing student reading comprehension for success in school and preparation for college and career. Candidates will gain an understanding of the interaction of language development, literacy, and learning. Candidates will become familiar with varied assessments and instructional approaches and the use of these to address the needs of each student, as well as recognize the role of the reader’s background experiences, affect, and motivation in literacy learning. Administrators and teachers will explore their roles as members of a collaborative team with a common purpose to create a supportive environment for literacy learning.