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Dyslexia Awareness and Best Practices
- Template 2020
- Section TMPL
- 2 Credits
- 11/30/2020 to 07/29/2100
- Modified 08/15/2023
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This course provides an overview of Dyslexia and other reading disabilities. Current research on best practice to teach literacy including content and the application of multisensory teaching strategies in the areas of phonological awareness, phonics and fluency.
College of Education Mission
The mission of the College of Education is to prepare competent and caring educators who understand students, serve the community and develop professionally to become ethical decision-makers and leaders.
Candidates will understand how to support students with dyslexia and develop an awareness of these language disabilities.
SERVING THE COMMUNITY
Candidates will support families and colleagues who work with students with dyslexia and help to sp4read awareness of the disability.
FINDING OUR PROFESSIONAL SELVES
Candidates will utilize new knowledge and awareness of dyslexia in order to provide support to colleagues who work with this special population.
Access to standards referenced in this section can be found HERE
By the conclusion of the course, each participant will be able to do the following:
- Identify foundational components of reading development (ILA 1.1 assessed in Discussions and Reflections and Graphic Organizer of Foundational Components and Strategies)
- Identify instructional strategies for each foundational component of reading development (ILA 1.1 assessed in Discussions and Reflections and Graphic Organizer of Foundational Components and Strategies)
- Defend the need for high expectations for all diverse learners, especially those with reading disabilities (ILA 4.2 assessed in Discussions and Reflections)
- Plan and implement differentiated lessons that support students with dyslexia (ILA 4.3 assessed in Discussions and Reflections and Unit Plan with Differentiated Lesson)
- Demonstrate knowledge about learner differences in order to develop motivating and engaging learning experiences for students with dyslexia (ILA 5.1 assessed in Discussions and Reflections and Unit Plan with Differentiated Lesson)
Discussions and Reflections
Candidates will respond to weekly discussion and reflection prompts.
- Course outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
- Standards ILA 1.1, 4.2, 4.3, and 5.1
Graphic Organizer of Foundational Components and Strategies
- Course outcomes 1, 2
- Standards ILA 1.1
Unit Plan with Differentiated Lesson
- Course outcomes 4,5
- Standards ILA 4.3, 5.1
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