Reading Specialist Field Experience

Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
This course is not offered during the summer.
RDGED 722 January 12 - May 8, 2015
Tuition and Registration
Instructor: Emily Hines

Description

Supervised school-based practicum in reading program implementation and evaluation.  Emphasis is directed toward developing coaching practices, planning professional development programs, and facilitating evidence-based reading programs.

Who should enroll?

Prerequisites: Completion of RDGED 720 and RDGED 721 and instructor approval

This is the third of three required courses for individuals pursuing reading specialist certification, WI 17. This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program.


Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain and reflect on the multifaceted role of the reading specialist in a school or district. (International Reading Association Standard 6, Wisconsin Administrator Standard 2)

  2. Communicate the major theories of reading and the research on effective reading programs to teachers and other school personnel. (International Reading Association Standard 1, Wisconsin Administrator Standard 1)

  3. Explain district and state assessment frameworks, proficiency standards, and student benchmarks to teachers and other school personnel. (International Reading Association Standard 3, Wisconsin Administrator Standard 3)

  4. Collaborate with teachers and other school personnel in developing a literacy curriculum with vertical and horizontal alignment across PK-12. (International Reading Association Standard 2, Wisconsin Administrator Standard 2)

  5. Evaluate a reading curriculum or instructional program to determine its effect on all learners, including learners who struggle and/or are learning the English language. International Reading Association Standard 4, 5, Wisconsin Administrator Standard 1)

  6. Coach teachers and other school personnel in selecting, utilizing and interpreting assessments that provide a systematic framework for evaluating the effects of literacy instruction. (International Reading Association Standard 3)

  7. Coach teachers in selecting materials, adapting curriculum and differentiating instruction to meet the learning needs of all students. (International Reading Association Standard 2, 4, 5, Wisconsin Administrator Standard 4)

  8. Coach teachers and other school personnel in using assessment results, differentiation, interventions, and flexible grouping techniques to facilitate literacy development. (International Reading Association Standard 2, 3, 4, Wisconsin Administrator Standard 1)

  9. Conduct needs assessment, plan, and develop professional development which addresses the literacy education needs of a district, school, or community. (International Reading Association Standard 6; Wisconsin Administrator Standard 2)

  10. Coach colleagues to ensure effective on-going literacy instruction for all students. (International Reading Association Standard 2, Wisconsin Administrator Standard 3)

  11. Collaborate with others to build relationships and strong home-to-school and school-to-home connections to facilitate literacy development. (International Reading Association Standard 4; Wisconsin Administrator Standard 5)

  12. Model effective and ethical interpersonal, communication, social influence, and leadership skills to facilitate a positive culture and effective practices for literacy development. (International Reading Association Standard 1, 5, 6; Wisconsin Administrator Standard 2, 3, 6)

  13. Collaborate with others to determine budgetary needs and identify grants and other sources to support literacy efforts. (International Reading Association Standard 6; Wisconsin Administrator Standard 4)

Alignment with State and National Reading Standards

Course objectives are aligned with the following:
International Reading Association's Standards for Reading Professionals (IRA 2010), the Content Guidelines for Reading Teachers State of Wisconsin - DPI, and the Wisconsin Standards for Administrators.

No travel to campus is required. Because this class is asynchronous and open to you 24/7, you may participate from your home or work computer during hours that are best for your work and family schedule. Advanced computer or programming skills are not required. Learners need a basic understanding of Internet browsing, email, and word processing. Instruction will be differentiated to accommodate learners with varying levels of technical knowledge.

The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component. All discussion postings, projects and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and dropbox. Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week; there are no required "live" chat sessions. This class is a valuable final step for those interested in exploring a career as a reading specialist.

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School of Education
Email: Reading Specialist Program Coordinator
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751
Phone: 715-232-2693

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