Increase Student Literacy Skills with Timely Teaching Tools

Students conducting independent reading in class taught by teacher who is taking Literacy Toolbox Professional Program coursesThe Literacy Toolbox Series is designed for all K-12 educators who want practical instructional tools and new creative teaching ideas to improve student literacy. This series introduces new teachers to literacy tools and ways to develop student literacy skills. K-12 educators explore a number of ways that literacy tools can be used. It also gives veteran teachers an opportunity to re-examine and/or diversify the literacy tools they currently use.

Who Should Attend

These courses are designed for Grade K-12 teachers that want to develop strategies to significantly improve the literacy skills of their students.

Program Details

Enroll in an individual course, or choose multiple courses in this series that fit your professional growth needs.

You can expect the following from these Independent Study Self-Paced courses:

  • You can independently work on course work, completing course within nine months from enrollment
  • You will read articles and watch videos, and interact with resources
  • Instructor is available by email
  • Completed assignments are submitted online upon completion of the entire course, and then evaluated by assigned instructor
  • Instructor provide provides feedback to your submitted work.  Final grade is issued and posted to your record for transcript.

You can expect the following from the Online Self-Paced courses (EDU-X709R and EDU-X714P Only):

  • You can go online when convenient, completing course within six months from enrollment
  • As long as you have access to the Internet (and any text book requirements stated, if applicable), you can complete assignments
  • You'll read articles and watch videos, and interact with resources provided within the course
  • Completed assignments are submitted and then evaluated by assigned instructor
  • Instructor interaction and feedback are provided between assignments
  • Assess current literacy tools and concepts used in the classroom
  • Utilize a wide range of literacy tools as adult learners
  • Examine curriculum and lesson plans that use literacy tools
  • Review educational research on literacy tools
  • Plan lessons and instructional units using a number of literacy tools

See each course for materials needed.

"I definitely plan to add more lessons to my Comprehension Literacy Toolbox for all of the comprehension strategies . . . I believe that this course [EDU-X700I] has made me excited about teaching the strategies and my students see my enthusiasm. We all need something new to fire us up at times!" -- Beth F., Teacher, Sacramento

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