Course Description

Adding Real-World Connections and Technology to Your Teaching to Enhance Students' Reading Skills

With the importance of reading in the curriculum, and in life, it is essential that students not only master reading skills, but also develop a deeper understanding of key reading concepts. This course provides ways to address these concepts and meet curriculum standards through a variety of engaging, student-centered activities. Building upon the instruction already being done in the classroom, these activities employ current technology trends that relate to the world the students now live in, bringing reading “alive” to them. This course will: a) suggest and describe various activities that can be used to develop key reading skills; b) explain how to design and organize the activities to fit into the curriculum; and c) explain the value of using these activities for learning.

Learner Outcomes

  • Use relevant, technology-based, student-centered activities and projects to teach and reinforce key reading skills and concepts
  • Develop any of the given activities to fit reading curriculum
  • Organize a class plan for the given activities so they can readily be used in the classroom
  • Explore and use current technology resources and trends to create reading activities
  • Know how students’ active involvement in reading activities and projects encourages and motivates learning and creates a better understanding of key concepts

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for new and veteran teachers at the elementary, middle and high school levels that want to create new activities that enhance student reading skills.

Course Materials:  No textbook required.  Participants will need access to the Internet and several common computer programs for completion of projects. Projects may also be completed through a Google account, using Docs, Slides, etc.

Technical Requirements

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series

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Course Format
Course Fee(s)
EDU PD - $317 credit (2 units) $317.00
Available for Extension Credit
2 units
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