Course Description

Engage Individually with Literature to Make a Positive Change in the Classroom

After completing the corresponding R.E.A.D. Part I Series course, launch a critical dialogue using "They Say/I Say": The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing with Readings with other related writings and/or videos from the field of education that you will individually research. Engage within a professional learning community, promoting continuous improvement and professional development. Build on the ideas and perspectives of "They Say/I Say": The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing with Readings, pursuing avenues of further research and action to improve education.

This course allows you to engage individually with literature to make a positive change in the classroom. It is one of many in the University of San Diego’s R.E.A.D. Part I and Part II Series that allows you to complete your reading and assignments at your own pace and when it is convenient for you!

Learner Outcomes

  • Relate literature to the context of education
  • Influence professional educators to embrace best practices in promoting learning
  • Reflect on opportunities to promote positive change in education
  • Internalize the lessons from intellectual engagement with literature

Course Details

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


  • Use online research skills to locate relevant content articles and/or videos (many tips are provided)
  • Create a professional development presentation for other educators
  • Develop a personal implementation plan which will bring about positive change

Steps to Completion:

  1. Upon receipt of enrollment and payment confirmation by email, detailed course instructions will be available under My Courses in your account at http://PCE.sandiego.edu.
  2. Upon completion of all assignments, you will submit an electronic file of your completed work by uploading it to the course under My Courses in your account at http://PCE.sandiego.edu.

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (K-12), administrators, early-childhood educators, museum personnel, community college level instructors, and other educators who are interested in earning professional growth in a variety of subjects, through the powerful activity of reading.

Course Materials: Access to the same book from the prerequisite course.  Internet access is required.



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

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Course Format
Course Fee(s)
EDU PD - $247 credit (2 units) $247.00
Available for Extension Credit
2 units
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