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Theory and practice of interdisciplinary elementary school studied in the context of the interactions between the domain-specific and strategic processes involved in teaching and learning from printed text and other media in science, literature, mathematics, social studies, and the arts.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to: • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the dimensions of emergent and elementary-level literacy education research, processes, teaching, and learning by being able to interpret and share those dimensions in relation to the needs of all students. • Clearly articulate the interdisciplinary nature of emergent and elementary-level literacy education research, processes, teaching, and learning. • Describe and apply stages of oral language, phonemic awareness, print awareness, and phonological skills that are essential for printed text reading and writing development. • Describe and apply dimensions of fluency to support the practices of classroom teachers • By use of multiple sources apply their understanding of emergent and elementary-level literacy education processes, teaching, and learning to the design of multimodal teaching and learning activities using various technologies. • Show developed skills in supporting teachers and other education personnel in developing an elementary-level literacy curriculum • Assist classroom teachers and other educators in selecting printed texts, technology-based materials, and non-linguistic resources representing multiple levels, broad interests, and cultural and linguistic backgrounds of students.
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Course Overview This course is designed to meet the goals of the GW School of Education regarding bridging concepts and principles. The cycle of study meets GSEHD’s Mission of Educational Leadership, Reflective Practice, Research and Scholarship and Community Service. Further, the course is framed with framed by the International Reading Association (IRA, 2010) Standards for Reading Professionals. The bridging concepts and standards are integrated into the course activities and assignments.