An expanding understanding of how to teach reading coupled with new legislative requirements related to dyslexia has created a unique opportunity for online instruction. Thus, many teacher preparation programs are looking to online instruction as an option for scalable, accessible professional development. Online instruction, however, can be an electronic version of sit-and-get training, or it can be transformative. In this presentation, techniques and technologies used to develop reading-related competencies within online courses are presented.
TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Examine effective practices for teaching specific language comprehension strategies for the students who are struggling with reading.
TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Examine the conditions under which teachers can learn and apply understandings of language and literacy to more effective instruction of “at risk” students.
TECHNOLOGY: Evaluate the different multimedia learning tools and show practical applications of these tools in professional development and teacher training.
Disclosure: Kristin Sayeski has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.