OPEN NH logo

Faciliatated Courses Categories

NHEON
New Hampshire Department of Education

NHEON > OPEN NH > Faciliated Courses > Category: Literacy
spectrum line
 
NH DOE logo
Home
Registration
Facilitated Courses

      Literacy

          Online Course Model
          Take a Course
          Something Title
Self Paced Tutorials
Teacher Enhancement Training
Research / Archives
NHEON
Interactive NHEON @ edublogs
NHDOE
Office of Educational Technology
Online Learning NH
About Us
Contact Us
Course Categories
AR
BP
CE
EC
LA
HE
IE
LT
MA
SC
SS
SE
VG
WL
Self Paced Tutorials
ST

 

 

 

Literacy

Literacy

About courses in Literacy.

Courses and Descriptions

 

LT-01Reading First: Supporting Early Reading Instruction with Technology

Participants in this course will discover the many ways in which new technologies can support classroom reading instruction in kindergarten through third grade. As they examine existing research on literacy technologies, participants will also review or familiarize themselves with the five areas of instruction discussed in the National Reading Panel's 2000 report on early reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and text comprehension. The course will put special emphasis on evidence-based uses of technology for reading instruction.
Syllabus | Rubric

LT-02Supporting Literacy Development in Lower Elementary Classrooms

In this course, participants will explore how new technologies can support emerging literacy development in kindergarten through second grade. Participants will investigate tools and strategies that can help build phonemic awareness and facilitate the transition from invented spelling to English spelling. Participants will also explore strategies for integrating reading and writing with meaningful project-based activities, and experiment with software tools for publishing student work and creating class books. Participants will complete the course with a number of resources and ideas for immediate classroom use.
Syllabus | Rubric

LT-03Supporting Literacy Development in Upper Elementary Classrooms

This course will help teachers and specialists that work with students in grades three through six to develop a technology-enhanced lesson that addresses national and local literacy standards and that connects reading and writing with other curriculum areas. To support this development process, participants will examine a sample lesson plan that incorporates several ways technology can support reading and writing across the curriculum. Participants will experiment with technologies that can be used to develop vocabulary and facilitate each phase of the writing process, including concept-mapping, peer review, editing, and publishing student work. They will examine how the Internet can be used to foster reading-writing connections and to help students develop critical research skills. Participants will also be introduced to assistive technologies that can help students with special needs learn to read and write independently. Participants will also discuss assessment strategies for technology-enhanced literacy projects.
Syllabus | Rubric

LT-04Helping Struggling Readers Improve Comprehension

Struggling readers and writers may have difficulty decoding text, comprehending, and conveying ideas through writing. This course focuses specifically on supporting the academic development of students who are competent decoders but who struggle to understand the meaning of what they read. We will explore the different types of comprehension difficulties students may face and will introduce a number of research-based strategies to improve comprehension skills. As a final project, participants will design and implement a lesson plan focused on improving students' reading comprehension.
Syllabus | Rubric

LT-05Accommodating ESOL/ESL Students in the Classroom

This course is designed for K - 12 educators in all subject areas. Participants will discover and create strategies to help their English language learners improve their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking skills in content areas. The course will include an introduction to the linguistic and cultural issues faces by ELL students. A strong emphasis will be placed on the inclusion of all learners and the use of appropriate media.
Syllabus | Rubric

LT-06ESOL Literacy Development 1 Reading

ESOL Literacy Development takes educators/administrators into the world of how second language (L2) learners acquire reading skills. Participants will gain a working knowledge of philosophies behind L2 reading acquisition, the role of culture, how the brain works during L2 reading acquisition, the five essentials of reading (phonemic awareness, phonological awareness, reading comprehension, vocabulary, and reading fluency), and assessments that are unbiased to evaluate reading skills. Educators will not only gain knowledge of how L2 learners acquire reading skills, but will also develop an in depth outline, including a mission statement that will provide as a guide to use in classrooms for L2 reading acquisition. Although educators are the primary focus for this course, administrators will find this course a useful tool in the development of a school-wide view and practice of L2 reading skill acquisition.
Syllabus | Rubric

LT-07ESOL Literacy Development 2 Writing

ESOL Literacy Development Part 2 takes educators/administrators into the world of how second language (L2) learners acquire writing skills. Participants will gain a working knowledge of philosophies behind L2 writing acquisition, the role of socio-culture, and NHs 2007 L2 learner writing proficiency levels (entering, beginning, developing, expanding, bridging, and reaching). s standards for English Language Proficiencies (ELP) and writing proficiency levels, including a mission statement that will provide as a guide to use in classrooms for L2 writing acquisition. This outline will provide as a tool to create a classroom environment and instructional philosophy that will assist L2 learners in the acquisition of writing skills. Although educators are the primary focus for this course, administrators will find this course a useful tool in the development of a school-wide view and practice of L2 writing skill acquisition.
Syllabus | Rubric

LT-08ESOL Literacy Development: Part 3 - Oral Language Acquisition

ESOL Literacy Development Part 1 takes educators/administrators into the world of how second language (L2) learners acquire oral language skills. Participants will gain a working knowledge of philosophies behind L2 oral language acquisition, the role of socio-culture, and NHs 2007 L2 learner oral language proficiency levels (entering, beginning, developing, expanding, bridging, and reaching). Educators will identify their philosophy of oral language acquisition for L2 learners, develop a mission statement for their classroom for supporting L2 learners, and complete a L2 Oral Language Acquisition Planner which is reflective of NHs standards for English Language Proficiencies (ELP) and oral language proficiency levels. The planner will provide as a tool to create a classroom environment that will assist L2 learners in the acquisition of oral language skills. Although educators are the primary focus for this course, administrators will find this course a useful tool in the development of a school-wide view and practice of L2 oral language skill acquisition.
Syllabus | Rubric

LT-09Literacy Coaching for the 21st Century

This course is designed for literacy coaches, reading specialists, classroom teachers, Title 1 educators/administrators, and special educators who are knowledgeable about literacy development, curriculum, and instruction and are interested in learning more about the role and responsibilities of a literacy coach. The course is aligned with the New Hampshire PreK-16 Literacy Action Plan for the 21st Century. Introduction to Literacy Coaching presents an overview of the literacy coach's authentic role in improving the literacy performance of students at his/her school/district. With the demanding rigor of statewide assessments and an ever changing educational leadership, policies, and procedures, the literacy coach's role is instrumental in closing the gap between performance and achievement. The literacy coach is charged with communicating the focus, supporting and building teacher capacity in literacy instruction. This course has been differentiated for participants not currently in a school system.
Syllabus | Rubric

 

online professional development to meet your needs
spectrum line
Online Course Model

Online Course Orientation
All OPEN NH courses begin with an optional face-to-face orientation, allowing participants to become familiar with course login procedures and overall course requirements. Orientation to the course continues online during the first week, so that participants become familiar with course expectations and get acquainted with their instructor and fellow classmates.

Online Content and Practice
Following the orientation, courses continue for six weeks, emphasizing theory-to-practice applications. Course work includes online discussions, reflections, readings, and projects. Course participants receive a certificate of participation that may be applied to their individual professional development plans.

Ready for Online Learning?
Find out if you're ready for online learning. Sample our online course model by exploring our free mini-course, Being Successful with Online Learning.

 

Top

Take a Course

Registration
Register for courses by visiting the Registration link in the Navigation bar.
Early Bird registration special apply up to two weeks before course session begins.
If you plan to register in the last week before courses start, contact the e-Learning for Educators Project , or visit the e-Learning Blog, to find out the course status. Not all courses may run.

Download Registration Forms
General OPEN NH Registration (pdf format) for mail in registration. Online registration is available.
Mail-In Form District Cohort (spreadsheet format)

Course Offerings
Courses are not offered during all sessions. View complete session schedule for details of course offerings in each session.

Course Content
Course syllabi are available online to review. The link to the syllabus is available under the course description in each course category. You can also view the complete list of course syllabi links on the Course Syllabus Page.

Top


Self Paced Tutorials

On Your Own e-Learning
While our regular course registration fee is $130, we also offer self-paced tutorials at even lower cost. These tutorials have an assessment component and will earn you professional development CEUs after successful completion. District cohort deals are also available. View the full list of available tutorials and all the details about them on the Self Paced Tutorials Page.

NH Department of Education Tutorials
The New Hampshire Department of Education is committed to providing guidance and service to schools and districts. OPEN NH offers free online tutorials that support NHDOE initiatives and programs.

Institutes in a Box
As part of the NH Digital Resources Consortium, OPEN NH is hosting the online workshops and Institutes.

Coming Soon.

Conservation Education
As part of the NH Environmental Literacy Plan implementation, OPEN NH is hosting freely accessible tutorials on Conservation Education.

Free Tutorials
There are also free tutorials available, which do not earn CEUs. These will help introduce you to the online learning environment and introduce you to our course model and content. Click on the Moodle Course Login link in the Upper Right hand corner and select "Self Paced Tutorials".

Top



 

Last updated June 25, 2014