|Supporting Phonemic Awareness||Instructing Phonics and Spelling||Developing Comprehension|
|Increasing Fluency||Building Vocabulary||Integrating Five Core Reading Skills|
CLOI’s 3-credit facilitated online courses deliver in-depth knowledge of the different components of reading using research-based resources, assessments, and strategies. Instruction is provided in assessment administration and analysis as well as in mastering learning strategies to teach each skill. PDPs and graduate credit are available.
- K-12 ELA
- 3-Grad Credit
- 7 weeks long
- Offered 5 times per year
- Lead by a trained, masters-level facilitator
- Reading selections, activities, and discussion forums included
Basic computer and web surfing abilities are needed for navigating courses. All content and materials needed for these courses are included.
The facilitated online courses run for 7 weeks. Each week requires completion of reading selections, activities, discussion forums, and parts of a cumulative course assessment product. Each course is offered on specific dates 5 times per year beginning in September, January, March, May, and July. View the most current schedule on the Facilitated Course Schedule page.
PDPs and Graduate Credit
These courses have been developed to meet the rigorous standards of a graduate level course and can be taken for graduate credit or professional development points (PDPs). The courses are the same for either route. Graduate credit is provided by Gordon College, Westfield State University, and MidAmerica Nazarene University; you receive graduate credit from the college of your choice. PDPs are offered through Westfield State University.
Graduate Credit: 3 graduate credits is equal to 67.5 PDPs
PDPs: 36 PDPs
Acquiring an 18-credit Certificate for Mastery of Essential Reading Skills from Gordon College is an option after successfully completing the six essential reading components course series. CLOI’s reading certificate provides educators with in-depth knowledge of the essential components of reading not a reading specialist certificate. If you are interested in becoming a licensed reading specialist, please check out Gordon College’s link here.