Content literacy, Common Core course at URock

Mar 28, 2014

Rockland — This summer University College at Rockland will host a one-week onsite graduate education course from the University of Maine at Farmington.

EDU 501, Content Area Literacy and the Common Core State Standards is a timely course that meets the needs of practicing teachers who want to cultivate students' thinking to be more informed, impartial and open-minded.

Participants will learn literacy strategies that develop critical thinking in all content areas, Writing to Learn approaches to increase comprehension, and best practices that accelerate learners' growth and development. Students must have a bachelor's degree to enroll.

The instructor will be Gayla LaBreck, a K-12 literacy specialist, educational consultant (G & P Enterprises, Inc.) and a professor at both UMF and Thomas College teaching in the Master of Science in education programs. She works with public school systems throughout Maine offering professional development for teachers in best practices in literacy instruction.

This three credit graduate course will meet for one week, Monday through Friday, July 14-18, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at University College at Rockland. To register or for further information contact Deborah Meehan at University College at Rockland at 596-6906.

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