In an increasingly fast-paced, globally-focused world, today’s adolescents have greater literacy demands placed upon them than ever before, and bridging the gap in student knowledge is the responsibility of teachers. This course aims to teach and discuss research-based instructional practices that will help scaffold adolescents’ literacy development in the areas of motivation, engagement, vocabulary, comprehension, and more. The techniques covered in this course will help students achieve their goals and retain more of what they learn. Participants will also address strategies to better monitor students’ progress.
Carlow University ED 661 • Madonna University EDU 5830.04 • Notre Dame College ED 585 A • The College of Saint Rose EDT 665
The required text for this course is Improving Adolescent Literacy; Content Area Strategies at Work, 5th Edition, by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey. ISBN 9780135180877.
Graduate participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional development participants will receive a certificate of completion for 45 hours of professional developments credit for face-to-face classes and 60 hours of professional development credit for online classes.
Session 1: Ensuring All Students Read, Write, Think and Learn
Session 2: Building and Activating Background Knowledge
Session 3: Vocabulary Development Across the Curriculum
Session 4: Promoting Comprehension
Session 5: Literacy and the Adolescent Learner / Questioning Strategies
Session 6: Collaborative Conversations
Session 7: Graphic Organizers in the Classroom
Session 8: Making and Taking Notes Across the Curriculum
Session 9: Writing to Learn Content
Session 10: Formative and Summative Assessments
Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.
On-site weekend courses are held Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8:30am-5:30pm.
Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm.
It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district, or school to ensure that all requirements are being met by the course you're taking.
Check the Partner Universities page for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner.
Students are required to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here. If no book is required it will be specified on the list. We have copies of many of the textbooks should you wish to purchase directly from TEI.
Professional development (PD) participants receive a certificate of completion from TEI for 45 hours of PD credit for face to face classes and 60 hours of PD credit for online classes. These certificates are mailed within one week of the end of the class and reflect the course title, dates of attendance, and credit hour information.