Strategies for Remedial Materials Development


EDUB 541 Developmental and Remedial Materials and Resources

Course Description


In this course, candidates will investigate current philosophies and practices in literacy instruction. Developmental and remedial materials, including basal programs, leveling systems, scope and sequence, and supplementary sources and materials, will be examined. Candidates will develop guidelines for evaluating and selecting materials for classroom and small group use. They will identify the characteristics of successful reading professionals and the resources they use: professional journals, national and state standards, professional organizations, and online resources. Attendance at a professional reading conference is a field experience requirement. 

WEEK 1


Lecture: Setting the Stage for the Winds of Change

Outcomes

  • Explain the factors that negatively affect educational success
  • Discuss the importance of NCLB

WEEK 2


Lecture: What Research Tells Us

Outcomes

  • Recognize and explain the research that drives the science of reading instruction
  • Identify and investigate current issues and exemplary programs in literacy

WEEK 3


Lecture: School Reform Models

Outcomes

  • Know and understand the historical influence of school reform initiatives
  • Demonstrate knowledge of strategies and stages of literacy development, and the materials and resources available, of individual differences among learners as they develop literacy
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the nature and multiple causes of reading and writing difficulties

WEEK 4


Lecture: What is a Reading Curriculum

Outcomes

  • Investigate the current philosophies and practices in literacy education
  • Identify which characteristics and materials may be conducive to literacy development and remediation

WEEK 5


Lecture: Sharing the Responsibility of All Children Learning

Outcomes

  • To recognize, understand, and differentiate between the different teaching jobs in a school
  • To identify characteristics of successful reading professionals and apply those findings to their own teaching and learning experiences

WEEK 6


Lecture: Sharing the Responsibility of All Children Learning

Outcomes

  • Recognize the value of professional development and its effect on teaching and learning

WEEK 7


Lecture: Family Involvement

Outcomes

  • Understand the role educators play in creating effective parent involvement
  • Identify and respond to needs of a wide variety of constituencies for information on literacy development

WEEK 8


Lecture: What We Know For Sure

Outcomes

  • To recognize and understand the underlying elements that create a successful program

The course description, objectives and learning outcomes are subject to change without notice based on enhancements made to the course. October 2011