Welcome to Literacy Solutions and more, a collaborative partnership with School District of Manatee County. To self-enroll for your course, please follow the directions below. Check directions at the top of each course to find out completion requirements. If you are new to Moodle courses, you'll also want to view the tutorial below. Most important: enjoy your learning experience!
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READING COMPETENCY COURSES THAT WERE STARTED PRIOR TO JULY 31st, 2023 HAVE BEEN ARCHIVED. PLEASE ENROLL IN COURSES THAT HAVE A -2 AT THE END OF THE COURSE NUMBER.
FLDOE has revised the state standards for the Reading Endorsement courses effective July 2022. As such, new courses have been developed and rolled out effective July 31, 2023. All enrollments on, or after, July 31, 2023, must be in the new version of the courses. Course names have not changed, however the new courses can be identified with a "-2" at the end of the course number (e.g. RL-ED-130-2).
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This online course is an overall review of the competencies required for the Florida DOE reading endorsement. The purpose of this course is to demonstrate these competencies through the practical application of scientifically-based research approaches within the context of the learner’s own school setting(s).
Reading as an ongoing strategic process will be examined, with an emphasis on teacher modeling, guided practice, and a combination of reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities. Concepts related to learning theory, text factors/structures, and the building blocks for effective reading instruction will be explored through strategic instruction, with multiple opportunities for planning and practice. Under this umbrella, participants will review elements for designing, teaching, scaffolding, and differentiating reading lessons and activities effectively using applied strategies that build student capacity, including struggling learners, students with IEPs, students with dyslexia, and ESOLs. Strategies for determining and strengthening effective learning environments, programming, family engagement, and collaboration with paraprofessionals are also covered.
Story structure, graphic representation, reciprocal questioning, oral retelling, summarizing activities, writing strategies, vocabulary strategies, balanced literacy and critical literacy are just some of the approaches under study. Problem solving strategies geared toward building student reading stamina, coupled with ongoing formative assessment approaches, will serve as catalyst to instructional planning and decision-making. Participants will receive field-tested tools and resources for effective implementation with multiple opportunities for reflection, discussion, and classroom implementation throughout the course.
- Teacher: Shannon Arczynski