Overview: Participants in this course will.examine both the artistry and intentional planning and skill work that partner together to deeply engage readers in meaningful and authentic read alouds. Readers will synthesize a variety of articles, videos, and professional texts on the importance of read alouds to foster a positive and collaborative classroom ecosystem, build vocabulary, spark thoughtful conversations, extend comprehension work, analyze texts to inspire writing, and encourage perspective-taking, empathy, social emotional literacy, and a growth mindset.
Audience: 4K-5 Educators that Read Aloud to Students (Classroom Teachers, Paraeducators, Special Education Teachers, Administrators, etc.)
Total Course Time: approximately 20 hours
Instructor: Renae Braun, M.A. & Nicole Ponzer, M.S
Texts Referenced: In additional to reading various articles participants will need to purchase The Artful Read Aloud : 10 Principles to Inspire, Engage, and Transform Learning by Rebecca Bellingham, and The Ramped Up Read Aloud: What To Notice As You Turn The Page by Maria Walther
A certificate of completion will be given when completed. Buyers have access to the training for one calendar year.