This course is designed to help K-12 educators understand dyslexia and offer instructional supports for struggling students. Based on relevant and recent research, this professional development offers a context for teachers to study, develop, share and learn effective instructional methods to meet their students’ diverse needs.
Week 1: Student Orientation
Week 2: Understanding Dyslexia
Week 3: The Importance of Multi-sensory Language Instruction
Week 4: Supporting the Struggling Learner – Part 1
Week 5: Supporting the Struggling Learner – Part 2
Week 6: Fluency Instruction
Week 7: Supporting the Diverse Learner
This is an intermediate level course for teachers, literacy coaches, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel. Participants are expected to have regular access to computers with Internet access. In addition, participants should be proficient with browsing the Internet, uploading and downloading content, navigating to computer files, and with using word processing software, email, and attachments.
All materials in this course are the property of the South Carolina Department of Education Office of VirtualSC PD. All course materials needed/required for the workshop are available online.