This course is centered on the text, Read, Write, Lead by Regie Routman. The course examines the factors necessary to effectively administer and supervise literacy programs. Topics include high quality leadership, change that matters, responsive instruction/feedback/assessment, effective reading and writing practices, reducing the need for intervention, and Professional Literacy Communities.
Week 1: Student Orientation
Week 2: Literacy and Leadership: Change that Matters
Week 3: Responsive Instruction, Feedback, and Assessment
Week 4: Reading and Writing Priorities
Week 5: Reducing the Need for Intervention
Week 6: Leadership Priorities
Week 7: Professional Literacy Communities
This is an advanced 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. They will also need speakers and a microphone (or a headset or telephone) to participate in the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Virtual Meeting sessions. 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.
This course is one of four that leads to certification as a literacy specialist. Prior to completion of this course, the participant should have already successfully completed each of the following courses:
- All courses leading to either the R2S Literacy Teacher Endorsement or R2S Literacy Requirement.
- Foundations of Reading
- Content Area Reading and Writing (any approved “Content Area Reading and Writing” course)
- Instructional Practices
- Assessment of Reading
- All courses leading to the R2S Coaching Endorsement.
Read, Write, Lead by Regie Routman is a required professional book for this class. It can be ordered from Amazon as a digital edition for $27.18, or in paperback for $28.61. 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, other than the book listed above, are available online.