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Online Workshop Helps Universities Better Prepare Pre-Service Teachers to Teach Reading

October 3, 2013

Reading Horizons Online Workshop accommodates busy university schedules while preparing pre-service teachers with strategies for teaching beginning readers, struggling readers, and ESL students.

(PRWEB) October 03, 2013

To help pre-service teachers find time in their busy schedules for training in effective reading instruction, Reading Horizons is now offering an Online Workshop free to any university that provides a link to the workshop on their website.

Pre-service teachers seeking certification and licensure spend much of their time attending classes to learn the fundamentals of content areas. In addition, they participate in a variety of practicum experiences to develop proficiency in managing a classroom. Because these activities only leave narrow windows of time for gaining the specialized professional knowledge necessary to effectively teach reading, Reading Horizons has developed the free, schedule-friendly Online Workshop.

Dr. Brian Ludlow of Southern Utah University sees value in the workshop’s goal, content, and delivery: “The Reading Horizons Online Workshop is going to enable professors to expose teachers to the basic fundamental skills of phonics instruction without encroaching on classroom time at all.”

The Online Workshop prepares pre-service teachers with research-based strategies for teaching reading skills to beginning readers, struggling readers, and ESL students. The workshop is aligned to multiple curriculum standards—critical for today’s educational environment. It is completed independently, allowing future educators to learn without cutting into class or student teaching time. The workshop can be saved and paused at any time and completed in 2–4 hours.

Signing up for the Online Workshop is done in three steps. The professor requests a free workshop account for his/her college or university, posts a customized workshop link on the institution’s website, and provides the workshop access code to pre-service teachers enrolled in the professor’s course. Professors can view the progress and understanding of pre-service teachers taking the workshop through the administration portal.

To get access to the Online Workshop for your university, call Reading Horizons at 1-800-333-0054 or click on the link below and complete the form.

http://www.readinghorizons.com/workshop-pro/request-access

Watch this short clip to hear Dr. Brian Ludlow, a specialist in literacy and psychometrics, discuss the Reading Horizons Online Workshop.

http://www.readinghorizons.com/u

About Reading Horizons:

Founded in 1984, Reading Horizons provides teacher training, teacher manuals, and interactive software that empower teachers to effectively teach beginning readers, struggling readers, and English language learners. By learning the core of Reading Horizons framework (The 42 Sounds of the Alphabet, Five Phonetic Skills, and Two Decoding Skills), students have all of the skills they need to read the vast majority of words in the English language. The Reading Horizons program is currently offered in over 10,000 schools across the country. Follow Reading Horizons at http://www.readinghorizons.com.

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