$32.00 [8.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]
Course Number: #02-184
CE Course Description
Teaching Elementary Students to be Effective Writers is designed to offer strategies to improve writing skills for young students. This professional development intermediate level course was developed using material from a U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES) publication that was designed to formulate specific and coherent evidence-based recommendations for teachers and other school personnel. The course provides practical, clear information on critical topics related to teaching writing and is based on the best available evidence as judged by experts. This course would be appropriate for any school officials who have direct contact with students in elementary schools.
CE Course Objectives
1. Evaluate evidence-based recommendations to improve writing strategies among young students, while identifying relevant research findings that support these recommendations.
2. Analyze strategies to provide daily time for writing instruction and practice as well as ways to teach students the writing process for a variety of purposes.
3. Identify effective methods for providing direct and explicit writing strategy instruction.
4. Outline methods to teach students to become fluent with handwriting, spelling, sentence construction, typing, and word processing.
5. Describe practical goals for increasing student motivation and engagement in the writing process and for creating a community of writers.
6. Discuss ways to encourage students to collaborate as writers and to provide students with opportunities to give and receive feedback throughout the writing process.