EDPA 300: Literacy for Educational Technicians
Educational technicians assist classroom teachers and reading /literacy specialists in delivering and reinforcing literacy instruction This course considers the roles and responsibilities of educational technicians in supporting literacy, and teaches the foundational knowledge and best practices required, in order to effectively impact student learning.
- Understand the theoretical and evident-based foundations of reading and writing processes and instruction.
- Use instructional approaches, materials, and an integrated, comprehensive curriculum to support student learning in reading and writing.
- Understand the use of a variety of assessment tools and practices that professional educators use to plan and assess reading and writing instruction.
- Engage their students in literacy practices that develop awareness, understanding, and a valuing of differences in our society.
- Collaborate in the creation of a literate environment that fosters reading and writing.
- Recognize and demonstrate the importance of ongoing professional development for paraprofessionals.
COURSE REQUIRED TEXTBOOK:
Ashbaker, Betty Y., and Jill Morgan. Assisting with Early Literacy Instruction: A Manual for Paraprofessionals Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson, 2011.