2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) 
    
    May 05, 2021  
2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC 6709 - Literacy Development in an Academically Diverse Classroom♦


(3 sem. cr.) Today’s inclusive classrooms require teachers to become competent and confident in working with students who struggle with reading and writing. Education professionals in this course focus on accelerating the literacy development of students with reading difficulties, including students who have specific learning disabilities, and addressing the needs of  students considered gifted. They use diagnostic assessments, apply research-based strategies, and work with reading specialists/coaches and special educators to support academically diverse needs within the larger classroom context. They also explore and discuss a variety of topics, including informal and formal assessment, methods to differentiate and scaffold instruction, progress monitoring, leveling books, intervention strategies, and use of motivating texts. Additionally, education professionals learn the importance of collaboration with support resources.
♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.



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