Explore approaches for supporting adult learners reading at grade level equivalent (GLE) 9–12 in building the skills and strategies required to understand, analyze, evaluate, and synthesize complex content-oriented texts.
These evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI) techniques can be used immediately, whether remotely or in a physical classroom.
- ELA and subject-matter teachers (e.g., social studies, science, workforce prep, etc.)
- Teachers and tutors of GLE 9–12; teachers of intermediate-level readers are welcome to attend as well
This professional development activity/course is designed for:
- Exploration: Attend a live webinar (3/24/2021) about instructional strategies you can later use with students (2 PD hours)
- Practice: Over 3 weeks, implement one or more new instructional approaches with adult learners
- Reflection: Participate in a live discussion (4/28/2021) to share and reflect on the approaches tried and resulting student outcomes (1 PD hour)
PDPs: While not eligible for PDPs by itself, this offering can be bundled with other EBRI offerings in order to earn PDPs.
- Identify the reading skills needed for success in lifelong learning
- Make connections between EBRI and standards-based reading instruction
- Describe the reading profiles of high-intermediate and secondary-level adult readers, and the importance of such profiles for reading instruction
- Implement key EBRI approaches for teaching reading comprehension to high-intermediate and secondary-level adult students
Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to: