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DLB15013: Disciplinary Literacy: Questioning for Close Reading of Complex Science and Technical Texts - Grades 4-8
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Credit Hours: 3

Doug Buehl, teacher, author, and national literacy consultant, addresses Common Core Reading Standard Ten, which focuses on range of reading and text complexity for students at the end of fifth and eighth grade. Targeting educators of students in grades four through eight, Mr. Buehl shares strategies useful for students to become readers in order to access information. The taping of this presentation took place on June 24, 2014 at the AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas.

NOTE:  This course does NOT count toward the 45 hours used for Disciplinary Literacy Endorsement. For credit, ALL courses MUST be taken as part of Disciplinary Literacy Program of Study.  To enroll in the Program of Study, please see the Programs of Study box on the left side of the home tab.

DLB15014: Disciplinary Literacy: Questioning for Close Reading of Complex Science and Technical Texts - Grades 7-12
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Credit Hours: 4

Questioning for the close reading of complex texts is a fundamental component of the tenth literacy standard in the Common Core State Standards, Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity. Targeting educators of students in grades seven through twelve, teacher, author, and renowned literacy consultant Doug Buehl addresses the need for teaching strategies that emphasize mentoring students in the questioning and close reading of several varieties of complex texts: science and technical texts, social studies texts, and both informational and literary English Language Arts texts. This presentation was recorded on June 24, 2014 at the AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas.

DLB15029: Disciplinary Literacy: Big Shifts for Grades K-6
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Credit Hours: 4

One of the biggest curricular shifts in education today revolves around the incorporation of disciplinary literacy in the early grades. This course, which is presented by Dr. Jennifer L. Altieri, notable author on literacy education, introduces resources for implementing disciplinary literacy in grades K-6. Throughout her presentation, Dr. Altieri shares resources, strategies, and activities relevant to disciplinary literacy instruction using, for example, vocabulary and informational texts. These resources are useful for implementation within content areas such as math, science, and social studies.

This course was taped at the AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas on November 20, 2014.

NOTE:  This course does NOT count toward the 45 hours used for Disciplinary Literacy Endorsement. For credit, ALL courses MUST be taken as part of Disciplinary Literacy Program of Study.  To enroll in the Program of Study, please see the Programs of Study box on the left side of the home tab.

DYC15018: Developmental Dyslexia: An Overview
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Credit Hours: 2.5

Dr. Timothy N. Odegard, Director of Research and Evaluation at Wilson Language Training, presents the biological factors of dyslexia and explains its neurological origin. Dr. Odegard reviews the screening process required by Arkansas Act 1294 and explains the types of specific reading disabilities: phonological deficit, orthographic processing deficit, and comprehension deficit. He discusses the importance of the core reading skills and how they work together towards the ultimate goal of reading comprehension. Finally, he explains effective Response to Intervention implementation. This presentation was taped during the ALTA Arkansas Regional Conference on October 4, 2014 at AETN in Conway, Arkansas.

DYC15034: School-Based Identification of Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia
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Credit Hours: 2

This course focuses on the implementation of Act 1294 and school-based identification of students with characteristics of dyslexia in Arkansas. Led by Vicki King, Dyslexia Specialist for the Arkansas Department of Education, this course will cover a review of the current definition of dyslexia, the core principles of dyslexia identification, case studies, and step-by-step procedures for analyzing evaluations.

Designed for Arkansas educators who are new to the process of identifying students with characteristics of dyslexia for placement in dyslexia therapy programs, this course will prepare educators to be informed members of the school-based teams making decisions regarding students' needs for interventions, services, and accommodations.

This course was taped on January 29, 2015 at the AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas.

DYC15085: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
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Credit Hours: 1

This course focuses on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and how it ties into Act 1294. Led by Courtney Salas-Ford, Attorney for the Arkansas Department of Education, this course breaks down the law to identify who is protected, the process for evaluation, and accommodations and services available to those who qualify. Ms. Salas-Ford also examines the key differences between Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), with respect to their purpose and eligibility criteria. 

This course was taped on January 29, 2015 at the AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas.

DYC16067: An Overview of Developmental Dyslexia and Specific Reading Disability
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Credit Hours: 1.5

Dr. Timothy N. Odegard presents the biological factors of dyslexia and explains its neurological origin. Dr. Odegard reviews what happens in the brain of a dyslexic individual and discusses the act of reading language as a process related to, but fundamentally distinct from, hearing language. He explains types of specific reading disabilities: phonological deficit, orthographic processing deficit, and comprehension deficit. He discusses the importance of the core reading skills and how they work together towards the ultimate goal of reading comprehension. Finally, he explains effective Response to Intervention/Instruction implementation and assessment for dyslexic students.

This course was recorded at the Arkansas Dyslexia Conference in Hot Springs, Arkansas on March 7, 2016. 

ELB14058: Implementing ELA Standards Even When You're Not an English Teacher
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Credit Hours: 1

Implementing the English Language Arts Standards is now the responsibility of all teachers, in every content area. Dr. Sharon Faber explains how the ELA standards relate to all content areas and what students must know and do as teachers implement the four ELA strands across the curriculum. She explains what the ELA standards will require of teachers in all content areas and provides specific strategies that teachers can use to implement them in the classroom. 

This course with Dr. Sharon Faber was recorded on May 5, 2014 during the AAMLE Conference held at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

ELB14059: Close Reading and Text-Dependent Questions - How Do I Do Them in My Classroom?
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Credit Hours: 1

One of the most significant shifts in the English Language Arts standards is that students should be able to read increasingly difficult texts proficiently and independently. In this course, Dr. Sharon Faber explains how the strategy of close reading can help students achieve this goal in any discipline. Dr. Faber focuses on what close reading entails and how text-dependent questions relate to close reading. The audience is given specific strategies and practical applications for close reading in the classroom, including step-by-step instructions for implementation.

This course with Dr. Sharon Faber was recorded on May 6, 2014, at the AAMLE Conference at the Hot Springs Convention Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

ELB16061: Teaching Vocabulary So Kids Will Beg for More
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Credit Hours: 1.5

In this course, Dr. Brenda Overturf, literacy consultant and author, discusses the importance of vocabulary development in elementary and middle school students. She describes a number of effective activities to introduce new words and help students remember them. Dr. Overturf also emphasizes the importance of connecting words not only with their synonyms and antonyms but also with colors and gestures that help make learning vocabulary more meaningful and fun.

This course was taped at the Arkansas Reading Association conference on November 19, 2015.

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