Your browser is not optimized for viewing this website.

More information »

Holyoke Community College



Our Classes

Reading Fundamentals 1: An Introduction to Scientifically-based Research (UPDL 30 PDP's online) EDUC 012.51, CRN 35220

$230
The first in a three-course series on effective reading instruction, this course provides background on Reading First as it applies to No Child Left Behind federal legislation. Discusses scientifically based research as it applies to phonetically based instruction, assessment, and evaluation; explores myths and misconceptions concerning reading instruction and remediation; and presents an evaluation checklist to assess the effectiveness of your current reading program. 30 Undergraduate Level PDP’s. Students must achieve at least an average 70% in all exams with no exam below 60%.

Reading Fundamentals 2:Laying the Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction (UPDL 30 PDP online ) EDUC 013.51, CRN 35222

$230
This three-course series helps improve your knowledge of science and the scientific process, making you a more informed consumer and a better advocate for students. This second course lays the foundation for effective reading instruction through examination of its importance as well as statistics on reading proficiency and performance in this country. 30 Undergraduate Level PDP’s. Students must achieve at least an average 70% in all exams with no exam below 60%.

Reading Fundamentals 2:Laying the Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction(GPDL 40 PDP's online) EDUC 013.52, CRN 35223

$290
This three-course series helps improve your knowledge of science and the scientific process, making you a more informed consumer and a better advocate for students. This second course lays the foundation for effective reading instruction through examination of its importance as well as statistics on reading proficiency and performance in this country. 40 Graduate PDP’s This course requires additional writing assignments. Students must achieve at least an average of 80% in all exams with no exam below 70%.

Reading Fundamentals 3:The Elements of Effective Reading Instruction & Assessment (GPDL 55 PDP's) EDUC 014.52, CRN 35225

$309
Focuses on learning to read and an introduction to reading assessment. The five elements of effective reading instruction (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and text comprehension) are highlighted, including definitions, implications for instruction, and future directions. Includes information on comprehension strategy instruction and reading instruction, assessment terms and definitions, and how reading assessment fits within the Reading First Program. Also covers technology integration in the classroom, specific recommendations on reading assessments, and how teachers can conduct pivotal curriculum-based measurements in their classrooms. 55 Graduate PDP’s This course requires additional writing assignments. Students must achieve at least an average of 80% in all exams with no exam below 70%.

Reading Fundamentals 3:The Elements of Effective Reading Instruction & Assessment (UPDL 45 PDP's) EDUC 014.51, CRN 35224

$260
Focuses on learning to read and an introduction to reading assessment. The five elements of effective reading instruction (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and text comprehension) are highlighted, including definitions, implications for instruction, and future directions. Includes information on comprehension strategy instruction and reading instruction, assessment terms and definitions, and how reading assessment fits within the Reading First Program. Also covers technology integration in the classroom, specific recommendations on reading assessments, and how teachers can conduct pivotal curriculum-based measurements in their classrooms. 45 Undergraduate Level PDP’s. Students must achieve at least an average 70% in all exams with no exam below 60%.

Response to Intervention: Practical Information for the Classroom Teacher (GPDL 55 PDP's online) EDUC 031.52, CRN 35831

$309
Response to Intervention or RTI is a process schools can and should use to help students who are struggling with academics or behavior. Even though RTI is primarily linked to special education and the early identification of learning problems, RTI is not just for students in special education. RTI is for all students and is based on the premise that a student might be struggling due to instruction or the curriculum in the past or current classroom. All teachers have students who are struggling and whether it’s short term or long term, RTI is a valuable tool. Learn how to effectively use it in your classroom. •Students have 6 months to complete course from the time of registration; •You must have a minimum score of 80% on each examination to pass; •This course requires additional writing assignments; •We recommend that you check with your school district/supervisor to verify which level you should enroll in (Undergraduate Professional Development Level or Graduate Professional Development Level)and whether or not these course offerings will meet your district requirements for state certificate re-licensure.

Response to Intervention:Practical Information for the Classroom Teacher (UPDL 45 PDP's online) EDUC 031.51, CRN 35830

$260
Response to Intervention or RTI is a process schools can and should use to help students who are struggling with academics or behavior. Even though RTI is primarily linked to special education and the early identification of learning problems, RTI is not just for students in special education. RTI is for all students and is based on the premise that a student might be struggling due to instruction or the curriculum in the past or current classroom. All teachers have students who are struggling and whether it’s short term or long term, RTI is a valuable tool. Learn how to effectively use it in your classroom. •Students have 6 months to complete course from the time of registration; •You must have an overall exam score of 70% with no individual exam score below 60% to pass •We recommend that you check with your school district/supervisor to verify which level you should enroll in (Undergraduate Professional Development Level or Graduate Professional Development Level) and whether or not these course offerings will meet your district requirements for state certificate re-licensure

Six Traits of Writing Model: Teaching & Assessing GPDL 40 PDP's online EDUC 034.52, CRN 35890

$290
This course will discuss why writing is important and why teachers should include writing as often as possible in all content areas. The course will also include practical applications for assessing and teaching writing, including teaching students how to self-assess their own writing. The first chapter of this course will discuss why teaching writing is important and give you an introduction to the Six Traits of Writing Model. Through chapters 2, 3, and 4 we will discuss the elements of the Six Traits of Writing Model. Throughout those elements we will look at practical ways to use this model in your classroom. $280.00 • Students have 6 months to complete course from the time of registration; • You must have a minimum score of 80% on each examination to pass; • This course requires additional writing assignments; • We recommend that you check with your school district/supervisor to verify which level you should enroll in (Undergraduate Professional Development Level or Graduate Professional Development Level) and whether or not these course offerings will meet your district requirements for state certificate re-licensure.This course will discuss why writing is important and why teachers should include writing as often as possible in all content areas. The course will also include practical applications for assessing and teaching writing, including teaching students how to self-assess their own writing. The first chapter of this course will discuss why teaching writing is important and give you an introduction to the Six Traits of Writing Model. Through chapters 2, 3, and 4 we will discuss the elements of the Six Traits of Writing Model. Throughout those elements we will look at practical ways to use this model in your classroom. •Students have 6 months to complete course from the time of registration; •You must have a minimum score of 80% on each examination to pass; •This course requires additional writing assignments; •We recommend that you check with your school district/supervisor to verify which level you should enroll in (Undergraduate Professional Development Level or Graduate Professional Development Level) .




Forgot password?
Staff Log In