Western Oregon University
- Pricing & Details
(You Save: $30.00)
- Number of:
3.0000 university semester credits, 4.0000 university quarter credits
(university fees are additional)
This course focuses upon the all-important coaching relationship in improving student
reading achievement. Seven components of successful reading programs are the foundation
of reading achievement: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension,
writing about the reading, and content area reading skills.
Intentional best practice in each reading component is emphasized as the basis for
the coaching interaction. Through learning activities, observations of teaching
and practice and application of skills, participants learn how to establish a positive,
respectful, caring and confidential coaching relationship that allows each partner
to grow and learn in a safe, collaborative and guiding atmosphere with the common
goal of increasing student reading achievement.
- Understand the elements of a positive coaching relationship
- Establish operating principles and plan for an effective coaching experience
- Understand best practice in each of the seven components of successful reading:
phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing about the
reading, and reading in content area skills
- Understand how enduring understanding, student engagement, student outcomes, and
teacher behaviors that cause learning to happen are foundational to every subject
and to the coaching interaction
- Design and use essential questions in reading instruction and in coaching
- Use the Foundational Four in lesson planning and design
- Understand four components of reading instruction to plan for in every class, especially
content area instruction: reading with and to students, vocabulary/decoding, comprehension,
and writing about the reading
- Differentiate instruction based upon enduring understanding, while varying difficulty
and complexity of content that is read
- Choose effective methods for data collection and analysis
- Observe effective coaching methods and practices
- Identify effective communication structures and those that detract from a positive
- Construct effective reading lessons based upon research-based practice in reading
- Observe one another and conduct coaching conferences and feedback analysis
- Distinguish between effective and ineffective lessons/instructional episode/practices
- Learn how to assess text fit and to differentiate instruction using appropriate
resources and identified, common standards
- Differentiate comprehension questions, understanding that for some students literal
questions are more difficult than inferential
- Understand the different reading demands of specific subject areas and design lessons
to assist reading in content areas, with special emphasis upon reading rate
- Design a building-wide coaching and collaboration process for increasing student
- Observe and conduct an effective data-driven coaching conference
Course Description, Enrollment and Pricing
Western Oregon University
CE Credits Online Courses Have Been Approved for Academic Credits through Western Oregon University
Step 1: Select your course(s)
- Start anytime and work at your own convenience
- Available 24/7 from any computer with Internet access
- One-on-one facilitation
from the catalog tab above and enroll following the onscreen instructions.
Step 2: To request Western Oregon University (WOU) Credits:
You are required to apply for Western Oregon University credits within 2 weeks of completing your course. Located on your accounts “Student Homepage” (after you enroll) you will find a Credit Request section. You will select the Request University Credits and follow the instructions for requesting and paying for your WOU credits.
To ensure that you receive credit for a specific quarter, your request, registration form and payment need to be received 20 days before the end of that quarter or the first of the month, whichever one is earlier. For example if the quarter ends on June 10th we would need to receive your request, registration form and payment by May 22nd.
Western Oregon University (WOU):
WOU offers post baccalaureate, 600 level credits based on the quarter system. The credit fee due from the student is $50 per credit.
Once the credit fee has been paid, your completion paperwork will be submitted to WOU 18 days prior to the quarter ending. Allow three weeks after the end of the quarter before requesting an official or unofficial transcript.
|| Ending date
| Fall 2012
| Winter 2013
| Spring 2013
You can find directions for requesting an official transcript on the Western Oregon University Registrar page
Western Oregon DEP contact information
Division of Extended Programs
Western Oregon University
345 N Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361
Western Oregon University Registration Form
The Division of Extended Programs of Western Oregon University requires that one of their registration forms accompanies the course completion paperwork for each CE Credits Online participant that submits for Western Oregon University academic credit. Please print the Western Oregon University Registration Form and complete items #1-15, skip #14 Method of Payment. Sign and date on #16 and fax to CE Credits Online
1-425-844-4164 or mail to:
CE Credits Online
Attention: Sandra Blazevich
23224 NE 156th PL.
Woodinville, WA. 98077
CE Credits Online can not process your academic credit request without the completed Western Oregon University registration form.
Information for Oregon
Oregon State Information
Professional Development and Renewal of Standard Teaching License
Educators who hold Basic, Standard or Continuing Licenses are required to complete a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Plan in order to renew the license. This requirement does not apply to initial licenses. The Oregon CPD plan provides two options for the educator. One is a plan offered by the District. The second is an individual plan developed by the educator in collaboration with a supervisor or a CPD advisor. A CPD advisor may be a colleague, faculty member from an institution, or business or community member that is related to the activities of the plan and approved by the educator’s supervisor.
Those applicants who renew a BASIC license will need to complete 75 Professional Development Units (PDUs). The applicants for renewal of STANDARD or CONTINUING licenses will need to complete 125 PDUs. The Proposal for the Professional Development Plan should be developed at the beginning of the licensure period. The required PDUs must be earned prior to application for renewal.
What is a PDU?
A Professional Development Unit equates to one clock hour. One quarter hour of college or university credit equals 20 PDUs. One semester hour of college or university credit equals 30 PDUs.
There are many activities that may be included in the educator's individual continuing professional development plan provided the activities meet the rule and are related to the goals of the plan. An educator's individual plan may use parts of an approved District CPD plan along with individual activities. Following are some suggested activities that may be included.
Additional course work
--Courses may be undergraduate or graduate level if germane to the educator's current or anticipated assignment. One quarter hour equals 20 PDUs; one semester hour equals 30 PDUs.
If you are using college credit to renew your license, it will be necessary for you to enclose with your renewal application an official transcript(s) bearing the seal of the institution and signature of the registrar verifying that credit. Therefore, be certain to verify that the transcript lists the credit you are using to renew your licensure.
Official transcripts must be submitted in a sealed envelope from the college or university. Domains of Professional Competency 584-090-0010
For purposes of renewal of licensure educators shall choose activities and experiences that are based on at least one of the following domains of professional growth:
(1) Content of the subject matter or specialty area directly related to the educator's current assignment(s) or to responsibilities the educator reasonably expects to be assigned.
(2) Strategies for assessment of pupil performance in achieving school and district objectives and State content standards and interpretation and application of the results.
(3) Methods for effective teaching, classroom management, counseling, supervision, leadership, and curriculum development.
(4) Understanding of diversity in abilities, social and/or cultural background and use of such knowledge to promote achievement of high standards for all students.
(5) Knowledge of State and national education priorities and the application of that knowledge to one's school and district programs.
(6) Competence in the uses of technology in schools and the application of that knowledge to one's assignment.
Referenced from Teacher Standards and Practices Commission of Oregon: http://www.tspc.state.or.us/faqs.asp?id=0
Why choose CE Credits Online
How CE Credits Online Courses satisfy Oregon requirements for use for renewal of standard teaching license.
Educators may request university, post baccalaureate, academic credit(s) from one of CE Credits Online partner universities. It is the educator’s responsibility
to contact their local professional development coordinator to obtain verification that the proposed coursework meets criteria and needs of the educator’s continuing professional development plan (CDP), his/her school’s professional development plan, and the local school system’s professional development plan.
For a list of CE Credits Online university partners