Seattle Pacific University
- Pricing & Details
(You Save: $30.00)
- Number of:
3 university semester credits, 4 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
Seattle Pacific University
CE Credits Online and Seattle Pacific University's Center for Professional Education are pleased to offer you online professional development courses designed to improve teaching and student achievement.
- Start any time and work at your own convenience
- Completely online – no commuting, parking, missed classes and no dress code!
- User friendly and engaging
Seattle Pacific University (SPU):
SPU offers post baccalaureate, 5000 level credits based on a quarter
system. The credit fee due from the student is $42 per credit.
You are required to apply for SPU academic credits within 2 weeks of completing your course.
Once the accreditation fee has been paid, your completion paperwork will be submitted to SPU the 1st of every month. SPU sends grade reports every six (6) weeks. You can find directions for requesting an official transcript from SPU
Clock Hours (CEUs)
CE Credits Online courses are approved for Clock Hours (CEUs) through Seattle Pacific University.
To request clock hours, please call 1-888-263-9980 ext. 104 upon completion of your course. Clock hour fees are $20 for each credit assigned to CE Credits Online courses. We recommend to all educators that they verify that the course of their choice meets any specific or special requirements established by their school, district or personal professional development plan.
You will be registered in Term 2012-2013
University credit fees are not included in the price listed. Once you complete your selected course you will then be provided with information to pay for and receive your Seattle Pacific University credits.
Information for Washington
Washington State Information
Washington State Certification Renewal Requirements
To maintain the validity of the continuing certificate, 150 clock hours of continuing education study and/or equivalent academic credit (15 quarter hours or 10 semester hours) must be completed every five years
For those who hold a certificate from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) present a copy of a valid NBPTS certificate
For more information regarding maintaining/renewing a continuing certificate, please click here
Referenced from State of Washington Office of Public Instruction:
You may request academic credits upon completion of your CE Credits Online course(s).; This must be done within two (2) weeks of your CE Credits Online course completion.
If you will be requesting university credits, it is important you read all the information for your selected university. Some universities require you to obtain a letter grade and others offer both letter grades and a pass/fail option. If you require a letter grade or intend to obtain academic credit from a university requiring a letter grade, you will select that option prior to beginning your course during the enrollment process.
Please keep in mind, some of our university affiliations are quarter based credit systems and some are semester based credits systems. Please verify with your Professional Development department which credit based system they accept.
All courses are eligible for university credit. Please visit University Affiliations for more information. (University Credit fees are not included in the cost of tuition.)
CE Credits Online is pleased to offer you high-quality online professional development courses designed to improve teaching and student achievement.
- 100% Online – no commuting, parking or missed classes
- Clock Hours available through Educational Service District 123
- University Credits available through CE Credits Online university partners
- Asynchronous – start at anytime
- Self-paced – work at your own convenience
Why choose CE Credits Online
How CE Credits Online Satisfies Washington Educator Certification Renewal Requirements
You may request university, post baccalaureate, academic credit(s) from one of CE Credits Online regionally accredited partner universities. CE Credits Online suggests each Washington educator contact their local professional development coordinator to obtain verification that the proposed activity meets criteria and needs of the teacher's individual Professional Development Plan (PDP), his/her school's professional development plan, and the local school system's professional development plan.
CE Credits Online courses are approved for Clock Hours through the following Educational Service Districts and Organizations
CE Credits Online suggests each Washington educator register for CE Credits Online courses through their Educational Service District (find the link to your ESD below. If you do not see your ESD, you can register through the ESD of your choice and request clock hours from them). We recommend to all educators that they verify that the course of their choice meets any specific or special requirements established by their school, district or personal professional development plan.
For a list of CE Credits Online university partners