Ch 26: CEOE Reading Specialist: Professional Development

About This Chapter

Prepare for questions about professional development on the CEOE Reading Specialist exam by studying the information contained within this chapter. The resources in this chapter such as the video lessons and the multiple-choice quizzes can help you master the information that you need to know about this topic for the CEOE Reading Specialist exam.

CEOE Reading Specialist: Professional Development- Chapter Summary

Brush up on the aspects of the professional development of reading specialists by going through this chapter. The entertaining video lessons included in this chapter will help you get ready for the CEOE Reading Specialist test. Review the following topics:

  • Role of a reading specialist and the importance of teaching reading
  • The influences of reading programs and materials
  • Teaching teachers
  • Supervising reading programs
  • Staffing requirements
  • NEA and AFT
  • Professional organizations, goals and activities
  • Self-assessment and knowledge

The video lessons and transcripts found in each lesson in this chapter are taught by experienced instructors who can help you master the material that you will be tested on when you take the CEOE Reading Specialist exam. Do you find yourself struggling through the lessons or getting stuck? You can reach out to our instructors if you face challenges by asking them questions about the lessons. They will answer your questions and help you master the information you will need to know.

13 Lessons in Chapter 26: CEOE Reading Specialist: Professional Development
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The Role of the Reading Specialist

1. The Role of the Reading Specialist

You might be wondering what a reading specialist is and how s/he relates to other professionals at your school. This lesson gives you insight into this important position.

Influences on Selecting Reading Programs & Materials

2. Influences on Selecting Reading Programs & Materials

When it comes to teaching reading, it's very important to use research-based tools that meet the needs of your students. Take a look at this lesson for help selecting reading programs and materials for elementary schools.

How to Teach Teachers How to Teach

3. How to Teach Teachers How to Teach

Not everyone was born to teach, but that doesn't mean you can't still make an impact in the classroom. This lesson will highlight how to teach teachers how to teach. A short quiz will follow to test you knowledge.

Supervising & Staffing Reading Programs

4. Supervising & Staffing Reading Programs

In this lesson, we'll explore effective supervisory strategies for selecting qualified reading staff, implementing and supervising reading programs, and determining appropriate resource allocation for students and teachers.

Teacher Expectations & Attributions

5. Teacher Expectations & Attributions

Attributions for success and failure drive future expectations for learning and success. Students attribute their successes or failures to a number of factors. Teachers also make attributions for student performance. This lesson will explore teacher expectations and attributions that affect classroom and individual student performance.

National Education Association (NEA): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism

6. National Education Association (NEA): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism

The National Education Association (NEA) is a major force in the world of American education. Watch this lesson to find out what the NEA is, what it does, what its core values are, who can become a member, and how to join.

American Federation of Teachers (AFT): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism

7. American Federation of Teachers (AFT): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) provides many benefits to its members across the country. In this lesson, we'll explore the AFT, including how to join, the structure of the organization, and its mission and work across the United States.

Field-Specific Professional Organizations in Education

8. Field-Specific Professional Organizations in Education

Joining a professional education organization can provide educators with all sorts of benefits. But how can a teacher find an association in his or her content area? Watch this lesson for the benefits of field-specific organizations and how to find one.

Teacher Professional Development Goals

9. Teacher Professional Development Goals

This lesson discusses the importance of having robust professional development goals and shares tips for achieving those goals. In addition, reasons for pursuing the goals mentioned below are discussed.

Teacher Professional Development Activities

10. Teacher Professional Development Activities

In this lesson, we will discuss why professional development is essential for teachers and types of professional development activities. We will also briefly cover state requirements and paying for professional development.

Importance of Professional Development for Master Reading Teachers

11. Importance of Professional Development for Master Reading Teachers

In recent years, public education has increased its focus on professional development and creating deep networks of support within the school system. An integral member of this is the Master Reading Teacher. In this lesson, you'll have a chance to explore this role, and test your own understanding with a brief quiz.

Self-Assessment for Effective Classroom Instruction

12. Self-Assessment for Effective Classroom Instruction

Successful teachers use a variety of strategies to make sure they're hitting the mark in their practice. A highly effective method is self-assessment. This lesson describes techniques educators can use to evaluate and tweak their performance.

Advancing Professional Knowledge & Practice in Middle School Education

13. Advancing Professional Knowledge & Practice in Middle School Education

Professional development is a critical component in improving the quality of teaching. Many teachers, however, are unclear about the various ways to access the professional development we need. This lesson will look at how educators can access and apply professional development to improve their teaching practices.

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