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Ch 16: The Reading Education Community

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Review the benefits of being involved in the reading education community with this informative chapter. After examining the points presented in these lessons, test your comprehension using the lesson quizzes and chapter exam.

The Reading Education Community - Chapter Summary

Being an educator incorporates you into the larger learning community. In this insightful chapter, you'll review the perks and partnerships shared within the reading education community and examine strategies to involve parents and implement collaborative team teaching in the classroom.

This chapter also outlines what reading specialists can learn from being involved within the reading education community, including:

  • Facilitating professional learning communities
  • Using collaboration to improve student learning
  • Implementing techniques backed by educational research
  • Selecting reading materials and programs
  • Gaining public support and partnerships for reading education
  • Understanding school funding
  • Applying for educational grants

While these lessons are detailed, they are easy-to-understand and brief. Review the information in each section at your own pace with the ability to track your progress using the dashboard feature. Self-assess how well you are retaining the points covered by taking advantage of the lesson quizzes and chapter exam. Each quiz can also be supplemented with a printable worksheet for offline studying as well.

12 Lessons in Chapter 16: The Reading Education Community
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Benefits of Collaboration in the Classroom

1. Benefits of Collaboration in the Classroom

Collaboration in the classroom benefits teachers and students alike. It's well worth the challenges and resources that it requires. This lesson discusses some of the important benefits of classroom collaboration.

Collaborative Team Teaching Models & Strategies

2. Collaborative Team Teaching Models & Strategies

Many schools are using team teaching in order to support the needs of a variety of students. This lesson will introduce you to the various models of team teaching as well as strategies to support a successful partnership.

Professional Learning Community: Definition & Model

3. Professional Learning Community: Definition & Model

Teachers work together provide the best education for their students. Often they are organized into professional learning communities (PLCs) to help facilitate this process. This lesson will introduce PLCs and how they are implemented in schools.

Collaborating with Colleagues to Improve Student Learning

4. Collaborating with Colleagues to Improve Student Learning

As a teacher, you are not alone. You have a variety of other professionals to call upon to help improve student learning. In this lesson, we look at how to leverage their expertise to improve outcomes.

Translating Educational Research into Practice

5. Translating Educational Research into Practice

What makes a good education? In this lesson, we'll look at how educational researchers aim to address this question and how to put their research into practice.

Benefits of Parent Volunteers in the Classroom

6. Benefits of Parent Volunteers in the Classroom

Research shows students, parents, teachers and the school benefit from parents serving as volunteers in the classroom. Discover how everyone benefits from parental involvement.

How Parents Participate in School Literacy Programs

7. How Parents Participate in School Literacy Programs

Teaching literacy skills is one of the most important parts of early education, but to be truly successful teachers need to get parents involved. In this lesson, explore common techniques to improve parent involvement and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Influences on Selecting Reading Programs & Materials

8. 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.

Advocating for Reading Education

9. Advocating for Reading Education

Reading education is one of the most important things we can offer our students. Learn how to advocate for your students' literacy learning in different arenas.

How Are Schools Funded?

10. How Are Schools Funded?

School funding seems like it would be a straightforward formula, but it isn't. This lesson describes the differing ways schools are funded and explains what each means.

How to Find & Apply for Educational Grants

11. How to Find & Apply for Educational Grants

Educational grants open doors to projects, technology, and teaching units, and fine-tuning application searches and writing makes a difference. Read on to learn how to find and apply for educational grant money.

Building Community Partnerships for Reading Programs

12. Building Community Partnerships for Reading Programs

In this lesson, we will discuss some strategies for developing effective partnerships between schools and community agencies to help address reading goals.

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