How the Brain Learns to Read


About the class

Instructor: Maria R. Hamilton
Format: 4 week class, 100% online
Cost: $99.00
Suggested recertification points: 30

How the Brain Learns to Read


Have you ever wondered what happens between the time your eyes look at a word and your brain processes it? What seems easy to some is much more difficult for others. This class is an introduction to what science has revealed about how instruction reshapes the brain to develop the ability to read and the signs of dyslexia to look for when that development does not easily occur. How the Brain Learns to Read will put critical literacy knowledge at your fingertips to inform identification and instructional decisions for vulnerable readers in your classroom or school.

Goals & Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the “big picture” of how the reading brain works.
  • Identify peer reviewed research about the brain, that informs literacy instruction, by contributing to a collaborative database.
  • Evaluate a current reading program through identification of key instructional components for literacy development.
  • Explore the “look fors” and “red flags” associated with dyslexia.
  • Examine reader profiles to identify characteristics of struggling readers.
  • Compare literacy screeners to discover new tools and uses for assessing struggling readers.
  • Use assessment information to inform targeted instructional decisions.

Upcoming Sessions

13junAll Day11julHow the Brain Learns to Read$99Class type:Non-Credit


Non-Credit classes start at $99, and are typically available online. In addition to gaining professional skills, this is a perfect opportunity to acquire recertification points, professional development credits, or continuing education units (CEU’s).

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