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Guided Reading Course: Self-Paced PD from LitLife

January 16, 2018

Over the past few years I’ve had the pleasure to work with two fantastic organizations: LitLife and Participate. If you haven’t heard of LitLife before, they are a professional development organization. LitLife is focused on providing literacy support to educators and students throughout the world. They offer all sorts of professional learning opportunities for schools and districts. The folks at LitLife have recently released a new guided reading course any educator can dive into right away!

The folks at LitLife have partnered with Participate – another terrific company I’ve also teamed up with – to make online courses ready and available for educators. The self-paced online courses from Participate let teachers take ownership of their professional learning. Teachers can explore new topics, or strengthen their skills around familiar ones. LitLife released a self-paced course on independent reading that I spotlighted last year and I’m super excited to announce their latest addition to the Participate catalog of professional learning opportunities.

Guided Reading Course

LitLife has just released a guided reading course for educators. This course is perfect for classroom teachers, literacy, and instructional coaches. It’s great for anyone looking to hone their skills on this topic. Titled, Essential Guided Reading Instruction, you’ll find lots of high-quality content built into this self-paced course. The course includes seven key objectives to explore as well as access to a PDF bundle of supplementary materials. This special PDF bundle includes guided reading lesson plan examples.

In the video above, you can see a preview of the different objectives in this course. Once you finish working through each module, you’ll receive a digital badge to show your completion of LitLife’s Guided Reading course. The Participate course landing page has more information on the topics covered in the course and exactly what you’ll get when you sign up.

Self-Paced PD from LitLife

If you haven’t participated in self-paced professional development before, it’s a great way to differentiate professional learning at your school or jump into resources independently to work towards your own goals. What I love about the self-paced courses from LitLife – including this course on independent reading – is how you can work on your own schedule without having to add any new meetings to your calendar.

One tip: you may want to sign up with an accountability partner from your school. Or you might even sign up with a friend from another part of the country. This way you can talk about the coursework together. You can bounce off ideas as you prepare to bring the resources back to your school and classroom.

Learn more about LitLife’s new guided reading course by heading over to this page!

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Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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