This self-paced course for preschool to grade 2 teachers provides a unique opportunity to view Engaging Young Learners with Informational Text: A Multimedia Approach with MOLLY OF DENALI™, an archive of the live PBS TeacherLine webinar that was authored and presented by Dr. Nell K. Duke on February 26, 2020. The course introduces why and how to effectively engage young children with informational text using a variety of resources—including the acclaimed children’s television and video game resources from Molly of Denali. Informational text helps young children develop world knowledge, vocabulary, and comprehension skills. Rising expectations necessitate children spend a substantial amount of their literacy time on informational text, yet many teachers want to know more about how to use this text type. This is a great opportunity to learn effective ways to meaningfully engage your children with informational text. Drawing from research and her knowledge of the Common Core State Standards and other standards documents, Nell K. Duke, Professor at the University of Michigan, will clarify what informational text is and provide targeted strategies for its use in the preschool to grade 2 classroom.
This self-paced course provides a unique opportunity to view Engaging Young Learners with Informational Text: A Multimedia Approach with MOLLY OF DENALI™, an archive of the live PBS TeacherLine webinar that was authored and presented by Dr. Nell K. Duke on February 26, 2020.
- Understand that informational texts have distinct structures, features and purposes from other texts, and that our instructional approaches to using informational text must be different as well.
- Know common structures, features and purposes of informational text.
- Know instructional strategies that are effective in supporting preK-2nd grade students’ use of informational text to learn.
You will receive a printable certificate upon completion of all coursework, which can be used for verification with your school administration or state/district PD office for recertification units or Continuing Education Units (CEUs). All learners must score 100% on quizzes (with multiple attempts permitted) in order to receive the completion certificate.
Learners who successfully complete PBS TeacherLine courses may be eligible for CEU credits from their state or school district. Learners should check with their district or state professional development office to determine eligibility before enrolling in a PBS TeacherLine course.
PBS TeacherLine provides Learners with:
- The opportunity to print a course certificate of completion which includes course hours of the course.
- A PDF copy of the course syllabus.
PBS TeacherLine does not offer CEUs directly and is not authorized to grant CEU credits. This is typically done by state and district professional development offices.
The Self-Paced Courses are designed to be completed in 1.5 to 4 hours. Learners have a full year of access to their Self-Paced Course content that begins immediately upon enrollment.
The design and structure of the PBS TeacherLine course is based on best practices and research that highlight the importance of content-focused curriculum methods and active learning assignments that provide teachers with opportunities to design, practice and refine teaching strategies in their own classrooms. Learners can explore the course content, watch videos, complete interactive activities, reflect on learning with peers, and take self-assessments. Working at their own pace and according to their individual schedules, learners will have access to the course for 1 year after the purchase date to complete this 4 hour professional learning opportunity.
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Our self-paced courses typically require 1.5 to 4 hours of study. Learners will receive a printable certificate upon completion of all coursework, activities, and multiple-choice quizzes. All learners must score 100% on quizzes (with multiple attempts permitted) in order to receive the completion certificate.