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SI: Teachers: Stop Talking and Start Listening! Embracing Oral Language in the K-1 Classroom is a Course

SI: Teachers: Stop Talking and Start Listening! Embracing Oral Language in the K-1 Classroom

Starts Jun 2, 2021
10.0 credits

$150 Enroll

Full course description

This is a for-cost course. To accept responsibility for payment and pay via credit card, use the Promotional Code: SendMeInvoice when signing up for this course. Once you are enrolled you will receive an invoice for the cost of this course. If payment is not received prior to June 1, 2021, you will be dropped from the course.

Course Introduction

“...Oral language is the most powerful human tool. It is how we create our world; in turn, it shapes us as thinkers and doers.” Fountas and Pinnell (2009), p.132. This course is designed to provide an understanding of the language system, discover how oral language builds pathways to literacy learning, investigate contexts of learning that support oral language, and learn how to evaluate students’ oral language for support during literacy instruction.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the language system and how this system supports literacy learning
  • Discover ways oral language builds pathways for literacy learning
  • Investigate the contexts of learning that support oral language development and literacy growth
  • Evaluate students’ oral language and determine next steps for literacy instruction


Course Dates

June 2 - June 30

Required Live Sessions:

For your schedule, please note we will meet synchronously in our online course from 10:00am - 1:00pm on the following days:

June 2

June 30

Course Instructor(s)

Jenny McFerin

Summer Institute Course Theme




information iconCredits: Participants will receive documentation for the successful completion of this course. No university credit will be earned. Contact hours, listed as credits on this enrollment page, are defined as time spent under scheduled instruction, which can be synchronous or asynchronous. 1 Credit = 10 Contact Hours. For additional details on how contact hours were determined for this offering, please review our Contact Hours Guide.


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