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Online Literacy and Language Academy

March 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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OL&LA (Online Language & Literacy Academy) is an asynchronous online course that gives today’s educators the tools they need to unlock the full potential of every student. OL&LA personalizes professional learning for literacy by integrating evidence-based reading instruction, second-language acquisition research, and CORE’s nationally acclaimed Teaching Reading Sourcebook. This course uniquely combines Structured Literacy and second-language acquisition research—Structured Literacy+—to specifically support educators in language-diverse classrooms that include Multilingual Learners, English variety speakers, and students with dyslexia.

OL&LA empowers educators with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Deliver standards-aligned and evidence-based reading instruction for all students, including Multilingual Learners, English variety speakers, and students with dyslexia.
  • Articulate the research on reading instruction and link research to practice.
  • Understand how to use informal diagnostic measures of phonological awareness, decoding, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension as a basis for instructional decisions.

How OL&LA does it:

  • Comprehensive research-driven content: Following a meticulously crafted scope and sequence that distills evidence-based research in second-language acquisition and literacy development paired with reading assignments from CORE’s acclaimed Teaching Reading Sourcebook, educators improve their knowledge and skills so that every student is honored throughout their learning journey.
  • Enhanced professional learning with AI: AI-driven classroom simulations empower educators to enhance their teaching methods and seamlessly integrate evidence-based practices into their lessons, fostering rapid and effective professional growth.
  • Transformation of classroom practice: Instructional practices tailored for linguistically diverse settings are more than just classroom aids; they’re the building blocks of teacher success.

For more information and to enroll, visit here.