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Reading Apprenticeship™ for Community College Instructors Fall 2


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Who Should Participate

This 30-hour, 6-week online learning experience is geared toward currently practicing community college instructors from across the disciplines and is appropriate for instructors focusing on any subject area or level. There are no prerequisites for enrollment.

Key Ideas

Reading Apprenticeship™ professional development helps instructors to understand the ways in which they, as disciplinary experts, can “apprentice” students into proficient academic reading in their subject area. This course will teach instructors:

  • how to think beyond their “expert blind spot” to uncover the strategies they bring to disciplinary reading tasks in order to scaffold these strategies for students
  • how to introduce and sustain metacognitive conversation in their classes
  • how to recognize and work with students’ strengths as readers
  • how to bring an inquiry lens to their own instructional practices.

Classroom tryouts and debriefs of key routines are integral to the course, providing instructors with concrete practice and close feedback.

How Students Benefit

Based on data and observations collected from over 200 community college instructors over the past five years, Reading Apprenticeship™ has been seen to have the following impact on student success:

Dates and Registration Information

There are two upcoming sections of the course reserved for the 3CSN Community of Practice:

  • Fall Section I: September 24-October 2, 2012
  • Fall Section II: October 8-November 16, 2012

Please note that you should be teaching while taking this course in order to complete the assignments.

To apply for one of the spaces in six-week online course, please fill out the Fall Online Application Form.  If you are accepted, 3CSN will pay the $450 fee.

If you would like to receive 3 credits from California State University, East Bay, you will need to:

  • Download and complete the CSUEB registration form.
  • Write a check for $267, made payable to “CSUEB” or complete the credit card information section on the “CSUEB Registration Form”
  • Include a $25 check payable to “WestEd” (service fee for processing)
  • Mail both original forms, complete with signatures and payments, to:Margot Kenaston
    300 Lakeside Drive, 25th Floor
    Oakland, CA 94612

Registration Deadlines

For Fall Section I: September 24-November 2, 2012: all forms & payment must be received by September 10, 2012.

Have questions about Reading Apprenticeship™ for Community College Instructors Fall 2? Contact 3CSN
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