Structured Literacy: In Action, Coaching and Program Analysis

A Fall 2020 Special Education Professional Renewal Course

This course is designed for current mild/moderate special education teachers to build on their knowledge of Structured Literacy through direct instruction in implementing a Structured Literacy scope and sequence with designated instructional supports in their classroom. Individual coaching will be provided by the instructor throughout the course. Case studies of students who are identified as having a Specific Learning Disability will be reviewed and monitored while the Structured Literacy scope and sequence is being implemented. Program analysis will be completed on curriculum materials given the elements and principles of Structured Literacy.

Through this course, educators will gain an understanding of how to implement a Structured Literacy scope and sequence with designated instructional supports in their classroom for small groups of students. The scope and sequence along with instructional materials will be provided to all participants. Reflective and individual coaching will be given by the instructor and with colleagues via video. In-depth program and curriculum analysis will be emphasized using the elements and principles of Structured Literacy.

Syllabus

  • Eligibility

    This course is intended for educators in the Denver Public School district. 

    Prerequisite: completion of structured literacy course 1 with a grade of B or higher.

    Graduate Students

    UNC Degree-Seeking Students

    Current UNC graduate students can register for this course.

    Non-Degree-Seeking Students

    Non-degree-seeking graduate status refers to a student who has earned at least a bachelor's degree and who either:

    • Has applied to UNC Graduate School and not yet been admitted or;
    • Wishes to take this graduate class but not pursue a degree.

    Please note, as a non-degree seeking student, you are not eligible for federal financial aid.

  • Register

    Use CRN: TBD

    Follow the instructions in the PDF below to register.

    • You will use the CRN (Course Registration Number) listed above when you register in Ursa.
    • Step 1 of this process can take up to 1-3 days turnaround time, so we recommend you start the process in advance of the "add/register by" deadline posted on this page.

    Directions for course registration and activation

  • Contact Us

    Instructor:
    Holly Hill
    holly_hill@dpsk12.org

    UNC Extended Campus
    Aimee Rogers
    Campus Box 21, Michener Library, Room L54
    University of Northern Colorado
    Greeley, CO 80639
    Phone: 970-351-2594
    Fax: 970-351-1870
    E-mail: aimee.rogers@unco.edu 
    Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Once You Register

    Dropping and Withdrawing

    If you wish to drop or withdraw from the course, you must do so on or before the deadline dates listed in the Course Basics box.

    • If you are registered for any other courses in the same academic term, you can drop or withdraw within your Ursa account.
    • If this is your only course this term, please contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@unco.edu or 970-351-4862.

    It is your responsibility to know the drop and withdrawal deadlines and procedures.

    Billing and Payment for Your Course

    Tuition for this course is listed in the Course Basics box on this page. Any course materials costs (textbooks, digital access, etc.) would be a separate or additional expense.

    Billing notification will be sent to your Bearmail (student email) account when your bill is ready. If you have not activated your Bearmail, directions are in the directions for course registration and activation.

    • Please pay your bill by the due date listed on your eBill to avoid service charges.
    • To view or pay your bill, log into Ursa and go to the Financial tab. You will not receive a bill in the mail; UNC has an eBill system.
    • Further instructions for finding and paying your bill are available on the UNC Bursar's website. Please contact Aimee Rogers at 970-351-2594 if you have any other billing concerns.

    Syllabus