Literacy Academy for Teachers of Struggling Readers

These four-day non-credit academies are designed for teachers of all grade levels who teach reading. Topics include an overview of literacy development, evidence based practice in reading assessment and instruction, including targeted instructional practices in the following sub component skills of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Across the sub component skill areas, teachers will learn to use data to drive instructional decisions for struggling readers.

Noncredit: 30 hours for successful completion on your UVA transcript

Cost: $620

If you are interested in learning more or arranging for an Academy in your district/school, contact Susan Thacker-Gwaltney at


Literacy Academy ONLINE (EDNC 4501)

Reading@UVA is offering an online section of the Literacy Academy in Spring of 2020. Participants will complete ten modules, approximately 30 hours across an eight-week window.

Course: EDNC 4501-500-19688
Dates: January 13 – February 28, 2020
Location: ONLINE
Cost: $620
Required Text: Moss, Barbara, and Loh-Hagan, Virginia. 40 Strategies for Guiding Readers through Informational Texts. The Guilford Press, 2016.

All students must fill out a Non-Degree Student form in order to enroll in the course. Be sure to select “non-credit.” For questions regarding the courses, contracts, registration or billing, please contact Courtney Sullivan (703-343-0184).

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