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Professional Learning Opportunities

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.

If you are interested in learning more or arranging for an Academy in your district/school, contact Susan Thacker-Gwaltney at or 757-561-0480.

Summer 2020 Course Offerings

Summer registration begins April 15 for returning students and April 17 for new students.
All are three credits unless otherwise noted. Visit UVA’s website to enroll HERE.

  • EDIS 7700 Foundations of Reading Instruction
  • EDIS 7710 Reading in the Content Areas
  • EDIS 7720 Word Study
  • EDIS 7310 Children’s Literature
  • EDIS 5410 Young Adult Literature
  • EDIS 5435 Writing Across the Curriculum
  • EDIS 5270 Teaching Reading & Writing to ELLs
  • EDIS 7730 Practicum in Reading Diagnosis
  • EDIS 7740 Practicum in Remedial Reading

M.Ed. Reading Program May 6 Information Session

Are you interested in becoming a reading specialist?

Do you want more information about teaching your students how to read, spell and write?

Are you looking for online & face-to-face professional learning opportunities?

Join us at lunchtime on Wednesday, May 6th at 12pm EST for a brief information session on what the vibrant learning and research community at UVA’s Curry School can offer to you and your teachers. Register HERE.

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