Early Reading Success: Phonological Awareness and Phonics Strategies to Accelerate Learning (Hawaii DOE PDE3 Course)
I'm so excited to bring this course to the DOE! I have been revising these materials for over 20 years based on research, experiences in my own classroom, feedback and help from teachers in Hawaii, and additional feedback from teachers around the world. We will focus on a variety of strategies to accelerate learning. You will be given access to about 100 phonics music videos as part of the course. In addition, you'll learn to use songs and other strategies to effectively and efficiently introduce, teach, and review concepts; create student-generated rubrics and assessments; promote inquiry; and foster a positive classroom atmosphere.
Why am I teaching about phonemic awareness and phonics? You may have heard of studies indicating that if students don’t read proficiently by the end of third grade, they statistically are more likely to experience continued academic difficulties, may not graduate on time from high school, and are more likely to have economic hardships later in life (Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2013). The landmark government-sponsored National Reading Panel report (2000) recommended explicit instruction in phonemic awareness and phonics as the most effective strategy to help our struggling readers. It's my mission as a teacher, and with EduTunes, to make a difference--so I will do anything I can to help promote success for your students. I'll also work hard to help YOU to succeed in this course--I want you to get more credit hours, move up on the payscale, and continue making a difference for Hawaii's keiki.
Thanks so much for considering this course. It's 100% self-guided and online, so we won't need to meet--but I'll be very accessible to you! Best wishes, and may 2021 bring you good health & lots of happiness!
Please read these important disclosures.
1. Participants will have continued access one music set (Early Phonics, Phonics Time, or Advanced Phonics) after the course ends.
2. Note that the course site (www.edutunes.com) includes materials that are for sale. Using this site was the best way I could give you access to many materials. Some materials that are given to participants may include advertisements, as they were written for general use. Please do not feel pressured to purchase materials.
3. This part makes me uncomfortable, but please understand that due to some health problems, I may be at some time relying on this course and materials. This course and the materials included are copyright-protected by Jennifer Kramer, 2021. All Rights Reserved. By purchasing this course, you agree to use materials in your own classroom (in-person or virtually) only. You may use videos with your students during lessons and share videos that are available publicly. You agree not to place materials on YouTube, on a school Google Drive, or in any format that can be shared with others outside of your own classroom during the course, or at any time after the course ends. Feel free to contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org to request specific bundle and bulk purchase discounts to purchase additional products or products for a school. Individual teachers may also ask for discounted bundles--I really want to help!