- PEER ASSISTED LEARNING STRATEGIES (PALS):
For reading skills development in 3rd-6th.
Includes FREE 250 page
manual by post.
PALS – be the first to bring the world renowned PALS programme to your school in 2013! Introduce this new strategy to the reading development equation which has been proven to raise reading achievement. Bring PALS back to your classroom in September!
will systematically engage with the detail of the PALS
Programme. Peer assisted learning strategies for development
and progression of reading skills is a programme that
was developed by Dr. Douglas Fuchs, Dr. Lynn Fuchs,
Dr. Deborah Simmons and Dr. Patricia Mathes and was
approved by the U.S. Dept. of Education as an approved
and effective educational practice. The course will cover the knowledge, understanding and
skills necessary to set up and effectively implement
the programme at class and whole school level.
In particular covering core activities such as:
- Partner reading
- Paragraph shrinking
- Prediction relay
- Scheduling / pairings / selecting reading material
/ leveling material / monitoring performance etc.
Teachers will appraise, evaluate and assess their current
approach to reading skills development, consider the
requirements of the new literacy strategy and decide
on the place of PALS within the mix for raising literacy
outcomes. All participants are subsequently provided with a hard
copy of the 280 page manual to aid implementation. Additionally, teachers will discretely & systematically
engage with the School Self-Evaluation processes &
instruments with a view to later formulating and implementing
a self improvement plan.
The on-line format of the course enables you to study
when and where you want to learn. Content is
divided into 5 modules which you can complete in any order
between July 1st and August 23rd 2013.
"Having done many online courses before, I honestly give CPD College ten out of ten. The whole experience from start to finish was so straightforward. The course content, support from tutors, resources to take away etc. were all excellent. I would highly recommend CPD College to everyone." Patricia, summer course participant in 2012.
Participants are encouraged to interact with one another
using the communication tools (forum, chat, e-mail)
provided by the CPD College learning system. Active
facilitation throughout the course provides expert interaction,
guidance and feedback for all participants. Assignments
and questions which call for critical reflection, self-analysis
and a reasoned response punctuate this highly interactive
web based course.
On completion of this course each participant can download
their CPD record and Certificate of completion. The
Certificate of completion demonstrates your achievement
in completing this professional development course and
is used to claim your EPV days.