Students earning the AYA and multi-age licenses will address the challenges of working with struggling readers in grades 7-12, especially in the content areas. Students will spend time in middle and high school settings, working directly with teachers and students in the content areas and reading. In addition, candidates will study methods for helping all students read more effectively in content areas. Prerequisite: Education 100. One-half course credit. Annually. Spring.
A Wikibi is as much an experiment in the social construction of course material as it is an opportunity for you to develop new literacy skills as well. As a part of the content area reading course, candidates explored a variety of literacy strategies that helped promote content literacy among their students. In addition, it was also important for candidates to remember that literacy is a very broad concept, one that is changing daily. To help them expand their notions of literacy candidates used Wikibi as a means of developing their own new media literacy capacity – pushing the boundaries of how they traditionally conceived literacy.