LYST 304 - Professional Development: The Role of the Literacy Specialist
Semester Hours: 2
This course provides students an opportunity to explore the role of the literacy specialist within the school community. A variety of literacy programs and the range of functions of the literacy specialist will be considered in light of how these are impacted by the changing needs of the school, community, and political pressures. Students will develop a professional development project for a school, school district, or community. These capstone projects may include mentoring a beginning teacher, establishing a teacher study group, providing demonstrations and/or consultations, developing a staff development or parent workshop series, etc. A professional presentation and portfolio will accompany the project.
May not be taken on a Pass/Fail basis.
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