Ashland University PD Courses for Ohio teachers

K-12 Reading Comprehension

Runs August to August of each year! Online and self-paced!

"I feel this course was very beneficial and valuable for my teaching instruction. I am happy I took this course."

 

Course Description:

This course will serve as a study of reading comprehension for K-12th grade teachers.  Particular attention will focus on the components of reading comprehension that have stood the test of time in past and present education.  Research and strategies on reading comprehension will be introduced to help students of all ages improve their reading skills.  Be sure to contact me with questions. Contact jrath@columbus.rr.com

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K-12 Nonfiction Reading Nuggets

Runs August to August of each year! Online and self-paced!

"I loved it and have no complaints. I was able to self-pace and finish on my own time and I appreciated this greatly. We all live busy lives and I was grateful to not be under a time crunch for each week to complete assignments. I would recommend this class over and over again!"

 

Course Description:

This course will serve as a study of Nonfiction content used by K-12th grade teachers.  Particular attention will focus on the components of Nonfiction that have stood the test of time in past and present education.  Research and strategies on Nonfiction will be introduced to help students of all ages improve their reading skills concerning informational text.  This class is offered for 1, 2 or 3 semester hours.  For more information please contact Jodi Rath at jrath@columbus.rr.com

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K-8 Phonics Course

Runs August to August of each year! Online and self-paced!

"This was a great course. I like that I could work at my own pace. All the information I needed was included in the course which made it very easy to use. I look forward to taking other classes from Ashland and Professor Jodi Rath."

 

Course Description:

This three-semester hour self-paced course will serve as a study of the phonetic language.  Particular attention will focus on examining National Reading Reports to analyze their findings relative to teaching phonemic awareness.  Participants will also explore different commercial phonics, instructional programs/materials while working online to share our individual/district methods for teaching phonics.  Participants will reflect on their own practices while analyzing and expressing thoughts on other practices.  Participants should expect to spend at least three weeks working to complete the mandatory reading assignments to earn credit.

Please contact Jodi Rath at jrath@columbus.rr.com for more information on registration or questions.

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K-12 Writing

Runs August to August each year! Online and self-paced!

"I would not change a thing! Each week the readings and assignments were excellent. They were relevant to teachers, across grade levels and content areas."

 

Course Description:

This class will assist participants to understand past and present research in teaching the  Writing Process and what has changed and stayed the same over time.  Participants will be able to take many different strategies and methods for teaching writing in grades K-12 while looking at students with Learning Disabilities and multiple content areas to help fill in the gaps of writing based on different types of learners.  Please contact Jodi Rath for more information or questions at jrath@columbus.rr.com.  

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K-12 Social Emotional Learning

Runs August to August of each year! Online and self-paced!

"I thought it was great! I LOVE that it's so easy to access and complete from the comfort of my own home (or coffee shop or whatever!), and Jodi Rath was so prompt about welcoming me to the course, responding to my answers to the coursework questions, and posting my credit for Ashland. I would definitely take another course from Jodi in the future! Thanks, Jodi!"

Course Description:

This course will serve as a study of Social and Emotional Learning for K-12th grade teachers.  Particular attention will focus on what ODE has incorporated into the K-3 curriculum currently and how SEL can be incorporated into K-12 lessons of all content learning.  Research and strategies on SEL will be introduced to help students of all ages improve their communication skills.  This class is offered for 1, 2 or 3 semester hours.  Please contact Jodi Rath for more information or questions at jrath@columbus.rr.com

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Flipped Classroom

Runs August to August of each year! Online and self-paced!

"I decided to take this course during the COVID pandemic knowing the look of education would change. I was beyond thrilled to work with someone like Jodi who had over two decades of experience in both traditional and online education. I'm so much more comfortable combining the two and knowing how best to engage my students both in-person and online!"

Course Description:

This course serves as a study of how to blend learning in the traditional setting and the most engaging ways to add technology to your classroom to teach online--whether that be part-time, full-time, or if you are looking for more ways to add technology into the everyday face-to-face setting.

This class is offered for 1, 2 or 3 semester hours.  Please contact Jodi Rath for more information or questions at jrath@columbus.rr.com

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."

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Albert Einstein

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