Reading Apprenticeship for STEM College Instructors professional learning options provide a solid foundation in the Reading Apprenticeship Framework’s four dimensions of learning—social, personal, cognitive, and knowledge-building—and the development of these interacting dimensions through metacognitive conversation. The content can be delivered in two ways: either via an in-person seminar or as an asynchronous online course and explore Reading Apprenticeship’s impact on student motivation and achievement for instructors of all STEM disciplines and levels, including career-technical courses.
Participants will learn to:
- Use the Reading Apprenticeship instructional framework with existing course materials to support deeper student learning
- Recognize and model for students the expert reading strategies required for STEM texts
- Build students’ willingness, capacity, and stamina for increased reading of complex STEM texts
- Accelerate students’ STEM learning and literacy, simultaneously, utilizing an inquiry-based approach
- Engage students in understanding their own thinking processes—metacognition
- Foster learning dispositions of persistence, problem-solving, and collaboration
- Step away from “delivering content” and move students towards independence
Who should attend:
- Higher-ed (university, college, community, and technical college) instructors of all STEM subject areas and levels, including transfer-level, developmental, and career-technical courses
- Available for groups of 20–40 participants
Cost & Included Resources
This service is available by request at your site or as a private course online — please contact us for pricing and to set dates that work for your team.
Included course materials:
- Our best-selling book, Reading for Understanding
- A binder of professional readings
- Classroom implementation materials
After participating in this Phase 1 Reading Apprenticeship professional learning opportunity, you will be able to participate in Phase 2 services.