Reading Apprenticeship 101 Course

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Reading Apprenticeship 101 Course

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“In this course, I had to practice new techniques that I was skeptical about at first. I had serious questions about the time efficiency behind many of the activities. I am very grateful that I was ‘forced’ to practice the techniques, 
because it opened my eyes to their effectiveness.”

What You Learn

  • How to identify and leverage your own expertise reading the texts of your discipline
  • How to accelerate students’ subject area learning and literacy, simultaneously
  • How to make metacognitive inquiry a standard classroom practice
  • How to foster learning dispositions of persistence, problem solving, and collaboration
  • How to use reading for writing
  • How to step away from “delivering” content and move students toward independence
  • What other participants are discovering in their own classrooms

Lorelle Wien ⋅ 415-615-3208 ⋅


Who Should Participate

  • Higher-ed (university, college, community and technical college) instructors of all subject areas and levels, including transfer-level developmental, and career-technical courses
  • Requirement: Must have access to your own or a “borrowed” in-person or online classroom for trying out Reading Apprenticeship routines over the six-week period of the course



Spring Session Mar 15-May 2, 2021 Register by Mar 10, 2021
Summer Session Jun 14-Aug 1, 2021 Register by Jun 9, 2021
Fall Session Sep 13-Oct 31, 2021 Registration opening soon

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Course Overview

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the Reading Apprenticeship framework, its impact on student motivation and achievement, with an emphasis on participants’ practicing Reading Apprenticeship routines in the classroom.

Course activities include professional reading, viewing classroom video, posting to online discussions, trying out Reading Apprenticeship routines in your classroom, and completing a final paper. You must have access to a classroom where you can try out with students what you are learning over the seven-week period of the course.

The course is designed to be completed in approximately 32 hours—about five hours per week on average, after a two hour starter module.

1 Getting Started 2 hours
2 What Is Reading Apprenticeship? 5 hours
3 Social and Personal Dimensions of Reading Apprenticeship 5 hours
4 Practicing Metacognitive Conversation 5 hours
5 Metacognitive Conversation: Talking to the Text 5 hours
6 Apprenticing Readers in Your Discipline 5 hours
7 Synthesizing and Preparing to Implement Reading Apprenticeship 5 hours


  • Cost: $750 payable to WestEd
  • Three (3) CEUs will be available for an additional cost from California State University-Monterey Bay, College of Extended Education. Purchasing CEUs is completely optional, and not required for registration in the course. The CSUMB Reading Apprenticeship course catalog can be found here. CSUMB will open CEU registration a few weeks after the course has started. Check with your district office, as CEUs are not academic units.
  • Refund Policy: We offer full refunds up to 2 weeks prior to course start. Once the course begins, and up to seven calendar days thereafter, participants may withdraw for a 50% refund.

Lorelle Wien ⋅ 415-615-3208 ⋅