The Online Elementary Reading Academy (OERA) teaches educators the essential components of reading instruction, based in the science of reading, with clear and explicit models immediately applicable to the classroom.
OERA takes the best of CORE’s nationally acclaimed Teaching Reading Sourcebook and packages it into a facilitated, asynchronous, online course comprised of seven self-paced modules.
Learning is facilitated by a Collaborative Classroom instructor and is kept engaging through a variety of learning strategies: video models, narrated screencasts, interactive activities simulations, online discussions, and more.
This online course is divided into seven modules. Each module takes approximately 5–6 hours to complete. The work is done on your own time, at your own pace. Participants complete the course within 7–10 weeks.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
The OERA course is for individuals or teams of elementary educators who want to learn effective standards-aligned and scientifically research-based reading practices for all learners. It is appropriate for:
Note: This course is not available in California. Please visit the CORE website for a California-accessible OERA course.
The Online Elementary Reading Academy (OERA) course is offered at regular intervals throughout the year:
Registration for the Fall 2021 course will open in mid-August. To register for OERA, please visit the Events Calendar.
Course Duration: OERA is a self-paced, asynchronous course. Educators complete the seven modules over 7–10 weeks.
Fee: $600 per participant, payable by credit card or purchase order. May be eligible for CARES Act funding to overcome learning loss.
Textbooks: The CORE Teaching Reading Sourcebook and Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures textbooks and all other course materials are included in the fee.
Technology: This is a fully online course. Participants must have regular access to computers with an Internet connection and be proficient with email and current Internet browsers.
Refund Policy: A full refund of registration fees is available if cancelled 30 days or more prior to the course start date. A 50% refund available if less than 30 days but more than 14 days prior to course start date. No refunds are available 13 days or less prior to course start date or anytime on or after the course start date.
Transfer Policy: Transfers are only permitted 30 days or more prior to the course start date.
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