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 that are 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:
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. As professional learning, your OERA registration may be eligible for CARES Act funding to overcome learning loss; check with your school or district for eligibility.
College Credit Option: Participants may receive three (3) graduate level semester extension units for an additional cost. These units are typically used for salary advancement. There are no additional requirements beyond successful completion of the course for a total of 45 hours. Participants may register and pay for these units through Dominican University of California once the course has started.
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 is 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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