The Reading Apprenticeship in College Writing Course is a facilitated asynchronous learning experience that increases your understanding of Reading Apprenticeship. The course will emphasize metacognitive conversation and the integration of reading and writing instruction.
Participants will learn to:
- Deepen understanding of the Reading Apprenticeship framework, particularly the role of metacognitive conversation in the successful implementation of redesigned college writing courses
- Explore the role of Reading Apprenticeship in co-requisite support for transfer level courses and accelerated or stretch composition sequences
- Use the Reading Apprenticeship framework and routines to inquire into the why, how, and what of teaching writing
- Historicize the field of writing studies, including the impact of new media and digital literacies on reading and writing instruction
- Consider threshold concepts in the field of writing studies and explore high impact models from various contexts
- Form a supportive “improvement community”—stretching across 2-year and 4-year school boundaries—to better serve shared students
Who should attend:
- Any college writing instructor working to integrate reading and writing instruction and/or interested in taking their work with Reading Apprenticeship to a next level
- College teams working on redesigning writing curriculum or teaching newly redesigned writing curriculum
- Prerequisite: Completion of a Phase 1 Reading Apprenticeship institute, seminar, or online course
In the course, we will use the Reading Apprenticeship framework and routines to consider threshold concepts in the field of writing studies while historicizing the field to understand our place in a larger, well researched and resourced context. We will also explore high impact models from various contexts and begin to form a supportive “improvement community” to better be able to serve students.
Course activities include professional reading, viewing classroom video, and contributing to online discussions. The approximate amount of time you will need to devote to the course is an average of 6-7 hours per week.
Location & Scheduling
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Cost & Included Resources
- Registration fee: $750
- We offer the option to purchase and schedule a private session of this course — contact us for pricing and more information
Textbooks (must purchase prior to start of course):
- Reading for Understanding, 3rd Edition by Cynthia Greenleaf, Ruth Schoenbach, Linda Friedrich, Lynn Murphy, Nika Hogan
- Naming What We Know: Threshold Concepts of Writing Studies by Linda Adler-Kassner and Elizabeth Wardle
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 two weeks prior to the scheduled course start. A 50% refund will be granted if the request to withdraw is received within the two week period before the course begins.
After participating in this Phase 2 Reading Apprenticeship professional learning opportunity, you will be able to participate in Phase 3 services.