COUNTRIES:
DURATION: 10/07/2019 - 11/24/2019
FUNDER: World Learning and The Chinese University of Hong Kong, with a grant from the Project Impact Enhancement Fund 2018-19 of The Chinese University of Hong Kong
PARTNER: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
CONTACTKara.McBride@worldlearning.org

Program Description

The Teaching Struggling Readers Around the World Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) explores how children learn to read and shares techniques for helping kids to read successfully.

How do children learn to read? Whether you are a teacher, parent, or curious global citizen, you can find out when you sign up for this free self-paced literacy course developed by World Learning and The Chinese University of Hong Kong, with a grant from the Project Impact Enhancement Fund 2018-19 of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Teaching Struggling Readers Around the World includes a practical orientation so you can help children read better right now, no matter your writing system or language, and adapt techniques to a child’s individual needs. Those techniques include training to reverse or even prevent reading difficulties; tips for building vocabulary; and creating fun, evidence-based activities to help children enjoy reading. You’ll also share ideas with teachers and other stakeholders around the world.

Course materials are in simple, easy-to-read English and enhanced with videos.

Sign up now for the course, which begins on October 7 and is free and open to all. Participants are expected to devote about 3-4 hours per week to learning in this MOOC, which is a 5-week course but will be open for 7 weeks to accommodate to individuals’ different schedules.

Questions? Contact us at mooc@worldlearning.org.

Program Goals

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to

  • Apply evidence-based teaching methods in classes or in family contexts
  • Understand basic linguistics concepts and fundamentals of learning to read in different cultural contexts
  • Identify, test, and train cognitive skills that facilitate reading development in struggling readers
  • Promote story reading and vocabulary learning in children of different levels.

Program Impact: Course Analysis Reports

Want to know how this course has impacted participants? Read the Teaching Struggling Readers Around the World Analysis Report, March-April 2019.