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Reading Research

Coursework Dates & Time:
December 8, 9, January 5, 6, 19 & 20, 2019 (snow dates: January 26 & 27)
8:30am-4:30pm

Location:
Bay Path University
Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center
1 Denslow Road
East Longmeadow, MA


This course will provide the definition of scientific research and a review of reading research. The focus will be on the importance of using research to guide evidence-based instructional practice in literacy. The first section of the coursework will discuss and define scientific research, examine three types of research studies (longitudinal research, meta-analysis, and clinical trials) and present guidelines for evaluating the quality of particular research studies. The course will examine the differences between research and opinion in educational publications. The second section of the course will give a historical perspective, citing pivotal studies and referencing educational research together with special education law, from the early days of the field of literacy research and instruction to the present day.

 Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to discuss and define scientific research as used in educational research.

  • Students will be able to analyze published research, assessing the quality of the work and evaluating its scientific rigor.

  • Students will review the history of the field of literacy research over five decades, examining significant research findings and reviewing legislative initiatives.

  • Students will discuss how published peer reviewed studies can influence their work as a literacy teacher.

  • Students will be able to identify U.S. legal policy and research that supports federal and state educational policy.

  • Students will know the history of the field of reading instruction in the U.S. from colonial times to the present.

  • Students will understand how research informs instructional policy and practice.

  • Students will be able to distinguish between research and opinion in educational publications.

  • Students will understand the nature and prevalence of reading disorders, specific learning disabilities, and dyslexia.

  • Students will be able to use research to guide their educational practice.


Important Information:

COURSEWORK DATES: 
December 8, 9, January 5, 6, 19 & 20, 2019 (snow dates: January 26 & 27)

TIME: 
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

COST: 
 $1560.00 (3 graduate credits)
Bay Path will email an e-bill.
Payment due by November 15, 2018.

MATERIALS:
The instructor will provide the material list prior to the start of class. Materials are ordered on your own and are an additional cost.

LOCATION:
Bay Path University
Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center
1 Denslow Road
East Longmeadow, MA

HOW TO REGISTER:
Complete the Non-Matriculated Registration Form below and email, mail or fax to:
Bay Path University
Office of Registrar
588 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Fax: 413-565-1108
Email: registrar@baypath.edu

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
November 1, 2018

PRESENTER:
Susan C. Lowell, M.A., B.C.E.T.

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY: 
Prior to the first scheduled class: 100% refunded
Prior to the second schedule class: 90% refunded
After the second scheduled class: No refund


PRESENTER:
Susan C. Lowell, M.A., B.C.E.T.,
a Fulbright Scholar, directs Educational Therapy Associates, a private clinical practice in Chapel Hill, NC, providing educational evaluations, consultations, advocacy, and teacher training in literacy and reading research. Ms. Lowell, a board certified educational therapist, specializes in diagnosis and remediation of reading difficulties.  Ms. Lowell served as a Vice President of the Board of Directors of the International Dyslexia Association (I.D.A.) and served as the Chair of the Global Partners Subcommittee. She is a past president of the NC Branch of I.D.A. Ms. Lowell is an Associate to the Advisory Committee on Exceptional Children of the Office of Overseas Schools, U.S. Department of State and teaches a reading course for Buffalo State S.U.N.Y. in the graduate program.  Ms. Lowell is an adjunct faculty member at Bay Path University and Reading Research and Reading and Writing Assessment courses in the university’s Reading and Literacy Instruction Degree Program.