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Maryland Approved Reading Courses
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  • The First Online Reading Courses to Meet the Maryland SBBR Requirements

    CaseNEX offers the first online reading courses that meet the Maryland State Department of Education's (MSDE) Scientifically Based Reading Research (SBRR) requirements. These MSDE approved courses address the following four Maryland competencies:

    • Materials for Reading Instruction
    • Process and Acquisition of Reading
    • Instruction of Reading
    • Assessments for Reading Instruction

    Regular and special education teachers at the early childhood and elementary levels may use the courses to complete the required 12 semester hours in specific reading coursework when seeking certification and recertification by their districts and/or the MSDE. In addition, Maryland teachers with provisional certificates, future teachers taking courses for "credit count", teachers seeking reading endorsements, and teachers in a Resident Teacher programs may use these courses within their programs. Verification of this MSDE approval can be found in the Maryland State Approved Reading Courses Report.

    Benefits of Online Courses

    Through CaseNEX courses, educators are exposed to the latest research regarding content knowledge and instructional strategies. The convenience of an online course means that time spent commuting to class and money spent on gas are reduced. Participants collaborate with peers and receive instructor feedback from the comfort of their home. All materials and assignments are accessed and completed online. Courses are 8-12 weeks in length, and easy to integrate into a busy lifestyle.

    The courses include multimedia cases with video of actual classrooms, students, teachers and administrators, as well as student work samples and teacher lesson plans. Case method learning encourages participants to reflect on what works, to collaborate on the design of solutions to instructional challenges, and to put theory into practice.


    Course Registration Information

    At this time, reading courses offered through CaseNEX cannot be taken for graduate credit. Students who enroll in these courses must be Baltimore County Public School (BCPS) employees only. Upon successful completion of a course, you will receive MSDE credit that is awarded by BCPS. To request a transcript of the courses you complete, you will need to contact the BCPS Office of Organizational Development directly using the contact information provided below:

    Peggy Passaro
    Program Assistant
    Baltimore County Public Schools
    Office of Organizational Development
    105 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Lower Level
    Towson, MD 21204
    410-296-3025 (fax)

    (Note: MSDE credits are free to all BCPS employees.)


    Course List

    (Note: All courses are for MSDE credit only and for BCPS employees. There will be no graduate credit awarded for these courses.)

    Session Dates: January 28, 2017 - March 28, 2017
    (Registration Period: 12/09/2016-01/18/2017 Registration will close at 5 p.m. on the last day)

    Materials for Reading  description...
     •  Meets Maryland Requirements for Materials for Reading Instruction
     •  8 week course

    Trends and Practices in Reading Education  description...
     •  Meets Requirements for Maryland's Processes and Acquisition of Reading
     •  8 week course

    Assessment in Literacy Instruction  description...
     •  Meets Requirements for Maryland's Assessment for Reading Instruction
     •  12 week course
     •  Requires a textbook

    The Teaching of Reading  description...
     •  Meets Requirements for Maryland's Instruction in Reading
     •  10 week course
     •  Requires a textbook




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