EDRD 731 - Assessment and the Foundations of Reading/Writing
We would like to offer EDRD 731 through online delivery to meet the needs of teachers throughout the state. In Fall 2016, we would like to offer it as a contract course for 20 teachers in ITE's Noyce Master Teacher grant program. These teachers live in rural areas away from Columbia and need access to this course to improve their assessment skills and receive instruction that will help them meet the reading foundation standards required by the new SC Read to Succeed Law. The development of this online course will benefit many middle and high school teachers that need to be compliant with the new SC Read to Succeed Law.
The professor will meet with an instructional designer at the Center for Teaching Excellence (or department/college ID staff) to ensure that the course materials posted on Blackboard incorporate basic accessibility features. The course syllabus includes an accessibility statement that encourages students with disabilities to register with the Office of Student Disability services; should a student with a registered disability enroll in the course, the professor will work with the Office to make any additional accommodations appropriate to that student’s needs.
Good morning. To strengthen the proposal, please add a stronger statement about ADA/accessibility of the course content. Here are a couple of model statements you can use:
All documents including syllabus and description of assignments will be provided in both accessible Word and PDF formats. For instance, documents will have proper headings, alternative text, and properly labeled links where necessary. Likewise PowerPoint slides will be made accessible by providing alternative text where necessary, ordering textboxes and other recommended ways of making PPTs accessible.
Prerecorded lectures (if a part of the course) will be accompanied with transcripts in accessible Word and PDF formats. Recordings of live sessions will be transcribed using Google Translate in YouTube.
On the first day of semester, the Instructor will request students with disabilities to contact the Office of Student Disability Services and get the relevant documentation. Contact information for the Office of Student Disability Services is provided in the syllabus.
Please call me at 777-0460 if you have questions.
Please add "F" to the grading scale. And, since you list "pass/fail" as an option, please indicate what must happen for a student to "pass" the class.
Grade of F and Pass/Fail now defined in syllabus.