Learning by Living Literacies

July 2 – 12     8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.


This course places literacy instruction into a historical, cultural and theoretical context, which lays the foundation for addressing literacy and language development from a socio-constructivist and social justice perspective. This course is designed to provide participants with a foundation in the components of early reading and writing instruction.

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sie.education@ubc.ca
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Summer Institute Courses

By the end of the course, participants will:

  1. Articulate understandings of how to merge theory and research with practice to develop a comprehensive literacy program that meets the instructional needs of all children.
  2. Explore theories of reading and writing development in a socio-historical context.
  3. Recognize the developmental components of effective literacy instruction and describe how they are represented in comprehensive literacy programs.
  4. Identify and demonstrate understandings of the key components of literacy instruction (oral language development including phonemic awareness and vocabulary; print knowledge including alphabetic principle, and phonics, concepts of print, fluency, and comprehension).
  5. Understand the reciprocity of reading and writing development.
  6. Gain experience with reading assessments and use results to inform planning and instruction.
  7. Learn how an understanding of local contexts (families/home environment, culture, a child’s primary language, and classroom climate) inform reading and writing instruction that is culturally responsive.
  8. Learn effective instructional routines and strategies in a balanced literacy program that reflect the gradual release of responsibility framework.
  9. Through case study method, identify, plan, and use pedagogical documentation to implement components of language and literacy instruction that meet the diverse needs of the children in the summer literacy program.

Lisa Wilson

Lisa Wilson has supported both teachers and students as an elementary literacy teacher for 22 years. Most of her experience was spent in primary classrooms with diverse populations in both Canada and Europe. Lisa is currently a district literacy helping teacher in the Central Okanagan public school district where she works alongside classrooms teachers to implement literacy structures and strategies that support all learners. She has co-taught different literacy courses at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus since 2015.

 

Donna Kozak

Instructor profile to come

How to apply

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Information Service Centre (SISC). If you intend on taking a 400-level course, please ensure that you receive prior approval by your graduate supervisor using this form.

If you are looking to transfer a course into UBC Vancouver, or another institution, please confirm transfer credit will be approved prior to registering for a UBC Okanagan course.

*It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the course is accepted towards the completion of a program.

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Information Service Centre (SISC). You must have  2018 courses Summer registration eligibility.

If you are looking to transfer a course into UBC Vancouver, or another institution, please confirm approval of transfer credit prior to registration.

*It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the course is accepted towards the completion of a program.

Apply to take select coursework as a non-degree student at https://secure.students.ubc.ca/nondegree/apply.cfm

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the  Student Information Service Centre (SISC). You must have a 2018 Summer registration eligibility. If not, please email sie.education@ubc.ca.