This module provides opportunities for participants to explore and understand research that defines the importance and impact of oral language development on learning for young children. It also provides opportunities to actively engage with materials and resources as well as instructional strategies that support this vital component of early literacy. Additionally, it provides the opportunity to develop and apply instructional strategies to support oral language development in the participant’s classroom. It is intended for an audience of PreK-3 teachers. The module primarily focuses on the participant as a classroom teacher who observes for oral language development; creates a classroom environment conducive for language development; and utilizes strategies aligned with the development of oral language. This module will take approximately 10 hours to complete and educators will earn 1.0 CEU upon successful completion.
Participants will create the following in completing this module, and central office staff may, at their discretion, request these work products before granting CEUs.