Empowered Readers (Grades 5-12)

How to Boost Student Intererst, Self-Direction, and Ownership

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After completing the Empowered Readers course, you will be equipped with the knowledge and resources you need to transform your classroom reading program. You will not only feel confident in giving students more autonomy in their reading, but you will also have the step-by-step implementation plan for empowering each and every one of your students. This course offers an initial exploration of how to empower readers at the secondary level. Together, we walk you step-by-step through the process and share key insights along the way.

  • Easy-to-follow lessons? YES
  • Instructional videos? YES
  • Protocols you can use and modify? YES
  • Practical resources you can use with students? YES

About This 5-Lesson Course

This course is grounded in proven principles and strategies that work. It’s broken down into simple, step-by-step lessons that allow you to walk through the process of empowering students. Each lesson will leave you with resources, optional extensions, and an easy-to-follow action item as you move through the course.

No guesswork.

No reverse engineering.

No more hours or searching the internet for something that makes sense.

Twenty Hours of Intentional Self-Paced Professional Learning

This course is designed to take 20 hours total. You get to decide when and where you spend those hours.

There are ten lessons that each take

  • 20 minutes: reading and video
  • 70 minutes: individual assignment
  • 20 minutes: discussion

There is also 25 minutes built in for exploring additional resources (and exploring the course initially) as well as 25 minutes for final reflections, revisions, and sending materials for your course certificates.

How This Course Works: Easy as 1-2-3

  1. You will start the day’s lesson by reading the text and watching 15-20 minute video.
  2. You will then apply what you learned by completing an action-oriented assignment.
  3. You will reflect on your learning and engage with a community in the discussion area.

School or District Bulk Licenses

If you're interested interested in providing this self-paced professional development for your whole staff, please fill out the form below and my team will get back to you within 24 hours:

About Your Teacher

Dr. John Spencer
Dr. John Spencer

John is a former middle school teacher and current professor of educational technology. John creates books, podcasts, articles, and resources designed to empower teachers to transform their classrooms into bastions of creativity and wonder. He is an expert on project-based learning, design thinking, and empowering students with voice and choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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