This is a five week Moodle course run asynchroniously, meaning you will never need to login to a class on a certain date/time. This spring offering of this course will begin the week of April 2, 2018. The summer offering of this course will begin the week of July 9, 2018.
Who Should Attend
librarians, teachers, and teacher educators
Diane Hamilton recently earned her PhD in Reading (a.k.a. Literacy Teaching and Learning) at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Her dissertation entitled, Postmodern Picturebooks, Gender, and Reading Difficulties: A Phenomenological Exploration of One Boy’s Experiences, focuses on one boy’s experience of reading in his life and his differential approach to reading traditional picture books and postmodern picturebooks. Diane is permanently certified to teach children through sixth grade. Early in her career, she taught second graders, preschoolers, and coordinated an early intervention program for first graders. While homeschooling her daughter, Diane served as President of a local chapter of a national non-profit organization supporting specific special needs , eventually starting her own consulting business to guide schools on educational planning for students with specific special needs and publishing a book on the topic. After homeschooling for ten years, she returned to reading instruction as an individual instructor for struggling readers and returned to graduate school to pursue her doctoral degree and earn credentials in her other areas of interest – instructional design and online teaching. Her PhD includes a CAS in Reading, an MS in Literacy, and MS in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology, and a CGS in Online Learning and Teaching. She is currently an Instructional Designer for Online Teaching and Learning at the University at Albany, serving to support faculty in the design and development of effective, high-quality online courses that provide educational opportunity to all learners. In addition, Diane has assisted on research projects related to literacy, reviewed manuscripts for literacy publications, reviewed IITG proposals related to innovation in online teaching, presented at conferences, and serves on the statewide University Faculty Senate. Diane enjoys engaging in research activities and has interests at the intersection of online instruction, literacy, and social justice.
Class size is limited to 30 students.
ALSC Personal Member: $115
ALA Personal Member: $165
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How to Register
Computer, internet access
If you have questions about the course material, please contact the course instructor Diane Hamilton.
If you have questions about registration, please contact ALA's Member and Customer Service Department by email or by calling 800-545-2433 ext. 5.
All other inquiries, including sponsorship questions, can be directed to Kristen Figliulo, ALSC Program Officer for Continuing Education, via email or by calling (312) 280-4026.