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"Pathways 2.0: A Journey to Excellence Through Literacy" is the new NAD Language Arts curriculum for Grades 1-8. This free online training course explores Pathways 2.0 components and introduces teachers to the new and revised features of this curriculum. This integrated language arts program includes: Reading, Writing, Phonics, Spelling, Word Study, Comprehension and Study Skills, Grammar, Vocabulary, and Handwriting. Pathways 2.0 incorporates research-based skills and strategies together with appropriately complex text to engage students and facilitate learning. Discover the new Anchor Texts, Daily Lesson Guides and learn how to implement this program in both single and multi-grades. Explore this faith-based program, centered on the Adventist worldview and enriched with guiding Bible texts, key concepts, themes, essential questions and big ideas.
After completing this training course, you will earn 0.6 CEUs and a certificate of completion in your Adventist Learning Community e-portfolio.
By the end of this course you will be able to reflect on the Adventist Worldview and how it is incorporated into the Pathways 2.0 curriculum. You will understand the curricular foundations of this program and discover the significant differences between the previous Pathways curriculum and Pathways 2.0. You will understand how to use the Elementary Language Arts standards to inform and plan instruction in Pathways 2.0. You will identify the purpose and goals of the three instructional blocks in Pathways 2.0: Word Study, Reading Workshop and Writing Workshop. Learn and apply effective teaching strategies that support the development of phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding, vocabulary and word study as well as reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. You will examine the components and setup of the Daily Lesson Guides and how they are designed to facilitate implementation in a multigrade. Learn to create a classroom context and daily teaching routines that support students' literacy development. Implement techniques for assessing students’ learning and use the information to inform instructional decisions. Utilize the NAD Pathways website as a resource for teaching and working with students.
Krystal Bishop, Professor, Southern Adventist University
Carol Campbell, Vice-President for Education, Southwestern Union
Nikkia Hampton, Principal, Ephesus Junior Academy
LouAnn Howard, Director, Mid-America Union
Leisa Standish, Elementary Director, North American Division
Pennie Wredberg, Teacher, Lighthouse SDA Christian School
Renae Young, Superintendent, Montana Conference
I don't feel any more prepared to use the curriculum than before taking the training. I need a training for someone new to the SDA system as a whole. And, the resources are buried in the last module, which makes it inaccessible if you have not taken the t... Read More
helpful resources and videos to help me finish this course.