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0.6 CEU

Pathways 2.0: A Journey to Excellence Through Literacy

Course Summary

"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.

What do I need to know?

After completing this training course, you will earn 0.6 CEUs and a certificate of completion in your Adventist Learning Community e-portfolio.

What will I learn in this course?

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.

Course Contributors

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 
 

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Melissa
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I know this is long and perhaps sounds angry and awful, but I honestly don't mean it that way. I'm posting this because I care...a lot. Perhaps if I taught in grade three or above, I would have found this course more useful, but as K-2 teacher, I honest... Read More

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Sally
3 months ago
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This was helpful and informative.

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Alyson
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Pamela
4 months ago
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Very informative and professionally presented!

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