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In this course, participants will gain additional insight and tools for increasing student performance via ELA instructional strategies for graphic literacy and inferences. Through examining the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice and connections between and among mathematical skills, participants learn tips and gain tools to increase student performance.

Audience: Classroom instructors and Program Leaders

The course format is asynchronous in nature, meaning you complete the course at your own pace. You’ll be able to look back at previous modules any time you’d like, and of course you can pause and re-watch any portions of the videos as needed. The video must be watched in its entirety for the quiz to unlock.  Upon full viewing of the video, you'll be taken back to your home dashboard, and the quiz will be unlocked. If you need to exit the video before completed, click "SAVE VIDEO PROGRESS" before exiting the video to pick back up at the same place next time you log in.

All materials referenced in this course are in the Course Materials folder.

Each module, you’ll view the module video and then complete a module assignment, and responses will be reviewed on a regular basis by the facilitator. You may review facilitator comments by clicking on past module assignments. A facilitator dashboard keeps us updated on your progress, and if you’re taking the course as part of your agency’s professional development requirements, your agency will be informed of your status on a regular basis.

Please note that you will be logged out of the course after a period of inactivity. This includes the Assignment screens. It is advised that you type your responses into a Word doc and then copy/paste into the assessment to ensure you don't lose your work.

If you encounter an issue at any point, navigate to the Technical Support tab on the right-hand side of the screen within the course.

All assignments translate to an online environment as well. Modify/improvise as needed to meet your students' needs, but still experiment with the tools and techniques introduced in the course.

Module 1 – Graphic Literacy
Learning: Participants view the introductory video in Module 1 of the course and follow up with a discussion and examination of graphic worksheets, designing an activity for each.
Application and Support: Participants each complete the Module 1 Assignment/Reflection, designing classroom activities using the provided materials.

Module 2 –Making Inferences
Learning: Participants view the Module 2 video which discusses the strategies for teaching inference; highlighting of TABE 11/12 questions relating to inferences.
Application and Support: Participants view a lesson on making inferences and complete the Module 2 Reflection/Assignment.

Module 3 – Standards for Mathematical Practice
Learning: Participants view the Module 3 video which discusses the importance of the standards for mathematical practice as a means to create mathematically-sound students.
Application and Support: Participants complete the Module 3 Reflection/Assignment.

Module 4 – Connections Among Math Skills
Learning: Participants view the Module 4 video which discusses Big Ideas as a way to differentiate instruction in the math classroom.
Application and Support: Participants complete the Module 4 Assignment/Reflection, and the Course Post-Assessment

Module 5 -- Blended Learning Tools and Tips
Learning: Participants view the Module 5 video which discusses tools and tips to translate learned activities/techniques to the blended/online classroom.
Application and Support: Participants try a few of the suggested strategies for Module 5.


In this module, learn ways to teach graphic awareness and literacy to students for use in all content areas.

To Do:

  • Review the Graphic Literacy course materials
  • Complete the Module 1 Reflection

1 Video, 1 Quiz

Discuss the importance of inferences in relation to TABE 11/12 and strategies for teaching this important element of reading to students.

To Do:

  • Review the PBS Learning Media videos (links in Module 2 Reflection)
  • Complete the Module 2 Reflection

1 Video, 1 Quiz

In this module, we'll discuss the standards for mathematical practices and how all students can utilize these skills to become better mathemeticians. 

To Do:

  • Review the mathematical practices resources
  • Complete the Module 3 Reflection

1 Video, 1 Quiz

In this module, we'll discuss how connections among standards leads to a Big Idea in multi-level math classrooms.

To Do:

  • Review the resources linked to in the Module 4 Assignment
  • Complete the Module 4 Reflection
  • Complete the Course Post-Assessment
  • Download your certificate of completion

1 Video, 2 Quiz

In Module 5, learn about quick-start tips to make your blended learning environment more impactful and engaging for students.

1 Video, 1 Quiz


Great question! Susan Roberts of SCR Consulting has trained thousands of adult educators across the country through engaging in-person workshops and seminars on a variety of adult education practices. Using her knowledge of what works and what doesn’t, she utilizes research-based, practical approaches to introducing the same content effectively in an online environment. Rather than simply reading text on a screen, SCR Academy courses utilize module videos with Susan as your guide as you journey through the content. Project-based learning activities bring the concepts into the classroom with guidance from SCR Academy facilitators along the way.
Upon payment—either by your agency’s provided enrollment key or through credit card—you will be enrolled in the course. You’ll start by taking the pre-assessment—an informal quiz to test your knowledge about the course content. Then, the first module will unlock for you to begin work.
A new module will unlock each week, but only if you have completed the module before it. While the courses are self-paced, your agency and SCR Academy may have parameters in place for a completion timeline. Long periods of inactivity may result in your deactivation from the course.
A certificate of completion will generate when you have completed all course requirements. You must download and/or print the certificate as proof of your completion.
Within the course, navigate to the Technical Support tab on the right side of the screen. Otherwise, you can always email Susan: susan@scr.consulting.

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