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Does Background Knowledge Matter?

  • 05/25/2020
  • 6:00 AM
  • 07/31/2020
  • 11:59 PM
  • Pickerington Local School District, Pickerington, Ohio, 43147

Does Background Knowledge Matter?

Event Name: Does Background Knowledge Matter?
Sponsor: Blythe Wood - PLSD
Type: Continuing Education
Chapter: N/A
Hours: 4
Dates / Times: Monday, May 25- July 31, 06:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Approved for 2 graduate Credits through Rio Grande College


The Knowledge Gap: The hidden cause of America's broken education system--and how to fix it Natalie Wexler


1. Examine the current research on reading and compare it with past practices

2. Understand and explain the importance of background knowledge for reading comprehension, at all grade levels

3. Discover and implement ways to establish background knowledge in the classroom

4. Examine the impact of technology on reading instruction


1. Read Required text and materials provided by the instructor

2. Watch videos assigned by the instructor

3. Participate in weekly Google classroom discussions based on assigned readings/videos

Registration / More Info Link: N/A

Blythe Wood M.A.Ed., M.S.Ed., CALT, ICALP

Cost: Free

Katherine Wood


Location: Pickerington Local School District

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Pickerington, Ohio, 43147

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