Early Language and Literacy Specialist Project
The Early Language and Literacy Specialist project is made possible from a grant from the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. It is designed to support Preschool Educators in their endeavors to create a rich literacy environment in their classroom and also increase their Core Knowledge on how children are emergent readers and writers.
Classes in CORE Curriculum are offered to Preschool Teachers for ODE approved training hours and also for undergraduate and graduate credit. For more information contact Lisa Baker, Early Language and Literacy Specialist at Ohio University Eastern at (740) 699-2528 or at baker firstname.lastname@example.org (note email has the letter “L” and number “5”).
Ohio University Eastern has teamed with Q-Net to provide course credit for the current classes offered in the area of PreK/KSIRI. These courses are designed to increase knowledge for preschool educators, family childcare providers, and Kindergarten teachers in the area of emergent language and literacy development. Classes are offered in each of the school improvement regions on week-ends and throughout the week. The schedule is available on the Ohio Department of Education website. If you would like more information, contact Lisa Baker, instructor of record, for the times and costs of the credit. The class is free for those taking it for ODE approved training hours only.
Currently, Ohio University Eastern’s literacy specialist, Lisa Baker supervises the APPALCORPS Program for this area. There are 10 AppalCorps members serving as literacy tutors for local area schools, 2 of which serve the Belmont County Juvenile Court System. These members provide tutoring to students who are reading below grade level and also work with existing community agencies on volunteer projects throughout the year. For more information, please contact Lisa Baker.