Overview of language and literacy development in children from infancy to age 6. Design and use a variety of language and literacy development activities with young children. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 21786

From the Instructor:
Instructor: Christyn Dundorf Email: cdundorf@pcc.edu Virtual Office Hours: Thursday, 6-7 pm Hello! My name is Christyn Dundorf, and I'll be your instructor for this course. I've taught this course online for the past 11 years. Each time I teach it, I learn something new. This is my 15th year at Portland Community College. I came here from Portland State University where I worked at the Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education and coordinated a number of state level initiatives for early childhood educators (The Professional Development Registry, Early Words: a language and literacy training initiative, and a Statewide Mentoring Project). I have my Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of Rochester. My specialization is language and literacy development in early childhood (in particular, with children ages 3 - 5). I have worked in a number of early childhood settings including private day care and a demonstration Head Start center. I have two children (ages 13 and 16) and they provide me with many illustrative examples for my courses. I enjoy cooking and gardening as well as lots of outdoor activities.
Course Specific Requirements:
This is required course for the AAS Degree in Early Education and Family Studies. In order to count toward the AAS degree, this course must be taken for a letter grade. Degree-seeking students who receive a grade lower than a 'C' will be required to take the course again to meet graduation requirements. Assignments for this course require access to infants, toddlers, or preschool-aged children as well as access to a group care, early childhood environment. PCC's Child Development Center on Sylvania Campus is available for this purpose as needed. Please contact the instructor for instructions on how to set up a time to observe in PCC's Child Development Center. This course assumes that students are capable of college-level reading and writing (passing to or testing into Writing 121). Reading and writing assignments and grading criteria are based on the assumption of Writing 121 writing ability.
Web Technical Requirements:
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Students with Disabilities:
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  CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
WEB » 21786 - 30-Mar-2015 thru 13-Jun-2015
Instructor: Christyn Dundorf
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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