Commonwealth Learning Online Institute Begins Facilitated Online Fall Courses

7-Week Fall Term Courses Start on September 24th

NEEDHAM, MA – Commonwealth Learning Online Institute, a not-for-profit organization providing online professional development for teachers, recently announced the start of their summer session for facilitated courses in Vocabulary, Close Reading Development Comprehension, Increasing Fluency, Instructing Phonics & Spelling, Integrated 5 Essential Reading Skills and Supporting Phonemic Awareness for Pre-K and K-12 education. These courses start on Thursday, September 24th and run 7 weeks and are led by a trained, masters-level facilitator and require the completion of reading selections, activities, discussion forums, and parts of a cumulative course assessment product.


“As we head into an unknown, unfamiliar school year this fall, teachers are struggling to keep up with the ever-changing direction from their district leaders,” says Kim Michel, Director CLOI. “Fortunately, recertification requirements can easily be achieved by earning graduate level credits through CLOI’s vetted online literacy courses, designed pre-2020 with virtual learning and social distancing in mind.”

CLOI’s courses have been developed to meet the rigorous standards of a graduate level course and can be taken for graduate credit or professional development points (PDPs). The course expectations are the same for either route. Graduate credit is provided by Gordon College, Westfield State University, and MidAmerica Nazarene University; registrants receive graduate credit from the college of their choice. PDPs are offered through Westfield State University.

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About Commonwealth Learning Online Institute

Commonwealth Learning Online Institute is a non-profit organization providing professional development across the curriculum based on the current standards used throughout the nation. They work with other experts in the field to develop and facilitate courses in the online environment using state of the art technology tools coupled with research-based assessments and teaching methods. CLOI provides educators with an all-inclusive online learning opportunity that improves teacher effectiveness, streamlines implementation of state standards, and increases the percentage of college and career ready students.

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