Brownieland is proud of the video work we produce in partnership with The Atlanta Speech School for Cox Campus literacy courses. The Cox Campus is a digital outreach platform for the Atlanta Speech School’s Rollins Center for Language & Literacy. Cox Campus’ free interactive courses and tools are designed to equip any adult interacting with children from birth through age nine in ways that support language and literacy development.
Cox Campus recently released its new Teaching Writing to K-3 course to complement its existing free Science of Reading training. Developed in collaboration with expert Dr. Margie Gillis, the Teaching Writing to K-3 course offers content on processes and skills that students need to become fluent writers, as well as practices that can be implemented immediately to bring these skills to life in the classroom. In this course, teachers will learn how to identify the most impactful instructional practices to ensure that their writing instruction is meaningful, engaging, and effective for their students. Upon completion of this course, teachers will be able to implement the basics of effective writing instruction in their classrooms.
As stated on the Cox Campus website, three-quarters of both 12th and 8th graders lack proficiency in writing, according to the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP, 2017). Writing is a critical skill for our students’ self-expression and self-actualization. We know from decades of research how students learn to write and what and how to teach so that the majority of our students can be successful. The Cox Campus team is composed of experienced teachers, early learning and language experts, neuroscientists, school leaders, speech-language pathologists, and authorities in adult learning and curriculum design to give all children access to the Science of Reading to change the odds for all children. Sign up for free and gain access to interactive, video-based courses, hundreds of free printable resources, virtual workshops and webinars from early childhood development experts, and a community of child-pacing professionals and families.
The Atlanta Speech School affects transformative change in the lives of children and adults through three preschools, a k-6 elementary school for children with dyslexia, a clinic offering therapeutic and academic language, literacy, and learning services, and partnerships with other organizations. Across all programs, the Atlanta Speech School aims to ensure that each child on campus and every child beyond the campus can acquire the language and literacy foundation necessary for self-determination. The Rollins Center for Language and Literacy partners with more than 100 public and private organizations to bring the Atlanta Speech School’s language and literacy expertise to teachers nationwide. The Rollins Center for Language and Literacy’s Cox Campus is a professional development platform that offers free, research-based online courses for teachers with the intent of eradicating illiteracy by freely distributing science-backed language and literacy instruction for adults who work with children from birth to third grade.