Courses and Certifications

Cost: $39

Modules: 5

CPE Credit Hours: 12

Enrollment includes:

  • Free, one-year TCEA membership for each participant ($49 value)
  • TCEA digital badge
  • TCEA certificate sent via email upon course completion

If you have any questions or need further information about registration or course content, please fill out this short form. 

Creative Response to Literature

The purpose of this course is to expand your comfort zone and broaden your knowledge of the tools available as you see these strategies in action. The heart of developing a culture of literacy is being able to empower students and staff to be advocates that value literacy campus wide. You will be preparing students to excel in a global society by supporting them as they share unique perspectives through reading and responding to diverse literature. You will also learn how to work with the students to achieve greater reading comprehension in any subject area at any grade level.

Why Learn with TCEA

  • Our courses are streamlined for efficient and lasting learning.
  • We share ideas and resources that you won’t be able to find anywhere else.
  • We also offer ideas and techniques based on years of experience in professional development, integrating educator feedback to always meet the needs of course participants.

Self-Paced Online Course

Creative Response to Literature is a self-paced, online program. Participants can begin anytime and go at their own speed throughout the program.

Upon enrollment, you will receive a program invitation email from TCEA’s learning management system (Instructure’s Canvas) that will give you access to the self-paced course. Within the course, you will find modules that must be moved through in sequential order. The modules can be found below.

Course Modules

Module Title Description
Module 1 Developing a Culture of Literacy Inspire a passion for literacy, reading, and learning with a strategic plan to develop a culture of literacy at your campus. Articulate what a culture of literacy means to you as you craft a vision for your library that enhances the culture of literacy at your campus.
Module 2 Your Library as the Heart of the Campus Fortify your library as a hub of learning and the heart of the school by establishing norms for students and staff. Develop a nurturing environment through response to literature that allows for student choice, engagement, and response that is accessible for all learners.
Module 3 Building Librarian/Teacher Relationships Build buy-in from teachers by developing connections that allow you to support literacy through technology integration, providing resources and monitoring engagement. Learn how to weave all these elements together through response to literature.
Module 4 Hooking Readers Develop lessons that inspire students to be excited about reading again. Scaffold activities to support reluctant readers (and all readers) by providing opportunities for choice, voice, creativity, and divergent thinking.
Module 5 Showcase Your Literacy Initiatives Advocate for your library by making library programming, student participation, and staff partnerships visible to your administration and school community. Many times, people are not aware of all the things happening in a library. Be your own biggest advocate by showcasing your work, your student participation, and your staff collaboration.