2015 READING ENDORSEMENT COHORT

Start Date: December 18, 2014

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2014-2015 ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS/MRESA

Congratulations on your acceptance to the APS/MRESA Reading Endorsement Program for 2015!

The Endorsement is divided into three courses consisting of 5 Professional Learning Units each. The courses will be offered outside of the instructional day on Thursdays from 4:30pm to 9:30pm. Up to 30% of the content for each course will be delivered online. A more detailed schedule and syllabus will be provided on the first day of class.

Course Start and End Dates

Course I - December 18, 2014 - February 12, 2015

Course II - February 19, 2015 - April 2, 2015

Course III - April 16, 2015 - May 28, 2015


The courses will be held at the site locations below. Please register via MyPLC using the following course and section information. (Hurry Register Today! The maximum class size is 25 participants.)

Course #: 156093

Course Title: 2015 Reading Endorsement Cohort (P-12)

Session# 63117 Cohort A (Therrell High School--Closed)

Session# 63118 Cohort B (Finch Elementary School)

Session# 63119 Cohort C (Usher Collier Elementary School)

Session# 63120 Cohort D (Burgess Peterson Academy)


Due before December 18, 2014. In order to receive credit you must upload your Georgia Teaching Certificate to your MRESA profile that you created during the application process.

Required Texts

We will provide full funding for the APS Reading Endorsement Program (covering the cost of tuition and Georgia Professional Standards Commission processing fees). Each candidate is responsible for purchasing his/her required texts:


Course 1: Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach (6th edition) (Tompkins)

Course 2: Qualitative Reading Inventory (Leslie & Caldwell) & Assessment for Reading Instruction (McKenna & Stahl)

Course 3: Teaching Reading in Social Studies, Science, and Math (Laura Robb)

Literacy Department Contact Information

Join Remind for Updates: Text @APSread to 81010 and/or email apsread@mail.remind.com


Dr. Alisha Hill, 6-12 Literacy Coordinator

404-802-2702, arhill@atlanta.k12.ga.us


Dr. Adrienne Simmons, K-5 Literacy Coordinator

404-802-2715, adsimmons@atlanta.k12.ga.us