Commonwealth Learning Online Institute Begins Facilitated Online Summer Courses

Needham, MA – Commonwealth Learning Online Institute, a not-for-profit organization providing online professional development for teachers, announces the start of their summer session for 3-credit online facilitated summer courses in the subjects of 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. Led by a trained, masters-level facilitator, the courses each run for 7 weeks, requiring the completion of reading selections, activities, discussion forums, and parts of a cumulative course assessment product.


“After months of adjusting to virtual learning, pivoting their education plans and unease around the abrupt shifts in their teaching styles, teachers are trying to figure out the best way to prepare for the unknown. At this point in the summer, teachers can finally come up for a breath, yet they are also realizing recertification is just around the corner,” says Kim Michel, Director CLOI. “With the fall school year up in the air, our courses are made with virtual learning and social distancing in mind so teachers can earn graduate level credits around their summer schedules. Commonwealth Learning Online Institute’s summer courses, both facilitated and self-paced set teachers and school districts up for success to come away with a much better understanding of how to support their students come September.”

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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Commonwealth Learning Online Institute
Holly Irgens
220 Reservoir Street, Suite 6, Needham, MA 02494-3133, USA