Learn all about Textual Literacy, which is the first strand of the SD School Library Standards. Topics covered in the course will be related to reading and engaging for academic and personal growth. This is a professional development opportunity for librarians, teachers, specialists, para-professionals, administrators, and coordinators.

OBJECTIVE: Textual Literacy - Students will demonstrate an understanding of reading for personal and academic growth.

WHERE: Online via Canvas

Fully online and self-paced via Canvas (suggested time frame is one month)

  • 2 grad/undergrad credits through USF
  • OR 30 CECHs offered by SDSL

Readings, viewings, activities, projects, and evaluations are designed to equal a total of 30 hours of your time.


  • No fee if registering for CECHs
  • $45 per credit if registering for grad/undergrad credit ($90 total); payment will be direct to USF

Participants will complete all asynchronous requirements and a course project.

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The Department of Education, of which the SD State Library is a division, is excited to present a new professional learning platform.

All items in Instructure Canvas are considered "courses" within the platform even if they are webinars, workshops, conferences, or in-person events.