Instructor: Dawn Hansen

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Dawn Hansen is the high school reading instructor for the Hopkins Public School District in Minnesota. During her tenure at Hopkins, she has taught all grade levels in elementary, middle, and high school and has served as the district reading coordinator.

She is a former officer of both the Twin Cities Area Reading Council (TCARC) and the Minnesota Reading Association (MRA). Dawn also serves as an adjunct professor, teaching undergraduate reading methods, middle level language arts, and graduate level reading licensure courses.


Classes by this instructor


T&L 2900: VIR: Reading Essentials

This course examines the complexity of reading instruction, focusing on the urgent need for proficient literacy skills among students; the core beliefs which serve as the foundation of reading instruction; and the importance of content area literacy, word study, and the "Five Big Ideas" in reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.


October 1, 2017 to October 1, 2023