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The 2 Sisters

Gail Boushey, co-founder of The 2 Sisters, with Allison Behne, UIU assistant professor of education, EDU 555 instructor, and primary contributor and presenter with The 2 Sisters

EDU 555 Launching Daily 5® and CAFE® and EDU 533 Launching Math Daily 3®

Launching Daily 5® and CAFE® and Launching Math Daily 3® are three-credit, graduate-level courses. They are the only courses approved by The 2 Sisters, Gail Boushey and Joan Moser (authors of the books). These are online courses that last eight weeks.

What is EDU 555?

Launching Daily 5® and CAFE® is a three-credit, online, graduate-level course. It is aimed at providing students with a foundational understanding of both Daily 5® and CAFE®. Emphasis will be placed on Daily 5® and CAFE® research-based practices in literacy instruction along with materials, methods, and skills used to teach students reading in grades K-8. Components examined include: classroom design, brain research, motivation in teaching and learning, developing independence, organizing student data, brief and detailed focused lessons, differentiation in the literacy classroom, moving from assessment to instruction, and monitoring student progress. Upon completion, practitioners will have the knowledge to successfully implement both Daily 5® and CAFE® in their own classrooms.

Download the syllabus for EDU 555 Launching Daily 5® and CAFE®

What is EDU 533?

Launching Math Daily 3® is a three-credit, online, graduate-level course. It is aimed at providing students with a foundational understanding of Math Daily 3. Emphasis will be placed on Math Daily 3 research-based instructional practices along with materials, methods, and skills used to teach students math in grades K-6. Components examined include: classroom design, brain research, motivation in teaching and learning, developing student independence, organizing student data, brief and detailed focused lessons, and differentiation in the mathematics classroom. Upon completion, practitioners will have the knowledge to successfully implement the Math Daily 3 framework in their own classrooms.

Download the syllabus for EDU 533 Launching Math Daily 3®

How do I request to register for these classes?

Date EDU 555 Launching
Daily 5® and CAFE® 
EDU 533 Launching Math Daily 3®  
Session 3: Jan 18, 2021 – March 11, 2021 REQUEST TO REGISTER NOT OFFERED THIS SESSION
Session 4: March 15, 2021-May 6, 2021 NOT OFFERED THIS SESSION REQUEST TO REGISTER

Individuals who successfully submit their application will be contacted with additional information about completing the official registration process. Please be sure to check your spam folders to ensure that you do not miss this information. Please allow 2-3 days for confirmation.

Once you have submitted your application, please email a copy of your current teaching license to [email protected] (if you do not have a copy of your current teaching license you can also provide a copy of your transcript showing your conferred degree in education).

Students are registered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost? How do I pay?

Because of a special formal agreement with The 2 Sisters, Upper Iowa University is pleased to offer the courses EDU 533 Launching Math Daily 3® and EDU 555 Launching Daily 5® and CAFE® at a reduced tuition rate of $485 for each class. This rate does not apply to any other UIU graduate-level course.

How do I pay? Once your application and license are received, you will be registered for the course. At that time, you will be provided with instructions via email to complete the payment process through the myUIU portal. Please note that no refunds will be issued after registration is complete.

Who do I contact if I have questions about the Online Daily 5 and Daily 3 courses?

For questions about the Daily 5 and Daily 3, three-credit, online courses, please contact Thomas Lockard at [email protected] or 563-425-5759.

I attended a 2 Sisters workshop and would like to receive credit. Where do I find that information?

If you have questions about the one-credit options that accompany The 2 Sisters workshops and online seminars, please contact Allison Behne at [email protected] or visit https://www.thedailycafe.com/articles/workshopseminar-credit.