Pathways to Proficient Reading

Pathways to Proficient Reading – This course is designed for educators who are committed to learning about the connection between reading research, theoretical models such as the Simple View of Reading and Scarborough’s Reading Rope, and best practices for language and literacy instruction in the classroom. Participants will learn effective instructional practices that will benefit all students, including those with or at risk for language-based learning disabilities.

AIM Pathways is an interactive, digital professional development platform designed to strengthen educators’ knowledge and skills in the science of literacy instruction. In order to translate theoretical models into classroom practice, AIM PATHWAYS™ courses are designed to follow a Learn, Practice, and Apply cycle. Courses are fully online and include Virtual Community of Practice (VCOP)Sessions. These sessions with an assigned AIM Facilitator are designed to help participants translate what they have learned in their coursework into instructional practice. The VCOP’s will meet while participants are taking the course to provide support, answer questions, and dive more deeply into content areas where educators demonstrate additional need. The VCOP sessions can be customized to address the needs of teachers that are conducting lessons remotely.

The platform includes multiple courses which are aligned to the IDA Knowledge and Practice Standards for the teaching of reading as well as to the theoretical models based on the science of reading.

Orientation Monday March 1, 2021 4:00 – 6:00 PM ET
VCoP #1 Monday March 15, 2021 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET 1-3
VCoP #2 Monday April 5, 2021 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET 4-5
VCoP #3 Monday April 19, 2021 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET 6-8
VCoP #4 Monday May 10, 2021 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET 9-12
VCoP #5 Monday May 24, 2021 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET 13-15
VCoP #6 Monday June 7, 2021 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET 16-17
Post-Course Knowledge Inventory Monday June 14, 2021 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET All