Build Capacity, Enhance Skills, Transform Instruction

The Learning Bar provides three advanced professional learning courses. All courses are grounded in key evidence from academic research, linked to proven and practical classroom strategies, and connected to leading-edge educational policy, assessment, and governance strategies. Courses include:


The Science of Reading

Educators learn about The Science of Reading and how to transform their classroom practice to improve literacy acquisition.


The Science of Teaching

Educators will gain a deeper understanding and a broader range of classroom teaching skills. They will know how to better engage students in learning and achieve learning goals, even for the most challenging students.


The Science of Assessment

Educators learn how to analyze student, classroom, and school data to inform classroom practice and all aspects of school climate.

    The course content has been created by the team at The Learning Bar and Dr. Doug Willms, who held a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Literacy and Human Development for 14 years. All our experts have extensive knowledge and a deep passion for student learning.

    Becoming a Reader in 75 days

    We are proud to announce a new course for parents and caregivers of children aged 4 to 6 who want to learn the core strategies for supporting their child in becoming a reader. 

    This course ‘Becoming a reader in 75 days’ equips caregivers with the knowledge and sequence of foundational reading skills and provides fun and engaging activities for teaching children at home.