The Science of Reading

Transform Literacy Instruction

The Science of Reading professional learning program is built on the evidence-based approach to teaching, outlined in the 2000 National Reading Panel Report. The detailed research in the report along with recent major scientific advancements into literacy acquisition have uncovered a large disconnect between how we are teaching children to read and how children actually learn to read. Only 70% of students leave school with the literacy skills to reach their full potential. We can change this by understanding and teaching the fundamental skills that children need to become fluent readers.

The Science of Reading professional learning program provides this crucial knowledge, but also provides educators with strategies that are most effective in teaching these skills. Find out more about how children learn to read in the From Learning-to-Read to Reading-to-Learn report published by Dr. Douglas Willms.





The flexibility of the course means that educators can enroll in the course when it fits their schedule and can begin applying principles immediately.

This professional learning will:

expand a teachers’ understanding of foundational literacy development based on the Simple View of Reading;
provide them a deeper understanding of the sub-domains of decoding and language skills essential in literacy development;
extend their repertoire of high-yield teaching strategies based on an Active Teaching model;
coach them on how to apply the core strategies of proactive classroom management; and
improve their understanding of how teachers can use literacy data to inform instruction and monitor students’ progress.

Outcome: Educators will learn about the science of reading and how to transform their classroom practice to improve literacy acquisition.

Module 1. The Simple View of Reading Learn about the science of literacy and its impact on students’ progress in learning to read.
Module 2. High-Yield Teaching Strategies Find out how to deliver an active teaching lesson and five high yield teaching strategies.
Module 3. How to Teach Coding Skills Understand the domains of decoding skills and how they are critical for learning to read.
Module 4. How to Teach Language Comprehension Skills Learn about the role of language skills in reading acquisition and comprehension. Learn how to apply this knowledge in the classroom.

Equip teachers with the skills they need to impact all students reading proficiency and empower them in supporting all students to thrive. Click here for information on our other Professional Learning Courses.

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