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Pathways to Proficient Reading

A research-driven, IDA-accredited, fully online teacher training program grounded in the science of reading.

Pathways to Proficient Writing

Our newest Pathways online course is for educators committed to learning best practices for writing instruction in the classroom.

Pathways to Literacy Leadership

Learn how to create a culture of research-based literacy instruction in your school or district.

Pathways to Structured Literacy

AIM's Pathways to Structured Literacy program is based on the Orton-Gillingham approach and trains literacy educators in evidence-based practices.

Research to Practice Symposium

An annual literacy symposium where educators and researchers engage with each other at the important intersection of research and practice. Join us in person or online on 3/14/22.

Wilson® Accredited Partner


Virtual Wilson Language Training® courses now available! AIM is a WILSON® Accredited Partner School.

Access to the Experts Series

Look for our 2021-2022 Access to the Experts opportunities and enjoy videos of past participants.

Online Resources

Video and webinar resources for educators focused on literacy research and teacher training.

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Unlock the Power of the Science of Reading


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The AIM Institute for Learning & Research is excited support the South Dakota Department of Education’s (SDDOE) newly announced statewide literacy initiative by providing critical structured literacy instruction to early childhood and K-12 educators and leaders statewide.

The SDDOE selected AIM to provide professional learning opportunities and resources as part of its new literacy initiative that supports and guides educators to implement evidence-based learning throughout the state. AIM Pathways training opportunities are being offered free to all South Dakota educators and leaders through American Rescue Plan funding and include learning opportunities for everyone from paraprofessionals to principals.

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The AIM Institute for Learning & Research is excited to continue its partnership with the Mississippi Department of Education and the North Mississippi Education Consortium as the state’s selected provider of literacy professional learning for the 2023-2024 school year. AIM will provide Mississippi teachers and education leaders with customized literacy training to help schools support a culture of literacy and provide teachers with tools, resources and support to implement new techniques into classroom practice. Registration for training opened this week.

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AIM Founders Pat Roberts and Nancy Blair

AIM Co-Founders and Co-CEOs, Nancy Blair and Pat Roberts received the International Dyslexia Association's 2022 Excellence in Leadership Award at the conference in San Antiono. This award is given in recognition of their fearless leadership that created AIM. It also recognizes Nancy and Pat's significant contribution in reshaping both education for those with learning differences and teacher training on literacy through AIM Pathways.

Nancy and Pat met when their daughters, both of whom have dyslexia, were in 1st grade. Sixteen years ago they opened AIM with a commitment to providing research-to-practice instruction and teacher training to support all struggling readers. We hope you enjoy watching their remarks sharing the important information they have learned and support they have received from literacy researchers on their journey. 

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AIM Founders Pat Roberts and Nancy Blair

On Friday, October 21, the International Dyslexia Association announced that AIM Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Pat Roberts and Nancy Blair are the recipients of the international organization’s 2022 Excellence in Leadership Award.

The Excellence in Leadership Award, which includes California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Sir Richard Branson as past recipients, was created by the IDA in 2013 to honor an individual who “through their profession, tirelessly aims to improve the lives of those with dyslexia” and is given in “recognition of excellence in service to individuals with dyslexia, their families, and the greater community.”

"We are beyond honored to receive this recognition from the IDA,” said Pat Roberts and Nancy Blair. “Our journey, which began as two mothers searching for the best learning opportunities for our daughters with dyslexia, has been transformed through our creation of AIM and our partnership with researchers and groups like IDA to empower and change lives through literacy."

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