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AIM Pathways received a Reimagine Education Gold Award in the Science of Learning category at the December 2020 conference. We are honored that our evidence-based program has received this important recognition and look forward to sharing more results from our Pathways participants as they take the science of reading into classrooms and schools.


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Pathways to Literacy Leadership

Why Literacy Training for Leaders?

Pathways to Literacy Leadership is an online professional development experience for district leaders and administrators seeking to create an organizational vision for effective literacy instruction. The course prepares participants to lead change, implementing systems-based approaches to support teachers as they put evidence-based practices to work in their classrooms.

Course Details

  • Asynchronous Orientation and Pre-Course Knowledge Inventory
  • 10-Section Pathways to Literacy Leadership Course (Click for Detailed Syllabus)
  • 4 live Virtual Community of Practice (VCoP) Sessions with an AIM facilitator
  • Pacing Guide offering recommended schedule for coursework completion
  • Time needed to dedicate to course - Approximately 30 hours total
  • 12 Months Access to the AIM Pathways platform to access, review, and apply materials in the classroom when needed
  • Aligned to the IDA's Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading
  • 50 hours of PA Act 45 credits for Pennsylvania Education Administrators with completion of a Literacy Plan
  • 30 hours available for CEUs

Arcadia University offers three graduate credits with an additional cost for successful completion of the Pathways to Literacy Leadership Course and community of practice sessions on the AIM Pathways platform.

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Pathways to Literacy Leadership Upcoming Sessions

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Course Registration Instructions

  • Click the Registration button under your selected course.
  • On the Catalog page, click on the Price/Shopping Cart button for your course to add it to your cart.
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  • If you registered for someone else, once your purchase is approved, you will receive an email with an Enrollment Key. Please share that key with your participants.
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The AIM Institute has made it their mission to bridge the gap between research and practice. I have experienced firsthand what AIM has to offer school districts. AIM’s professional development, learning platforms, and virtual community of practices help build and foster teacher knowledge in the Science of Reading.

-Ernesto Ortiz, Principal, McDonald Elementary School, Centennial School District

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