Pathways to Proficient Reading
Pathways to Proficient Reading is designed as a blended learning professional development opportunity introducing the Science of Reading to educators, special educators and reading specialists looking to incorporate evidence-based practices for language and literacy instruction.
PLEASE NOTE: This page displays general open enrollment course dates. Arizona, Delaware and Ohio Educators are welcome to register for these courses, however there may be state-specific courses available in the links at the bottom of this page. Rhode Island and Mississippi Educators have specific course requirements and should not register for general open enrollment. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to find links for state-specific course options.
Have Questions or Want to Start a Conversation about Small Group, School Cohort or Department of Education professional training opportunities?
- Asynchronous Orientation and Pre-Course Knowledge Inventory
- 17 Section Pathways to Proficient Reading Course (See Detailed Syllabus)
- 6 Asynchronous Virtual Community of Practice Coaching Sessions
- Pacing Guide/Schedule for Coursework
- 12 Month Access to the AIM Pathways platform so materials can be reviewed, applied, and accessed in the classroom when needed
- 55 hours available for PA Act 48 and NY CTLE
IDA-Accreditation and KPEERI Exam
Pathways to Proficient Reading is IDA-Accredited with coursework aligned to the Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading. Course completion prepares participants to take the Knowledge and Practice Examination for Effective Reading Instruction (KPEERI) through the Center for Effective Reading Instruction and receive Structured Literacy Classroom Teacher certification when they pass the exam. Learn more here.
Graduate Credits Available through Arcadia University
Arcadia University offers three graduate credits with an additional cost for successful completion of the Pathways to Proficient Reading Course and community of practice sessions on the AIM Pathways platform.
Interested in AIM Pathways courses but live in a country that doesn't align with United States time zones?
Click here to learn how international participants not in the U.S. geographic region can complete Pathways to Proficient Reading and Pathways to Proficient Writing course.
To register for an AIM Pathways course:
- Click the Registration button under your selected course.
- On the Catalog page, click on the Price/Shopping Cart button for your course to add the course to your cart.
- View your shopping cart to Proceed to Checkout where you will be prompted to create an account and complete your purchase.
- If you are registering multiple people, add that number to the quantity box while in your shopping cart, click the blue refresh button and Proceed to Checkout. Click "Continue as Guest" on the bottom of the page to continue registering.
- Once your purchase is complete, please ensure you have enrolled in all of the Virtual Community of Practice (synchronous coaching) sessions.
- If you registered multiple participants, share the enrollment key with your staff members.
- For questions please reach out to Client Support.
AIM is thrilled to work with educators and education leaders around the country and honored that AIM Pathways courses are approved as quality professional development in more than 20 states.
Some of our state partners have chosen facilitated courses tailored to specific state requirements. If you are an educator or education leader in these states, please find details and course dates for state specific training below.
Why Pathways to Proficient Reading?
Research shows that traditional stand and deliver workshops are ineffective at changing instructional practices. Teachers find it difficult to translate theoretical models into classroom practice. For that reason, AIM PATHWAYS™courses are designed to follow a Learn, Practice and Apply cycle.
- Participants acquire knowledge through hundreds of learning tools including articles, teacher classroom videos, animations and videos of experts in the field.
- Participants will practice with specially-designed interactive activities and downloadable resources to help them translate their new knowledge into instructional practice.
- Participants demonstrate understanding of the content by applying their new knowledge to real life classroom scenarios via multi-step student case studies.
- All Pathways participants receive virtual coaching sessions with AIM facilitators to support knowledge acquisition and classroom implementation.