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AIM Pathways for Mississippi

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AIM Pathways coursework is designed for educators who are committed to learning about the connection between reading research, theoretical models such as the Simple View of Reading and Scarborough’s Reading Rope, and best practices for language and literacy instruction in the classroom. Participating educators and administrators will learn about the Science of Reading focusing on developing a literacy plan, curriculum selection, and assessment tools.

Mississippi Literacy Mission

The Mississippi Department of Education Office of Elementary Education and Reading is responsible for supporting and training K-3rd grade teachers, curriculum specialists, and other educators by providing research-based instructional strategies on literacy and guidance on the implementation of the Literacy-Based Promotion Act (LBPA). Passed during the 2013 legislative session, the Literacy-Based Promotion Act (LBPA) places an emphasis on grade-level reading skills, particularly as students progress through grades K-3.

AIM's Pathways to Proficient Reading and Pathways to Literacy Leadership courses will provide next steps training for our Science of Reading Journey while supporting Mississippi's mission to prepare students to compete in the global community. These two hybrid courses are customized for the Mississippi Department of Education and include asynchronous learning as well as two in-person training sessions with experienced AIM facilitators.  

The Pathways to Proficient Reading for Teachers course will give educators access to resources for classroom application-based practices to support strong, proficient readers through the Science of Reading.

The Pathways for Literacy Leadership course will provide educational leaders the tools to create and implement a literacy plan in their schools.

Questions?

General Information: Kristen Wynn, State Literacy Director, kwells@mdek12.org

Registration: Susan Scott, North MS Education Consortium, sscott@olemiss.edu

 

Registration Deadline Extended - Wednesday, August 31

Pathways to Proficient Reading for Teachers

 

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Pathways to Proficient Reading is an IDA-accredited foundational course in the science of reading, designed for educators committed to learning about the connection between reading research, theoretical models such as the Simple View of Reading and Scarborough’s Reading Rope, and best practices for language and literacy instruction in the classroom.

Commitment Includes:

  • Completion of asynchronous pre-knowledge inventory

  • Completion of 14 asynchronous learning sections (with 2 additional optional sections)

  • Attendance and Participation at two, daylong in-person training sessions (November 2022 and April 2023)

  •  Participation in two, 60-minute virtual, synchronous coaching community of practice sessions 

  • Completion of post-knowledge inventory

  • 12-Month access to the AIM Pathways Platform - so materials can be reviewed, applied and accessed in the classroom when needed. Course Syllabus

Registration

Choose from one of 8 learning cohorts based on Location of In-Person Sessions in November 2022 and April 2023.

Before selecting cohort choices, please check Pacing Guide Schedules below for specific dates of in-person trainings and two virtual, synchronous coaching community of practice sessions.

After you have reviewed course schedules and options, please complete the registration form to make your cohort selections.

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Pathways to Literacy Leadership for Educational Leaders

 

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Pathways to Literacy Leadership is a comprehensive training course to help school leaders advance literacy evidence-based instruction into all classrooms. This course is appropriate for Superintendents,  Assistant Superintendents, Principals, Directors of Special Education and Student Services, and Directors of Curriculum and Instruction.

Commitment includes:

  • Completion of asynchronous pre-knowledge inventory

  • Completion of 10 asynchronous learning sections

  • Attendance and Participation at two, daylong in-person training sessions (November 2022 and March 2023) where you will work on a Literacy Plan for your organization.

  • Completion of pre and post-knowledge inventories

  • 12-Month Access to the AIM Pathways Platform so materials can be reviewed, applied and accessed in the classroom when needed

Registration

Choose from one of 4 learning cohorts based on Location of In-Person Sessions in November 2022 and April 2023.

Before selecting cohort choices, please check Pacing Guide Schedules below for specific dates of in-person trainings.

This course is appropriate for Superintendents,  Assistant Superintendents, Principals, Directors of Special Education and Student Services, and Directors of Curriculum and Instruction.

After you have reviewed course schedules and options, please complete the registration form to make your cohort selections.

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Please Note: If you are a teacher, complete the Teacher Registration Link

 


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Questions? 

For technical questions regarding AIM Pathways, contact the help desk at pathwaysupport@aimpa.org.