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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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AIM Pathways for North Dakota Dyslexia training

AIM Pathways comprehensive courses help educators gain knowledge and acquire tools to put the Science of reading to work in your classroom and schools. Since 2022 more than 2,100 North Dakota educators have grown their knowledge in structured literacy instruction through NDSoR: Reaching All Learners, a comprehensive course developed by AIM Institute with for the South East Education Cooperative (SEEC). FREE to North Dakota educators thanks to supported funding from the N.D. Department of Public Instruction.

Now the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction is partnering with AIM to provide additional literacy learning opportunities for dyslexia training to assist educators and leaders in serving all students and to meet the state's goals to provide:

  • Educator Dyslexia Awareness Training
  • Dyslexia Support Systems Development Training
  • Advanced Instructional Techniques to Support Students with Dyslexia

Courses will be open for enrollment in January 2024 and again in August 2024.

  • Please address questions to dpiliteracy@nd.gov
  • For information about ND dyslexia laws and school district requirements please visit the Dyslexia page on the ND DPI website.

 

Training Opportunities

Demystifying Dyslexia

In-depth learning about dyslexia, a common learning disability that affects 5-20% of the population. The curated content, includes a simulated dyslexia experience and printable classroom tools, explains the origin of dyslexia, the key characteristics of the disability, and the necessary elements to support these individuals through interactive and multi-media learning experiences. This course will teach participants the specifics regarding dyslexia, how
students with dyslexia experience teaching and learning in the classroom, and how
to recognize the signs of dyslexia and seek diagnosis when applicable. 3 Hours

Start Date: This online course is fully asynchronous and can be completed at anytime.

Click Here for a Course Syllabus

The course is appropriate for K-3 educators, paraeducators, and leaders.

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Pathways to Literacy Leadership Registration for the Winter Cohort is now closed.

Fall Cohorts will begin in August 2024.

Fall 2024 Interest Form

Pathways to Literacy Leadership

Pathways to Literacy Leadership is designed for educational leaders 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 schools. Participants will learn proven methods to benefit all students, including linguistically diverse populations and those with or at risk for language-based learning disabilities.

The course consists of approximately 24 hours of asynchronous learning and six hours of virtual synchronous communities of practice. Education leaders will enhance their ability to understand the role of intervention through diagnostic and prescriptive instruction. Leaders will review their goals for successful implementation and create a leadership plan aligned with the Department of Public Instruction's goals for dyslexia awareness. 36 Hours

The course is appropriate for leaders from elementary to secondary, including assistant principals, superintendents, and curriculum leaders.

Commitment Includes:

  • Asynchronous Orientation and Pre-Knowledge Inventory Assessment
  • Completion of 10 asynchronous learning sections See Detailed Syllabus
  • 4 live Virtual Community of Practice Sessions (VCoPs) with a facilitator where you will collaborate with other course participants
  • Pacing Guide with recommended schedule for completion of coursework
  • Completion of Post-Knowledge Assessment
  • 12-Month Access to the AIM Pathways platform to access, review, and apply materials in the classroom when needed

 

  • Opportunity to register for 3 Graduate Credits Available through Arcadia University

  • 36 hours available for CEUs

Pathways to Structured Literacy - Prior Training Required

Pathways to Structured Literacy is an in-depth course for educators who have already completed SOR: Reaching All Learners or Pathways to Proficient Reading and are looking for IDA-accredited training that will help teachers understand and be able to deliver diagnostic and prescriptive reading instruction to students in Tiers I and II.

Building on the knowledge developed in the prerequisite course, this coursework and virtual community of practice sessions with AIM facilitators strengthen educators’ ability to translate theoretical models of reading into evidence-based instructional practices that support students’ word recognition. 30 Hours

Upon completion of Pathways to Structured Literacy, participants will be eligible to sit for the Center for Effective Reading Instruction’s (CERI) Knowledge and Practice Examination for Effective Reading Instruction (KPEERI) exam, which can lead to a Structured Literacy Classroom Teacher Certificate.

Prerequisite: The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction is offering Pathways to Structured Literacy training to any North Dakota educator who has completed NDSoR: Reaching All Learners, Pathways to Proficient Reading, or LETRS 1 and 2. Please complete the eligibility form to register.

The course is appropriate for school interventionists, special education teachers, and reading specialists to reach diverse readers, such as those with dyslexia.

Commitment Includes:

  • Asynchronous Orientation and Pre-Knowledge Inventory Assessment
  • Completion of 9 asynchronous learning sections See Detailed Syllabus
  • 4 live Virtual Community of Practice Sessions (VCoPs) with a facilitator where you will collaborate with other course participants
  • Pacing Guide with recommended schedule for completion of coursework
  • Completion of Post-Knowledge Assessment
  • 12-Month Access to the AIM Pathways platform to access, review, and apply materials in the classroom when needed

 

  • Opportunity to register for 3 Graduate Credits Available through Arcadia University
  • 30 hours available for CEUs

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