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AIM Pathways for Oklahoma CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Oklahoma City Public Schools have approved AIM Institute for Learning & Research's comprehensive literacy courses for professional development in district schools. Courses include IDA-accredited training in literacy targeted specifically for secondary educators including content-area teachers, literacy training for school leaders to support implementation of structured literacy in classrooms, as well as a course created in collaboration with researcher Dr. Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan focused on supporting English learners in all classrooms that is designed for educators who have already completed training such as the training provided in the Oklahoma Science of Reading Academies.

As you plan for professional learning for the 2024-2025 school year, start a conversation with AIM about your literacy training needs for your team from paraeducators to principals.

AIM Pathways coursework includes community of practice sessions with expert AIM facilitators and 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 within an MTSS.


Join AIM's Shelly Johnston to learn more about the ways AIM Pathways professional learning can support your school's literacy journey and fill your 2024-2025 professional development needs in a brief demo and conversation specifically for Oklahoma City Public Schools leaders.

Wednesday, June 5

11:00-11:30 AM CT

Register Here to Join Via Zoom

Pathways to Proficient Reading: Secondary

The First Step to Adolescent Literacy Proficiency

AIM's Pathways to Proficient Reading: Secondary course adapts our IDA-accredited comprehensive literacy learning course, to add new articles, classroom resources, adolescent student profiles, and secondary classroom videos, to address the unique literacy needs of adolescent learners. Virtual Community of Practice sessions with expert AIM facilitators focus on hands-on practice to support classroom implementation so secondary teachers are knowledgeable in their implementation of evidence-based practices in middle and high school classrooms.

Commitment Includes:

  • Participation in an asynchronous pre-knowledge inventory

  • Completion of 17 asynchronous learning sections (approx. 45 hours)

  • Participation in six one-hour synchronous coaching community of practice sessions with a trained AIM facilitator

  • Completion of post-knowledge inventory

  • Course Syllabus

Specialized Reading Knowledge: English Learners

Develop the specialized knowledge required to accelerate language and literacy proficiency for English Learners in any program model with immediate instructional applications with AIM's newest course created in collaboration with literacy researcher Dr. Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan.

Each module in the Specialized Reading Knowledge Bundle: English Learners includes asynchronous online course instruction with exclusive content recorded by Dr. Cárdenas-Hagan, and a wealth of assessment resources, implementation tools, and printables to support immediate use in the classroom. Each module is paired with a 1-hour synchronous community of practice session (VCoP) with an expert AIM facilitator.

Modules include:

  • Introduction to English Learners: Language & Literacy Development (2 Hours, 1 hour VCOP)

  • Word Recognition Among English Learners (4 hours, 1 hour VCOP)

  • Language Comprehension Among English Learners (4 hours, 1 hour VCOP)

AIM is excited to provide these unique, comprehensive and evidence-based learning modules as a complement to AIM Pathways training to support education partners who are looking for training, tools and resources to support English learners as they implement evidence-based structured literacy instruction in the classroom. This course can be completed in 6 weeks.

Read Course Syllabus Here

Who is this course recommended for?

AIM creates Specialized Reading Knowledge courses for individuals who already possess a strong foundational knowledge in Science of Reading and Structured Literacy, and are interested in expanding their instructional skills and knowledge. Please note that comprehensive structured literacy training (such as Pathways to Proficient Reading or Oklahoma Science of Reading Academies training) is strongly recommended before enrolling in this specialized learning opportunity. If you are new to the science of reading and structured literacy, explore AIM Pathways courses to expand your foundational knowledge before diving into this next level of professional learning.

This course is intended for classroom teachers teaching all subjects and all learners. It is appropriate for all grade levels.

Additional AIM Course Offerings

AIM Pathways comprehensive courses help educators gain knowledge and acquire tools to put the science of reading to work in your classroom and schools.

Defining Advantages:

  • Goes deeper into classroom practice and specific instructional applications
  • Offers higher levels of national credentialing for teachers and interventionists, including dyslexia 
  • Provides access to wider range of reading experts across the field
  • Includes writing and EL learners
  • Employs a blended approach, including coaching sessions for teachers and is:
    • Created by educators for educators 
    • Program and curriculum agnostic
    • More cost effective and less time intensive

AIM Pathways Introduction

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Demo AIM Pathways

Learn from an AIM PATHWAYS partner about this unique, interactive digital platform designed to deliver evidence-based and IDA-accredited teacher training in the science of reading.

Where Will Pathways Take You?