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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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Discover the Benefits of AIM Pathways Literacy Training

Learn from Dr. Kathleen Theodore, Louisiana Department of Education Literacy Coordinator, and other partners about what makes AIM Pathways literacy training unique.

Choosing Your Act 20 Literacy Pathway

On December 6, Dr. Brady Reinke of the School District of New Berlin joined AIM's June Heeter for a conversation to learn about about his district's structured literacy training journey and ways the educator and leader training required in Wisconsin's Act 20 can support students and improve outcomes.

You can access the recording of this webinar as well as an Act 20 Quick Reference Guide he created here.

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Wisconsin's new Early Literacy Instruction legislation changes the literacy landscape in Wisconsin and requires teachers and principals in K-3 schools and reading specialists across the state to receive science-based literacy training by July 1, 2025.

This professional learning opportunity for teachers must be teacher training that is approved by the Center for Effective Reading Instruction. AIM's comprehensive Pathways to Proficient Reading course can help Wisconsin educators gain knowledge and skills needed to put the Science of Reading to work in their classroom and schools using a structured literacy approach to fulfill this important training opportunity.

AIM Pathways courses:

  • Go deeper into classroom practice and specific instructional applications
  • Offer CERI credentialing for teachers and interventionists
  • Provide access to wider range of reading experts across the field
  • Employ 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

Pathways to Proficient Reading

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:

  • Asynchronous pre-knowledge inventory assessment and Orientation/Welcome Videos

  • Completion of 17 asynchronous learning sections (approx. 55 hours)

  • Participation in six one-hour synchronous coaching community of practice sessions

  • Completion of post-knowledge inventory assessment

  • 12-Month access to the AIM Pathways Platform - Course Syllabus

Pathways to Literacy Leadership

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 and is approved training to meet Act 20 requirements for leaders.

Commitment includes:

  • Completion of 10 asynchronous learning sections (approx. 30 hours)
  • Participation in 4 live Virtual Community of Practice (VCoP) Sessions with an AIM facilitator
  • Pacing Guide/Schedule for coursework
  • 30 hours available for CEUs
  • 12-Month Access to the AIM Pathways Platform so materials can be reviewed, applied and accessed in the classroom when needed. Course Syllabus


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June Heeter
Senior Literacy Engagement Specialist, Midwest and West
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Interested in training for yourself or a few colleagues? Peruse AIM's open enrollment options for upcoming courses in Pathways to Proficient Reading or Pathways to Literacy Leadership.