How It Works
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 and then have the opportunity to practice that knowledge by completed specially designed activities that will help them begin that translation. Once they have learned and practiced their new skills, participants demonstrate their understanding of the content by applying their knowledge to real life scenarios via student case studies.
The Pathways to Proficient Reading course, which has received accreditation from the International Dyslexia Association for its alignment to the IDA's Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading, includes 17 learning sections following the Learn, Practice and Apply cycle. See brief examples of the AIM Pathways' Learn, Practice and Apply tools below.
The AIM Pathways training is a must for anyone working with developing readers. The platform uses a variety of modalities to engage with the content which helps ensure retention of the material. The student-teacher videos are truly unique; it's as though you're in the classroom observing a master teacher who is implementing the strategies you just learned. I highly recommend the AIM Pathways training as a great first step toward investing in your student's literacy skills.
-Steve Brady, Assistant Principal, Inwood Academy for Leadership
WHERE WILL PATHWAYS TAKE YOU?
With 64% of all students in the United States not reading at grade level and many students sitting in classrooms with an undiagnosed learning difference, it is more critical than ever that we make literacy a priority across our communities (NAEP, 2017).