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The AIM Institute for Learning & Research is pleased to announce an important addition to the organization’s administrative team who will help advance literacy instruction and the Science of Reading among educators and administrators nationwide. Cindy Hadicke, a former teacher and principal, most recently served as an elementary education consultant to the Kansas State Department of Education. She assumes her role as AIM’s Director of Client Success and Implementation on July 12.

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Researchers from Middle Tennessee State University's Center for Dyslexia examined and researched educator knowledge in both in-person and online training using AIM's Pathways to Proficient Reading course. The recently published article,Testing the impact of online training in areas of reading instruction on educator knowledge, showed that online PD training elevated educators’ knowledge.

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Philadelphia's grade-level reading campaign - Read by 4th - recently wrote a blog post sharing the ways it is working with AIM, St. Joseph's University and Mastery Charter Schools to strengthen teacher training in the science of reading. Read the blog post here.

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Last week the Campaign for Grade Level Reading, announced their 2021 Bright Spots – regional grade level reading programs around the country with exceptional efforts to respond to the COVID-19 crisis over the past year.  AIM Institute is thrilled to have been highlighted in the work of our partner and local 2021 CGLR Bright SpotRead by 4th. The Campaign for Grade Level Reading looked for solutions that seemed especially effective, replication-worthy, and/or deserving of being sustained during the post-COVID period when choosing their regional bright spots.

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Reimagine Education Gold Award Winner

In December, AIM Pathways received the Science of Learning Gold Award at the Reimagine Education conference. The platform was among more than 1,000 Reimagine Award submissions for this global event and was one of just 13 category gold award winners. Conference panelists shared this about the professional learning platform.

"Literacy is the foundation upon which all subsequent academic attainment rests: there are perhaps few educational interventions more impactful than effectively reducing the reading gap. To do so, teachers need to be empowered by scalable, affordable solutions – but these solutions also need to be based upon rigorous learning theory. AIM Pathways' solution meets all of these criteria. We commend it, in particular, for the work that they have done to ensure that their digital platform is based on insights from leading neuroscience and literary researchers: in doing so, they offer a model that all digital learning platforms should follow."

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AIM's unique educational model supporting children with learning differences and our research institute were featured in April 2020 on WHYY's Movers & Makers.

The episode's theme, Pioneering Women, highlighted the journey of AIM co-founders Pat Roberts and Nancy Blair who first met as parents searching for the best education for their daughters.

Watch the WHYY Episode Here

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Dawn Brookhart

AIM is pleased to welcome Dawn Brookhart to the new leadership role of Associate Director of the AIM Institute for Learning & Research. Dawn’s efforts will allow AIM Institute to further its vision and mission helping scale its AIM Pathways online teacher training platform and related training and coaching to more school partners and organizations throughout the country.

Dawn formerly served as the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology in the Danville Area School District, where she played an instrumental role in transforming the district into a top-performing school district in the state. She also led her district in creating a national model for the science of reading over the last 10 years by embedding Orton-Gillingham into the core curriculum.

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