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Reimagine Education Shortlist Recognition

AIM learned October 13th that the AIM Pathways online teacher training platform had been recognized by QS Reimagine Education in consideration for a Reimagine Education Award. The platform was among 1500 projects submitted for consideration for the awards, known as "the Oscars of Education." AIM Pathways, which includes multiple online training courses in literacy for educators and education leaders, was among just 12% of Reimagine Education submissions to be shortlisted for an award.

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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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The AIM Institute and Teach For America have launched an innovative literacy pilot for Philadelphia principals and educators. The partnership uses the AIM Pathways online teacher training platform to provide local educators at five Philadelphia schools with research-based best practices to improve literacy instruction using the IDA-accredited Pathways to Proficient Reading course.

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Mark Seidenberg Research to Practice Symposium

Dr. Mark Seidenberg, author of the book Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can't, and What Can Be Done About It, will be this year's recipient of the Hollis Scarborough Award at AIM's 8th annual Research to Practice Symposium on March 9.

The award, presented to and named after Reading Rope creator Dr. Hollis Scarborough for the first time last year, recognizes a researcher whose work on the science of reading acquisition has deepened our understanding of the complexity of reading proficiency and has inspired others to pursue related research.

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Upper Darby Pathways Check Presentation

Upper Darby, PA - The Upper Darby School District has been gifted $10,000 from Wells Fargo to support the work the District is doing with the AIM Institute for Learning & Research’s AIM Pathways program. This gift, directly awarded to AIM and earmarked for the professional development opportunities in the District, will help fund the AIM Pathways to Proficient Reading course and accompanying coaching sessions for a cohort of early literacy teachers and leaders at the Kindergarten Center.

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The AIM Institute for Learning & Research is pleased to announce an agreement with Arcadia University’s School of Education to offer three graduate credits to educators completing the AIM Pathways IDA-accredited Pathways to Proficient Reading course. The course offers comprehensive tools and support to teachers learning about the research-based methods needed to successfully teach children to read.

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AIM's partnership with the Haskins Global Literacy Hub was the first education partnership for the organization of neuroscience researchers. AIM established its IGNITE Center EEG lab in its lab school in early 2019 and began working with Haskins Laboratories researchers on an in-school study examining Predicting Literacy Outcomes in Schools. Haskins researchers will share early results of the study at the IDA Conference in Portland.

In late October, the International Dyslexia Association's Examiner published an article written by Haskins Laboratories researchers and AIM educators describing the potential of research partnerships in greater detail. Read more here.

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