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AIM Institute for Learning & Research is excited to announce a new partnership with the Mississippi Department of Education and the North Mississippi Education Consortium to provide 1,600 Mississippi teachers and education leaders with customized literacy training to help schools support a culture of literacy and provide teachers with tools, resources and support to implement new techniques into classroom practice.

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North Dakota Pathways Partnership

The AIM Institute for Learning & Research is excited to announce that it is partnering with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) and ND Regional Education Association (NDREA) to provide all North Dakota educators with access to professional development on the science of teaching reading to help all North Dakota students achieve proficiency in reading. The state's new NDSOR: Reaching All Learners course will include a custom collection of content from AIM Pathways literacy training courses.

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AIM Institute is excited to announce three additions to our rapidly growing team of individuals committed to transforming literacy training for educators and schools.

Stephanie Stephens recently joined AIM as Director of Client Professional Development and AIM will welcome Dr. Megan Gierka as Senior Content Developer and Facilitator and Ernesto Ortiz Jr. as Senior Literacy Engagement Specialist in the near future.

Learn more about these individuals who will help AIM meet the growing demand for evidence-based literacy training for both administrators and teachers.

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In 2018, AIM Academy became the first education partner in the Haskins Global Literacy Hub which seeks to improve literacy outcomes for at-risk children of all cultures and languages. This unique partnership featured the creation of an in-school EEG lab to support literacy research endeavors with AIM student volunteers. Last week, the Journal of Research in Reading published an article by Haskins Laboratories researchers and members of AIM’s team and Windward School about the promise of in-school partnerships for furthering neuroscience literacy research.

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Over the past year, AIM has had the privilege of working closely with Dr. Julie Washington as AIM examined its work with an equity lens both in the curriculum we use with students in school at AIM Academy and in the content and coursework of AIM Pathways teacher training.

Listen to Dr. Washington speak about her work with AIM Institute and on AIM Pathways in this video.

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Last fall, AIM began working with educators in 10 Louisiana schools as part of the state's K-2 Literacy Coaching Pilot. More than 161 educators participated in Pathways to Proficient Reading as part of the program allowing teachers across the state how to dig deeper, says Jane Anne Watson, the pilot’s Northern Louisiana Literacy Coordinator. “Now they know that you have to dig deeper and how to do it.”

AIM Pathways is one of four literacy training providers approved by Louisiana for the statewide roll out of it's Literacy Foundations Training program which as part of Act 108  requires early literacy training based on the Science of Reading for K-3 teachers of reading, math, science, and/or social studies as well as principals and assistant principals of schools that include the K-3 grade levels.

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Read More about Perfect Attendance and Course Grades Over 90% Highlight Experience of Louisiana Educators in Literacy Coach Pilot Project 
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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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