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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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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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Read More about Read by 4th Projects with AIM Garner national CGLR Bright Spot Recognition
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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